PREMIERED SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

HOTELS
BY DESIGN
Featuring the best in beautifully designed hotels
Series 1: Australia and New Zealand
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PREMIERED SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

HOTELS
BY DESIGN
HOTELS BY DESIGN
Featuring the best in beautifully designed hotels
Series 1: Australia and New Zealand
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Australia Premiered
September 12, 2020
2.30pm Saturdays & Sundays

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New Zealand Premiered
September 12, 2020
4.00pm Saturdays

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Available
From November 1, 2020
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Content produced by MWC Media Pty Ltd
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Australia Premiered
September 12, 2020
2.30pm Saturdays & Sundays

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New Zealand Premiered
September 12, 2020
4.00pm Saturdays

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Available
From November 1, 2020
Amazon Prime

Content produced by MWC Media Pty Ltd

This series is about inspiring discerning travellers – travellers who seek out, appreciate and indulge in exceptional design. Each story focuses on the hotel, the environment in which it is set and the experiences and offerings the environment provides.

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Series 1: Australia and New Zealand

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Judges and Presenters

Rino Brindis

Rino Brindisi

iGuzzini

Judge & Presenter

Rino Brindisi is the managing director of illuminotechnica, an iGuzzini partner. Since 1959, iGuzzini has focused on the study, design and production of indoor and outdoor systems in collaboration with the best architects, lighting designers, industrial designers and and research centres from around the world.

Rino has been in the professional lighting industry all his working life. From importing and manufacturing, to wholesale and retail, Rino has always maintained a close working relationship with the architectural and design (A&D) community. Rino is often thought by his industry peers as the go-to-guy for architectural lighting.

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Rino Brindisi

iGuzzini

Judge & Presenter

Rino Brindisi is the managing director of illuminotechnica, an iGuzzini partner. Since 1959, iGuzzini has focused on the study, design and production of indoor and outdoor systems in collaboration with the best architects, lighting designers, industrial designers and and research centres from around the world.

Rino has been in the professional lighting industry all his working life. From importing and manufacturing, to wholesale and retail, Rino has always maintained a close working relationship with the architectural and design (A&D) community. Rino is often thought by his industry peers as the go-to-guy for architectural lighting.

iguzzini.com

Judge & Presenter
Kirstie Clements

Kirstie Clements

Luxury Lifestyle Editor
& Travel Writer

Judge

Kirstie Clements is the former Features Director of Harper’s Bazaar Australia and Vogue Australia editor and a journalist, consultant, and keynote speaker, with vast first-hand experience in the luxury industry. Kirstie worked for Conde Nast International for more than 25 years and was editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia for 13 years (1999-2012). She writes articles and columns for numerous publications, websites and newspapers, and has a regular Sunday column on The New Daily news website.

Her first book, In Vogue, 50 Years of Australian Style was published in 2009 by Harper Collins. Since then she has released The Vogue Factor (MUP 2013) her memoir of nearly three decades in prestige fashion publishing, which achieved global press attention and became an international bestseller.

Kirstie has also written for various publications and websites including The Guardian, Elle Australia International and Australian Traveller, The Australian Woman’s Weekly, and Sunday Life and has made numerous appearances on television, including Today, Sunrise, The Drum, Australian Story, the Daily Edition, Mornings and Studio Ten.

She is also a director on the board of FARE (The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education) an NFP dedicated to stopping the harms caused by alcohol.

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Twitter @KirstieClements
Instagram @kirstie_clements
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Website

Kirstie Clements

Luxury Lifestyle Editor
& Travel Writer

Judge

Kirstie Clements is the former Features Director of Harper’s Bazaar Australia and Vogue Australia editor and a journalist, consultant, and keynote speaker, with vast first-hand experience in the luxury industry. Kirstie worked for Conde Nast International for more than 25 years and was editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia for 13 years (1999-2012). She writes articles and columns for numerous publications, websites and newspapers, and has a regular Sunday column on The New Daily news website.

Her first book, In Vogue, 50 Years of Australian Style was published in 2009 by Harper Collins. Since then she has released The Vogue Factor (MUP 2013) her memoir of nearly three decades in prestige fashion publishing, which achieved global press attention and became an international bestseller.

