Liam Higginbotham Principal
Liam is a Principal and talented interior designer with experience in workplace, retail, aviation, education and hospitality.
As part of the initiative, GroupGSA were engaged to undertake a holistic approach to the journey of Ausgrid staff that began at the front door. Internally, Ausgrid undertook a large transformation within their business to create a more empowered culture.
To align with the business’ sustainable and inclusive objectives, we looked at how energy manifests itself within nature and conceptualised a story of ‘Lighting Storms across Rural Australia’. We then approach a local indigenous artist, Lucy Simpson to provide unique imagery and art to be incorporated as part of the textiles, murals and built environments within the workspace.
The collaboration between Lucy and our team allowed for a seamless and sincere representation of the local indigenous nations. Infusing authentic indigenous representation was an important factor for Ausgrid.
It also created an opportunity for the sustainable component to sit comfortably within the natural palette of finishes. Greenwalls on every level including the ground floor arrival space and energy efficient circadian lighting allow staff to gently transition from morning light to evening light cues. At project completion, Ausgrid achieved a 5 Star Greenstar Rating and is positioned for WELL Gold Certification.