We are pleased to welcome Michael Croft to the KIRK team. Michael is an architectural graduate with diverse experience in Residential, Education and Transport projects across Australia. He is passionate about the dynamic role architecture can play in communities and how it can positively shape the built and natural environment. He also has a strong background in practice BIM Management.
KIRK are delighted to welcome Caryn Streeter to our Brisbane Studio. Caryn is a recent University of Queensland Master of Architecture graduate with previous experience at both Bureau Proberts and Shane Thompson Architects. Her passion lies in creating beautiful places and she has experience in residential, hotel, resort, master planning and airport design. She’s also sailed across the Atlantic Ocean!
In 2013, KIRK was appointed as Design Architect for a series of luxury villas and apartments within a prestigious Beijing development. The waterside villas are each unique in their language and materiality, but share the common objective of maximising the experience of a landscape setting.
The idea around each of the eight villas follows a defining material or elemental theme – forest, stone, water, glass. Maximising the luxury of space and landscape was central to planning views within and across the villas, which themselves play an important role in enriching views in their surrounds. The sculptural nature of the villas punctuate the landscape with focal points, set apart from the homogeneous typology used more generally across the development.
Richard Kirk recently traveled to Orlando for A’17 – the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2017 Conference on Architecture. At the conference, Thomas Vonier FAIA, the current AIA President, awarded Richard with a Presidential Medal and an Honorary Membership with the AIA.
Richard also partook in the International President’s Forum along with leaders in Architecture from all around the globe.