The year was 1999 and in the town of Huddersfield in England, 25-year-old Tony was finishing his Masters in Sustainable Architecture. His final year research thesis focused on the visual impact of wind farms and it was this interest and passion for sustainable design that led him to lecture on building services and environmental science at the same university. In late 2000, Tony moved to the big smoke (London) where he continued to grow his professional experience, spending five years at Chetwoods Associates. followed by 11 years at Black Architecture.
Meanwhile in Australia, 19-year-old Kimberley started studying architectural drafting at a Brisbane university. After only a couple of months, she decided that her professional interests lay elsewhere and she transferred her studies to business and marketing at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. After graduation, experience led her to positions in the automotive, advertising and technology sectors in Australia and later the charity sector in London, UK with a primary focus on digital marketing and communications. She never did lose her love of architecture though and through her photography, she travelled the world with her camera seeking out famous, mainly modern structures. From Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation of Berlin to Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim in Bilbao, she has captured many significant buildings with her lens.
It was in 2010 when our worlds collided in a cabaret bar in central London on a cold and dreary March evening. We’ll be happy to share the details with you one day, over a coffee or a beer perhaps, but for now, we’ll fast forward to 2017 when an idea emerged that would shape our futures forever. This idea, a digital marketing consultancy dedicated to serving businesses shaping the built environment, would allow us to combine our years of industry experience and shared passion for architecture into a business that we could call our own.
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