Jonathan founded +Spicer after spending many years working internationally in various fields to become senior Associate at his previous firm in Sydney. Working in high end residential and enjoying the role as senior Project Architect in the commercial space delivering a complete package of services. He brought with him valuable experience and knowledge developed through the many Design n Construct projects they produced for nearly a decade.
A global Architect, Jonathan spent many years learning from the various countries he has lived extensively in and travelled to throughout the past two decades. These different cultural settings brought with it new lifestyle philosophies and informed different ways to plan and see design as he worked on projects for various clients whilst living in Japan, Greece and the Netherlands.
Closer to home projects include high-end residential houses and holiday homes as well as resorts in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, and Indonesia. Spicer architecture continues to carve out a distinctive and sort after style.
Our design philosophy is simple, clean and functional.
When it comes to designing spaces, our approach is not just to look at how the spaces will be used but how a series of events can be made effortless by the way these spaces connect. Our lifestyles are all different, and we generally alter the way we move, function, entertain and relax day to day due to the constraints set by spaces we occupy.
Take a step back, and work through what is important... our individual philosophy about how we relax, eat, or how we entertain, where and when we like to communicate with others or where we can hide away and read a book. We all have our own thoughts on how this could be made easier, how we would like to function as opposed to how we do currently.
This allows us to tell a new story, one that is custom made to our future vision. Taking these ideas, we can generate a design that is not just a series of spaces but a beautiful representation of how we prefer to interact, move and relax. It’s a story of you, your lifestyle, your way.
Sara joined Spicer Architecture in February 2021 after building an international portfolio spanning over 7 years in different Architectural practices. Her education and experiences come from Italy, Holland, England and Australia. Most of Sara's residential experience was gained working as a Project Architect on high end projects across London. As a Project Architect she worked closely with the clients and consultants to design unique and functional designs whilst ensuring a smooth and on-time construction process.
As a passionate traveler, Sara has studied and worked globally refining her design principles along the way. Closely studying the way people live and interact with the built environment across the world she developed a philosophy focussing on the narrative and functionality of each space she designs. Sara’s love for heritage has influenced much of her work where she effortlessly blends modern and functional architecture with the beauty of our historical buildings.
Key principles guiding Sara’s attitude work are to listen, understand and communicate. The importance of developing the deign closely with the client to respond to their needs is the driving force of every new project. With a can-do attitude and a positive demeanour Sara enjoys working with the clients personally and giving all she has.