Michelle is the Architectural Designer at Leonard Construction & Design
Michelle is creative but practical: she’ll ensure that your building project is as functional as it is beautiful.
The first person you’ll meet at Leonard Construction & Design will probably be Michelle at your initial consultation. She’ll find out exactly what you want and need from your project, so she can then translate what you need into “builder talk” for the construction team. And if you don’t already have plans drawn up, Michelle will create them for you.
Michelle’s experience in working with cutting-edge drafting software began in 2005, and she’s worked for some of NZ’s largest architectural firms. However, Michelle actually started drawing pretend house plans when she was just 8 years old – it’s what she does for fun as well as for work!
For you, this means she’s a real whizz at bringing your building ideas to life: as well as drawing up concept plans and final designs, she’ll also create 3D models so you can virtually walk through your new or remodelled space. This is a real asset for clients who find it hard to visualise plans.
“Thank you, Michelle, for your great work in planning and designing our extension: your consultations helped guide us in the right direction and you were also open to our suggestions, which was important to us. All the work you put into the Resource and Building Consents was appreciated and thank you for always being willing to explain the building terms and codes to us, it really was crucial for us to have a good understanding of these things especially being first time renovators. We are so very pleased with the final product, thank you!”
Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies as well as a National Diploma in Architectural Technology, is a Licensed Building Practitioner, and is a member of Architectural Designers New Zealand.