Hilary Scully graduated from Auckland University, School of Architecture in 1987. Before launching a practice with Carolyn in 1996, she worked in both New Zealand, and in the UK for four years, specialising in residential and aged care projects.
Hilary has undertaken post graduate study at the University of North London obtaining the Royal Institue of British Architects qualification; RIBA. She is a graduate of the 2005 NZ Architecture Masterclass run by the Architecture Foundation of Australia. She and Carolyn were finalists for the 2014 Architecture + Women NZ Munro Diversity Award.
Hilary has completed several renovations and a new home for her own family in Kingsland and Sandringham, combining her skills with her husband’s – a respected Auckland builder – to create environments suitable for them and that of their three children. Her home in Kingsland won an NZIA Residential New Home Award, a New Kitchen Award, was short-listed for Home of the Year, finalist in the Resene Interior and Exterior colour awards and was featured in Architecture NZ and Your Home & Garden magazines.
Hilary has a keen eye for detail and is a skillful space planner. These skills are particularly valuable to clients in their residential projects but additionally have cleverly transformed commercial spaces creating drama and intrigue resulting in both retail and interior design awards. She has a special interest in providing quality environments for our elderly and has experience working with LifeMark design standards.
A self-confessed “foodie”, Hilary enjoys keeping up with the latest eating establishments, which informs the many parts of the design of our residential and hospitality work.