I established Crisp Projects in 2016 after a long career in client side project management in the residential and commercial construction industry. After graduating from RMIT University in the early nineties with a degree in Building and Construction Management, I sought out architect John Baird (1924 – 2010) and worked with him at Fairweather Homes. John Baird became an inspiration and mentor, a leader in sustainable architecture, prefabrication and environmental approaches to construction. I worked with John on homes in Portsea, Darwin, Kangaroo Island, Timor and everywhere in between. It was working closely with John that cultivated my love for housing and good design.
My career then took me to Asia, where I worked for a joinery-based contractor building the head offices of international companies coming into Thailand at that time: Opel, Westinghouse, KLM Ford, Ericsson and Peninsula Hotels . During my time in Asia, I worked closely with international architectural firms Hassels, Woods Bagot and HBA Architecture.
Upon returning to Australia I worked for a client side project management firm and honed my project management skills for the Queensland Investment Corporations retail portfolio in Melbourne’s West. After a few years I moved back into residential builds with a leading retirement village company as their Victorian and South Australian project manager. In that role I developed and renovated retirement villages, delivering high quality homes designed by Catt Architects and others.
For the past 10 years I have been a part owner and director at Blueprint, a project and development management consultancy. The main focus was the development and delivery of large-format retail for the Spotlight Property Group, however, we were often asked to project manage high-end and complex homes. In the past six years I have delivered over $15 million worth of homes designed by Jolson Architects, Beatrix Rowe Interiors and others, which has reignited my passion for residential homes. I am tremendously excited to get back to what I have always loved about the industry: working with craftsmen, artisans, designers and engineers to build complex and beautifully detailed homes. Such was the birth of Crisp Projects.
Crisp Projects places the often-daunting task of coordinating your build in safe and experienced hands. From start to finish we maintain frequent site visits and consultations to ensure your ideas are realised to their fullest potential. We can handle the feasibilities and logistics of acquiring planning and building approval, design coordination, contract coordination and the construction of your project, whether it is a new build or renovation of an existing home.