Meet Kye Ridley-Smith – Design Manager & Product Lead
Trained initially in mechatronics with extensive technical and engineering capabilities, Kye brings passionate design engineering experience to Tilt.
Kye’s experience has enabled him to have an interdisciplinary approach to supporting and leading Tilt’s Operable Product team.
Kye’s profound understanding of engineering and design allows him to work at all scales, from architectural skylights to large operable facade systems. He has worked on a number of complex projects and has been involved in improving management systems to accommodate Tilt’s rapid growth.
A pivotal project for Kye is architect Downie North’s Courtyard House – currently under construction. Tilt was engaged to deliver a bespoke operable screen system.
“The project was a very satisfying and unique brief to resolve. There was a significant amount of detail behind the design. Seeing the operability function and integration so seamless felt very rewarding. I was involved throughout the entire process from early detailed design through to construction.The design has been delivered as the client intended, providing optimum sun shading & privacy. The screens are also one of the integral elements for the face of the façade of the home.”
Kye describes the foundation behind a successful design outcome
“Behind unique design features delivered at Tilt, there is a profound amount of research, evaluation, design, and team collaboration. For each project, we look through the lens of a design feature as a whole, understanding the layers of complexity, and there are no parameters set.”
Kye has positioned himself as a valuable and eager team member at Tilt. He provides a detail-oriented design approach and holds critical thinking attributes to deliver exceptional outcomes for every project.
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