From their Bellingen studio, Fisher Design + Architecture have created a portfolio of work which is progressive, engaging, and appropriate for the region. John Saxby visits the studio to find the inspiration behind the practice.
Fisher Design + Architecture’s studio looks out across the lush green paddocks that surround the northern New South Wales town of Bellingen, but the creative team at work – led by husband and wife Anna and Christian Fisher – remains connected to the wider design and architecture community. “We offer the knowledge, expertise and experience of a large, urban studio, with the personal service of a small, country practice,” says Christian, a registered architect with over 20 years’ experience.
With a depth of experience ranging from renovations, new homes and multi-unit projects, to commercial buildings and public spaces, Christian and Anna provide a direct and professional service, creating design solutions and living environments that enhance their clients’ lives.
Anna Fisher is a senior level graphic designer with extensive experience in branding and packaging, interpretive signage design, public art and environmental graphics. “We encourage creative input from our clients and collaborate with other designers, artists and consultants to integrate landscape, artworks and built form” Anna says.
The studio reflects the couples design focus, filled with inspiring artwork, models and mock-ups, industry awards – the practice won the 2012 Premiers Prize at the AIA NSW Country Division Awards – project display panels, and design books. “While each project is tailored to meet the needs of the client, their brief and their budget,” Christian says, “We aim to inspire our clients to create projects which are innovative and engaging, while being affordable and functional.”