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NIDHYA SAKATHEVAN

Fender Katsalidis

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

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Cities, people and art. Urban centres provide an incredible canvas for us architects to learn from and observe how the built environment can shape an inhabitant’s experience and journey.

NIDHYA SAKATHEVAN

Bio:

Highly personable and a natural communicator, Nidhya always makes sure she takes care of the people around her. Her collaborative approach has earned the confidence of clients and builders and the respect of team members and leadership. Nidhya is an active contributor to workplace culture and has been instrumental the practice’s Social and Sustainability committees, as well as the development of its Reconciliation Action Plan.

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

A book my aunt gifted me about seminal architect Geoffrey Bawa was pivotal in my career aspirations in design. His work continues to inform my ideas around the importance of architecture engaging with its context and natural surroundings.

What do you do?

As an associate and project architect, my day to day involves running projects from design, documentation to delivery. As well as managing a team and liaising with consultants and clients, keeping everything running smoothly.

What excites you in the work you do?

Creating spaces and urban environments that enhances a user’s experience. As well as the ability to collaborate with a broad range of disciplines to produce a successful design.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Cities, people and art. Urban centres provide an incredible canvas for us architects to learn from and observe how the built environment can shape an inhabitant’s experience and journey.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Being recognised within the leadership team and being made an associate at Fender Katsalidis. Also having recently completed Yarra One – a project that has been very well received by residents, the neighbourhood and the city Melbourne.

Featured Project Name: 

Yarra One

Featured Project Location: 

South Yarra

Featured Project Completion Date: 

11/12/2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

Featured Project Description:

Yarra One is a residential development in South Yarra’s Forrest Hill precinct. The sculptural tower’s curved facade has a bold presence among the skyline, while remaining complementary of its context. The building’s extensive timber trellis and climbing greenery that enclose the centre atrium creates a calming space and sense of retreat. Connecting Yarra Street to Daly Street, the development seeks to redefine residential amenity for the new community and neighbours alike.

Photography Credit:

Peter Bennetts