Ms. Kildey ,before we begin with the interview, please introduce yourself in 3-4 sentences briefly.
_Brooke Kildey [bk]: I am a female architect about to turn 30.
I have worked in Australia, UK and UAE in Architecture.
I am most proud of Royal Ascot to date.
I am in the process of taking over my Father’s Architectural practice.
Question 1: What was your first job after graduating?
_bk: Architectural Graduate position at a combined Architectural/ Development Company
Question 2: Why should clients in any case work together with an architect?
_bk: Because it creates a better understanding for both parties and in turn a better product.
Question 3: How would you describe your architectural style?
_bk: Modern, Sexy, Cheeky always full of life and light
Question 4: Which book or film has impressed you in the last time?
Question 5: Who are your role models and why?
_bk: Frank Lloyd Wright, Gehry, Ito, Lynn, HRH Queen Elizabeth II
Question 6: Is the client king or should he be guided to his luck by an architect?
_bk: He should be guided gently, after all he commissions an architect for their skills, knowledge and understanding, for a reason.
Question 7: Which subject in course of studies best prepared you for your profession?
_bk: A Masterclass I did after I completed my Bachelor degree with Glenn Murcutt & Richard Leplastrier
Question 8: From Paul Valéry comes the term „architecture is music made in stone.“ What referees to the question, what music you’re currently happy to hear?
_bk: Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke & always Elvis – Teddy Bear
Question 9: Which building would you like to design and why?
_bk: A Church for all religions I believe would both be a great challenge and a great opportunity to boil down symbology and religion to its bare bones and create a welcoming space open to all.
Question 10: Architecture is … ?
_bk: …annoying, frustrating, sexy, striking and my life blood.
And finally, question 11: What question would you like to ask and whom?
_bk: HRH Queen Elizabeth II could I pretty please design a folly for you ???
I am glad to have you as an non-german speaking architect on my magazine. So I take the opportunity to ask you a few more questions interesting for me and others. How to become an architect in your country?
_bk: A 6 yr degree
Followed by a minimum 2 years exp (1 post grad)
Pass Refistration Exam & Interview
Be accepted by Board of Architects in your State
Pay Registration Fees
In germany you have to be a member of the architectural chamber to call yourself an architect. Is there any comparable in your country?
_bk: Board of Architects
What about the current market situation in your place?
_bk: Due to the GFC our industry has been hit hard, we have tendered on over 15 projects of varying sizes in the last 8 months and as yet have not been awarded any.
Are there any special architectual conditions in Australia?
_bk: We have Australia Standards
Building Codes of Australia
and the „Architects Act“
Thank you Ms. Kildey.