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Gray Puksand announces the appointment of Mark Freeman as the new Partner.

Freeman joined Gray Puksand in 2001 and was appointed as Associate in 2009. He played a major role in developing Gray Puksand’s education project portfolio including the design of numerous contemporary education facilities.

Gray Puksand Partner Stephen Turner describes Freeman as an essential member of the firm’s National Education team, and who has established himself as a leader in a broad range of projects across Primary, Secondary, TAFE and University sectors.

Freeman led the Design Team for Gray Puksand’s recently opened $55m regional Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) at Deakin University. His current assignments include two inner city education projects in addition to a collaboration with the Kyneton community on the design of new facilities for both Kyneton Primary School and Kyneton Secondary College.

Freeman says he is excited about his new role at Gray Puksand where he will continue to explore potentials and realise opportunities for future learning space design for their education sector clients.

Gray Puksand has also appointed two senior architects, Kelly Wellington and Verdon Styles as Associates.

Wellington is a highly experienced design team leader who has worked across a broad range of commercial and institutional projects at Gray Puksand over the last six years. Among her career highlights at Gray Puksand is the $28m addition of five new levels on top of the 18-level Owen Dixon Chambers West building at 525 Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

Styles brings his skills as an architect along with his passion for interior architecture to all his projects. Focussing on challenging refurbishment and workspace projects over the last six years at Gray Puksand, Styles has repositioned and extended the life of many existing commercial buildings including a collective refurbishment of 51 levels currently being executed at Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

General Manager Lisa Maddocks is confident the new appointments will continue to grow Gray Puksand’s 100-strong architecture and interior design team across Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.