Kirstie has also written for various publications and websites including The Guardian, Elle Australia International and Australian Traveller, The Australian Woman’s Weekly, and Sunday Life and has made numerous appearances on television, including Today, Sunrise, The Drum, Australian Story, the Daily Edition, Mornings and Studio Ten.

She is also a director on the board of FARE (The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education) an NFP dedicated to stopping the harms caused by alcohol.

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Twitter @KirstieClements
Instagram @kirstie_clements
LinkedIn
Website

Judge
Peter Colquhoun

Peter Colquhoun

Architect

Presenter

Also a presenter of Australia by Design: Architecture, Peter is an architect who has extensive TV credits across a range of television genres, from lifestyle, reality and sport including commentary for Seven’s Olympic Games broadcast.

Peter Colquhoun

Architect

Presenter

Also a presenter of Australia by Design: Architecture, Peter is an architect who has extensive TV credits across a range of television genres, from lifestyle, reality and sport including commentary for Seven’s Olympic Games broadcast.

Presenter
Ken Crossen

Ken Crosson


Presenter

Described as an ‘architectural humanist’, Ken’s starting point in architecture is an intuitive response to site, informed by cultural and contextual references relevant to client, site and community. This approach generates a rich and diverse palette of texture and materiality, while the clarity of form and structure reveals the strength of the underlying ideas.

Ken studied in Auckland, and apart from a period living and working in London as a young graduate has been based in the city, running projects throughout New Zealand. He cites the architecture of Claude Megson – specifically Megson’s complex spaces and ‘spaces for occasions’ – as a pivotal influence. Central to Ken’s design process are the ideas of exploration – allowing the design to evolve through constant re-evaluation; and appropriateness – maintaining the underpinning reference to site and context.

The exceptional design portfolio Ken has developed has granted him recognition within the profession, with awards including NZ Home magazine Home of the Year in 2003 and Home of the Decade in 2006. In 2012 he was a finalist in the World Architecture Awards for the project ‘Hut on Sleds’. His designs have twice been listed by World Architecture News among the Six Best Houses in the World – with awards in 2006 for the ‘Coromandel Bach’ and in 2013 for the ‘Hut on Sleds’.

In 1997 Ken was awarded a Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and continues to be actively involved in the development of the profession, in undergraduate education, institute awards and registration assessment. He has a passion for quality urban design and has been an active participant in the NZIA Urban Issues Group. Ken is the current Chair of the NZIA Auckland Branch.

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Ken Crosson


Presenter

Described as an ‘architectural humanist’, Ken’s starting point in architecture is an intuitive response to site, informed by cultural and contextual references relevant to client, site and community. This approach generates a rich and diverse palette of texture and materiality, while the clarity of form and structure reveals the strength of the underlying ideas.

Ken studied in Auckland, and apart from a period living and working in London as a young graduate has been based in the city, running projects throughout New Zealand. He cites the architecture of Claude Megson – specifically Megson’s complex spaces and ‘spaces for occasions’ – as a pivotal influence. Central to Ken’s design process are the ideas of exploration – allowing the design to evolve through constant re-evaluation; and appropriateness – maintaining the underpinning reference to site and context.

The exceptional design portfolio Ken has developed has granted him recognition within the profession, with awards including NZ Home magazine Home of the Year in 2003 and Home of the Decade in 2006. In 2012 he was a finalist in the World Architecture Awards for the project ‘Hut on Sleds’. His designs have twice been listed by World Architecture News among the Six Best Houses in the World – with awards in 2006 for the ‘Coromandel Bach’ and in 2013 for the ‘Hut on Sleds’.

In 1997 Ken was awarded a Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and continues to be actively involved in the development of the profession, in undergraduate education, institute awards and registration assessment. He has a passion for quality urban design and has been an active participant in the NZIA Urban Issues Group. Ken is the current Chair of the NZIA Auckland Branch.

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Presenter
Simon Farrell-Green

Simon Farrell-Green

Here Magazine

Presenter

A writer, editor and content strategist with a background in magazines and a deep obsession with cities, food and design. Simon loves making things that connect with people and tell a story, whether it’s a piece of editorial, a website or an event, and have worked with major international magazines, brands and agencies across print, digital and events.

Up until recently, Simon Farrell-Green was the editor of HOME, New Zealand’s oldest architecture magazine.

