Multi award-winning design practice, Turner has scaled up its interior design team with the appointment of Kristi Wayman as director of interiors, 12 new staff hires and a range of new high-profile project wins.

As director of interiors, Wayman will be responsible for leading interior concept and development across the multi-residential, retail, hospitality, workplace, aged care and mixed-use sectors.  

Principal at Turner, Nick Turner says, “Interior design has been a key focus for our practice and it’s exciting to strengthen this offering. Kristi will be integral in driving growth for us in the sector, bringing a wealth of international experience in high-end resort and hotel design to the team, tapping into the growing market.” 

“People are becoming experience enthusiasts, which is revolutionising the way interior spaces are designed and thought about,” says Wayman,

“The ‘expectation economy’ is driving demand from customers for unique and inspirational elements to all aspects of their lives and hotel experiences are at the forefront of this. We’re  seeing hotel rooms shrinking as spaces where guests can mingle and interact, such as the exceptional bars, community areas and receptions, are increased.”

“At Turner, we’re borrowing these design trends and using them in residential, commercial and aged care developments, where luxury lobby areas and stunning rooftop bars and even pool clubs are being implemented,” she says.

In light of what the firm has termed as its “robust project pipeline”, Turner has increased the size of its interior architecture team with 12 new appointments contributing to the company’s wide range of experience and diversity. 

This includes Corinne Lee, associate, who has experience in Australia and Korea working across commercial, hospitality, government healthcare and large-scale residential projects; and Aniss Adler, head of environmental graphics, who has a background in fashion.   

Prior to her appointment Wayman was an associate at Stack Studio and senior interior designer at Scentre Group working on projects for Westfield.