After working in the property industry for many years as a Registered Architect, Nikki saw the pain points many people face when embarking on a renovation or new build. It's technical, creatively infinite, expensive and enduring. She saw the need for a cost effective design solution that addressed these burning questions head on, enabling her Clients to be empowered and informed about their next steps. She's passionate about making good Architecture accessible, no matter the location, brief or budget. Identifying this need, in 2019 Nikki founded Test Before You Invest: a fast, affordable and honest dialogue about the potential of your property.
It's like having an Architect on tap!
At Test Before You Invest, we believe communication is the most important part of Architecture, as it welcomes the Client to be a part of the journey, and helps to provide transparency for all the Client unknowns. Not only do we listen, but we make you feel listened to. We are here to make a complex and technical process easy to understand.
Our approach to design and planning is different. Many architects lie on either end of the spectrum: Too design focused to respect the budget, or too commercially driven to respect the design. With a foundation of experience in design and commercial practices, we bring the best of both worlds together, designing quality developments with commercial awareness.
Nikki is a Registered Architect and the Director of Test Before You Invest. With fifteen years experience, Nikki has worked at leading Architecture design practices across Australia, studying at the University of Sydney, Australia and Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Sweden. Nikki's passionate about offering a new approach to Architecture that responds to what people really need: a high quality service that's accessible, affordable, easy to engage with, that commits to the principals of quality design and delivery.
Bachelor of Design in Architecture (USYD)
Master of Architecture (USYD)
NSW ARB Registered Architect 10035
Brad brings an eye for design that's unparalleled. With over fifteen years experience in Architecture, Brad leads our full Architectural service projects. With every job Brad seeks to use strategic planning with intensive design explorations to workshop the design with each Client. Brad values the presentation of ideas through visualisations and narrative as the most effective means of communicating design. His in depth knowledge of residential projects in Sydney, particularly homes of heritage significance, is an invaluable asset to the team.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Architecture (UNSW)
Master of Architecture (UNSW)
Tegan has over 8 years of Town Planning experience in both the public and private sector, specialising in residential and mixed-use development. Tegan provides our Clients with strategic legislative advice, pre or post purchase. With a strong background in project management and a keen eye for detail, she has a proven track record of successfully leading projects from conception to approval.
Bachelor of Development Studies (UoN)
Master of Planning (UNSW)
With over 7 years experience in Operations and Accounts Management, Ben drives sustainable growth and development at Test Before You Invest. Ben works to continually improve and streamline our business operations, to ensure we offer our Clients the most affordable, high quality and fast-paced service possible. With a passion for problem solving, Ben brings a resourceful and innovatory mindset to the team.