Gavan is a widely experienced and awarded architect who has worked on significant projects in both the public and private sectors, and as a principal of major architecture and design practices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. He has degrees in architecture from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Science in Engineering Science majoring in transportation, from UC Berkeley in USA. His span of work covers strategic input to urban, transport, institutional, commercial and residential projects around Australia, with roles ranging from key designer and design manager through to overall development manager and project director for significant projects.
Gavan’s professional roles have been complemented by long term involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects at state and national levels, recognised by the Institute’s award of Life Fellow, and the Design Institute of Australia recently elevated him to Fellow. He continues to provide leadership through his contributions at board level to professional, industry and NFP organisations, including the chairmanship of both Architecture Media P/L and artisan (formerly Craft Queensland). Gavan’s key competencies are embedded in his energetic and proactive approach to providing strategic inputs, making connections, mentoring and team development, and design management. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.