ARTAS are pleased to announce that our Senior Project Leader, Simone James, was appointed to the Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter Council as a first time nominee. Simone is a talented architect and a highly motivated team leader with over 9 years professional experience. She has worked on a wide variety of projects in Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands, ranging from compact residential alterations and additions, commercial developments, hospitality, healthcare and education; developing expertise in site responsive, buildable architecture and designing for people with disabilities. Simone has a keen interest in architecture that fosters human interaction and is responsive to people’s needs. Also a qualified Project Manager Simone’s outstanding skills in managing her projects and the team working on them ensures her projects are delivered at the highest standard of design and quality while ensuring that the client’s objectives are met or exceeded.
As a representative on the Tasmanian Chapter Council she plans to be a voice for the North of the state and for women within the profession.
Currently, Simone mentors graduates and current students contributing to building on the existing ties between practicing architects and the University. With the support of the committee and members Simone would also like to foster stronger relationships between the Chapter and schools to promote the profession to high school and college students, she has said that feedback from work-experience students is that in many schools Architecture is not a profession actively promoted by careers councilors to students, and particularly not to girls; something she is keen to see changed.
Election to this Council proves Simone’s notable communication skills and leadership abilities and we would like to wish her every success in this new role.