2017 Emerging Design Professional Award winner

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Emerging Design Professional Award winner: David Hoad of Warren and Mahoney.

Emerging Design Professional Award winner: David Hoad of Warren and Mahoney.

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Visualisation of Transport Customer Service Centre, Grand Central Station, Sydney.

Visualisation of Transport Customer Service Centre, Grand Central Station, Sydney. Image: render David Hoad

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Transport Customer Service Centre (TCSC), Grand Central Station, Sydney.

Transport Customer Service Centre (TCSC), Grand Central Station, Sydney. Image: Klaus Carson

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Detail design of National Australia Bank's Bank in a Box.

Detail design of National Australia Bank’s Bank in a Box. Image: render David Hoad

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National Australia Bank (NAB) Smart Store.

National Australia Bank (NAB) Smart Store. Image: Lisbeth Grosmann

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Interior of NAB on George Street, Sydney.

Interior of NAB on George Street, Sydney. Image: Andrew Walsh

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Deakin Gateway Refurbishment.

Deakin Gateway Refurbishment. Image: render Steph Jowett

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Interior of Deakin University Gateway Refurbishment.

Interior of Deakin University Gateway Refurbishment. Image: render David Hoad

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BNZ Retail & 80 Queen Street, Auckland.

BNZ Retail & 80 Queen Street, Auckland. Image: courtesy BNZ

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At this year’s Interior Awards, the Emerging Design Professional Award went to the highly talented David Hoad of Warren and Mahoney.

Interior of NAB on George Street, Sydney. Image:  Andrew Walsh

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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