Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons) Monash University
“Interiors are about personal scale. Whether it’s multi-res or education, people are coming in and moving through a space. Engaging with it, experiencing it, not just standing back and looking at it from a distance.”
Michelle’s the person who walks into an amazing interior, absorbs it piece by piece, and zeroes in on the exquisite detailing that makes it work. She’s drawn to interior design for its combination of structure and creativity. She loves amplifying architects’ big ideas through subtle detailing and watching users create personal connections with space.
Michelle’s warm, tactile and analytical. Passionate about craftsmanship and quality. Knowledgeable about the artisans and processes behind standout design elements. She’s an avid traveller inspired by the textures, colours and design elements she finds everywhere she goes. She’s always looking for fresh ways to incorporate her discoveries into designs.
Michelle’s a hands-on leader with a decade’s experience heading interiors teams on multi-residential, mixed use and hospitality projects. She’s adept at delivering not only extraordinary aesthetics but the complex functional requirements that make spaces work.
Michelle’s learned to get involved early to deliver the spatial planning so central to a project’s success. She enjoys the scheduling challenges of working across eight sectors at CHC, matching the right people to sectors and projects they have an affinity for. She mentors staff unobtrusively, playing to each person’s strengths and ensuring success is a shared experience.
Still visible from Laurens Street are original flour silos which become a point of reference in the interior design.
Roche Street Offices
Roche Street's design response beautifully weaves together two opposing ideologies. Stone, concrete and exposed structural elements drawn from the sites manufacturing past are both contrasted with and treated in a refined application, relevant to Hawthorn's modern culture.