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Nik Tabain becomes Gray Puksand’s new national managing partner

Nik Tabain becomes Gray Puksand’s new national managing partner


The national architecture and design studio has appointed Nik Tabain to the role of national managing partner, which will see him guide management and operations.

Tabain boasts more than thirty years of experience in architecture and is already a valued member of the Gray Puksand community, having worked as the studio’s national commercial sector leader and lead partner of the Melbourne studio. 

With a refined specialty in commercial design, Tabain has overseen the design and execution of numerous renowned projects Victoria-wide, such as Botanica 3, buildings at Nexus Corporate Park and 631 Springvale Road. 

He is currently leading the hotly anticipated 525 Church Street and 16 Gheringhap Street projects, which he sees as symbolising the company’s ascendency and period of “rapid national growth”.

“We are committed to offering our clients innovative and dynamic design solutions guided by principles of experience-led design and sustainability,” says Tabain. 

Nurturing future development of company and staff

Tabain is excited by the prospect of not only working intensely with the four studios, but also providing design excellence and efficiency at every chance. 

Such goals will be assisted by Tabain’s reputation for delivering sophisticated projects alongside his exemplary relationship-developing skills, according to Gray Puksand founding partner Robert Puksand. 

“Nik Tabain has an impeccable understanding of business acumen and forges strong relationships with clients, but most importantly, he embodies our people-first value by truly caring for our staff and their future development,” says Puksand. 

Tabain’s predecessor is Stephen Turner, who oversaw the management and operations of Gray Puksand for 15 months. 

He facilitated the development of a strengthened company governance structure and the subsequent strategic growth of the studio’s Canberra office. 

Turner will transition to a partner role at Gray Puksand early next year and Puksand extends gratitude and appreciation towards his tenure in the position. 

“The board thanks Stephen Turner for his commitment and dedication to the role and the astonishing work that has been achieved under his leadership,” finishes Puksand. 

Photography supplied by Gray Puksand. 

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