Launching the new startup architectural magazine Here, Simons’ new publication is fiercely dedicated to local New Zealand architecture, specifically its houses, but it’s also about books and art and community and independent business and beautifully designed things you might want to have in your house.

It’s about small being beautiful, and things that last and it’s about being thoughtful and careful rather than wasteful and showy. It’s about design rather than budget, whether that’s a lot or a little. It’s about here – New Zealand, this odd little place we live in and always, always underestimate.

Simon Farrell-Green

Here Magazine

Presenter

A writer, editor and content strategist with a background in magazines and a deep obsession with cities, food and design. Simon loves making things that connect with people and tell a story, whether it’s a piece of editorial, a website or an event, and have worked with major international magazines, brands and agencies across print, digital and events.

Up until recently, Simon Farrell-Green was the editor of HOME, New Zealand’s oldest architecture magazine.

Launching the new startup architectural magazine Here, Simons’ new publication is fiercely dedicated to local New Zealand architecture, specifically its houses, but it’s also about books and art and community and independent business and beautifully designed things you might want to have in your house.

It’s about small being beautiful, and things that last and it’s about being thoughtful and careful rather than wasteful and showy. It’s about design rather than budget, whether that’s a lot or a little. It’s about here – New Zealand, this odd little place we live in and always, always underestimate.

Presenter
Angela Ferguson

Angela Ferguson

Futurespace

Presenter

As the Managing Director and owner of Futurespace, Angela helps clients create future-focused, innovative, intelligent, and practical physical spaces that inspire and add value.

For more than two decades Angela has worked with significant global and Australian businesses to develop design strategies that directly relate to a specific business, to drive innovative design solutions, and to develop responsive accommodation results.

She regularly presents on innovation in design around the world including at 2016 Alberta Architect’s Association Conference in Canada, and the 2017 Greenlam Design For Tomorrow Conference in Bangkok, Thailand where she shared examples of how Futurespace is leading the world by disrupting the way people work, learn and live.

In 2012 Angela was awarded the NAWIC NSW CBRE Businesswoman of the Year Award. In addition, in 2016 she was named a finalist in the Women’s Agenda Women’s Leadership Awards.

www.futurespace.com.au

Angela Ferguson

Futurespace

Presenter

As the Managing Director and owner of Futurespace, Angela helps clients create future-focused, innovative, intelligent, and practical physical spaces that inspire and add value.

For more than two decades Angela has worked with significant global and Australian businesses to develop design strategies that directly relate to a specific business, to drive innovative design solutions, and to develop responsive accommodation results.

She regularly presents on innovation in design around the world including at 2016 Alberta Architect’s Association Conference in Canada, and the 2017 Greenlam Design For Tomorrow Conference in Bangkok, Thailand where she shared examples of how Futurespace is leading the world by disrupting the way people work, learn and live.

In 2012 Angela was awarded the NAWIC NSW CBRE Businesswoman of the Year Award. In addition, in 2016 she was named a finalist in the Women’s Agenda Women’s Leadership Awards.

www.futurespace.com.au

Presenter
Jill Garner

Jill Garner

VIC Government Architecture

Judge

Jill took the helm of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in 2015, stepping into the role as a public advocate for architecture and design after more than twenty years in practice. As an architect, her practice – Garner Davis – has received numerous industry awards for delivering sensitive, crafted public and private work. As a design advisor and advocate in government, she strongly promotes the value of contextual, integrated design thinking and a collaborative approach across design disciplines.

Jill has taught at both RMIT and Melbourne University in design, theory and contemporary history; she is one of the first graduates of the innovative practice-based Masters by Design at RMIT; she is a past board member and examiner for the Architects Registration Board Victoria; she chairs the National Committee for the Venice Architecture Biennale Committee and she is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Jill Garner

VIC Government Architecture

Judge

Jill took the helm of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in 2015, stepping into the role as a public advocate for architecture and design after more than twenty years in practice. As an architect, her practice – Garner Davis – has received numerous industry awards for delivering sensitive, crafted public and private work. As a design advisor and advocate in government, she strongly promotes the value of contextual, integrated design thinking and a collaborative approach across design disciplines.

