We recently welcomed Interior Designer Sophia Cooke to S9.
Working across small to large scale firms, before running her own design consultancy, she brings with her a strong portfolio spanning across workplace, defence and residential sectors. With a key focus on the design and delivery of projects, client briefing, documentation, and compliance – she enjoys touching the different aspects of a project’s lifecycle.
To Sophia, Interior Design is all about people. She loves working alongside clients, finding fulfillment in adding value to their surroundings and bringing their vision to life.
Sophia was appointed to S9 to assist in growing the studio’s Healthcare sector. Since joining the team, she has worked closely alongside Senior Associate and Interior Designer, Emma Wight on key health projects across Adelaide.
“There’s unique opportunity to be uncovered within the health sector – it’s a fascinating space and I’m discovering a lot.”
Sophia’s journey to becoming an Interior Design has been different to most as she first studied Anthropology at Adelaide University.
She discovered her passion for design when renovating her first home in Sydney. “We took the bare basics of a house (I mean, the bare basics), and transformed it into a space we were proud to call our home. We kept renovating the houses we lived in, and I really enjoyed the process”.
Deciding to formalise her practical experience, she left her career working as a recruitment consultant, taking a leap to study Interior Design at TAFE. She was awarded the Student Award when she finished in 2013 and continued her studies in Interior Architecture at the University of South Australia graduating with Honours in workplace design.
Working in a studio environment and on a varied project portfolio was a major drawcard in coming to S9.
“I’ve always aspired to working in a studio. I’ve been following Studio Nine for about 10 years now and observed the sophistication in their work. I can see thought, care and experience poured into every project.”
“I’m surrounded by an experienced team who are a powerhouse of knowledge, wisdom & experience – it’s a real gift for a designer.”
Welcome to S9 Sophia, we’re excited to have you on board!