Plus Sydney going from strength to strength as the team keeps on growing

The team is growing and the arrival of two new associates to the New South Wales team this year has added to their growing recognition as an exciting Sydney-based design studio.

Georgina Dougenis joined the Plus Sydney team in January 2018 as a registered architect. With a diploma of Project Management and a Bachelor of Architecture, affectionately known as Georgie to colleagues, she brings over 15 years of industry experience to the team. Her most recent project with Plus is a $31 million boutique hotel at the heart of the new Edmondson Park Centre for key client Fraser Property Group.

     

“Georgie has been a fantastic asset for the office since joining us.  She is a natural leader and has the ability to deliver large complex projects in a manner that invites confidence from both clients and staff.  We love having her as part of the team.”

–          Director, Amit Julka

     

Having worked at Turner, Georgina comes with extensive residential, high rise and mixed-use development experience and approaches all her projects with rigour and finesse. Her greatest passion is problem solving in architecture and she thrives in the design and development phases of a project, with her mission to maintain design integrity throughout the life cycle of a project.

Georgina’s experience extends to the retail sector also, having worked at Anthony Vavayis Architects. As the Lead Retail Designer for the well-known retail chain, Oxford Shop, Georgina designed and delivered over ten different interior design fit outs across Sydney and Melbourne. The client always looked-for consistency between each store but also wanted to create a unique experience for their customers. This fit well with Georgina’s skill-set with designing for place and being at the core of her design aesthetic.

     

“Georgina is a great team player and mentor within the office and understands how to communicate the challenges and opportunities of a project to both our clients and staff; navigating the team through the process of delivering both the project and its vision.”

–          Director, Rido Pin

     

Senior Associate Gabriel Duque also joined the Plus Sydney team this year bringing with him over ten years of local experience having worked for some of Sydney’s leading practices, most recently Turner.

     

“As the Senior Associate in the Sydney office, Gabriel’s role encompasses oversight and responsibility over multiple projects as well as assisting us with the management and strategic direction of the office and he has been delivering on both fronts with aplomb. We see Gabriel as being integral to ensuring both quality and consistency of our design output here in our Sydney studio.”

–          Director, Amit Julka

      

Originally studying architecture in Colombia and completing his Masters of the Built Environment (Sustainable Development) at UNSW, Gabriel is highly experienced in the design and delivery of a wide range of building typologies including multi-residential, seniors living and healthcare projects – especially those above the $100 million mark with six (and counting) high value projects successfully delivered across New South Wales.

     

“Gabriel brings strong leadership to our team to ensure the consistency and quality on large complex projects while being able to question the fundamental reasoning and drivers of a project and ensure the outcome is in line with the expectations of our clients.”

–          Director, Rido Pin