Julia is a Spanish Architect with professional experience in urban design and urban planning. She has studied Architecture in Barcelona, Spain, where she has gained professional experience in urban planning and urban design. Julia has worked for three years at a Spanish architecture firm that specialises in urban planning and design. She is interested in new urban design tools and methods that help regenerate urban areas to improve living conditions and environments for citizens.
With more than twenty years experience of working in the built environment as an Urban Designer and Landscape Architect, Mark manages the McGregor Coxall Melbourne Studio. Before joining McGregor Coxall in 2011, Mark has worked more than 10 years with VicUrban and prior to that, with DCM. In these roles, he has worked with many of Australia’s leading private sector developers, at all levels of Government and within many areas of the community to deliver internationally recognised environmentally responsive public realm projects. His expertise lies in leading multidisciplinary teams in all aspects of the design process. Mark’s experience ranges from award winning landscape, public realm, civic and community based projects through to commercial buildings, high and medium density residential and retail developments.
With over twenty years experience working in small-medium scale office and business management in addition to employment with construction firms, government and the retail sector, Sandra brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as office and accounts manager at McGregor Coxall. This background includes over ten years directing and office managing a Sydney based interior design and pool construction business, in addition to two years managing accounts for a medium scale glass manufacturer. With her exceptional organisational abilities, Sandra co-ordinates the financial, logistic and managerial aspects of the Sydney and Melbourne McGregor Coxall offices. Her resourceful and efficient approach underpins the business side of the company and ensures effective management of all projects created by the design studio.
Ann completed her Landscape Architecture Degree in 2010 with Honours and was also nominated for the 2010 HASSELL Travelling Scholarship. In her role as a Graduate Landscape Architect at McGregor Coxall she is working on multiple projects with a high degree of complexity. She contributes highly efficient drafting skills as well as high level analysis, design and project managerial abilities which she developed whilst working in several Sydney-based government as well as commercial design firms. Ann is also fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, enabling her to liase effectively with China-based clients. She is passionate about designing meaningful urban spaces that balance sustainability, aesthetics and functionality, and brings this approach as well as an exceptionally collaborative style to the McGregor Coxall design team.
With over 16 years experience as a network and system administrator, Luciano ensures that the McGregor Coxall infrastructure effectively supports the design studios with the most advanced and efficient networks, hardware and software. Through his work with a large scale manufacturer in San Paolo, Brazil for over nine years as well as with several large and medium scale Australian firms over the last five years, Luciano has also developed high level analytical, systems design and problem solving skills which enable him to plan and implement exceptional solutions. His role involves ensuring the smooth running of the computer systems between the Sydney and Melbourne offices as well as enabling McGregor Coxall to interface seamlessly with the various systems utilised by clients and sub-consultants. This he achieves together with a highly supportive and approachable manner.
Michael is a UK Associate Urban Designer with international experience. Graduating from Newcastle University with the highest Urban Design Masters distinction in the university course’s history, he moved on to the next stage of his career working for an international multi disciplinary company in London and Manchester. Michael leads the urban design team with a broad range of skills in concept visioning, city-centre regeneration schemes, residential master plans and strategic development frameworks. It is through his unique ability to apply urban theory to practical solutions that ensures high quality urban design outcomes are achieved at the physical, social, economic and environmental level. Michael’s innate passion for design and in-depth knowledge of the urban design process ensures a robust and integrated design solution is achieved for all projects.
Peta has just completed her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of New South Wales. Through her years at university Peta has developed an interest in the relationship of design aesthetics and ecologically sustainable design. The combination of these elements delivers a hybrid design that contributes not only to the community but to the environment as well. Peta is currently working as an ambassador for the UNSW Built Environment. Through the ambassador program Peta has been involved in developing workshops for high school students, giving them an insight into what landscape architecture involves. Peta has also worked in affiliation with the UNSW Nura Gili Student Tutoring Program, assisting students from younger years in developing their skills within the bachelor program.
Stephanie has recently completed a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of New South Wales. During her time at university she spent a semester abroad at Penn State University in the USA and participated in the Toronto Urban Design Studio. She also took park in the Nanjing Studio at South East University in China. Her experience abroad at international universities and travelling has transpired into a keen interest in how urban design and landscape architecture inform public life, politics and quality of living. Stephanie looks forward to developing strategies that allow for the creation of healthier, economical, environmental and social public spaces. Currently, Stephanie is one of the Landscape Ambassadors for UNSW helping to bring motivated and creative people into the profession.
Maria studied architecture and completed a post-graduate doctorate of Environmental Architecture and Sustainable Urbanism at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona Spain. Before joining the McGregor Coxall team in early 2012, Maria spent 3 years working at the Barcelona City Council. Maria has a keen interest in how landscape architecture and architecture can incorporate sustainable outcomes as a key component of their design process. Her passion for the integration of ecology and urbanism within the built form aligns with McGregor Coxall’s design manifesto. Maria combines this passion and her architectural knowledge to provide design support and production to the McGregor Coxall team.
Scott is a passionate urbanist who has contributed to award-winning regneration and urban design projects in the UK over the past ten years. He co-founded Urban Design Skills in 2007, and co-developed innovative methods to improve placemaking (including Capacitycheck, Qualityreviewer and Placecheck). He has led multi-disciplinary teams in creating visionary plans that are in various stages of realisation, and contributed to the design and delivery of a range of urban design summer schools and design training programs. Scott has also developed urban design strategies for City Design division at the City of Melbourne and Places Victoria as recipient of the Australia Government’s Endeavour Executive Fellowship 2012.
Nicola is currently completing her two undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Media, Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney. During her studies she has engaged in a series of selective projects including becoming a member of Phillip Beesleys, SIBYL installation team for the 2012 Sydney Biennale and the 2011 Frank Gehry LA intensive. She also took part in organising nationally recognized architecture events such as 1:1 New South Wales and Superstuido. Nicola is a deans list student who advocates a highly contextual investigative approach to design which integrates social, environmental, economic and spatial responses across all scales of the built environment.