Jill has taught at both RMIT and Melbourne University in design, theory and contemporary history; she is one of the first graduates of the innovative practice-based Masters by Design at RMIT; she is a past board member and examiner for the Architects Registration Board Victoria; she chairs the National Committee for the Venice Architecture Biennale Committee and she is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Judge
Suzie Hunt

Suzie Hunt

Principal Architect, Suzanne Hunt Architect

Judge & Presenter

Suzie is a registered architect with over 34 years’ experience in both government and the private sector, in Australia and the United Kingdom. Following the birth of her fourth child she established her own award-winning architecture, interior and heritage design practice Suzanne Hunt Architect in 2004. Specialising in the delivery of full design services Suzie also provides strategic design advice and advocacy to private and government clients.

Known for her down-to-earth approach and wide-ranging professional and life experiences, Suzie has a warm and engaging manner that manifests in the buildings and spaces she designs. Her work is strongly influenced by the Australian climate and stunning landscapes resulting in timeless, tranquil buildings and spaces that are beautifully detailed and environmentally and financially sustainable. Architecture, interiors and landscape are designed symbiotically with seamless transitions between inside and outside. Her philosophy is that: “Great architecture enriches our lives physically, psychologically, spiritually and emotionally, and leaves a legacy for generations to come.”

Suzie is aware of the challenges of juggling caring roles with professional demands championing gender equity and diversity along with sustainable work practices. Now Immediate Past President of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) WA Chapter, in 2017 she was the first woman elected to the role since the Chapter’s establishment in 1896. Suzie sits on several boards and advisory panels, is a formal mentor and established the networking group #WorkWomenWisdom Forum for women in the design profession in 2017. In addition, Suzie is an engaging presenter for Channel 10’s Australia By Design and a regular columnist in The West Australian and The Post Property News.

Suzie is Chair of the Curtin Architecture Advisory Board, the Peter Hunt Travel Prize Committee, sits as Deputy Community Representative on the Legal Profession Complaints Committee. She has sat on the Rottnest Island Authority Board since 2010 (her term finishes 30 June 2019) and the RIA FRAC committee since 2017.

suzannehuntarchitect.com.au

Suzie Hunt

Principal Architect, Suzanne Hunt Architect

Judge & Presenter

Suzie is a registered architect with over 34 years’ experience in both government and the private sector, in Australia and the United Kingdom. Following the birth of her fourth child she established her own award-winning architecture, interior and heritage design practice Suzanne Hunt Architect in 2004. Specialising in the delivery of full design services Suzie also provides strategic design advice and advocacy to private and government clients.

Known for her down-to-earth approach and wide-ranging professional and life experiences, Suzie has a warm and engaging manner that manifests in the buildings and spaces she designs. Her work is strongly influenced by the Australian climate and stunning landscapes resulting in timeless, tranquil buildings and spaces that are beautifully detailed and environmentally and financially sustainable. Architecture, interiors and landscape are designed symbiotically with seamless transitions between inside and outside. Her philosophy is that: “Great architecture enriches our lives physically, psychologically, spiritually and emotionally, and leaves a legacy for generations to come.”

Suzie is aware of the challenges of juggling caring roles with professional demands championing gender equity and diversity along with sustainable work practices. Now Immediate Past President of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) WA Chapter, in 2017 she was the first woman elected to the role since the Chapter’s establishment in 1896. Suzie sits on several boards and advisory panels, is a formal mentor and established the networking group #WorkWomenWisdom Forum for women in the design profession in 2017. In addition, Suzie is an engaging presenter for Channel 10’s Australia By Design and a regular columnist in The West Australian and The Post Property News.

Suzie is Chair of the Curtin Architecture Advisory Board, the Peter Hunt Travel Prize Committee, sits as Deputy Community Representative on the Legal Profession Complaints Committee. She has sat on the Rottnest Island Authority Board since 2010 (her term finishes 30 June 2019) and the RIA FRAC committee since 2017.

suzannehuntarchitect.com.au

Judge & Presenter
Nik Karalis

Nik Karalis

CEO Woods Bagot

Judge

Nik Karalis, Woods Bagot’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), possesses a diverse portfolio of civic, architectural and interior projects. His work has received international acclaim and he has won a number of prominent design awards, including the Australian Institute of Architects national and state awards, IDEA national award, FX international award, WAF shortlists and numerous global awards.

