Founding partner to leave Hecker Phelan & Guthrie

December 14, 2009

Kerry Phelan to leave multi award-winning interior design practice, Hecker Phelan & Guthrie.

Multi award-winning interior design firm, Hecker Phelan & Guthrie, has announced that Kerry Phelan will leave the practice on 18 December 2009.

Phelan leaves the firm, which she co-founded in 1999, to pursue individual creative pursuits.

The firm announced that they would continue to collaborate with Phelan, saying they were “confident that the shift in dynamics will bring nothing but positive results”. Phelan described her time at the firm as an “outstanding experience”.

The firm was established in 1999 as Hecker Phelan, before being joined by Hamish Guthrie to form Hecker Phelan & Guthrie in 2002. Their prolific range of projects covers hospitality, retail and residential sectors, which have been recognised by the Interior Design Excellence Awards (idea), the AIA, the DIA and the State of Design Awards.

The firm were the big winners at idea09, taking home the awards for Residential Multi (["Fjall Chalet":]), Major Commercial (The Gauge – Bovis Lend Lease Melbourne Offices, in association with WHO Design and Lend Lease), Hospitality (["The ivy":], in collaboration with Woods Bagot and Merivale), as well as the Overall Winner, also for The ivy.

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