Degree: Bachelor of Architectural Design, 2010 Master of Architecture, 2012 Occupation: Architect Employer: Bruce Allen Architects
As an architect, no two days are the same – I really enjoy the variety. I work within a small practice and as part of my job, I collaborate with allied designers, consult with engineers, and am a first-hand witness to all stages of construction. The collective feeling of creating and contributing to the future of our cities, spaces and environments is a powerful aspect of architecture.
For me, the highlight of studying at Monash was spending a semester abroad in Prato, Italy where I was able to adapt my architectural thinking to a unique context. Closer to home, as part of my studies I helped create the Kinglake Open Air Community Pavilion, a community facility for residents whose homes were destroyed by bushfires, and under the guidance of visiting Norwegian architects Rintala Eggertsson, I also helped create the Sealight Pavilion, a public art installation in the Docklands. Both of these Design-Make projects gave me and my fellow students the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of real-world structures and installations, putting theory into practice and offering unparalleled insight into materiality and construction. I found Monash to be an incredibly collaborative and supportive place and I made connections with fellow architects and designers that I’ve maintained since graduation.
South Melbourne House
Renovation to an Edwardian home in South Melbourne.
Melbourne City Airport
Design proposal to construct a domestic airport and transport exchange within the Port of Melbourne.
The compact and connected airport on the edge of Melbourne's CBD.
The Sealight Pavilion in the Docklands.
The timber pavilion provides a place for contemplation and enclosure in the vast Docklands precinct.
The Kinglake Community Pavilion designed and constructed for relocated families who lost their homes in Victorian bush fires.
The Kinglake Community Pavilion was constructed from recycled timber and shipping pallets.
With an art, design, or architecture degree from Monash University, a world of opportunities, and the opportunity to change the world, await you.