Under the Woods Bagot research and publishing sub-brand, Public, Nik has been responsible for many of the publications and the cultural transformation of a globally relevant architectural practice.

Nik’s work crosses many boundaries, ranging from master planning, civic and commercial buildings and intimate interiors. It is Nik’s ability to move between these complex interplays of disciplines which allows him to communicate with clients and operate across many project types.

www.woodsbagot.com

Nik Karalis

CEO Woods Bagot

Judge

Nik Karalis, Woods Bagot’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), possesses a diverse portfolio of civic, architectural and interior projects. His work has received international acclaim and he has won a number of prominent design awards, including the Australian Institute of Architects national and state awards, IDEA national award, FX international award, WAF shortlists and numerous global awards.

Under the Woods Bagot research and publishing sub-brand, Public, Nik has been responsible for many of the publications and the cultural transformation of a globally relevant architectural practice.

Nik’s work crosses many boundaries, ranging from master planning, civic and commercial buildings and intimate interiors. It is Nik’s ability to move between these complex interplays of disciplines which allows him to communicate with clients and operate across many project types.

www.woodsbagot.com

Judge
Rebecca Long

Rebecca Long

Resene Paints

Judge

Rebecca brought her passion for colour to Resene after completing a Bachelor of Design and has gone on to build an extensive colour portfolio which ranges from residential & retail right through to commercial, hospitality & education.

Rebecca is proud to promote and implement Resene’s innovative paint & colour technology as well as Resene’s extensive range of Environmental Choice approved paints.

www.resene.co.nz

Rebecca Long

Resene Paints

Judge

Rebecca brought her passion for colour to Resene after completing a Bachelor of Design and has gone on to build an extensive colour portfolio which ranges from residential & retail right through to commercial, hospitality & education.

Rebecca is proud to promote and implement Resene’s innovative paint & colour technology, as well as Resene’s extensive range of Environmental Choice, approved paints.

www.resene.co.nz

Judge
Richard Munao

Richard Munao

Cult

Judge & Presenter

Richard Munao is the founder and managing director of Cult. For over 20 years, Cult have provided the finest furniture and lighting to design industry and aficionados alike, offering a selection of the most renowned designer furniture brands in the world.

Driven by the ambition to bring premium European design to Australia, Richard established Cult in 1997 with a humble showroom in the backstreets of Chippendale. Since then, Cult has grown into the leading purveyor of the best international design in Australia and New Zealand, with a portfolio of over 35 brands across furniture, lighting and accessories. Through Cults’ own design brand, nau, we work with leading Australian designers and manufacturers to support and advocate for Australian design across the globe.

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Richard Munao

Cult

Judge & Presenter

Richard Munao is the founder and managing director of Cult. For over 20 years, Cult have provided the finest furniture and lighting to design industry and aficionados alike, offering a selection of the most renowned designer furniture brands in the world.

Driven by the ambition to bring premium European design to Australia, Richard established Cult in 1997 with a humble showroom in the backstreets of Chippendale. Since then, Cult has grown into the leading purveyor of the best international design in Australia and New Zealand, with a portfolio of over 35 brands across furniture, lighting and accessories. Through Cults’ own design brand, nau, we work with leading Australian designers and manufacturers to support and advocate for Australian design across the globe.

cultdesign.com.au

Judge & Presenter
Mike Pero

Mike Pero

Mike Pero Real Estate

Judge

New Zealand businessman and entrepreneur Mike Pero has built a reputation for establishing small to medium-sized businesses.

Pero founded his mortgage broking business in 1991, Mike Pero Mortgages, and successfully grew the business to what it is today – a highly recognised and trusted brand. In 2011, Pero established a real estate company under the same brand name and today he is the Chief Executive Officer of Mike Pero Real Estate.

The Mike Pero brand has been recognised as a market leader in mortgage broking since 1991. In recent surveys, Colmar Brunton reported that the brand awareness was significantly higher than all other mortgage brokers and most people surveyed considered Mike Pero Mortgages to be New Zealand’s most trusted mortgage adviser.

In 1999 and 2003, Mike Pero won the New Zealand Pacific Business Award for categories Business of the Year, and Business Person of the Year.

