Dip Int Des FDIA
After graduating from RMIT University with a Fellowship Diploma of Interior Design, Jeff began his career as a set designer in the television industry. He joined Bates Smart in 1983 and in 1995 he became the first director of interior design at Bates Smart.
During his career Jeff has been awarded a number of prestigious accolades. In 2003 he received the IDEA Gold Medal for significant contributions to the design industry and in 2010 he was awarded Designer of the Year at the IDEA awards. He was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2018, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Australian design industry.
Jeff has a classically modern, timeless approach to design and a reputation for producing highly refined and carefully targeted design solutions. He is known for his relentless attention to detail.
Regularly working with architectural colleagues from the outset, Jeff oversees the entire design process to craft buildings from the inside out. His broad experience covers a wide range of building types, including commercial, hospitality, residential, retail, education, and health, all of which promotes a rich diversity of cross-discipline thought.
Jeff is known for his close knit relationships with clients. His commitment to a highly collaborative approach and holistic design solutions has been applied to significant benchmark projects over the years.
Jeff led the interiors masterplan for Crown Melbourne and much of the detailed design of the interiors from hotel, to restaurants, retail and entertainment facilities. Other landmark projects include The Melburnian apartments, the residential and commercial Freshwater Place, Crown Towers Perth, Metropol and Promenade hotels, Royal Children’s Hospital and more recently the residential tower 35 Spring Street, and the new Club Stand for the Victoria Racing Club, Flemington.