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CURIOUS ARCHITECTS

“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are”.

Lewis Carroll

“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are”.

Lewis Carroll

JANE HOUSTON

Jane is a registered architect who graduated from RMIT with a Masters of Architecture (Distinction) and from QUT with a Bachelor of Interior Design (Distinction). She has also completed Bachelor degrees in Architectural Design (RMIT) and Fine Arts (QUT). Jane has extensive experience in commercial, residential, work place, retail and sport and leisure projects. Her work illustrates her strong design and development skills which complement her comprehensive knowledge of detailing, materials and finishes.

Jane has continued to build her construction management experience through a range of commercial projects from retail to food services. Jane is dedicated to her clients ensuring the desired design outcome is achieved. She prides herself on building strong relationships with her clients and ensuring all clients anticipations and desires are met and all design outcomes are resolved. Prior to co-founding Curious Architects Jane worked in a number of prominent design firms in addition to lecturing and tutoring in Interior Design at QUT. Jane currently tutors part time in Architecture at the University of Melbourne as a design studio leader.

Jane’s approach to her work is holistic, rigorous and passionate.

ADAM BIRRELL

Adam is a registered architect and brings over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. Adam’s skill set is broad due to his extensive training. Adam graduated with a Masters in Architecture from Deakin University. He also has a degree in Construction Management.

His proficient attention to detail combined with his strong understanding of engineering and building-service principles assures that project documentation is coordinated, efficient and accurate. Adam has a strong understanding across all phases of the architecture process from feasibility, master planning, design development, construction and contract administration. He prides himself on design rigor, team building and communication within the consultant group, bringing clients’ expectations to life. Adam has worked on the multiple educational projects from the Building the Education Revolution to Bespoke school designs for the Catholic Education department. He has extensive experience in commercial projects, specialising in food services and the petroleum industry.

Adam worked at several leading design firms before co-founding Curious Architects with Jane Houston in 2013.

FRANKIE – THE BOSS

Frankie has ‘worked’ with Curious for nearly two years now. She is extremely passionate about design and has exemplified this through her desire to chew all drawings in her path. She’s a team player and loves to collaborate in the park. Such workshops are usually followed by long naps where her best ideas come to fruition.