‘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 Shrine of Remembrance Redevelopment and the Perth Arena (RAC Arena). Jeremy moved to Melbourne from Perth in 2001, where he worked in landscape architecture. This experience has enriched his thinking as a designer and given him a thorough understanding of the importance of an integrated design approach.
Jeremy is currently the design lead of the first parcel of the Fitzroy Gasworks Site which delivers two towers incorporating build to rent apartments and social housing.
Jeremy is interested in the history of place and how this history can inform and enhance the design process. This cultural perspective combines with his ability to utilise computer software to facilitate innovation and resolve complex design issues. ‘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 – its about developing ideas that relate to the project, its place and history – something beautiful that’s empty isn’t good architecture.’
This 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.