From a young age, I knew that I wanted to enter a creative industry.

At 12 years old, moving across Canberra to a new home, I started drawing floor plans with furniture arrangements for the different rooms of the house and proudly handing them to my parents to suggest the best possible furniture configurations. Christmas time came around and I found myself tracing elevations of the front façade of our home from the architect's drawings and sketching Christmas light proposals on top of those.

However, at that age, I was oblivious to what architecture was, or what the industry entails. But I knew that I loved to design with the intent to improve the well-being and quality of life for others.

Heading into university I've juggled with a few career options - after spending a year studying IT developing websites and basic programs, I found myself enjoying my graphic design electives much more than my core IT units — but I still wasn't satisfied with the thought of studying graphic design. Whilst waiting for a class to start, I hopped in my friend's Architecture Design Studio 1.2 introductory lecture and I knew right then and there that I was going to study architecture the following semester.

Fast forward to 2022, I'll soon graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in the Built Environment (Architecture) from the University of Canberra. I'm eager to apply my knowledge and skillsets and contribute to contemporary residential, commercial. urban and landscape projects that ultimately seek to improve the quality of life and well-being of the people and the community that surrounds it.

I'm interested in being part of a collaborative team that seeks to create beautiful and spatially rich architecture and environments with a strong focus on social and environmental sustainability.

A strong interest that I have is to incorporate my knowledge and skillsets in visual identity, branding and graphic design into the design studio to positively enhance the design process and the project outcome.

If you've made it this far down the page, thanks for reading!

David