Born in Brisbane, Australia, I spent my first 30 years there, and it was in Brisbane that I gained my Associate Diploma in Information Technology (South Brisbane TAFE), and Bachelor of Built Environment (QUT). During this time, I worked for 9 years with a builders hire company (Centenary Hire, 1993-2002), where I learned valuable logistics and management skills - as well as learning volumes about the building industry itself.
I also worked as an architectural student for Daniels Anderson Architects (1998-1999) and ML Design (1999-2000).
At the close of 2002, I moved to New Zealand with my wife, and then 2 month old first born. I worked as a builder for one and a half years with Simpson Architectural Construction Ltd (2003-2004), before completing my Bachelor of Architecture at Unitec in Auckland.
During this time, I gained employment at Architects New Zealand Ltd (2004), which became Architects Aotearoa Ltd after the ANZ partnership was disolved; and then became AAA Design Ltd (2007) when the owner of AAL passed away. Whilst I was there, and in addition to my architectural responsibilities, I developed the project, timesheet & invoicing databases, which were used as an integral part of the business. I also wrote the office CAD manual.
At the end of 2007, I was head-hunted to Ignite Architects Ltd, where I stayed for the next five years. During this time I wrote the ArchiCAD & SketchUp office manuals, and contributed significantly to the process protocols developed by the office. Two major drawing sets that I was instrumental in preparing are now used as office exemplars (Albany A1 & Hoyts Te Awa). I also gained my architectural registration during this time.
At the close of 2012, I was offered a position as Senior Architect at Rice Daubney in Sydney, Australia (now HDR | Rice Daubney), to work on the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. I migrated my family back to Australia, and commenced this position early 2013.
In June 2015, I secured a Project / Senior Architect position at Cottee Parker Architects in Brisbane, where I currently work.
I currently reside in Ipswich, Australia, with my wife and four children.