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Christina Zigouras

Principal

Christina Zigouras, principal, has substantial knowledge and experience as a building designer. She is a member of the Design Matters (BDAV) and a Registered Building Practitioner (DPAD). Design Plan Document was established in 2008.

At DPD, we are a professional, customer oriented building design practice.

Together with the CHI Building Design Studio network, there is over 35 years of experience to draw from.

Merewalesi Prichett

Merewalesi Prichett

Permit Documentation

Merewalesi started her studies in Tasmania, studying a Bachelor of Environmental Design Architecture, before moving to Melbourne and finishing her studies at Deakin with a Bachelor of Architecture. On completion of her studies she gained industry experience working as a project manager for a construction company, manufacturing pre-fabricated bathrooms.

In 2016, Merewalesi’s mother’s Island of Fiji was devastated by Cyclone Winston. Merewalesi visiting Fiji in 2019 and saw first-hand the destruction and impacts the cyclone had on her family. Her visit sparked a dedicated interest for sustainable emergency housing.

Merewalesi’s design principles are embedded with values of community, sustainability, and helping those who are vulnerable.

Experience

Our industry is constantly changing and sometimes it is a challenge to keep up with it.

Being a member of the Design Matters (BDAV) is a way of keeping sure that I am up to date with industry changes. As a registered building practitioner, I am also informed of updates to the National Construction Code on a regular basis via Victorian Building Authority seminars and newsletters.

Of course trade shows are always a fun way to keep up to date with the latest building technology and materials on offer.

Philosophy

I’d take wisdom over youth anyday.

I can never quite understand why there is age discrimination in our workforce. The humility, understanding and experience you gain with age in all aspects of your life are valuable commodities to understanding others.

Integrity has become the most attractive personal quality that I look for in others and consequently a trait that I value of myself. Put simply having integrity is following through on what you promise to deliver. What I say, I do. Very simple.

And I like to get involved…. I like to advocate for fairness.
  • In 2014 I stood for a seat in the Victorian State Election. Proudly I achieved the largest swing in metro Melbourne by standing up for access to public schools.
  • Helping to stand up against the sale of public housing in Victoria.
  • Currently working to help another progressive voice get elected in Melbourne’s North.
  • Support other women in business through networking and trade.
“I have worked with Christina on a number of projects and each time she has shown a remarkable ability to both meet and exceed the client’s requirements by producing a design that, without exception, has more than fulfilled the clients’ expectations. I look forward to working with Christina again soon.”

– Colin / Property Manager

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