My name is Noel Freestone, and as of writing this, I am a third-year architecture student at the University of Canberra.
My first foray into the Built Environment started with the release of Windows 7, and the pre-installed “Architecture” wallpaper theme. From there, I became enamoured with the built environment and how it shapes our perception and understanding of ourselves, others, and our society.
Since then, I started studying architecture with the Building Design course at Lake Tuggeranong College, graduating with an award for excellence for that class.
Since starting my undergraduate degree, I’ve gravitated towards crafting complex and detailed 3D environments and structures using Rhino 6, and Computational Design and Environmental Analysis and Science through Grasshopper, Ladybug and Honeybee.
As of my third year, I am a volunteer Teacher Assistant (TA) for first-year Analysis Studio, as well as Studio 1.2. I enjoy helping students understand the built form and how spaces, forms, and function often influence our lives. I also teach students the practical skills such as material fabrication, model making, and 3D modelling/rendering that they need to know to make the most of architecture.
In my spare time, I enjoy stargazing with my AstroMaster 130, photography with a D5500, and a Minolta X-700, and computer engineering and science.
I also enjoy baking, cooking and spending time with my cat, Maxwell Smart.