Discovery through travel and research is fundamental to informing and enriching design leadership. An advocate for Place capital strategy: a concept that observes the collective investment into design, governance and economy; Andrew is motivated by the desire to bring synchronicity to the natural environment, social inclusion, cultural interpretation and the built environment –imperatives for good design. Landscape is an asset that has the ability to fuse both natural and built systems to deliver resilient solutions for the benefit of society.
With over 15 years of Interior Design experience, Angela’s objective is to create unique brands and inspiring environments, which celebrate a sense of place and occasion.
Having focused on leisure and commercial sectors across Northern Europe, the Middle East, Canada, South America and South East Asia, Angela is intent on applying her fascination with the ever-changing way people live, work and play by taking a forward-thinking approach to design. Angela’s expertise lies in her ability to create a branded story to strategically position projects, ensuring design expression maximizes the commercial potential of the project.
Bob’s biggest, career-long influences have been Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller. He has an over-arching interest in fluctuations in societal change that inform the timeliness of design-thinking. His participation in large periodic changes to Sydney such as Darling Harbour and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games have taught him ways of capturing the times. He has observed that large scale changes nudge the paradigm, for example, through progressive thinking in sustainability, connectivity and place making. The most interesting architecture is that which participates with its context and affords agency to its users.
With a love of architecture and travel, Dajon’s passion lies in the enjoyment of the cities he experiences and the variation of the urban landscape. This enjoyment of place exemplifies his inherent desire to understand the complexity behind the concept of the city and to contribute to and develop plans for successful long-term sustainable built environments – locally and internationally.
Doug enjoys the challenge of unlocking the complexity of large projects and bringing creative insights to intricate challenges. He came to this understanding early in his career, that these projects and challenges are merely a sum of parts. If the plan is clear, concise and logical, then the design will naturally follow. For that reason, he is a modernist at heart.
Living and practicing as an architect in a variety of other cultures and climates has influenced Peter’s highly contextual and inclusive approach to design. Strength lies in Peter’s ability to identify innovative ways to weave together existing urban assets, street and building typologies and micro-climates. These are further enhanced through the integration of a variety of inputs early in the design process including urban design, sustainable design and place making.
Philip has a deep seated appreciation for architects who are capable of achieving the extraordinary while being very much embedded within the local context. It is one thing to create an iconic building, but to create one that sits precisely within the built environment; and takes your breath away is truly admiring.
Drawing on local and international experience, Philip believes emphasis should be placed on striving for the creation of architecture that remains indigenous to its locality, while maintaining a contemporary outlook.
Rodney has an insatiable appetite to question the status quo, and is open to challenges that improve our overall wellbeing as a community. Travel has helped to reframe the relevance of what we do today. Rodney is fascinated by the resilience of civilisations over the history of the planet to create great achievements in order, civility, and experience. His personal philosophy is to keep it simple, evidenced in his leadership and management of a team of design professionals. Helping others find success is fundamental to this approach.