georgina tiernan

georgina tiernan

Melbourne, AU



I am passionate about conceptualizing innovative design solutions that challenge the status quo. I am interested in the value that good design has to offer and dedicated to exploring how ambitious design can add value within real world constraints.

Currently, I am working in Melbourne at Fender Katsalidis (Aust) Pty Ltd, an Architecture firm that has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s leading design firms working both throughout Australia and Internationally with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and London.

My experience is predominately in high-end high-rise residential architecture as well as cultural buildings, however also extends to master planning of large inner city sites, civic precincts and the design of smaller scale wineries and cellar doors. These projects extend throughout Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, and the U.A.E.

I joined Fender Katsalidis in 2007 as a student in my second year of studies, and have therefore been able to gain 6 years of experience in parallel. I have completed my Masters of Architecture, Bachelor of Property and Construction, and Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of Melbourne, and am currently looking to broaden my horizons and gain experience overseas.

My strengths and passion are in the creative, solving problems through design, therefore I gravitate towards the initial conceptual stages of the design process. I have had extensive experience in competition work, concept design, design development, as well as preparing town planning submissions. The addition of a Bachelor of Property to my Architecture degrees has allowed my passion for creativity to be coupled with a greater depth of understanding of the developers perspective and has aided me in dealing directly with the clients, proving instrumental in feasibility and yield studies, and allowing optimal design outcomes that are in line with client expectation. I have also had experience in dealing with all consultants from town planners to mechanical engineers across projects.

I have an ongoing passion for architectural and art theory as well as research led design. I am proficient in Archicad, Autocad, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, 3ds Max, Sketchup as well as Artlantis rendering program, Photoshop, iIlustrator and Indesign. I find it easy to pick up new programs and enjoy experimenting with them and exploring new design processes.



Fender Katsalidis Architects, Melbourne, AU, Architect

Sep 2007 - current


The University of Melbourne, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Jan 2006 - Dec 2013

The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Property

Jan 2006 - Dec 2013

The University of Melbourne, BArch, Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Jan 2006 - Dec 2013

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