Team ... let us introduce ourselves


Before establishing the design studio in 2006, Emilio completed an Arts Degree with Honours in Philosophy.  After undertaking part of his degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, he took the knowledge he gained from his Philosophy degree into the Architecture Faculty at the University of Melbourne. After graduating he worked in a number of small and medium sized practices with project experience ranging from one-off homes to child care centres to hotels. Since establishing Nest, the practice has become part of the architectural landscape of Melbourne and received several awards.

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Stephanie Kitingan


Stephanie joined Nest early 2014 with prior experience ranging from hospitality, cinema, residential projects and interiors. Before joining Nest, Stephanie travelled around Australia in a beat up 4-wheel drive and decided to complete her Masters of Architecture at the University of Melbourne, crafting her experience within the industry by involving herself in various projects surrounding the built environment. Inspired to work with people driven by social impact in any endeavour, she has participated in design and build projects in the Pilbara and Papua New Guinea, and concurrently also volunteers at CoDesign Studio, a community engagement social enterprise. She dabbles in furniture making and also teaches yoga during her spare time.

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James Flaherty

Registered Architect

Since graduating with a Masters of Architecture degree at the University of South Australia, James has worked at a number of small to medium sized practices throughout Australia working on projects nation wide. James has broad experience in a wide range of projects including primary and secondary educational projects, regional civic facilities, multiple residential and aged care projects. When he isn’t tinkering with woodwork in his spare time, he’ll likely be found trawling through record stores in Tokyo.

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Jacqueline O'Brien

Registered Architect

Jacqui joined Nest in early 2015, with experience ranging from curatorial and furniture design, residential, commercial, hospitality and retail interiors along with single and multiple residential design and urban planning. In 2013 she completed her Masters of Architecture with Distinction from RMITand for the past 4 years has worked in various architecture and interior focused practices, with her work receiving awards and being noted in several local and international publications. Jacqui’s design strength is an eye for detail that is most obviously expressed in finely crafted and well resolved interiors.

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Anna O'Toole

Registered Architect

Anna is the most recent member of the nest team. Since completing a Masters of Architecture, with distinction, at RMIT in 2012, Anna has worked across a board range of scales and briefs. Her experience includes; multi-residential, aged care, sporting facilities, urban planning, residential and heritage work. Anna has spent time volunteering overseas in architectural capacities and enjoys travelling the globe for inspiration in adaptable living & design efficiency.  When she isn’t at Nest or working on her historic cottage, she might be found playing beach volleyball, throwing pottery or training for a marathon.

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