My story


My journey into architecture began as a teenager when my Mum and Dad bought a run-down boarding house in inner Sydney.

Underneath the grotty partitions and greasy carpets was a spectacular Victorian terrace-house waiting to be let out.

I couldn’t help myself; after the purchase I took to it with a sledgehammer, demolishing partitions in all directions. There wasn’t even time to take the ‘before’ photos.

Restoring this grand old home was a revelation – I knew building and architecture were my niche.

But the story goes back further…to my grandpas, one Russian and one Australian, who both had ‘inspirational’ sheds.

Sheds bigger than their houses. Chock full of antique cars, rusty tools, broken TVs, spiders and possums.

Let loose for hours in these Grandpa Caves, I literally tinkered my way through childhood.

I was destined to design and construct.


My experience
I’ve worked over 25 years in the field of architecture, in Sydney, London, Dubai and Adelaide, with some of the world’s iconic architects, including Norman Foster, Denton Corker Marshall and Woods Bagot.

My experience ranges from residential and retail through to commercial and urban-planning.

A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, I studied under distinguished architects including Glenn Murcutt, Harry Seidler and Ian Moore.

In Sydney, 1999 I established my own  architectural practice, and later in 2008 I re-established to Adelaide.

I’m a member of the Australian Instititute of Architects and registered with the Architectural Practice Board of Australia.