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blake challen

SENIOR ARCHITECT

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With more than 20 years of experience in the architecture industry and 13 years as a registered architect, Blake has delivered a considerable number of projects across residential, education, health, seniors living, retail, commercial, defense, and master planning disciplines.

Blake enjoys the challenge of finding the optimal solution that each project's set of requirements brings and enjoys developing this in collaboration with the client, consultant, builder and authorities.

Blake typically works on intricate, large-scale projects and fulfills a project lead, design manager or project director role, with a particular focus on, design, coordination and communication. He also provides a depth of knowledge on construction detailing, standards and lateral solutions to project requirements.

Blake is experienced in stakeholder consultation, consultant coordination, and contract administration support. He enjoys working with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver quality outcomes.

Blake acknowledges the current industry challenges and provides a depth of knowledge for options to adapt to market challenges. He has a thorough, hands-on understanding of value management, alternative procurement methodologies, risk reduction, and current market supply and demand issues.

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ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE WORLD

Hard to pick but if I had to, I would say the German pavilion in Barcelona was something of a life experience. The city is beautiful, the people are great, and the pavilion is an amazing piece of modernism.

Otherwise anywhere in Italy.

IF I COULD SEE ANY MUSICIAN (PAST OR PRESENT) PERFORM LIVE, IT WOULD BE...

Freddie Mercury

WHEN I'M NOT AT WORK, I'M NORMALLY...

Relaxing with some vids while 3d modelling something to print, doing something nerdy, taking the kids to their next adventure or I’m renovating.  

MY CHILDHOOD DREAM JOB

Believe it or not, it was Architect. That or astronaut

IF I WON A MILLION DOLLARS, I WOULD...

Move to Italy and get fat eating pasta.

IF I WERE A CAR, I WOULD BE...

Ford Laser hatch back – can run on an oily rag and you can build a house out of the back of it, usually needs something fixed but doesn’t affect its performance.

IF I WASN'T AN ARCHITECT, I WOULD BE...

3d Artist or something in industrial design/ furniture design

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