THE A TEAM
April 4, 2014
As business goes from strength-to-strength, the Tobias Partners studio keeps expanding! We’ve added four new team members this year, all from highly commendable backgrounds and practices. We’ll introduce them in two installments : here, meet Kyra and Julia…
Kyra Thomas studied architecture at The University of Sydney before completing a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University in New York City. With a love of all things Scandinavian, she is fascinated by the manipulation of light in space. Kyra’s an avowed minimalist and is inspired by the work of Mies van der Rohe, John Pawson and the Californian modernists.
Julia Cumines studied architecture at the University of Technology (Sydney). She is interested in disaster relief work and when hearing about the East Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster, traveled to Japan to do volunteer work with Shigeru Ban and assisted with the paper tube partition structures for evacuation facilities. Julia loves Japanese architecture – Tadao Ando, Sou Fujimoto, Kazuyo Sejima, Shigeru Ban – and the way they utilize minimal spaces to maximum result.