Miranda brings specialized experience in the design of learning spaces as well as technical expertise to HMA2’s many library and academic projects. Miranda oversaw the design and construction for Innovate Manhattan Charter School, a middle school designed around personalized education, and was on the design team for the academic building at the American University of Central Asia. She is a contributing design and construction manager for the major refurbishment of the Westport Library in Connecticut and the Silverstein Residence on Long Island.
A native of Australia, Miranda received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Western Australia (1993) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Western Australia (1997). She spent the following fourteen years working in the disciplines of commercial, retail, hospitality, education, urban design and residential architecture in both, public and private sectors.
As the senior design associate at Taylor Robinson, Miranda contributed to several projects which have received recognition in local and national awards. Miranda was the lead designer for the Engineering Pavilion at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, which received awards from the Australian Steel Industry and the Master Builder’s Association. It features a three-level exhibition space and interactive learning environments. Additionally, she headed Curtin’s library refurbishment project, iZone, creating a contemporary self-learning area, (essentially, an independent lab/ lounge for people to gather in) within the context of a traditional library. This technology-driven zone creates flexible spaces for study, movement, relaxation and engagement. The iZone received commendations from the Australian Institute of Architects as well as two innovative lighting awards. As the project designer for Scotch College in Perth, Australia, Miranda worked extensively on several projects including a multipurpose auditorium, the Dickenson Centre, that serves as the college’s performing arts venue, while also accommodating weekly assemblies for a student body off of 1100 as well as a variety of school events from exams to celebrations. The project received the Public Architecture Award from the Australian Institute of Architects in 2008.