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ELIZABETH MASON

BKK Architects

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m inspired by women thriving as architects, which is why I’m studying to become one. Also, design that considers all abilities, genders, cultures etc. so people can see themselves in a place and feel welcome to experience the built environment.

ELIZABETH MASON

Bio:

Elizabeth completed her formal education in Interior Design & Business Management in 2013. Since then, she has worked as an interior designer for architecture practices in Melbourne. She also works on business development & submissions and has a strong understanding of the business aspects of running a practice. From working with project architects, she has developed the knowledge & skills to lead the delivery of interior-design projects. She is currently studying a Master of Architecture.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My knowledge of creative careers was somewhat limited, coming from regional Victoria. I enrolled in 1st year communication design at uni but then I learned about other creative pathways, fell in love with interiors, & switched to that in 2nd year.

What do you do?

I’m an interior designer & studying a Master of Architecture. I develop interior concepts & research materials & products in a large team. I deliver smaller fitouts and work on submissions, which has taught me about the business demands of a firm.

What excites you in the work you do?

Often clients don’t fully appreciate how much their new spaces will transform their experience of living, working or learning every day. It's deeply exciting to see them realise how much my interiors can make it a joy to go about their daily lives.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m inspired by women thriving as architects, which is why I’m studying to become one. Also, design that considers all abilities, genders, cultures etc. so people can see themselves in a place and feel welcome to experience the built environment.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Delivering my first built project, which was BKK’s RMIT College of Business Practice Firms. There’s nothing like seeing the designs that I’ve documented and coordinated brought to life through construction.

Featured Project Name: 

Monash Business School Alumni Centre

Featured Project Location: 

Melbourne VIC 300

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Sept 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Interior Designer

Featured Project Description:

This is a place for the university to engage with industry. It has workspaces for staff, students & PD. The interiors needed to bring an identity & a public profile to a university building that isn’t a school. Also it’s a third place, so the boundaries between work, living and learning feel blurred. I chose detailing and materials suited to high-end residential design so it’s comfortable and welcoming. For flexibility, my team chose furniture that adapts each space to 2 or 3 different layouts.

Photography Credit:

Derek Swalwell