We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Client favourite prize winner of our "Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences" competition – Phoebe Tse from Australia!

Phoebe Tse from Australia

I have a background in interior design and customer service before entering the architecture field. With the desire to design spaces in a greater social and environmental context, I started studying architecture and have recently graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

As a student and designer, I have worked on projects of various sizes and sectors. Including small-scale retail, exhibition spaces, apartment, educational building, and master planning of public spaces.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

I believe architecture is a tool to tighten the built environment and social aspects of one place. A good design can create a positive social impact on both the existing and future communities.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Working in competitions challenge me to jump out of my comfort zone. To work on projects that are in a different context than my usual work. It is also a great way to test out my skills in problem-solving and graphic communication.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide
whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture

If you find a competition that you’re interested in, just accept the challenge and try your best! You will learn a lot in the process : )

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