B Sci. Arch, B Arch Hons 1 , RAIA, ARB 9333, ACA
Still Space Architecture is a design focused practice, specialising in large renovations and custom homes - integrating landform, structure and landscape, using colour and craft to achieve tranquil environments.
I am a third generation architect and have spent my life sketching, visiting amazing buildings around the world, and I love what I do as a designer of spaces for people. I have over 20 years experience working as an architect in Sydney, Melbourne and London and set up Still Space Architecture P/L in 2015, with a focus in residential design.
Designing your home is for most people a once in a lifetime opportunity , we aim to make this a creative and enjoyable process. Our processes are client focussed and being a small firm we provide a highly personalised service through all stages of the design and building phases.
We love challenges - whether it is working with a historic house, a restrictive council, or a small overshadowed site, we look for the creative opportunities to find an inspired solution.
Nina Studied Architecture at the University of Sydney graduating in 1999 with First class honours. She has worked with leading practices in Sydney, Melbourne and London. She currently engages with many local Councils and has been involved with representation at The NSW Land and Environment Court.
Nina is a Registered Architect in NSW (ARB 9333), current member of the RAIA , The Board of Architects, and Association of Consulting Architects.
Nina has always maintained a passion for Art and has continually practiced in the arts in the field of printmaking and object design. In Melbourne she undertook training at NMIT in silversmithing and metal fabrication to further understand materials and construction, undertaking a mentorship with contemporary Jeweller, Warwick Freeman in New Zealand. Nina consulted on the Pirramimma Garden Pavilion which was awarded the 2017 RAIA Robert Woodward Award for Small Projects.
Awards: Dulux Colour Awards, Noel Chettle Award, 2017 RAIA Robert Woodward Award for Small Projects
Nina has a diverse range of experience in design and construction and project delivery spanning 30 years, encompassing:
Residential custom homes, high density residential
Affordable housing, New generation boarding houses, Aged care
Art Gallery design
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY :
Nina was recommended to me via a third party, and I must say that I have been exceptionally happy with the work Nina did for my renovation. She understood my needs and preferences quickly and came up with great ideas. My home is reasonably small terrace house and Nina made the most of the space and maximised the light. Her advice was always sound and well considered.
Nina is very patient, did a wonderful job communicating with me about the renovations (I live abroad) and I was comfortable with Nina making decisions on my behalf. Nina's experience, skill, vision and professionalism was truly reflected in the quality of the end product - a result much better than I had anticipated.
I couldn't recommend Nina strongly enough.
A Cagliarini May 2019
We worked with Nina closely to deliver an extensive renovation to a Victorian terrace while the client was living overseas. The design centers around a central courtyard which fills the new spaces with natural light and creates clever connections to outside from every room. The plans and specifications were detailed, very accurate and demanded a high level of workmanship from our team and sub-contractors. Variations were kept to a minimum (under 5%) most arising from latent conditions of the old terrace. Architect driven changes were of small tweaks to materials/finishes, which had large impacts on the overall essence of the home. The results from our Edgecliff build were fantastic and our team is very proud of the project. We hope the opportunity to work with Still Space Architecture arises again soon!
B Swanson, Arc Projects P/L