Heidi possesses over 15 years of in-depth architectural experience gained on projects throughout the United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, bringing a unique scope, passion and range of knowledge to her work at Hayball that benefits every project she works on.
From an initial spark lit by an inspirational sculpture teacher who encouraged her passion for making objects and using materials, Heidi’s focus now reaches beyond design into driving, motivating, and developing people within project teams, a focus that allows her projects to achieve excellence in both design and construction, within tight time frames and budgets. With a natural affinity for the strategic management of project teams, Heidi engages meaningfully with people, fostering a collaborative, enthusiastic and determined atmosphere across her projects and the practice as a whole.
“I am passionate about engagement and inclusiveness within a project’s development. Collaboration enables essential and relevant contributions in a supportive and encouraging environment.”
Heidi relishes solving the challenges that go hand-in-hand with realising successful design outcomes and delivering optimal project outcomes. She has been instrumental in the delivery of a range of large scale, complex and award-winning buildings, which to date have focused primarily on higher education teaching and research facilities, as well as public, and mixed use urban regeneration projects. It is on these large and complex where Heidi really comes into her own, harnessing complex requirements alongside a refined design sensibility without compromise.
Some recent projects include The Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney which delivered the first superlab in Australia; Tyree Energy Technologies Building at UNSW, the first 6 star Green Star laboratory building in Australia, and the striking Auckland Art Gallery – WAF winner Building of the Year.
Above all, Heidi is an accomplished and thoughtful problem solver with an innate ability to work through and around an infinite number of variables to swiftly and smartly provide resolutions that manage cost, client expectation and design intent elegantly, effectively and efficiently.
“I am drawn to the clever use of materials, whether they are creating strong dramatic forms, or delicate intricate details – making it all fit together as the brief evolves through design to construction is always exciting to be a part of.”