Shandre has a Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.Prior to working at Studio Gascoigne, Shandre has worked as a Modular Building Designer, managing a small design team. She has experience in the design of Early Childcare Centres as well as Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice projects throughout New Zealand.

Shandre enjoys the technical aspects of construction and architecture and getting to use her design knowledge. In her spare time, Shandre enjoys mountain biking and boxing for fitness.