Aimee Goodwin and Louis Gadd met in London where they were both working as architects in larger practices. They had a strong desire to embark on the challenge of private practice and thought that they possessed the requisite skills to make a good partnership. They made the decision to move to Melbourne, Aimee’s home town, in late 2011 to establish their architectural practice, Project 12 Architecture.
Aimee completed a Bachelor of Planing and Design, Bachelor of Property and Construction and Bachelor of Architecture, with honours at the University of Melbourne. She has over 14 years experience working for a number of award winning practices in both Melbourne and London. During this time she was involved in the design and delivery of a range of high end residential, retail and large scale commercial projects. Aimee also tutors regularly at The University of Melbourne in both construction and design subjects.
Louis graduated from the renowned Architectural Association in London, where he was a scholarship student. His alma mater is well known for its strongly theoretical teaching and for the avant garde work that it produces. He has maintained his connection with academia through teaching on the Master of Architecture programme at the University of Melbourne since arriving in Melbourne.
Practice Culture & Philosophy
With a predominantly residential project base, Project 12 Architecture understands that whether it’s a tiny renovation or new build home, the undertaking is often one of the most significant investments their clients will make.
Projects are often developed and discussed over the kitchen table, ensuring that the individual requirements of each client are met as they evolve. Both Aimee and Louis work in tandem on projects, as opposed to being sole authors, bringing the benefits and insight from their individual experience. By establishing close working relationships with clients, builders and consultants the practice has delivered a number of projects which respond to key criteria of budget, site, program, whilst still demonstrating the importance of good design.
The practice seeks to arrive at considered and appropriate outcomes, tailored to the needs of the client, that still speak to broader contemporary practice.