- Article by Natalie Mortimer
Workplace interior design and fit-out business, Unispace, has appointed Julie Watts to the position of design principal, based in Melbourne.
Watts joins the practice from Cox Architecture, adding to the growing number of women specialising in workplace design within Unispace, globally. With a passion for sustainability and a broad range of experience from hospitality to healthcare, Unispace says she “brings a fresh perspective to the sector – with unique expertise in complex workplace planning”.
Watts has worked in Japan, France, Malaysia, the UK and Australia and has accumulated a global perspective on interior design throughout her 18-year career.
Recent international projects include the $100 million Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux, France, which was opened last year by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to commemorate Australia’s presence on the Western Front in World War One. Locally, Watts led the interior design for the $330+ million Rod Laver Redevelopment project in Melbourne.
She says of her appointment: “Unispace is a dynamic, evolving company and I’m really excited to be a part of that growth and evolution. As a genuine change agent in our industry – willing to explore non-traditional approaches to workplace design and delivery – Unispace allows me to showcase my diverse experience in an area of design I feel can really benefit from a fresh perspective.”