Fiona Duffy Registered Architect

Fiona Duffy

Registered Architect
BArch (Hons) ANZIA

HOW DO YOU HELP CLIENTS FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE OF THE PROJECT?
We use a range of tools to convey the project to the client. The 3D model is particularly great during the concept design stage where we are trying different options for window placement, roof lines or cladding types. We can walk the client through the design so they are able to envisage the design in a way that can’t always be done with drawings.

I have recently been working on a house layout for a steep site where the positioning of the 3D model allows us to provide an efficient site layout for the retaining walls and driveway.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST FAVOURITE PROJECT? WHY?
One of the first projects I worked on involved the addition of ten floors of apartments on to an existing hotel. The design and construction process was really interesting and complex not just architecturally but understanding how it would work in terms of services, structure and operationally for the client.

The apartment layouts were finely tuned and had amazing finishes particularly the penthouses. The team also developed an innovative façade layout that meant the outdoor living area was able to be used all year round.

I am currently working on the design for an existing building that requires integrating significant structural strengthening so this experience of working on an existing building and dealing with the interface between the new and old is invaluable.

WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE AN ARCHITECT?
From a young age I would take great interest in the architectural plans and specifications brought home by my dad, a QS.

I would spend hours designing dream homes and holiday houses, it’s amusing to look back on the disproportionate rooms and the lists of finishes. It is a great field to study as it combines the creative and technical.

It was great recently to work with him on a project and bring together our Architectural and QS expertise.

Qualifications & Memberships
2017     Site Safe New Zealand
2008     Registration with NZRAB
2001     Bachelor of Architecture (with Honours) – University of Auckland

Name: Fiona Duffy Street Address: 34 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna PO Box: PO Box 33 700 City: Auckland State: Auckland Country: New Zealand Postal Code: 0622 Phone Number: +64 9 913 0404 Business Email: [email protected] job Title: Registered Architect Business: Prendos New Zealand Limited Image: https://www.prendos.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Fiona-Duffy.jpg LinkedIn Url: LinkedIn
CONTACT
DDI 09 913 0404 | [email protected]
34 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, Auckland, 0740 | PO Box 33-700, Takapuna, Auckland, 0740