I joined APP with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Architecture and experience working for small consultancies. APP was my first large firm and an exciting step in my career that would take me on many adventures. One of the great things about APP is that if you’re up for the challenge, then there are plenty of opportunities to grow and develop. In September 2008 I was offered the opportunity to relocate to Northern Queensland to manage the delivery of the $446M Cairns Base Hospital redevelopment. With the excitement of taking on a new challenge and the promise of year-round balmy weather, white sand beaches and the Great Barrier Reef on my doorstep, I jumped at the chance.
One of the aspects I loved about relocating was the incredible balance of both support and autonomy I was offered, which is echoed across every branch. APP truly encourages you to build your career in just about any direction you wish and will help you achieve your goals along the way. The culture that has been built is one of trust and respect where professionalism sits comfortably alongside friendship. It’s a testament to the culture the company has built to be able to feel comfortable expressing your career goals and supported to achieve them. More recently I've returned to Sydney to manage another significant health project on Sydney's lower north shore, which has helped me to grow my experience even further in this sector.