Leadership Team

Vee Kessner


With 30 years of experience in interior design, Vee brings a wealth of experience in hospitality, retail and workplace design. This experience means that she has a unique understanding of the quality and attention to detail that complex projects demand. Working collaboratively with architects, clients, operators and consultants to establish and develop concepts that support and encourage unique guest experiences while ensuring a return on investment for owners has been central to her approach for many years.

Dave Sweatman

Associate Designer

Dave has been with Space Studio for more than 11 years, and has been designing with leading architecture & design firms in both NZ and Australia for over 20 years. His experience includes all stages of interior design delivery for major hotels, hospitality, residential and commercial design projects. With an equal passion for both a creative and technical approach, he brings a very collaborative process when working with clients, contractors, artisans and the studio team.

Monique Enoka-Davidson

Associate Designer

Monique joined the studio in 2017. She has over 12 years’ experience working with leading design and architecture firms throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. This experience has included all stages of design delivery with a focus towards resorts, hotels, and high-end residential design. Having brought an impressive portfolio of projects to completion, Monique brings an extensive range of skills and experience to the design and procurement teams.

Christine Talbot

Associate Procurement

Christine has been involved in the delivery of fit-out for 30 years throughout the Pacific. Her passion is furniture and as such has an extensive knowledge of the required specifications and parameters for hotel furnishing, fittings and equipment to both meet brand standards but also manage the expectations of programme and budget. Her long standing experience in this area brings an extensive and well tested supply chain to projects with suppliers being chosen for their quality, reliability and cost effectiveness.

Kirsty Coles

Senior Designer Technical

Julie Lyons

Senior Designer

Joel de Jesus

Technical Lead BIM Manager

Samantha Rogers



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