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People

Currently the core Bligh Graham team includes Chris Bligh, Sonia Graham, Daniel Hall and Heidi Neilsen. This highly experienced and dedicated team has over 70 years combined experience in the industry. Each project is worked on collaboratively in a studio environment and personally managed from beginning to end.  The practice has established strong relationships with supporting consultants, including engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, and skilled builders and trades people.  We are able to draw upon the expertise and advice of all these players to create outstanding sustainable and holistic solutions.  The practice is an Australian Institute of Architects A+  member and accordingly maintains a high level of continued professional development.

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Chris Bligh — Director

B Arch (Hons I) M Arch (UBC) AIA A+

Chris is a third generation architect who has been working in the industry for over 25 years. Along with Sonia, Chris directs Bligh Graham Architects and is closely involved in all projects from start to finish. His passion for the outdoors is reflected in his sensitive approach to design and a concern for getting the fundamentals of a design right. Chris' commitment to architecture is reflected

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in his obtaining a Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture from the University of British Columbia.  He has been involved in local Universities regularly over the years and with the Institute of Architects Awards program.

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Sonia Graham — Director

B Arts Env Des (TAS) B Arch (Hons) A+

Sonia brings her passion for holistic living to bear on creating design solutions that encompass a whole of life view. Drawing on her broad experience she seeks solutions that are not only practical and enduring, but fun and uplifting. Personal research into alternative housing, environmental design and edible landscapes accompany a long career following graduation from

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the University of Tasmania in 1993.  As a fellow Director, Sonia is involved in all office projects.

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Heidi Nielsen — Architect

B Des M Arch (QUT) A+

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Daniel Hall — Architect

B Des M Arch (QUT) A+