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GroupGSA specialises in the design and delivery of world-class workplace and commercial interior design, architecture and landscape architecture for leading brands, local, state, federal governments and private enterprise across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

We create cutting-edge workplaces for banks and financial institutions, global tech giants, healthcare, science and technology companies, including complex and technical research laboratories.

We work collaboratively with developers, project managers and consultants to create workplaces that are equipped for tomorrow. We use embedded technology, activated floorplates and diverse work settings, including collaborative meeting spaces, hybrid hot-desks, focus rooms, social breakout points and employee health and wellness spaces.

Work

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

50 Belmore Street

TPG TELECOM BOARDROOM
  • Interior Design
  • Australia

TPG Telecom

Sydney Water reception with mural
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Sydney Water Head Quarters

Salesforce Tower - 180 George Street
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Salesforce Tower, Sydney

reception area at QBE Brisbane office
  • Interior Design
  • Brisbane

QBE Brisbane

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Custom Fleet

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne

The Executive Centre – Melbourne

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne

GroupGSA Melbourne Studio

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

180 George Street

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne and Brisbane

Liberty Specialty Markets – Melbourne and Brisbane

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Westpac Parramatta

Ingenuity can ignite when we dare to flip the expected.

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  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Ho Chi Minh

Marriot Hotel and Centara

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

155 Clarence Street

Modern workplace design guided by heritage features and artisan details

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

101 George Street, Parramatta

Working on behalf of Dexus and their Government listed anchor tenant, GroupGSA were engaged to deliver approximately 20,000sqm base build refurbishment across 11 levels and an integrated fit out across 8 levels.

Eucalyptus Head Office
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Eucalyptus

A workspace where collaboration is celebrated, and flexibility is mandatory.

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Microsoft HQ

Ingenuity can ignite when we dare to flip the expected.

  • Interior Design
  • Brisbane

Bank of China – Brisbane CBD

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Link Market Services Parramatta

GroupGSA has been the custodian of designing workplace environments for Link Market Services Group globally for over fifteen years.

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures

Visionary insight can cultivate journeys of discovery and delight.

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

French Fashion House

Sometimes the unachievable is alluring.

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

QBE Sydney

As an established Insurance provider, QBE sought to evolve its benchmark by utilising brilliant basics to shape its future workplace footprint.

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

QBE Parramatta

QBE’s new workplace hubs look to the future through immersive technology and unique team huddles to create a workplace that celebrates diversity and collaboration

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne

Rapha

Unique heritage lane way site brought to life with modern design elements

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne

7-Eleven

The idea of being ‘connected’ drove the design.

  • Architecture
  • Ho Chi Minh

iCarbonX

The DNA of Design

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Australian Broadcasting Agency

The Australian Broadcasting Agency sought to provide an environment aligned to the changing media landscape and emerging digital demands.

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

EY Wavespace

Few things shape the future, like the freedom of collective imagination.

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne

Next for Reece

Independent and decentralised: Next is a flexible space that supports the creative ideological process.

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne

CBUS

Adaptable environments boost productivity.

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Stone and Chalk

Start-up working environment fosters partnership, knowledge sharing and access to talent

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne

QBE Melbourne

A series of wellness strategies as part of the mission to achieve a WELL ‘Ready’ culture.

  • Interior Design
  • Melbourne

Victoria Health

Art creates connection. We gave it an opportunity to shine by creating spaces which engage and provide visual stimulation.

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Mid Coast Council

A lively office and chambers space for the Mid Coast Council in Taree.

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney

Mann Street

An important connector between the Gosford CBD and the Brisbane Waters waterfront.

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney

Scott Street

An A-grade commercial building with over 10,000sqm of floor space and basement parking.

  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Ausgrid

As an established energy provider, Ausgrid sought to create a workplace environment that would be a benchmark for future ways of working.

People

  • Director

Nancy Piazzolla

As the Director of People, Culture, and Practice, Nancy oversees our finance, IT, HR, and other operational departments. She is focused on driving continuous improvement and strategic innovation to ensure the smooth operation of the practice.

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  • Principal
  • Melbourne

Emily Gilfillan

Emily is a Principal, architect and our Melbourne studio lead.

James du Plessis
  • Principal
  • Brisbane

James du Plessis

James is a Principal, award-winning architect and Brisbane studio lead.  His extensive global and local experience includes education, commercial, workplace, cultural, high-end retail and single-residential projects.He is an active member of the UQ School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s Industry Advisory Board.

  • Principal

Liam Higginbotham

Liam is the Principal and leader of the national Interior Design team. He is a leader and a catalyst for innovation. He motivates and inspires project teams, drives strategic thinking, and influences design culture. Liam collaborates with diverse talent across the practice to bring the best design thinking and innovation to life through his role as a facilitator of knowledge and research.

  • Associate Director
  • Melbourne

Simone Carter

Simone is an Associate Director leading our Melbourne Interior Design team. Her national and international experience covers various sectors, including hospitality, luxury residential, commercial/workplace and health. Notable projects she has led include redesigning a luxury hotel in Melbourne and the interior design of a high-end residential complex in Dubai.   

