Principal and director of Sydney-based architecture studio Furtado Sullivan Sandra Furtado talks about what it’s like working as an architect under a lockdown situation with an economy that’s in hibernation and an industry desperately trying to keep going under the most unusual and trying of socio-economic conditions.

Furtado gives us an insight into how things are at present and where they may well end up when the situation eventually starts to change back to what we would consider as being much more normal.

Sandra Furtado

Born and educated in Portugal, Sandra has lived and worked in Italy, The Netherlands, Cape Verde, and China before settling in Australia in 2005. In Sydney, she has been intrinsically involved in notable large-scale projects including 8 Chifley and the Barangaroo Masterplan and International Towers. Since 2015, Sandra has been the Design Lead on the One Circular Quay hotel, working in collaboration with Kengo Kuma and Associates, where she drives the vision and design aspirations on the development.