Collaboration on the practice of interior design, architecture and multi disciplinary consulting
There are many interior design and architecture blogs that feature new and beautiful projects, products, art and design inspiration, both Australian and international. This blog aims to be something different. A place to discuss the process and practice of interior design and interior architecture. Over the years I have been writing this blog, the common thread of these posts is the practice and future of work – both as a place and the processes of working within the AEC industry – and the impacts of technology upon both.
A place where people who are interested in the process and practice of interior design can gather to share their experiences and advice. Not just for interior designers and architects, but for anyone involved in the process of creating interiors – engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors, sustainability consultants and clients. Anyone who wants to collaborate and contribute something worthwhile.
A place inspired by the idea of collaboration, the name The Midnight Lunch comes from a phrase used by one of history’s greatest innovators and collaborators – Thomas Edision.
About Ceilidh Higgins
An accomplished and skilled interior designer with experience in workplace strategy, design and implementation. Ceilidh’s speciality is work – both the places we work and the way we work. Ceilidh works across workplace strategy and design, delivering workplace projects from as small as 5 people through to upwards of 1000 people. Ceilidh is the Interior Design Leader for Custance Associates leading their team delivering workplace and educational projects.
For more than 15 years, Ceilidh has lead the design and delivery of significant office fitout projects for a variety of clients in private companies, government and defence sectors as well as a range of other interior design projects in education, laboratories, healthcare, and transport sectors. Ceilidh spent many years working for a large multi disciplinary consulting company of over 5,000 staff where she was responsible for delivering internal workplaces as well as work for external clients. Alongside a high level of service integration, this experience gives her a unique client side view of the interior design project process and expectations, as well as an understanding of the business side of working within a large company.
Ceilidh is also active within both the green building and the BIM communities. Ceilidh was an early adopter of Revit for interior design and is a well known presenter at BiLT (formerly RTC). You might also know her alter ego “Stu BIMinions”. In 2017 she joined the BILT ANZ organizing committee after many years as regular speaker at RTC both in Australia and internationally. In recent years, Ceilidh’s presentations have focused on the future of work -combining her knowledge of work as a place with speculating on the impacts of technology on processes of working within the AEC industry.
As well as writing this blog, Ceilidh has been commissioned to write articles for the Association of Consulting Architects Australia and Parlour as well as contributing to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Construction. She is also available for interview or comment on any of the topics covered in this blog.
Ceilidh’s work brings together her background studying architecture, experience in project management and business grounded in an understanding of human well being, green buildings and technology with a flair for design.
Visit Ceilidh on Linkedin or Behance to find out more about her work and see her project portfolio.