About Us

Supporting your project is a team of competent professionals, highly experienced in CAD drafting, residential building codes, design planning and project administrative support. Let’s meet them!

Principal Designer, Director

Paula Harwood

I’m extremely enthusiastic about you and how good design, that is both sensible and beautiful, can fulfil your needs and exceed your aspirations. My passion for good design led me to initiate a documentary film featuring many of the country’s – and some of the world’s – most acclaimed architects. I was lucky enough to be personally mentored by these living legends of the architecture field. (Film still in production, see working trailer here)

Our Expert Team

Paula Harwood

Paula Harwood

Director & Principal Designer
Paula regularly speaks to groups and organisations on her passionate approach towards building design and architecture. Paula has written several articles for The Newcastle Herald on topics related to architecture, design, cost saving measures and renovations and is a 2019 Finalist Residential Building Designer in the HIA-CSR Housing, Bathroom and Kitchen Awards.
Prior to university, Paula worked in construction labouring for a licenced builder and then undertook a carpentry pre-apprenticeship course to get hands on with building houses.

Main qualifications: Bachelor of Design (Architecture), Certificate.II Construction, Diploma Marketing Management.

Parnia Pearsall

Parnia Pearsall

Interior Designer
Parnia brings the glamour of a worldly traveller to your project, having resided in the Middle East and travelled throughout Europe and Asia. Her creativity towards colour, textures, matching components, furniture, artwork and overall theme will bring your project alive with contemporary style. Along with her expertise and enthusiasm, as well as keen eye for detail and creative mind, she has worked on interior projects for residential and commercial clients in Australia and overseas.

Bachelor Architecture and Master in Interior Design (B.Arch, M.IntDes)

Tash Lee

Tash Lee

Project Admin Assistant
While only early in her career Tash already has a claim to fame, having produced a photo-realistic architectural perspective of a building which was of such good quality it was used for billboard advertising. Tash has total enthusiasm for all aspects of design projects as well as a great balance of logic and creativity, important for her role in project administration and quality checking of drawing details.

Main qualifications: Bachelor of Design (Architecture) underway

Alison Sutton

Alison Sutton

Administration Officer
Alison's extensive background in various sectors of the building industry including kitchen and bathroom design, colour consulting and professional building estimating admin, ensures that she has a comprehensive understanding of your needs, whilst serving the administrative and bookkeeping functions of the business. Along with that her highly cheery manner makes every interaction delightful.
Rick Berry

Rick Berry

Building Designer
With more than 15 years of experience in residential projects, new homes and renovations locally, Rick is practical in his approach and considers not only the aesthetics of your project, but also the buildability, so that you can achieve economy in your build whilst still gaining a great design outcome. Rick brings a thorough understanding of design, construction methods, building codes and drawing conventions, making our projects seamless in detail and accuracy. He is passionate about architecture and design.

Main qualifications: BA Design (Ind Des), Dip Arch Tech, Dip Build Design

Erickson Perez

Erickson Perez

Architectural Drafting / Building Design
Erickson's "can-do" attitude and always positive mentality helps him take on different tasks and challenges. He strives to excel and put out the best result in every aspect of the design process and prides himself in being thorough and meticulous. His background inhospitality, high-end residential and retail design in East Asia, Middle East and Africa has immersed him in a variety of typologies. He is dedicated to creating great and sensible designs that cater to the human condition while always keeping in mind its effect on the environment. He thinks that nature is the best architecture and working with nature, not against it, is the way forward.

Qualification: Bachelor of Science in Architecture

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