Since beginning her design career in 2001, Allison has worked on an array of projects from high-end residential to education projects. During this time she has also been working directly with Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Southwest Victoria, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, India, and Western Australia.
She specialises in remote delivery and project management of both interior design and architectural projects.
Allison has also been a Project and Design Architect for the past 12 years’, managing all aspects of projects from concept design to end of defects and liability period. Her significant experience is in indigenous housing, social housing, tourism, remote health, remote education, community development, commercial interiors, and feasibility studies.
Throughout the course of Allison’s life she has also been working with at-risk youth through sport, recreation, and mentorship roles. She volunteered for the Midnight Basketball Programme in Darwin and mentored young indigenous women through the Stars Foundation Program in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Allison has also taught at various levels of architecture, design, and furniture design- of most note is her involvement with The Bower Studio programme at the University of Melbourne with Dr David O’Brien.
Most recently taught Professional Practice at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
She is currently working on the assessment, design, and construction of over 700 houses in less than 2 years for the country of New Zealand.
She led this team in a Kanban and Partially Agile format that is used in software development.
The team is located in over 4 countries, consists of up to 75 people both client side and internally at any one time.
There are over 15 contractors.
The team of designers, engineers, scientists, stakeholders, and clients will be positively affecting more than 3,000 New Zealanders with modernized and healthy homes in that time.