I am an Australian interior designer, born and raised in rural New South Wales. I have recently completed my Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design at the University of Technology, Sydney and I intend to return to university in 2014 to undertake an Honours project. I was a member of the student team that travelled to Prague to exhibit our work, Why I Walk, in the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in 2011. In 2012 I spent 5 months living in Helsinki, Finland where I studied minimal living, Finnish cabin culture and tertiary education design.
I am passionate about sustainable architecture and design, adaptive re-use and cradle-to-cradle design and construction. I believe that a deep understanding of the sources and properties of materials combined with quality craftsmanship and an honest awareness of the lifespan of a design result in rich, tactile, sustainable designs.
I recently completed a design for the dementia-specific unit at the Bupa Aged Care Facility in Greenacre. It was an incredible project and after such a fulfilling experience it is my intention to continue to study healthcare design. I am very interested in undertaking research into understanding the physical environment as a prosthetic and the intersection of spatial design and occupational therapy.