Meet our Director and Principal Architect:
Reine has spent her 20 year career based in Canberra and working on high performance, small scale, residential projects. She loves the problem solving and complexities of renovation projects, balancing client's briefs with their budget and working with their existing home.
Reine is passionate about improving the built environment - through high quality design, achieving occupant comfort through greater thermal performance and improving the function and liveability of homes.
Reine graduated from the University of Canberra in 2009, having received a commendation in the affordable sustainable delightful housing competition student category for a tiny 3m x 3m home she designed (before tiny homes were a thing!).
Reine has worked as a draftsperson for a local scaffolding company, for a frame and truss manufacturer, as a building designer designing project and spec homes for builders and as a graduate Architect in several local Architecture firms.
Reine spent many years working with Allan Spira Architect, a long standing and very well respected inner north firm with an established reputation in the design and management of residential projects.
Reine then joined the DNA Architects team, working on larger scale, high end townhouse developments and worked direct with builders on spec homes.
In 2017, Reine joined the Light House Architecture and Science team to utilise her energy assessor background and help produce quality, smaller, light filled and light footed designs. She worked there for 4 years as a project and associate architect, helping support a team of up to 16 staff in producing energy-efficient new homes and renovations.
In early 2021, having spent much of the 2020 pandemic working from home alongside Paul on projects for Light House, they decided to start their own firm - Tranquil Architecture.
Education + Licences
B.AppSci Architecture, UC 2006
Masters of Architecture, UC 2009
ACT Architect registration #2489 - 2013
NSW Architect registration #11463 - 2021
AIA Member #28357 - 2003
COLA ACT energy assessor #20111423 - 2011
Qualifications + Courses
91318NSW Thermal Performance Assessment (Residential) 2011
white card - ACT OH+S Construction induction 2010
Asbestos Awareness 2010
Liveable Housing course 2020
Revit Essentials 1 + 2 - BIM modelling 2011
Volunteer Roles + Workshops
Least House Necessary workshop support 2017
ACT Emerging Architects Network Co-chair 2014-2016
ACT Emerging Architects Network member 2011-2016
ACT Architects Small Practice Group member 2011-2016
ACT Architects Sustainability Committee member 2011-2016
Lead Design Canberra Emerging Architects bus tour 2016
Multidisciplinary Uni workshop in Milan, Italy, 2008
AUS/NZ Student Architecture congress committee 2009
Reine and Paul have a 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son.
They live in a 1960's courtyard home in Scullin with 2 dachshunds (Pepper and Fudge) and 3 chickens.
On weekends they can be found slowly landscaping their large garden, adventuring in the Snowy Mountains, enjoying trips to the beach or skiing during winter.