Welcoming Rebecca Boland

We are delighted to introduce Graduate of Architecture, Rebecca Boland, to our studio.

With national experience spanning Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Bec brings a wealth of experience and passion to our team. Beginning her career journey in Interior Design and Communications, she developed a strong connection to the built environment and dedication to making a difference through architecture and design.

Having worked at top-tier national firm Rothelowman, IKEA and Das Studio, Bec has experience across a range of projects with key expertise in the specialist multi-residential, residential and commercial sectors.

Realising the role and expertise of an architect can be used to solve complex social issues, Bec focused on housing affordability, particularly for displaced women, during her master’s studies at RMIT University. Her final year project, ‘Lost Property’, received the Peter Corrigan Memorial Medal for the most critical, political and culturally engaged project with a strong independent vision, as well as an honourable mention in the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work. This public housing concept design emphasised her passion for multi-residential projects and their potential to positively impact lives.

Bec's commitment to understanding her clients' needs and the end users' experiences is at the core of her design philosophy. She believes that the essence of architecture lies in its ability to serve people and communities, stating, "A building without people is essentially nothing."

Enjoying working within a large practice environment, Bec sought a dynamic and challenging position. Joining S9 in April, she has begun working on multi residential and social development projects within the studio.

“I wanted to come to work and be challenged on the daily. To better my craft and skillset and be able to give back to the community through my work, particularly in the multi-residential realm”, she says.

Now firmly establishing herself in Adelaide, Bec is an active member of the design industry as an EmAGN (Emerging Architects & Graduates Network) Committee Member with the Australian Institute of Architects' SA Chapter. Driven by her love for learning and commitment to giving back to the community, she has also tutored at the University of South Australia, guiding first-year students through their studio programs.

Bec’s goal is to continually enhance her skills and give back to the community, particularly through multi-residential projects. Welcome to the team Bec, we are thrilled to have you on board.

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