At this year’s Interior Awards, the Emerging Design Professional Award went to the highly talented David Hoad of Warren and Mahoney.
Hoad studied a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Interior Architecture, at Victoria University in Wellington and has been working at the Warren and Mahoney Sydney office for 2 years. Projects that Hoad has been involved in include the National Australia Bank (NAB) retail network, Sydney Trains and Service NSW.
Hoad sees interiors as a mechanism to create conversation, saying, “I am drawn to the influence an interior has on experiences and approach design from a human scale. My ambition is to create emotive environments that align with the client’s aspirations. I am not fixed in my opinions and enjoy a collaborative approach, understanding the necessity to be aware and respectful of other perspectives. This is critical for innovation”.
Along with a bespoke trophy, a $1,500 cash prize was also presented to Hoad at the exciting awards and networking evening that took place on 29 June at Metropolis Museum, Auckland.
Full jury citation:
As the youngest of the finalists, with the least years of experience, Hoad nevertheless demonstrated a variety of high-level and complex work combined with a sense of intelligent analysis, inventive solutions, careful attention to detail and a consistent but evolving design approach. Hoad incorporates a calm and relaxed demeanour with a noticeable passion for his craft.
He has demonstrated incredible growth potential in his design work in the retail banking sector with a reinvention of the typology that has since gone on to become the standard throughout New Zealand and Australia.
- Full coverage of 2017 Interior Awards winners here.
- Extended coverage and full jury citations can be found in the June 2017 issue of Interior magazine.
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