Teresa Wuersching, Architect.

Private Practice – present

Prior to a full time role in developing ptma Architecture, Teresa managed a part time role in Peter’s practice and part time roles in other practices including Thalassa a local Gold Coast Interior Design practice.

All this was achieved while raising a growing tribe of little scribblers (that’s the plural of young children borne of architects.  Poor buggers.)

During this period Teresa’s experience includes a range of different interests:

  • Lecturing in Architectural subjects at Griffith University
  • Tutoring design subjects at Griffith and QUT

Sustainable Design Practices

Through 20 years of her career in architecture, Teresa has pursued various aspects surrounding sustainable design.

This includes:

  • working on the Sustainable House Project in Toowoomba as part of the nationwide Sustainable Home Project (while at Gall and Medek)  Sustainable Home Project was a National Initiative, adopted on a council by council basis.
  • public speaking engagements including to forum for Women in Business.

Architectural Office Experience Between 1998 and 2017

Teresa gained valuable experience in different project roles, including working as Project Architect and preparing detailed documentation packages for other Brisbane and Gold Coast based Architecture companies, and Thalassa a Gold Coast based Interior Design practice.

This included

3 years at BDA Architects (Gold Coast) 2015-present

Teresa established a positive working relationship with BDA architects which continues today.

In her time at the office in a full time capacity Teresa role included services primarily relating to multi-residential townhouse and apartment projects.  This included detailed construction documentation packages, planning approval packages and the like.

5 years at Gall and Medek Architects, 2002-2007

Gall and Medek was as boutique practice with a strong focus on Sustainability in Architecture, and challenging the status quo in design and construction.  Founders Jim Gall and Bruce Medek have moved on to their own independent practices, and have had strong present in supporting both the profession in the community (Board and Institute of Architects) and the education of the profession (lecturing and mentoring roles at universities)

Teresa worked on a range of projects, including; multi-residential projects, home design, and small commercial projects.

4 years at Ceccato Hall and Associates, Architects 1998-2002

In her time here Teresa engaged from concept design through to end of construction on a range of residential projects.  This includes home designs, townhouses and apartment design, and also assisted with documentation services on larger scale commercial and industrial projects.

 

Some of the relationships established in those earlier offices, both in the offices and clients, have endured as friends through to today.

University – 2005

Teresa attended Queensland University of Technology (QUT) until 2005, obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture.  She has been working in architectural office since 2002, and can’t believe that she has been out of school longer than she was in school.  This is a shock which will pass either with passage of time, or with poor memory as she ages.

Teresa Wuersching is registered as an architect in Queensland (registration no 4791).