Architects’ Office Just Steps From Their Home
Name: Heidi Seemann and Peter Rush of Seemann Rush Architects
Ages: 51 and 50
Occupation: Residential architects
Location: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Seemann and Rush have been architects for more than two decades. They met in Germany while working at an architectural firm and have two boys, Julian, 14, and Oliver, 17.
When the lease on their Sydney warehouse workspace came to an end, the couple took on the challenge of building a shared studio in their backyard so they could work near their teenage boys. Studio construction commenced in 2013 and was completed in two months.
Seemann’s favorite piece of furniture is the white lamp on her desk that she restored when she was a teenager. It serves as a reminder of how styles are constantly recycled.
It’s not only in the office that the couple are aware of their environmental footprint; they also like to keep car use to a minimum by riding their bikes to meetings and site visits. “Not commuting to an office is a bonus for us and for the environment,” Seemann says.