Jeremy Stewart

‘You start with an idea and then you develop it. Sometimes it doesn’t work so you find another idea. That’s ok. There is a real joy in teasing out the idea, pushing it to its limits, and finding something you didn’t know was there.’

Jeremy is highly skilled both in designing and delivering projects. He has worked on an extensive range of cultural, educational, urban design, residential and commercial projects and has been an instrumental team member in many significant ARM projects nationally including the Geelong Arts Centre, the Shrine of Remembrance Redevelopment and Perth Arena Stadium (RAC Arena).

Jeremy moved to Melbourne from Perth in 2001, where he worked in landscape architecture. This experience has broadened and enriched his thinking as a designer and given him a thorough understanding of the importance of an integrated design approach throughout all phases of the project.

Jeremy is currently the design lead of the Port Augusta Technical College. This project will deliver a new educational model for regional South Australia, one which will allow students from secondary schools located across the Upper Spencer Gulf, Eyre Peninsula, Far North and APY Lands to attend the College for periods of time to undertake industry training.
The project will provide modern facilities, including accommodation, for students in years 10 to 12 to complete their high school education while undertaking vocational education and training in areas such as mining and mineral processing, renewable energy, manufacturing and construction, tourism and hospitality, and health and social assistance.

Jeremy is interested in the history and culture of place and how these can inform and enhance the design process. His ability to listen to clients and stakeholders to understand their priorities and needs for the project, is combined with his expertise in a wide range of software packages that allows him to resolve complex design issues in innovative, cost-effective ways.

‘I’ve always been interested in what software can do for a designer. There are design ideas that you can’t draw, but software can let you manipulate and question them. Good design isn’t about coming up with a visually interesting form – it’s about developing ideas that relate to the project, its place, history and people. Something beautiful that’s empty isn’t good architecture.’

This design approach is combined with an understanding of the documentation and construction process that allows Jeremy to deliver outstanding projects, on time and within budget. He is a highly effective team leader, with excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate high-performance teams.