Personal Touch To Our Seats Of Power
Architect and property developer
Scale rule and butter paper
FontanaArte Three Sixty Desk Light
It seems fitting that the man drawing up the plans for many of Perth’s new wave of high-rise buildings prefers to work standing up.
David Hillam, principal of Hillam Architects and director of Edge Visionary Living, prefers an open-plan office with sit-to-stand work stations, which he believes foster a collaborative workplace and break down barriers between staff.
On his own desk he keeps a succulent bowl – a reminder of the increasing trend towards incorporating natural elements into buildings – and a stack of reference books, including those of admired Japanese architects Tado Ando and Shin Takamatsu.
An architect-designed FontanaArte Three Sixty Desk Light illuminates Mr Hillam’s workspace, sitting in stark contrast to the old-school cale rule and butter paper that is never far from reach. “These are the tools of the trade,” he said.