Network: The Social Scaffold

NETWORK aims to collate the processes involved in designing a pavillion-like structure that create a space in which people feel simultaneously surrounded by, and completely detached from, the digital and physical connections of the world around them. This study was born out of the ashes of crumpled up and burnt drawings depicting conceptual thoughts around the experience of inhabiting Wellington’s Civic Square. As the influence of the Square itself loses momentum, the transient nature of the invisible webs connecting people to place come to the foreground. Illustrations, diagrams and dreams come together to debate the place for concrete and consience in our interconnected city. As NETWORK focuses on digital and physical connectivity across the land, both physical and digital technologies have been explored and exploited, and ultimately woven into the formal iterative process to produce a pavillion worth listening to.


I am an architecture graduate living in Wellington, New Zealand.

I completed my Bachelors in Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington in 2022 and have since been travelling and working in a range of fields. 

Over the past two years, I have gained experience in architectural drafting and design, manufacturing and building. I am available for full-time work in Architecture.


Te Aro Depression Recovery Trust: Design and drawing

Creative assistance and consultancy in spatial design of a new depression recovery centre.


Freelance: Residential Property Draughting 

Producing floor plans of residential buildings for Real Estate companies. Including site visits, measuring of spaces, drawing and digital draughting.


Gerard Dombroski Workshop: Furniture-making

Design assistance and furniture manufacturing. Design, drawing, planning, metalworking, soldering and assembling.


tel: +64 21 141 5998

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