My story is pretty unique in that I’ve always wanted to work for WAX. In 2013, as a high school student, I undertook work experience with the firm, prompting me to pursue a Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by a Masters in Landscape Architecture. I have since returned as a Landscape Architect.
I came out of university with a range of well-honed technical skills. I’m a keen draftsman; I have strong sense of concept and design visualisation, and my broader interest in art and illustration feeds this skill. Since working at WAX, I have been learning the applied practice of landscape architecture, which includes liaising with clients, consultation processes, construction and planting. Working in a small, tightly-knit team is really positive. I know everyone in the room, what everyone does and what they do best. You are never left to navigate a task entirely on your own; I’ve found it influential to watch people who are passionate about doing something right.
My personal design focus is the relationship between nature and health. I believe we need to create resilient landscapes, spaces that contribute to the well-being of both human and non-human communities by weaving together cultural and ecological layers. We need designs that re-frame current urban life, that transform shared space into biodiverse, sustainable places that are healthier for all users. I hope to cultivate these ideas as I develop my practice and work towards becoming a registered landscape architect.