MICHAEL BELL – PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
B Arch, UTS. Reg Arch NSW 6335 Vic 6492
Michael grew up in rural Victoria and Melbourne, and completed high school in Sydney. He studied at Hawkesbury Agricultural College before completing his architecture degree at the University of Technology, Sydney. This rural background allows Michael to think resourcefully, and his love of architecture as a language comes from extensive travel and appreciating buildings both old and new across the globe.
Michael takes a pragmatic sensibility into his life and work, implementing successful processes learned in his early years of architecture at Stephenson & Turner, and Michael Suttor Architects; processes that lead to tangible outcomes.
MICHELE BELL – INTERIOR DECORATION AND DESIGN
Assoc Dip Business Management, Dip Interior Design
Michele enjoys working with colour and light, and has a particular love of fabrics, pattern and texture. She believes we all deserve to be surrounded by beautiful things, and that fabric, form and function can have a huge impact on our mood. A sunny day fills us with happiness and a beautiful interior can have the same effect. Every interior is a mirror to the personality, people or brand that inhabits the building within which it sits.
Bringing a creative energy to interior projects, Michele derives enormous satisfaction from providing services for both commercial and residential clients.
NATZIB GKIOUL – ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN
B Arch, Sofia, M Arch, Sofia
Natzib brings over twenty five years of experience on a variety of projects in both public and private sectors, from luxury residential, multi-unit residential and industrial to interior design of theatres, cinemas, and commercial buildings to rebuilding and reconstruction. Through this exposure to different project types, Natzib has an understanding and appreciation for the level of detail required at Michael Bell Architects.
Natzib’s early life and education was in Afghanistan before relocating to Bulgaria where he completed his Bachelor of Architecture and then Masters degree. Natzib subsequently settled in Greece where he was able to work on a wide range of projects from concept to construction, initially assisting lead architects and then leading his own team. There, he also utilised his skills in hand rendering and colouring of design presentations for clients. Eventually Natzib moved to Australia where is has continued to further his career.
An amazing 6 languages are part of Natzib’s repertoire; English, Greek, Bulgarian, Dari, Pashto and Persian.
Natzib makes a significant contribution to the ongoing success of Michael Bell Architects. He has recently become an Australian citizen, and loves to return to Europe whenever possible to visit friends and family.
ROBYN WHITE – ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE SUPPORT
Robyn comes from a landscape design background having worked for several years with Peter Fudge Gardens. She has a good understanding of the building process and the importance of a building within its landscape. This, coupled with her excellent organisational and time management skills have rendered Robyn as a valuable part of the MBA team.