Brisbane’s Cox Rayner Architects has appointed six new associates. Carol Brubaker has been appointed senior associate and will be responsible for coordinating new associates Christina Cho, Kate Pottinger, Ali Farmer, Michael Bailey, Shane Horswill and Alex Leese, who join existing associates Hang Ling, Antony Scott-Pegum and Vesna Lazarevic.
Principal director Michael Rayner said the move was strategic.
“We are preparing our practice for what we perceive is a new world, especially of clients seeking innovative design solutions to their briefs,” Mr Rayner said. “These associates are experienced in running significant and complex projects, but, as importantly, are at the vanguard of critical issues such as environmental design, workplace design, building information modelling and quality assurance. They are the next generation of thinkers.”
Ms Cho will take up lead roles in environmental design and engaging with the younger generation of graduates. She is currently project architect for the Kings Square Precinct development in Perth.
Mr Bailey will work to galvanise the design culture in the office and improve design development methodologies. He is currently project architect for the Tatts Group’s new headquarters in Brisbane.
Ms Farmer is promoted to associate with particular roles in ensuring client satisfaction and overviewing project architects. She is currently lead architect for the new Queensland State Velodrome at Chandler.
Ms Pottinger is the new head of interior design, responsible for Cox Rayner’s eight-staff interior design studio. She is currently designing the Tatts Group’s new workplace.
Mr Leese will perform the role of advancing Cox Rayner’s building information modelling and digital engineering systems and practices.He has most recently been the Project Architect for the highly complex Griffith University Health Centre on the Gold Coast, and a key team member on the National Maritime Museum of China, developing world-leading production and fabrication technologies.
Mr Horswill will continue to be Cox Rayner’s leader in contract management, construction administration and quality assurance. He is currently completing the contract management of the University of Queensland Health Centre adjacent Royal Brisbane Hospital at Herston.