  • General Director
  • Ho Chi Minh

Thien Duong

Thien is a Principal and General Director leading our Vietnam studio. Thien is one of the few internationally Chartered Architects in Vietnam today. He has extensive experience working on large-scale projects worldwide, including the UK, Norway, Canada, Bermuda, Africa, Dubai, and Australia. In Vietnam, he is registered as a Class 1 Architect and master planner and sits on the Vietnam Green Building Council Board of Directors.

  • Associate Director

Brian Graham

Brian is an Associate Director and an accredited Green Star Assessor. His experience in project coordination covers both the public and private sectors, allowing him to draw on decades of knowledge gained from various project types.

Staff photo of Luke Romandi
  • Associate Director

Luke Romandi

Luke is an Associate Director and architect with extensive experience in the construction industry. He has worked on various projects in Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Ireland, and the UK at all project lifecycle stages, including high-end residential, commercial, retail, and hospitality buildings.

staff photo Jessica Margiotta
  • Associate Director

Jessica Margiotta

As an Associate Director, Jessica is an interior designer dedicated to designing and delivering creative spaces that elevate cultural and brand experiences for her clients. Jessica consistently delivers dynamic,  impactful, inspiring environments, showcasing her unwavering dedication to excellence and client success.

  • Associate Director

Jon Downie

Jon is an Associate Director and a specialist in Corporate Workplace Environments. He has an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects over many years, across many types of contemporary premium, warehouse, and heritage office space environments.

  • Associate Director

Jay Griffin

Jay is an Associate Director and architect specialising in commercial, mixed-use, and residential sectors. He manages projects from concept to construction, which include large mixed-use towers, CBD developments, and boutique residential apartment buildings. Jay has a strong passion for tall buildings and has worked on large-scale projects in Australia and overseas.

  • Associate Director

Lachlan McCallum

Lachlan is an accomplished Associate Director with extensive experience designing and delivering diverse projects, including multi-residential, commercial, retail, educational and mixed-use developments. He is a team leader with a passion for projects in the education sector.  

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  • Associate Director
  • Sydney

Pei Goh

Pei is an Associate Director, Architect, and NSW Design Practitioner with extensive global experience in public and private projects in architecture and master planning. She has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of design for living environments focused on seniors’ living, retail and mixed-use, commercial, and educational design.

  • Associate Director

Andrew Glover

Andrew is an Associate Interior Designer with extensive experience in documentation and delivery of fit-out projects across the workplace, health, retail, public, residential and hospitality sectors.

  • Associate

Jai Negi

Jai, an Associate architect, is known for his creative and analytical problem-solving skills and dynamic and energetic approach. He is a driving force in the expert management of our large-scale projects, ranging from high-rise residential to retail and commercial.

  • Associate

Izabella McFadden

Izabella is an Associate, and a passionate, dynamic, and client-focused architect. Her experience covers an extensive project portfolio, and her expertise includes residential, aged care, commercial, industrial, community use, places of worship, and Heritage and period housing.

  • Associate

Graeme McKinnell

Graeme, an Associate Architect, brings a wealth of experience from Australia, the UK, and international projects. His portfolio spans commercial, residential, mixed-use, civic, education, and transportation sectors. He manages and coordinates design teams on high-profile projects and detailed design phases.

  • Associate

Jenny Deacon

Jenny, an Associate and highly accomplished interior designer has extensive experience delivering highly complex projects. She has successfully managed projects across various typologies, including secure environments, commercial, heritage refurbishment, life sciences and technology, and justice precincts. Her design and design management expertise is evident from project briefing to on-site installation. 

  • Associate

Pooja Arora

Pooja, an Associate Architect, applies her experience to numerous residential, community, and infrastructure projects. Her background in construction and extensive understanding of project management allow her to deliver projects that truly capture the intention and vision for the space.

  • Senior Interior Designer
  • Australia

Jordan Ottley

Jordan, an Associate interior designer, is dedicated to providing excellent client service. She has a sharp eye for detail, which she applies throughout the entire design process. Her portfolio includes managing and delivering designs for notable clients such as Westpac, Microsoft, Link Market Services, and Ernst & Young, showcasing her ability to handle large-scale projects.

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  • Associate

Erik Enstrom

Erik is an associate interior designer with a background in architecture and drafting. His passion for interiors has informed his technical knowledge of commercial and tech workplaces, mixed-use, hospitality, and retail fit-outs.

Monika Jadhav
  • Associate

Monica Jadhav

Monica is an Associate architect with experience across several project scales and typologies, particularly in the institutional, educational, and commercial sectors.

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  • Associate Director

Sam Tran

Sam, as Associate Director, brings a unique perspective to our team. As a registered architect in Australia and Vietnam, his understanding of local context and international architectural standards enriches his contributions to the global architectural landscape.

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  • Associate

Regina Vo

Regina is a talented interior designer passionate about sustainability and environmental protection. She has many years of experience working on […]

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  • Associate

Kha Nguyen

Kha is an Associate architect experienced in various projects, including healthcare facilities, mixed-use development, commercial buildings, and hospitality. He has a deep understanding of both international and local codes. He is also a specialist in healthcare design and has exceptional medical planning skills.

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  • Associate

Ngan Nguyen

Ngan is an associate and a highly experienced interior designer at our Vietnam studio. Her specialities include hospitality, resort, commercial, […]

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  • Manager

Serena Nguyen

Serena is a talented and experienced Architect with a passion for Concept design. She has over 9 years of experience working […]

Exploration

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