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Architecture practice DesignInc has announced it is adding Brisbane-based practice Trapp Architects to its group.
In June 2022, the DesignInc board of directors met in Brisbane to formalise the details and formally welcomed Trapp to the DesignInc fold on 1 July 2022.
The move signals continued growth for DesignInc nationally, says a media release, with the organisation now numbering over 250 professionals. The national scope of the practice embraces Queensland, adding to the existing studios located in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Trapp Architects is a long established firm with young and progressive leadership, and Di Lund as managing director. The multidisciplinary practice comprises architects, interior designers and landscape architects. Trapp, which will now be known as Trapp DesignInc, has successfully collaborated with DesignInc on significant projects across Australia for over five years, building a strong and fruitful relationship between the practices.
The media release says that Di Lund’s addition to the DesignInc board of directors is a welcome one, due to her “exceptional skills in managing large-scale architecture projects, business development savvy and client management abilities”.
DesignInc’s board says, “DesignInc is thrilled to welcome Trapp Architects, cementing our successful, collaborative working relationship. Given our experience working with Trapp, we are confident that Di and the Trapp team are a great cultural fit for DesignInc – both in the sectors that we work in and how we work with our clients.”
Anticipating all its studios will benefit from increased opportunities, DesignInc is keen to pursue more projects in Queensland. DesignInc Board chairman, Christon Batey-Smith, says, “With Di Lund leading the team in Brisbane, our Queensland-based clients in particular, will benefit from the local knowledge and excellent support of Di’s Brisbane team.”
DesignInc has long worked across Australia, serving clients in a variety of sectors, but has not had studios in all states. Trapp joining DesignInc provides a presence in the very important Queensland market. The expansion is timely given south-east Queensland is anticipating a $1.8 billion boost, thanks to a wave of major infrastructure and construction projects ahead of the 2032 Olympics.
For Trapp Architects, this is a major step toward accessing more Australia-wide projects. Lund says, “This is momentous for Trapp, and we are enthusiastic about growing in market sectors such as health, transport and education where DesignInc has considerable expertise, and our national studio network can support emerging opportunities in the Queensland market over the coming decade.”