Meet Barbara Bestor
“We have developed all sorts of strategies and techniques for creating atmosphere, even when the spaces we make can’t be quite as complex as we would like as 3-D built or material entities".
“I’m suddenly really into basketball again. I’m back into photography again,” says Dr Sarb Johal, clinical psychologist, consultant and Managing Director of Equanimity Limited.
For half a decade, architectural designer Julie-Ann Ross has been working with Architectural Designers New Zealand to shape the collective voice for Aotearoa New Zealand’s architectural industry.
Architectural Designer Mike Holmes founded the Lyall Bay studio which bears his name in 2010 and has been working to “create space and forms that are more than the sum of their parts” ever since.
“Our collective values are substantiated through the places we invest in building and so, by extension, architecture has the power to shape the way society sees itself.”
“To a lot of people, even in the building industry, the word facade just means glass, windows and cladding,” says Insol CEO Greg Simmons. “But we don’t do windows, we don’t do cladding, we don’t do weatherproofing.
Joseph Long and David Maurice have been designing for the Hibiscus Coast and the wider Rodney area with their firm LTD Architectural Design Studio for more than a decade.
With diverse interests and a passion for knowledge, UK-based Italian architect Margherita Cesca Nelder-Haynes had to learn early on how to squeeze everything in.
“There’s this ongoing theoretical dialogue about what architecture is. Architects aren’t only building houses,” says Wendy Fok, New York-based creative technologist, researcher, design manager and Founder of WE-DESIGNS.
Structural engineer, str.ucture Founder and Kassel University Professor, Julian Lienhard, is creating lightweight structures with an innovative approach.
“Over time, those incremental improvements can add up to big things,” says Leigh Rust, Co-Founder and Director of Sydney’s Safetyline Jalousie.
“Competition is very in sync with my character,” says Senior Architect Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects, Mariana Cabugueira Custodio dos Santos.