• Eli Giannini

    Director

    My special skill is to listen and open the design discussion. I have enough experience to be able to introduce ideas to a project in a way that is appropriate to the task.

    I recognise good ideas, no matter where they come from. They don't have to be mine.

    Eli is responsible for the design direction of the practice and has won numerous industry awards. She brings to her work tenacity and passion for the craft of design with a special interest in developing architectural typologies into project specific responses.

    She led the team that was awarded the 2013 National Australian Institute of Architects Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture.

    Eli has contributed to the architecture profession as RAIA National Councillor, Chapter President, Chair of the Victorian Chapter Awards Task Force, and by promoting architectural design, theory and research. Eli was keynote speaker at the ‘Edge’ AIA National Conference in 2018.

    egiannini@mgsarchitects.com.au
  • Chris Jones

    Director

    “The joy of architecture, for me, is that it’s about planning buildings: something that I have always instinctively understood. There is always a rationale to a plan. Either it makes sense or it doesn't!”

    Chris’ principal role encompasses the design and delivery of commercial projects and the provision of strategic advice to private developers, institutions and government agencies. With extensive experience in feasibility, master planning, design and documentation of large scale projects both in Australia and abroad, Chris brings a critical eye to projects at an early stage and seeks to maximise design value while making an enduring, sustainable contribution to the city.

    Chris leads project teams on a diverse range of work ranging from high rise apartment towers to the refurbishment of government buildings listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and has played a principal role in a number of Australian Institute of Architects and UDIA award winning projects.

    cjones@mgsarchitects.com.au
  • Rob McGauran

    Director

    “I have always looked at our role as shaping place through the lens of design thinking – architects are often not interested in pursuing that role. We want to make a useful impact on how we shape our cities. I say we are not designing a building. We are designing a place. ”

    Rob leads the masterplanning, design advocacy and urban design disciplines in the practice.

    He is an experienced advocate, managing community consultation and government partnership processes involving large and complex multidisciplinary consultant teams and stakeholder groups.

    At a strategic planning level Rob has been responsible for urban design frameworks and structure plans for key areas of Melbourne’s transformations, including Arden Urban Renewal Precinct, Footscray University Town, Cremorne Precinct and the historic Alphington Paper Mills. Rob has led the masterplans for Monash University, which has been awarded in Victoria and nationally, as well as for University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong, Victoria University and La Trobe University campuses.

    His built projects are known for their innovation, relevance to contemporary issues and community focus.

    rmcgauran@mgsarchitects.com.au
  • Mun Soon

    Director

    “I like to design the business thinking as well as the architecture. That is my approach to every job. I work on the commercial viability of projects, and clients appreciate my input. ”

    Soon leads the retail and interior design teams in the practice and is recognised as one of the leading retail consultants in Australia.

    He works with a number of major retail shopping centre organisations, individual and chain retail as well as hospitality groups in Australia and Asia. He has developed retail solutions for town centres and regeneration projects for local government, state government, institutional retail trusts, and individual retail chains and owners.

    Soon’s experience in retail brings highly practical, long-term economic sustainability to his clients by facilitating effective branding, high visitor levels and positive impacts on customer relationships.

    msoon@mgsarchitects.com.au
  • Joshua Wheeler

    Director

    “I love working on projects with a social benefit: Great buildings should affect and change people’s lives and contribute to their wellbeing. We always talk about our buildings being generous and optimistic.”

    Joshua has experience in design, planning, and architectural contract administration as well as urban design and master planning. He is involved in the delivery of a number of large scale medium density residential projects, the development of senior education learning facilities, feasibilities and design studies for community hubs including the award-winning Bendigo Library redevelopment.

    Joshua places a strong emphasis on the quality of the design and delivery of the built product with a particular emphasis on inclusive communities, social sustainability, lifelong learning and ongoing operational efficiencies for both his clients and project occupants.

    jwheeler@mgsarchitects.com.au
  • Cameron Lacy

    Director

    “We often deliver more than we are asked for, the client comes to us with a brief but part of what we do is to step back and look at the bigger picture and see if there is a solution that offers answers to questions they haven’t asked but which make the project work.”

    Cameron’s experience in Australia, the United Kingdom and the US in both urban design and architecture allows him to develop an architectural vision to accompany the urban design objectives of the project.

    Cameron’s strengths lie in managing complex design processes and design consultation teams. He is able to appreciate and drive big picture thinking whilst managing interfaces between varying, often competing uses, to deliver great places and successful, thriving communities and commercial development.

    Cameron is the author of Rosanna Station Design and he has also provided urban design and architectural direction to multiple projects for VicTrack, VicRoads and PTV.

    clacy@mgsarchitects.com.au
  • Ahmad Fardi

    Ahmad Fardi

    Associate Director

  • Catherine Ranger

    Catherine Ranger

    Associate Director

  • Elliet Spring

    Elliet Spring

    Associate Director

  • Katherine Sundermann

    Katherine Sundermann

    Associate Director

  • Simon Wollan

    Simon Wollan

    Associate Director

  • John Bezemer

    John Bezemer

    Associate

  • Sue Buchanan

    Sue Buchanan

    Associate

  • Babak Kahvazadeh

    Babak Kahvazadeh

    Associate

  • Eu-Jin Low

    Eu-Jin Low

    Associate

  • Monique Banks

    Monique Banks

  • Miray Bas

    Miray Bas

  • Teresa Cechin

    Teresa Cechin

  • Campbell Chesworth

    Campbell Chesworth

  • James Cochrane

    James Cochrane

  • Clare Easterbrook-Lamb

    Clare Easterbrook-Lamb

  • Marta Fisher

    Marta Fisher

  • Sam Harris

    Sam Harris

  • Jake Hartmann

    Jake Hartmann

  • Martin Knight

    Martin Knight

  • Sookyung Lee

    Sookyung Lee

  • Bessie Lemann

    Bessie Lemann

  • Aaron Little

    Aaron Little

  • Aaron Lo

    Aaron Lo

  • Jane Mooney

    Jane Mooney

  • Alistair Nancarrow

    Alistair Nancarrow

  • Lise Rabl

    Lise Rabl

  • Geoff Riding

    Geoff Riding

  • Tahj Rosmarin

    Tahj Rosmarin

  • Steve Sutedja

    Steve Sutedja

  • Toby Woolley

    Toby Woolley

  • Yi Yang

    Yi Yang