Felicity has practiced architecture in Whangārei since1997 and her passion for working in architecture is ever building.
Prior to studying architecture Felicity trained as a draftsperson and worked in the field of structural engineering, and later in landscape architecture. She gained her Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from the University of Auckland in 1995, and became a registered architect with TeKāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) shortly after.
Her broad knowledge and understanding of the built environment and associated processes has laid the foundation for a truly holistic architectural practice that has resulted in many projects being completed into successful buildings.
Felicity’s love for collaborating creatively with her community extends into her personal life; as an amateur violinist and conductor, Felicity is involved with Northland Sinfonia and Whangarei Youth Music orchestras. Being part of the broader architecture community in New Zealand is important to Felicity and she has been an assessor for the NZ Registered Architects Board for eight years and was Training Officer for six. She enjoys the congeniality of connecting and meeting with other architects.
Helen’s eye for design has been well-trained: as a former graphic designer, Helen completed her Diploma in Architectural Technology at NorthTec and works for FCA as an Architectural Technician.
She enjoys the scope of practical and creative skills involved via collaboration throughout the architectural process. In her spare time, she likes to paint and volunteers her graphic design skills for Bream Head Conservation Trust.