Hames Sharley has strengthened its design leadership for the years to come, with the announcement of Isabel Tascon-Guillaume and Angela Kuroiwa both moving into Senior Interior Designer roles.

Promoting internal talent that have consistently demonstrated creativity, innovation and strategic thinking, Hames Sharley are excited by the promotions for the present and the years that follow.

Isabel Tascon-Guillaume is at the forefront of the practice’s growth, working across a series of projects including Karrinyup East, One Subiaco, one40william for DPLH, Wearne, Essence and the RPH Clinical Command Centre. Most recently, Tascon-Guillaume was also heavily involved in the delivery of Hames Sharley's new Perth Studio.

The interior designer is also the Co-Chair of Hames Sharley's RAP Committee and a Sessional Academic at Curtin University. Committed to the company’s reconciliation journey with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to achieve meaningful outcomes, Tascon-Guillaume forms part of Hames Sharley’s next generation. She believes successful and relevant design requires critical analysis of place and a fundamental understanding of its cultural and environmental context matched with pragmatism and commercial nous.

Within Hames Sharley and through her academic role at Curtin University, Isabel consistently communicates the importance of creativity aligning with context, history and culture.

"I believe design should have a way of brightening the world around us; it should spark imagination, demonstrate adaptability and foster empathy," she says.

Angela Kuroiwa's talent lies in her hyper organised and strategic approach to design and she leads projects with creativity and passion. The new Senior Interior Designer has facilitated various projects in their development from concept to completion across workplace, commercial and residential sectors. Her largest current project is the highly anticipated landmark One Subiaco in Perth’s inner west.

Kuroiwa's ability to lead a team and form relationships and connections has been critical to the project's outcome. She works closely with clients and project teams in order to forge strong relationships, which leads to the creation of impactful and thought-provoking spaces. Angela believes great design brings people together – and is excited by how this project will impact the Perth community, economically and culturally.

"The One Subiaco design is a testament to building character, it is true place making and should become a commercial and cultural landmark for Perth,” she says

In regards to her promotion, Kuroiwa says looks forward to what the future holds.

"I'm excited at the opportunity of this senior position and to be part of a thought-led organisation."

Hames Sharley’s WA Studio Leader, Brook McGowan was glowing in his praise of the two newly-promoted Senior Interior Designers.

"We recognise these future leaders for their commitment and contribution to design excellence, client focus and Hames Sharley's organisational values.”