Gray Puksand has continued its investment in the nation's capital in the form of appointing Amanda Fyfe as its new Canberra Partner.

The acquisition gives the practice the opportunity to further assist in the growth of Canberra’s local built environment that will be strengthened with Gray Puksand’s expertise.

“In a market where the expertise of a national and interstate team is often sought, I’m pleased to be able to bring my extensive knowledge of the Canberra market to work on bigger, and more impactful, projects,” says Fyfe.

“With the local Canberra government placing significant investment into the development of the future of the city, I look forward to continuing Gray Puksand’s reputation for innovative design outcomes, which is founded on a culture of design excellence, trusted client relationships and integrity.”

Fyfe joins Gray Puksand with over 25 years experience in interior design and architecture, having worked on significant national projects across Australia, including for Services Australia, the Department of Home Affairs, and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, cementing her expertise for the politically influenced design language of Canberra.

As Canberra’s only WELL Building Accredited Professional designer, and a Green Building Council of Australia (Green Star) AP, Fyfe is passionate about advancing human health and wellness through environmentally sustainable practices in design and construction.

“While we are seeing an increased focus on health, wellbeing and sustainability in all projects and sectors, my accreditations offer me the confidence and experience to keep pushing for innovation in this space and ensure sustainable building practices are the way of the future,” says Fyfe.

“What I enjoy most about my work in design and construction is being part of a collaborative team focused on high-quality design outcomes – engaging with clients, stakeholders and the design team to produce buildings and interiors that enhance the working environment for all users of the building.”

Gray Puksand has recently completed a number of projects in Canberra including Throsby Primary School, the award-winning Greenway Views Seniors Living.