EP 4 - Healthy homes better for people & the planet
Michael Leung - Architect from Balanced Earth
Michael Leung has had a passion for architecture since the age of sixteen, when he started working in an architectural firm in the UK. He then went on to university to study architecture.
Michael became a UK registered architect in March 2000. He has 30 years experience in architecture and project management.
For 8 years, his primary focus was property development and project management for commercial, residential and hospitality projects in Australia and the South Pacific.
During this phase he started Lausanne Property's Sydney office and headed up Andrew Forrest's Private Minderoo Property Group in Perth building over $300m of projects.
Michael has worked at prominent architectural practices like TP Bennett, KSS in London and Hassell Architects in Sydney designing and delivering a variety of interesting and exciting commercial projects.
He has also run his own design and building businesses for many years and completed a variety of quality design projects over the years.
Michael has been involved in commercial, residential and hospitality projects in Australia, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Vanuatu. He has worked alongside high profile clients and prominent hotel brands, including building Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Property Group, Paspaley Projects, GHM hotels, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt, Alila Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and Malmaison Hotels. Many of these projects have won design awards and been published. (Listed below in Awards)
Michael brings leadership and design experience with a wealth of construction delivery knowledge to all his projects. He has recently delivered major projects like the international award winning Musters Residences; The Indian Ocean Suites MBA award winning; The Baynton Residences; Minderoo Homestead all in WA, Further afield The Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, The Rottnest Island and Ningaloo reef resort design projects have taken his work and experience to new levels.
Michael now prefers designing and building more healthy and sustainable homes with their team at Balanced Earth and has set up home and business in Byron Bay.
Balanced Earth have won awards for designs of Skyfarm, Goninan Hemp houses, Cape Byron Steiner School as well as many other unique residential projects.
Balanced Earth provide end to end project management from the design of your project to the build.