Tania Bortolotto, President of Bortolotto, sat down with Natalie Bruckner- Menchelli from Awards Magazine to share the Bortolotto story. A history of perseverance and passion.
“I didn't have a penny to my name,” laughs Tania Bortolotto. “I had no clients or work and spent half the time on the phone begging people for work and half the time drawing, but I just knew it was something I needed to do. In my first year of business I grossed $10,000.”
“As we continued to grow, our philosophy remained the same: to lift up the human experience and enhance happiness, health and productivity”
The hard work eventually paid off. Today, Tania Bortolotto and her 12 person team are part of a very successful business that specialises in finding innovative approaches to solving problems for sectors including academic, childcare, government, private healthcare, residential, and workplace interiors.
In fact, calling Bortolotto a firm seems a little out of place. It is more of a think tank for architecture and interior design. “We want the individuals we serve to soar in the spaces we design and in the process along the way. It is our responsibility as architects to create a built environment with awareness and consideration of the health and well being of every human and community in mind. Our design process begins by placing the human at the centre of every design. Our inspiration lies in the relationship between architecture and the human experience.”
It is a very exciting time in our studio. There are some very exciting projects coming up and we will continue to focus on well-being and sustainable design, on working collaboratively, bringing people together and uplifting the human experience.”
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