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News December 2014

Place Design Group embarks on a new design era

A new era of design excellence has been announced by Place Design Group.  With official launches held in both Brisbane and Shenzhen, Place Design Group showcased the new look brand to clients, media and industry, cementing the group’s position in the Asia Pacific region.

Since 2001 the group has seen growth not only in numbers and capability but also influence and reach. Now with more than 200 staff across Australia, China and South East Asia, Place Design Group has the resources available to offer a diverse and integrated approach to planning and design.

Company Chairman Ian Klug is thrilled for the group; “It has been on an extraordinary journey for Place Design Group; what started as a small Brisbane company has grown in leaps and bounds now with strength across the Asia Pacific region. This new era is filled with opportunity and excitement; and with such a close knit, and dedicated team, we can only expect wonderful things ahead.”

It is this journey that makes this new era so special. What started out as a small, tight knit team in Brisbane 14 years ago with five staff, has now grown into an internationally recognised brand that is known for design excellence.

Managing Director, Shaun Munday, who has been on the Place Design Group journey since inception says, “It has been amazing to see the progress and growth. In 2014 we took the opportunity to evaluate this and recognised that we were at a new stage where we needed to respond to our place in the market. I am so proud of what we have achieved as a team – the projects and the partnerships. While we enter the next phase of our journey, we will keep the open and accessible culture we’ve had from the very start, which I believe was foundation of our success and will remain the key to our future.”

Place Design Group’s reputation for creative and commercial solutions has been strengthened throughout 2014 due to industry recognition and sector partnerships, The industry awards season was a triumph for the group, taking out several awards, included the AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Awards, Lord Mayors Business Platinum Award, Premier of Queensland’s Export Award for Creative Industries, five wins at the Planning Institute of Australia Excellence Awards, Urban Development Institute of Australia (Qld) Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development and the 9th Kinpan Award.

Furthermore the group has been successful with its private and public sector partnerships and projects which include those such as Maroochydore CBD, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Gemdale Goldwater Art Wonderland, Upper Kedron, Dee Why, Toondah Harbour, Lotus Mansion, Brunswick Street Mall, Jinmao Palace, One Villa South/Southern Mansion, New World Oriental Radiance, Westfield Pacific Fair, and City West.

In an increasingly globally influenced environment, Place Design Group has built a strong foundation to launch this new era. With sites set firmly on growth throughout Australia, China and South East Asia it will be focused on innovation, collaboration and creating great places for our future communities.