NSW Registered Architect 10457
B. Design (Interior, Honours)
Nuala whole-heartedly believes that our surroundings, when well designed, can have a profound effect on our everyday lives – it is here that she finds true joy in her chosen profession.
Nuala joined carter Williamson in 2013 bringing with her a rich and multidisciplinary design background.
With an Honours Degree in Interior Design, Nuala has a good appreciation for designing from the inside out. Prior to carter Williamson, she was project lead for several public interior projects including a heritage listed fine-arts gallery on Lake Geneva and a thermal bath in the Swiss Alps (with Bakker & Blanc, 2006-10), as well as the fit-out of a James Squire Brew Bar in Newcastle (with Collins & Turner, 2012).
After graduating in 2003, Nuala spent a few years in a local architectural practice before leaving New Zealand to broaden her horizons both in life and in architecture. What started out as your typical OE, working in a ski resort to earn some quick coin before backpacking around Europe, quickly turned into quite a career in arguably some of the better countries for architecture and design in the world: Switzerland and Denmark. In Switzerland, Nuala worked for five years at Studio Daniel Libeskind and Bakker & Blanc Architectes Associés respectively. Following this, to diversify her career, Nuala moved to Copenhagen to work as an assistant set designer for the reputed Danish scenographer, Rikke Juelland.
Throughout her career Nuala has maintained a strong connection with academia having taught at UTS in Sydney, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and Victoria University of Wellington.
It is important to Nuala that her practice continues to be diverse. Alongside architecture she has produced a piece for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi (with Ben Peake & Linda Matthews, 2014), a small scale urban design intervention for Parramatta City Council (with CKWD, 2014), a theatre set at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay (with CKW, 2013) and a product for Copenhagen City Council and Roskilde Music Festival (with Jørgensen & UiWE, 2010-11).