In 2003, Mike Pero Mortgages was named the Westpac Franchise of the Year.

In 2014, Mike Pero Real Estate was ranked 23rd in the Deloitte Fast 50 with 327.8% growth which placed them 6th in their category of ‘Retail or consumer product’.

Mike Pero was a founding member of the NZ Mortgage Brokers Association and recognised for his services to the Mortgage Broking Industry of New Zealand – he was the first recipient of the Geoff Chong Memorial Trophy in 2005.

mikepero.com

Mike Pero

Mike Pero Real Estate

Judge

New Zealand businessman and entrepreneur Mike Pero has built a reputation for establishing small to medium-sized businesses.

Pero founded his mortgage broking business in 1991, Mike Pero Mortgages, and successfully grew the business to what it is today – a highly recognised and trusted brand. In 2011, Pero established a real estate company under the same brand name and today he is the Chief Executive Officer of Mike Pero Real Estate.

The Mike Pero brand has been recognised as a market leader in mortgage broking since 1991. In recent surveys, Colmar Brunton reported that the brand awareness was significantly higher than all other mortgage brokers and most people surveyed considered Mike Pero Mortgages to be New Zealand’s most trusted mortgage adviser.

In 1999 and 2003, Mike Pero won the New Zealand Pacific Business Award for categories Business of the Year, and Business Person of the Year.

In 2003, Mike Pero Mortgages was named the Westpac Franchise of the Year.

In 2014, Mike Pero Real Estate was ranked 23rd in the Deloitte Fast 50 with 327.8% growth which placed them 6th in their category of ‘Retail or consumer product’.

Mike Pero was a founding member of the NZ Mortgage Brokers Association and recognised for his services to the Mortgage Broking Industry of New Zealand – he was the first recipient of the Geoff Chong Memorial Trophy in 2005.

mikepero.com

Judge
Brenton Smith

Brenton Smith

Interior Designer, Bates Smart

Presenter

Brenton became a Bates Smart Director in 2017. Brenton leads Bates Smart’s award-winning interior design studio. He brings each project’s architecture to the scale of the spaces inside, crafting projects that are known for relaxed elegance, a luxurious use of materials, and clear functionality.

In addition to design work, Brenton is part of the core management team pitching for new work and liaising with the client and project management team to ensure the key project milestones and deliverables are being achieved.

Brenton’s work has been widely published and he is regularly sought after as a contributor to industry publications and design juries.

www.batessmart.com

Brenton Smith

Interior Designer, Bates Smart

Presenter

Brenton became a Bates Smart Director in 2017. Brenton leads Bates Smart’s award-winning interior design studio. He brings each project’s architecture to the scale of the spaces inside, crafting projects that are known for relaxed elegance, a luxurious use of materials, and clear functionality.

In addition to design work, Brenton is part of the core management team pitching for new work and liaising with the client and project management team to ensure the key project milestones and deliverables are being achieved.

Brenton’s work has been widely published and he is regularly sought after as a contributor to industry publications and design juries.

www.batessmart.com

Judge
Neil Stonell

Neil Stonell

Managing Partner Melbourne Grimshaw

Judge

Neil joined the London office of Grimshaw in 1997, relocating to Melbourne in 2002 where he is now jointly responsible for leading the practice’s Australian operations. He formed part of the team which delivered the practice’s first Australian project, Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. Since then, Neil has been instrumental to the delivery of complex projects across a variety of building sectors and typologies throughout the region including rail, aviation, workplace, university buildings, retail and master planning.

Neil has honed specific skills in leadership which encompass the design and delivery of award-winning architecture and the effective management of stakeholders, government agencies and substantial design teams.

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Neil Stonell

Managing Partner Melbourne Grimshaw

Judge

Neil joined the London office of Grimshaw in 1997, relocating to Melbourne in 2002 where he is now jointly responsible for leading the practice’s Australian operations. He formed part of the team which delivered the practice’s first Australian project, Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. Since then, Neil has been instrumental to the delivery of complex projects across a variety of building sectors and typologies throughout the region including rail, aviation, workplace, university buildings, retail and master planning.

Neil has honed specific skills in leadership which encompass the design and delivery of award-winning architecture and the effective management of stakeholders, government agencies and substantial design teams.

grimshaw.global

Judge