Talina Edwards Architecture: elemental design has grown! We now have a passionate and dedicated team on board to help deliver our architectural services.
TALINA EDWARDS chief of the tribe, "THE architect", wearer-of-many-hats, or superwoman
Talina is the founder, director, principal and registered architect of the practice. She is proud to introduce you to the rest of the team below! (Oh and she doesn't like writing about herself in the third person! But if you really want to, you can read more about Talina and the practice here.)
MIA CARMEN RADIC Architectural Assistant, Graduate of Architecture, Certified Passivhaus Designer, Studio Librarian, First Aid Officer
Mia recently graduated from her Masters of Architecture at Deakin University, Geelong. She grew up in a rammed earth home in a small rural country town in East Gippsland where the importance of environmental, social and economic sustainability were basic elements of the community fabric. Her time spent living, studying and working in Sweden and Ireland further enriched her architectural education. We feel very fortunate Mia found us as she's a perfect fit for our studio - dedicated, intelligent, mature, creative, and lovely! In her spare time Mia enjoys reading, sketching and exploring, her three favorite ways of following her sense of curiosity.
CELESTE HEVEY Architectural Assistant, Building Design Graduate, Landscape Designer, Horticulturist, Chief Fun Officer
Celeste has completed her final year of an Advanced Diploma of Building Design at Federation University, Ballarat. We're sure Celeste must be 100 years older than she is as she has had a fascinating and rich career which includes roles in geology, horticulture, education, landcare, garden-design and more! She's passionate about sustainability and describes this as her "dream job"! We love Celeste's enthusiasm and positive attitude, her love of learning and also that she brings her home-grown produce to share in the studio! When she's not working or studying, Celeste is off on adventures, attempting to learning something new, tending to her rambling and ever expanding garden, reading, enjoying the company of family and friends or sometimes, just relaxing.
RIVER MOREY Architectural Assistant, BDes, Wellbeing officer and Book Club Organiser.
River has recently joined our team as an office assistant, whilst completing her study in Building Design at Federation University. She holds a Bachelor of Design - Textile major from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.
River has a diverse range of skills, experience and interests and is thrilled to finally have found them converging in this space, within the built-environment industry.
Her love and connection to our natural world and hope for the future of our children, is the major motivating force that has brought her to this profession and to our practice. She has aspirations to work on small scale homes, biophilic design and architecture that contributes to people's ability to build enduring structures that are beneficial for the earth and connection to place and each other.
OLIVIA SHERIDAN -Architectural Assistant, Building Design Graduate, Lifelong-learner
Olivia has completed her Advanced Diploma of Building Design at Federation University, Ballarat.
She loves travel, new experiences, and learning new things. Settling down was never in her nature but becoming a parent has helped that along!
Olivia’s creativity is expressed through her weaving and tapestry, and the drawing of beautiful old homes of Ballarat. She recently became a volunteer with the local Ballarat Tool Library, as a meaningful community contribution and, towards her aspirations to develop skills in furniture making.
A desire to see a more equitable society motivates Olivia, along with a desire to be a part of (and have a positive impact on) her community. This ethos originated from her previous nursing studies and disability support roles. We love that Olivia has compassion for both people and planet as this is a value our team shares and we’re grateful she has joined us!