IA Design Associate Designer Leith Rees was selected as a guest judge and industry leader on the latest Channel 10 design series, Australia By Design.
Leith Rees was selected as one of Western Australia’s top interior designers and industry leaders to decide what is Western Australia’s ultimate architectural statement of the year. The Channel 10 series is a unique architectural show that exhibits the very best projects from across the country. Hosted by NSW’s renowned architect, Tim Horton (@timhorton_).
Leith features on the show alongside Ken Slattery (Cement & Concrete Aggregates Australia), Matt Lloyde (BlueScope Building Components), Ed Knight (Knisco), Aidan Mawhinney (Living Edge), Basil Georgiou (Jackson McDonald), Niki Peinke (Property Exchange), Alex Campbell (Tallwood Constructions) and Adam Di Marco (The Urban Developer).
The properties that the panel reviewed represented some of Perth’s leading designers and architects, showcasing a variety of work from private homes, schools and retail through to civic projects and covering a number of construction methods. The panellists all came from different disciplines within the construction and design industry, providing a different point of view when reviewing the properties and making the final recommendation. I loved the experience of being on the Australia by Design judging panel.
– Leith Rees
Leith’s design experience has been gained in corporate design and construction, primarily in the Perth and Melbourne markets over the past 18 years. Leith’s extensive involvement in projects and construction oversight has given her the skills needed to meet the needs of the client and the business, while successfully balancing these needs with the demands of the project.
Leith’s design style is based on excellent space planning, simplicity of form, strong use of colour with a focus on quality finishes and attention to detail. Coupled with a very high standard of documentation. Leith delivers project outcomes which successfully marry cost, functionality and client satisfaction
About Australia By Design
Australia By Design is a unique architectural show that exhibits the very best projects from across the country. Each state and territory gets to show off their best pieces of architecture, which spans across residential homes, office spaces, public places and more. A jury of the most senior and advanced architects, engineers, suppliers, property lawyers and other adjacent fields come together to rank the projects from 10 to one, awarding the top prize to a project that is deemed Australia’s architectural statement of the year.
Hosting the entire series is renowned architect Tim Horton, the Registrar of the NSW Architecture Board. Accompanying him on the journey is all the top government architects who are presenting the projects on the show.
Each property is a contender to be in the finale episode, counting down the very best of the best architectural statements of the year. The judges are looking for certain things, like how the architecture speaks to its climate and landscape, whether the architect adhered to the owner’s vision, if the architect adhered to financial budgets and products used are conducive to protecting the environment.