Belinda grew up in Blackheath, London, and graduated from Oxford Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Arts, honours, in architecture in 1986. She then spent two years working in both Paris and London before resuming her studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture, honours, in 1990.
Belinda has 20 years experience in Sydney practices, including Bruce Eeles and Associates, Allen Jack + Cottier, McConnell Smith and Johnson, and Stanisic Associates. Her projects include the courtyard cafe at the Powerhouse Museum, the library and aboriginal gallery at the AGNSW, the extension to the student union at Macquarie University, and Forest Ridge Apartments in Hurstville.
Belinda entered private practice in 2003, forming hungerford+edmunds with Tim Hungerford. During the intervening 9 years, Belinda has worked closely with clients, remodeling and transforming multi-unit and single family homes in Newtown, Erskineville, Camperdown and Redfern; Woollahra and Paddington, and the Northern Beaches. Her work includes external apartment up-grades and internal fit-outs; alterations and additions to both heritage listed, and conservation area properties; and new-build homes. These projects have allowed the practice to develop custom solutions to specific requirements, with pragmatic use of materials, response to environmental conditions, and the efficient and inventive use of space and storage.
Belinda is also a board member of Arabanoo, the non-profit, parent-run, before and after school care at Balgowlah Heights Public School.