The practice specializes in design of new houses, alteration and additions to existing dwellings and detailed interior design with strong focus on functionality, natural flow of spaces and abundance of light.
Driven by a great love of beauty, simplicity and attention to detail – the parts that are integral to the unity of the whole, the aim for each project is to become a work of art and a well organized environment capable of appealing to the mind and spirit.
Tailored to individual client's taste and requirements, each project begins with listening to and getting to know the client and becomes a mutually enjoyable journey towards the ultimate reward of observing how life begins to fill and complete the newly created spaces.
With 25 years of experience, the practice has built a team of reliable and like-spirited consultants, trades people and suppliers, who work harmoniously to attend to all the complexities of the building and design process. The practice has a well established reputation for commitment to design excellence and unmatched personal service.
Born in Poland. Primary and Music School (major Piano), Poland. Emigrated to Australia at 12 years of age. Completed secondary education at Chester Hill High School as school captain and Dux of school.
Joanna, age 7 - “When I grow up, I’m going to be an architect”
Mum, amazed – “How do you know what’s an architect?”
1992 Graduated with First Class Honours from the Faculty of Architecture at University of New South Wales.
1996 Registered as an Architect by The Board of Architects of New South Wales.
From 1993 until 2000 was employed as an architect at Sorin Dascalu and Associates - a small, diverse office renowned for prestigious homes and multi unit projects, restaurants and commercial fit-outs. Concurrently, running a private practice from home – a self designed and renovated 1920’s apartment in Potts Point.
Year 2000 brings the arrival of first child and purchase of a house on a steep sloping site in Coogee, destined for demolition. In 2003, with second child on the way, construction of the new family home commences, while busy the Potts Point practice thrives.
Construction of the family home comes to completion in 2004 and so begins many years of practicing from a dream studio, perched up on a bushy hillside above the home. With two little boys around, working from home was ideal as it presented plenty of opportunities for cuddle breaks from work.
With the boys both in their teenage years now, breaks from work take on a different nature and enter the realm of family travel to explore and draw inspiration form many beautiful parts of the world.