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"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking." - Voltaire"
During a career spanning 34 years I have worked as business owner, sole practitioner and Associate Director in a large commercial practice and in various architectural, business management and marketing roles.
I hold a passion for the design and business aspects of architecture. I also enjoy teamwork and managing today’s multi-party iterative design process in seeking to deliver better solutions that meet ever-changing targets. As a results-oriented, collaborative manager and team player and I have been fortunate in having opportunities to lead the design and delivery of a diverse and exciting range of successful projects.
From 1997-2000, in parallel with running my own practice, I chaired a committee comprising various industry consultants tasked with delivering a new form of contract for the construction industry. This contract replaced the previous form which had been in use for over four decades. Totally rewritten in everyday language with innovative clauses aimed at reducing ambiguity and conflict, it came into effect in 2002.
In Africa and Australia I have had on occasion been asked to provide independent design and forensic analysis services to support dispute resolution within the construction industry. Securely anchored on my professional experience and following rigorous investigation, I provided independent views, delivered with neutrality and confidentiality. As a member to the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of Australia I now have the credential to perform these services locally.
Over the years, and aside from mentoring staff within my immediate business realm, I have had enjoyable lecturing and tutoring roles in design and professional practice and I continue to contribute to new generations at the School of Design, Architecture, Queensland University of Technology.
Last activity: on 29/04/2014
Joined: on 29/04/2014
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