A year of milestones and celebrations.
2021 has been a memorable year for everyone, including us here at bureau^proberts. We have enjoyed celebrating 30 years in architecture and design while working hard to design and deliver significant local and international projects.
In Dubai, we saw our latest international project realised when the Australian Pavilion opened as part of Expo 2020 (delayed by 12 months due to Covid-19). Meanwhile in Brisbane, The Eaves, for Sekisui House was completed, delivering an important commercial and public retail precinct for West Village, West End.
In October we marked 30 years in architecture and design with a party on the GOMA Roof Terrace. It was a thrill to gather our valued clients and collaborators together and enjoy a night of celebration and comradery. A highlight was the inspiring words delivered by the honorable Leeanne Enoch MP who attended on behalf of the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk. We thank all who attended in recognition of the great partnerships we have forged over three decades of working together.
In support of our vision to expand our work in local and global markets, we announced new roles and promotions to our leadership team.
Terry McQuillan was appointed to the position of Head of Architecture and Design, a role that will be supported by our current Project Design Director, Kelly Geldard. Current associates, Dan Liddy and Andrew Bell expanded their roles to become Project Design Leaders, to consolidate our design capability under the stewardship of Liam Proberts.
To sharpen our global focus, Skye Rayner was named Head of International Projects. Current associate Nathan Lane became Head of Production and Fiona Sheils and Matthew den Exter joined the leadership team as new associates.
From Brisbane to Burleigh Heads, 2021 concludes with 7 luxury residential towers under construction. On the Gold Coast, Beach House for Andrews Projects, as well as Cala Dei and Natura for Sypre Group are lifting the bar for coastal architecture.
Meanwhile, in Brisbane, Thornton for JGL Properties, The Oxlade for Seymour Group, Rivers Reach for Frasers Property, and Element for Bellevue Estates are all making excellent progress on the city skyline. On the outskirts of Brisbane, Ferny Grove Central is on track to deliver a transit-oriented development that will link commercial, retail, and residential precincts to Ferny Grove train station, creating a well-connected and better-serviced neighbourhood. There are many more, exciting projects planned for 2022.
We take this opportunity to thank all clients, collaborators, and colleagues for your support in 2021 and through our celebration of 30 years in architecture and design.
We wish you happiness and health in 2022.