Our Team

Totalspace Design is deliberately small with a team made up of design professionals covering the full spectrum of architecture, project management and interior design expertise.

_JJ24412-Edit-EditSarah Paddick
B. Arch .Hons – University of Adelaide
Totalspace Design Principal. “For me, architecture is about a collaborative process between designer and client that results in a unique solution that fulfills its purpose elegantly, simply and effectively.”With over 20 years experience in the Adelaide architectural sector, Sarah brings a broad range of experience to the table. Equally comfortable in her niche specialist area of secure architecture or delivering residential, commercial and government projects, Sarah applies the same diligence and care to all her projects and clients.As one of the establishing members of Totalspace Design in 1994, Sarah is an accomplished design architect, project manager and creative director who endeavours to lead by example and provides support and input into all of TSD’s projects.Sarah was the 2010 recipient of the Catherine Helen Spence Memorial Scholarship and during that time carried out a research study into mother and baby accommodation within secure facilities. She has been a regular presenter and chairperson at the National Prison Planning Conferences, and has authored a number of articles in various publications. Her Secure Facility experience has led to her association with the Electronic Security Consultancy company, ctg Security Matrix. This has resulted in her involvement in a number of larger secure facility projects in Victoria and Tasmania.For more information on Sarah’s experience, click here…

_JJ24369-EditMary Pappas
B. Int. Des. – University of South Australia
Senior Interior Designer

“Good architecture creates good internal spaces. An interior designer has a responsibility to honour good design and enhance a space respectfully while at the same time ensuring the end user is happy”Mary has been part of the Totalspace Design team for over 10 years, and in that time has firmly established herself as an innovative and highly creative design professional. Combined with her technical skill and knowledge, her honesty and humour ensure she is a delight to work with and invariably provides her clients with solutions beyond what they had imagined.Her strengths are colour and form – she has an array of successful interior projects across Adelaide in hotel refurbishments, retail, and office fit-outs, as well as an endless list of residential achievements. Equally comfortable in either the government or private sector, Mary has built up sound relationships within the Interior Design Industry and the broader Adelaide construction community.Mary leads the TSD Interior Design team and provides input to all projects in the office. Her approach is flexible and practical towards a client’s design brief, in a way that balances challenges presented through the existing space, while seeking innovation, functionality and meeting budget requirements.For more information on Mary’s experience, click here…

Sue Chin-Smith
Dip. Int. Des. – Marleston Tafe
Interior Designer
Manager“I am a firm believer that our surrounding space should be inspirational for positive integration with one’s soul.”Sue has been with TSD for over 14 years and in that time has taken the running of the office into her capable hands. She has more than 20 years of administrative experience across a range of industries and is adept at ensuring the office operates smoothly enabling the rest of the team to concentrate on what they do best.Sue recently completed her own Interior Design Studies meaning the Interior Design department has grown, and providing us with more options for delivering quality solutions for our clients. Her years of working as part the Industry means that Sue already has a sound knowledge foundation upon which to base her career as a designer, something that is already obvious in the way she undertakes her project work in the office.For more information on Sue’s experience, click here…

_JJ24370Daryl Talbot
B. Arch – University of South Australia

“My focus in architecture over the years has been to approach each new project as an opportunity to gain new skills and increase my knowledge. Every project brings a new challenge and that’s what I enjoy.”Daryl has been a part of the TSD team for over 3 years and provides a strong practical and technical flavour to the practice. With proficiency in CAD, design development, documentation and 3D modelling, Daryl complements the creative side of the office. His other major responsibility is the IT department a task which he embraces and does with skill and precision.For more information on Daryl’s experience, click here…

Zac Lovell 

B. Arch Design – University of Adelaide 2014
M. Arch – University of Adelaide 2016
M. Planning & Urban Design – University of Adelaide 2018

“Creating built form and the spaces between is truly engaging when they complement each other at all scales. An innovative design through a holistic and collective design process can achieve the right balance between contextual & contemporary”. Zac joined the Totalspace Design team in 2019, he has been working in the industry since 2015 and is actively working through the architectural registration process. He is a dedicated and energetic person with an attention to detail, reliable team member, and always willing to learn. Zac has an appreciation of architecture at all scales and believes in the importance of context and a collaborative, communicative approach to the design process. He is an active person with a love for sport, and a proven leader. Zac complements the Totalspace office with his wide range of technical, design and people skills. He has experience in multiple sectors ranging from Residential, Heritage, Commercial, Retail, Master Planning, Community, and Large Health Care projects. He enjoys involvement in all stages of a project from client briefing and conceptual design, through to project management roles. He approaches every task with honesty professionalism that lends to mutually respectful relationships. For more information on Zac’s experience, click here…

Rama Zeitouneh

B.Arch I Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)- Tishreen University
M.Arch I Master of Architecture- University of South Australia 2019

“A good and effective architectural design is not only about aesthetic appearance and attitude. It is also about defining and creating a personal lifeworld that encompasses the individuality within the designed space”. Rama joined the Architecture team in 2019 as a Graduate Architect at TotalSpaceDesign. Rama is passionate, self-motivated, and hardworking person, as well as being a good team player. She has broad skills in design and modelling including model making, hand drawing, sketching and detailing. In addition, her software skills include an advance working knowledge of design programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, 3Ds Max, Lumion, SketchUp, V-Ray and Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe After Effects. Rama is always willing to learn and develop new skills and techniques to enhance the end product during the different processes of the project. Working amongst the TSD team will help optimise her knowledge and experience as she begins to form her architectural footprint and work towards obtaining a registration as an Architect. For more information on Rama’s experience, click here…






Phoenix joined the Totalspace team in early 2015, and has become an integral member of the office.
He can usually be found in the corner of Sarah’s office, or under Jarred’s desk, providing licks and support when required.