I specialise in small complicated projects.
In the 1990s I was the project architect on the first 15 inline Hungry Jacks Restaurants in NSW, and while at the time I thought this was not a glamorous start to a career as an architect, I appreciate now that it taught me the skills which I value most today:
– Complex programmes and services
– Co-ordinating several diverse groups of people
– Tight spaces and
– short time frames.
It also taught me to think ahead and get it right the first time, and I realised that I get a great deal of pleasure out of doing things well and seeing everything fall into place.
ARTHOUSE KITCHEN, PADDINGTON
I was the construction manager on this project, organising all the trades and suppliers as well as the architectural work.
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GG ESPRESSO AT THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT
This cafe was renovated in a week, at a month’s notice. I did the design work and organised everything from Sydney.
THE GRAND, SYDNEY CBD
When this building was built 15 years ago no waterproofing was installed under the tiles. When we took it apart it became evident that the walls were being held up by the tiles: the steel studs were rusted through and completely missing in some places.
This project involved removing the floor and the bottoms of the walls, without touching the top of the walls or the ceiling – fiddly and time consuming.
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