SPONSOR: Gerald Matthews, Director -Matthews Architects
I am a registered architect of eight years experience, and hold both Bachelor and Masters degrees in Architecture from RMIT University, Melbourne. Following graduation, I commenced a full time position at a medium scale architecture firm, which eventually downsized to a smaller firm during the Global Financial Crisis. Being of Japanese origin and wishing to gain exposure in related industries, I moved to Japan and accepted a marketing position at a global building materials company in Tokyo where I focused on thermal renovations and sustainable living. Following my marriage, I moved to Adelaide in 2014 and gained employment at Matthews Architects in North Adelaide. I have worked on both commercial and residential projects intensively. I have recently returned to work from a period of 4 months maternity leave where I am facing the next challenge of balancing work and baby time.