Petra started her career in architectural studies but quickly found herself gravitating towards the design aspects and completed studies in both interior design and urban design. This broader approach of understanding space helped her professional development by allowing her to engage with every facet of the design process.
In her fifteen years working as a design practitioner, Petra has been involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from master planning, interior design projects, client interaction, project management and project administration to detailing and construction. In 2007 Petra joined QCA as a lecturer in interior design where she teaches into a number of foundation courses and studio majors.
When she is not teaching, Petra’s research focus is examining the role of interior design and interior design education as a key player in the constructed environment and the powerful position it occupies but largely fails to understand. Her interests explore making essential links between understanding the complexity interior design ontologically occupies and a predominantly non-reflective practice approach.