Prior to forming Bawtree Design in 2004, Nerida Bawtree (nee Bergin) worked in many design led offices including Alex Popov, Ed Lippmann and Hassel in Sydney, Marques and Zurkirchen in Luzern, Switzerland and Future Systems in London.
Upon completion of a Bachelor of Architecture (hons) UNSW in 1999, she worked at Lippmann Associates in Sydney on award winning residential projects and was a significant part of the winning competition team for the Andrew "Boy" Charlton Pool. After working with Ed Lippmann for three years and becoming an Associate, Nerida qualified as a registered architect in 1999 with the Australian Architects Registration Board.
In 2000, Nerida travelled throughout Europe before settling in London where she joined the innovative and world acclaimed practice, Future Systems. She worked on the facade and interiors of Selfridges Birmingham and various luxury residential and retail projects.
In 2002, Nerida returned to Sydney and joined Hassle and was then subsequently invited by Bob Nation to be the Project Architect for the residential building 185 Macquarie Street for Crone Nation.
In 2004 she formed Bawtree Design which has a strong focus on high end residential architecture and interiors in the north, east and inner west of Sydney and she was a Design Manager for a number of boutique apartment buildings in Niseko, Japan. Nerida is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Board of Architects in NSW.