Sandy has over 15 years’ experience working as an Architect, Design & Construction Manager and Project manager in New Zealand, Australia and globally. Sandy is a Registered New Zealand Architect with a Bachelor of Architecture from Auckland University, a Bachelor of Building Science from Victoria University, and a Master of Business Administration from UNSW AGSM.
Sandy began her career working at Commercial Architecture firms including Ignite Architects and Buchan Group to produce commercial and mixed-use projects including Urban Design Planning, Resource Consents, Building Consents and Conceptual Design across these two large New Zealand practices. She then was asked to move to Australia to work directly with corporate clients as their inhouse Architect conducting Design Management, Construction Management and Project Management. This included setting up and running large business development divisions across various retail, food and entertainment brands including for QT Hotels, Event Cinemas, Rydges Hotels and Yum Restaurants International.
Sandy has worked on a global scale across these brands and developed many systems and processes for these corporate companies to streamline their design and development divisions. This included working across the funding, budget and approvals aspects of building developments, right through to Concept Design, Developed & Detail Design including signing off Architectural and Engineering drawings, contracts, fees & deliverables on site with builders as well as their progress payment and defects inspections.
Sandy is a Registered Architect in New Zealand – NZRAB #4861