- Article by Charlotte Huston
Melbourne architecture practice DesignInc has announced the promotion of five team members to associate.
The promotions follow DesignInc’s work in creating healthy buildings, laboratory design, brand communication, BIM, sustainability and large-scale complex projects.
DesignInc directors Christon Batey-Smith, Stephen Webb, Rohan Wilson, and Darryl Suttie say they are excited about the future of the firm and staff talent.
“We’re delighted to congratulate our new associates. It’s always a pleasure to offer opportunities for growth to our emerging talents. Broadening the mix of strengths and diversity in our practice is crucial to supporting our vision to create Australia’s healthiest buildings.”
The new five associates are Emer Denneny, Emma Osorio, Damien Ferlazzo, Ashwin Murari, and Cameron James, all possessing a range of professional backgrounds and skill sets.
Laboratory and research specialist Denneny is an emerging industry leader in science, laboratory and research building planning and design. While working on projects for the VCCC, leading universities and research institutes, Denneny has developed industry-leading knowledge of biosecurity, physical containment and compliance certification for state-of-the-art research and lab facilities.
Osorio has been leading communications for over five years at DesignInc, helping to advance the firm’s reputation as a leader in healthy building design. As the manager of graphics, marketing, and communications, her ability to lead a team, collaborate with external partners and contribute to business development has strengthened the practice and contributed to new business growth.
Passionate about design technology, Ferlazzo is a dynamic self-starter technician who has become a pivotal leader at DesignInc. He contributes to the upskilling of DesignInc’s teams by delivering engaging training and technical development programs and streamlining systems and project modelling. His ongoing mentoring and technical guidance for recent graduates underpins quality outputs.
Project architect Murari has progressed as a key leader in technical design for the practice. He has developed excellence in project leadership, systems knowledge, work style and team leadership skills, characteristics that contribute to DesignInc’s capacity to design and deliver large projects across typologies.
Project architect James has been an important contributor to significant fast-paced and multi-site projects. Often working collaboratively with other practices, Cam’s strong people skills and ability to manage and coordinate projects with a cool head has driven his potential as a leader.
The directors say they look forward to these new leaders strengthening and energising the practice.
“At DesignInc, we strive to acknowledge and reward the value of continual learning, professional development and design performance of our people.”
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DesignInc is an award-winning architecture practice combining a holistic approach to the built environment with expert knowledge in education, health, community, workplace, residential and urban design.
DesignInc aims to make a positive difference to the health and happiness of people’s lives through the quality of every environment they create.
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