One of my earliest memories is when I was four years old and peering over the edge of a foundation pit, watching my Dad build the house I grew up in. He handled most of it himself – from framing the two story colonial to completing the electrical, plumbing, and finishes. I didn’t know it at the time but running around in between the studs and then watching it slowly come together would end up leaving a lasting impact on my perceptions of the built environment and would eventually lead to a love of design. The strongest assets I have are my ability to visualize space and an ability to quickly generate many solutions through divergent thinking. These skills allow me to respond to evolving challenges creatively and efficiently.
For me, one of the most rewarding parts of being an Architect is responding to and guiding a client’s ideas and vision, and then seeing the joy of having brought their dreams to reality.
Having indulged my Inner Rogue from 2021 to 2023, travelling overland across five continents, and rediscovering a passion for landscape photography, I come back to the profession with a renewed sense of purpose and a greater appreciation for the simple pleasures of life – a quiet sunrise, hiking across a stunning landscape, and sleeping indoors with access to a fridge!