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JENNIFER SALTER

BKK Architects

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

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m generally an inquisitive person, and I draw inspiration from a range of places, artists, nature, books and other designers and architects. I love seeing the creative and intelligent ideas and solutions that people conceive.

JENNIFER SALTER

Bio:

Jennifer is an Associate at BKK Architects & a project architect who delivers institutional, educational, commercial & multi-residential projects. She has extensive experience overseeing large projects involving coordinating complex stakeholder engagement, multiple user groups & large consultant teams. Jennifer takes an evidence-based approach to design that prioritises health, amenity & wellbeing. She is very interested in learning environments & how design supports the way students learn.

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

I first became interested in architecture while tagging along for university open days with my older brother. I was fascinated by the drawings and models displayed at the school of architecture.

What do you do?

As an Associate at BKK Architects, I deliver projects & assist with leadership & management of the practice. Working on large & fast-paced projects means my days are busy, so I need to be organised, agile and flexible to juggle several urgent tasks.

What excites you in the work you do?

The built environment has a huge effect on mental and physical wellbeing & I love designing spaces that enrich the lives of people who occupy them. I enjoy that every project is a problem-solving exercise to optimise how people experience a space.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m generally an inquisitive person, and I draw inspiration from a range of places, artists, nature, books and other designers and architects. I love seeing the creative and intelligent ideas and solutions that people conceive.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I’m most proud of the confidence I’ve developed in my own abilities. When I graduated & entered the industry I was overwhelmed by the knowledge & varied skills that architecture requires. Now I lead large projects & I’m so proud of how far I’ve come.

Featured Project Name: 

Whitehorse Performing Arts Centre Redevelopment

Featured Project Location: 

Nunawading, VIC

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Late 2023

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

Featured Project Description:

This is a collaboration between BKK & Kerstin Thompson Architects. The venue includes a proscenium theatre, black box theatre, amphitheatre with sound shell, rehearsal studios, and event/meeting spaces. I have led a team of 8 architects and interior designers to develop the concept design & documentation and I’m now overseeing construction. Theatres & community venues have complex technical requirements, involving close consultation & coordination with many stakeholders & expert consultants.

Photography Credit:

BKK Architects and Kerstin Thompson Architects