DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
As a Director of LAD I'm extremely proud of our team & practice. With over 25 years design experience, I thrive on the challenges & variety this industry presents. I'm passionate about all things architecture, and couldn't think of a more rewarding career!
Outside of LAD I love to travel & spend time at the beach. My latest passion is surfing (really badly!)
DIRECTOR & OFFICE MANAGER
As a Director of LAD my focus is to ensure that our clients receive excellent service & architectural design advice! I'm committed to creating a professional office environment, where clients feel relaxed & comfortable discussing their design dreams.
Personally, I'm obsessed with the grand slam tennis circuit! I love down time with my family & the chaotic life that goes with having 3 crazy & uber energetic young boys.
My passion lies in seeing a design come to life through the power of 3D modelling. I love to work with new design ideas and technologies, and pay close attention to the structural aspects of projects to create architecture for our clients that 'ticks all their boxes'.
I have over 20 years experience in the architectural industry & am passionate about this profession!
I enjoy spending quality time with family, relaxing with my dogs, summer sports and love good food.
CAD TECHNICIAN & PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
It's amazing what good design, innovation and cost effectiveness can achieve. I enjoy seeing clients get the most out of their projects by using leading edge materials that are aesthetically appealing as well as practical and economical.
Socialising is one of my favourite hobbies - going out with friends or catching up with family.
AIMEE VAN DER HOEVEN
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER & INTERIOR DESIGNER
Making client's visions a reality is my passion! Design is one part thinking, nine parts feeling. Its an emotional response to the world around us, an attempt to create something magical that reflects who we are & who we want to be. Design is about intelligently questioning how we live, what we need to live well & dreaming up unconventional ways to create soulful spaces that really matter to us.
Outside of LAD, I'm a lover of coffee, the wild west coast and long Sunday walks on the beach. Well travelled, gregarious & devoted to making precious memories with family and friends.
I have a passion for innovative, sustainable architecture that provides clients with a building they can be proud of! I enjoy being part of a team & industry that can turn people's dreams into a reality.
Outside of work I like reading and catching up with friends. I am also a keen amateur triathlete and can be found out swimming, biking or running.
The constantly evolving architectural industry never ceases to amaze me! Being able to harness a simple or complex idea & apply it to an architectural project, along with adding elements that reflect the personalities of our clients, is so rewarding. It’s great to see the boundaries being pushed with sustainable cost effective homes too.
I love a game of golf on a sunny Sunday and playing rugby (when I’m not injured). I also enjoy keeping fit and heading down to the local gym in my spare time.
3D VISUALISATION SPECIALIST & CAD TECHNICIAN
Architectural visualisation is the perfect blend between art and science; because to understand colours, you must first understand light. Through the use of computer softwares, we can often mimic reality, and it is always incredibly rewarding to see the clients' reactions when their projects come to life.
As an avid technologist, I am always tinkering with computers and other electronics. Otherwise you will find me relaxing (sometimes singing) to good music or volunteering at local charities.