The impact of space and the spatial quality of the built form intrigues Nicole most as an architect.
For Nicole, giving spaces a lasting imprint is about more than slabs and walls. Her approach to design begins by observing the way light hits, how shadows are cast and experiencing the overall look and feel – this all contributing to how the end user will ultimately interact with a space.
As an associate at Fender Katsalidis, Nicole’s project leadership has earned her the trust of colleagues, consultants and clients, enabling her to facilitate exactly what is trying to be achieved. Her designs display thoughtful consideration of urban context and a high degree of detail, delivering both architectural and financial solutions.
Prior to Fender Katsalidis, her work on small scale, high-end residential projects required a focus on detailing she likens to crafting fine jewellery. Her work with FK has been on a larger scale, but Nicole maintains the same level of attention, particularly at the conceptual design phase.
Her involvement with our practice team began with the renovation of the heritage listed Innisfallen Castle, to then working on a variety of mixed-use projects incorporating residential and retail.
Her magnum opus thus far is the Kiroro Ski Resort in Japan – a project which she was able to utilise not only her architectural skills, but also display her mastery of the Japanese language and understanding of local regulations to meet the specific design demands of a foreign market.
As an extension of her communication skills, Nicole is able to identify challenges and opportunities early in a project’s development and then present various design solutions to the client throughout each stage.
- Registered Architect in the State of New South Wales, Australia (#10356)