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 the profession.
Nuala joined Carter Williamson in 2013, bringing with her a rich and multidisciplinary design background. In 2017, Nuala become a Registered Architect through successful completion of the AACA’s National Program of Assessment (an alternative pathway as she didn’t study architecture) and the Architectural Practice Exam. Juggling these two significant undertakings at the same time as becoming a new parent (her daughter was born two months before the AACA submission) demonstrates her ambition and dedication.
At Carter Williamson, Nuala is project lead on some of the office’s larger projects – the complete renovation of Hinchcliff House, a state heritage listed wool store in Circular Quay for AMP Capital and a new Performance Studio at Burwood Girls High School, as well as mentoring several staff members on other projects.
After graduating with an Honours Degree of Interior Design in 2003, Nuala spent a few years in a New Zealand practice before moving to Europe for seven years. In Switzerland, Nuala worked for five years at Studio Daniel Libeskind and Bakker & Blanc Architectes Associés respectively. At Bakker & Blanc, Nuala lead the competition team to win a number of prestigious new projects and ran several projects from Concept Design to Council Approval. Before returning to the Southern Hemisphere in 2012, Nuala spent a year in Copenhagen 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.
Diversity of practice is important to Nuala so she has collaborated with like-minded creatives over the years to produce; Coast Totems, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi (with Ben Peake & Linda Matthews, 2014); Model Practice, an exhibition for Sydney Architecture Festival (2013); a small scale urban design intervention for Parramatta City Council (2012); a theatre set in Walsh bay (2012); a female urinal in Copenhagen (2010-2011); and various design competitions and proposals (2006 – present).