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Born in Rome, Italy in 1956. Completed her Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1982 at RMIT University Melbourne Australia. Joined McGauran Soon architects in 1889 as principal design architect. Became a partner of the firm in 1997. Her projects have won RAIA awards in 1992, 1995 and 1999. In 1995 she was awarded a grant from The Australian Council for the Arts for Metroscape II a study on the design of freeways. She has been a guest critic and design tutor at RMIT, Melbourne and Deakin Universities and chairman or member of several RAIA awards program Juries.

This design was approached at achieving the best integration between the context, the program, the technical tools available at the time and the architectural representation. The aim was to design a building where all these elements made their contribution

to the design to create a whole that was greater than the sum of its parts.

The form of the building consists of two volumes; one as enclosed as possible, the other, open at both ends.
The relatively simple requirements of the residential program allow freedom to manipulate materials and technology in relation to the spaces and volumes of the building. This creates the opportunity to utilise a

degree of reduction of the external elements to achieve clarity of form. To counteract the tendency to strip the building bear the detailing of the steel and timber cladding was carefully considered lending greater expressive power to the chosen materials and in volumes. This detailing strategy lends certain descriptiveness to the design, which is intended order to avoid abstraction.

Conversion of a Neo Gothic Hotel and Mansion listed on the National Heritage Estate into 7 luxury apartments, located in the exclusive suburb of Double Bay.
The location offers spectacular harbour views, marina berths and gothic period features.
A difficult project requiring the preparation of a conservation plan with a community that had aggressively opposed development for 20 years. The project demanded detailed design for state of the art technology and services commensurate with apartments of this quality without damage to the original historic fabric.

The design successfully resolves the retention and complete reconstruction of a contemporary

wing with the adjacent existing sandstone building. The historic fabric obscured by 1940's additions was revealed and celebrated through the introduction of public spaces between old and new. The existing building was reconnected to the

views of Sydney Harbour and its access to its waters restored while providing underground parking, retaining the vegetation over the rock shelf and escarpment to the bay.
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