People

STEVE ANDREA

Steve started Steve Andrea Architecture in 2005. He is born and bred in Canberra and studied architecture at the University of Canberra, graduating in 1998. He then moved to Sydney where he worked for several firms before spending 6 years with Wolff Architecture where he became an Associate Director and was responsible for running a wide range of projects from medium density developments in the Eastern Suburbs to a high rise unit block in Charlestown.

Steve is a registered architect in both the ACT and NSW and is an active member of the Australian Institute of Architects. From humble beginnings Steve has grown the business into a vibrant company with a growing client base that enjoys many return clients as well as a healthy referral stream.

LUCY KANE

Lucy joined SAA in 2011 bringing with her a broad range of skills and experience in the industry from working on a vast range of projects. Lucy grew up in Canberra and studied architecture first at the University of Canberra and then at the University of NSW. Lucy graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honours in 1995.

Lucy practiced in Sydney for 4 years working on education projects for St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill and multiple infrastructure projects with Lend Lease such as the Sydney International Airport train link. She moved to London in 1999 and worked for a large architecture and urban design practice for 9 years. While there, she worked on many mixed-use regeneration projects across the UK and Europe for both private and government clients. On her way back to Australia, Lucy lived in Dubai working for the government development agency Limitless.

Lucy still loves travel but is very happy living in Canberra with her large family.

SAM GRAVES

Sam is a Canberra local and has been with us since 2014. Sam has twice now tried to leave us for more exotic locations but the pull of Canberra and SAA keeps bringing him back.

Sam studied for his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Canberra. Whilst studying he worked with Guida Moseley Brown Architects from 2010-2013, working on projects such as the Canberra International Airport and Parliament House Upgrades. In 2016 Sam worked for EPR Architects in London. During his time there he worked on Heritage Projects such as the Hotel Russell and the Old War Office in Whitehall.

Whilst with SAA, Sam has worked on many projects in the office that have gone on to win awards. Our clients enjoy working with him and the fresh perspective he brings to a project. Since returning at the start of 2017 Sam has reclaimed his rightful place in control of music in the office.

COURTNEY THOO

Courtney started with SAA in 2016 on a part-time basis while she completes her undergraduate architecture degree at University of Canberra.  She is passionate about residential architecture and enjoys combining her professional development with her academic studies, bringing her knowledge of everything new and cutting-edge into the office on a regular basis.