Sue Chalmers [suechalmers]
What is your specialization in architecture?
Interior Architecture of hospitality, healthcare, retail, workplace & residential
Is there a web page or blog where one could see something of your work?
What is it for you a good architectural design?
When the logistics of the interior architecture is the most efficient for the end user
What era of architecture most fascinates you?
All sorts, from renaissance to present day. Though late 60's/early 70's was not my favourite
List the name of a famous building which you don't care for.
What hardware and software do you use that you deem as indispensable?
AutoCad & photoshop
In which city do you live or work and why?
Bristol. For its diversity of life, architecture, convenience & access to beautiful surrounding countryside
Do you work with other architects? How is the team set up?
We are a small but very capable team of Interior Architects, passionate in helping our commercial & private residential clients utilise their properties to gain maximum potential
Which architects, past or present, do you admire?
Santiago Calitrava & Zaha Hadid
In your professional philosophy, what comes first, function or form?
Function. Without it, a building is useless and because of that, ugly
For you, which new materials provoke the most interest?
Anything with colour, pattern & metallics. Preferably with recycled content
In the development of a project, do you feel closer to the client or to the public as a whole who will use the final product?
Completely depends on the project
The pharahons built pyramids, and bankers skyscrapers: will architecture always be a symbol of power?
Depends whether it's designed by a man or a woman. Contraversial I know!
Imagine your ideal house. Where would it be? What would it be like?
By the sea, in the countryside, old country mansion style
Spectacular architecture: do you believe that buildings are becoming more and more media phenomena?
Yes. Sadly buildings are being designed & built to feed egos of architects & developers
What would be your dream project at this moment?
Designing the complete interior of a 5+ star hotel abroad
Who is your favourite artist?
Which websites about architecture do you frequently visit?