Design grad

In pursuit of design excellence

With his passion for design, it’s fair to say that Living Choice director, Ian Tregoning’s favourite place to be is the Design Department at the company’s office in Grange Road, Welland. It’s the `engine room’ where all the architects and design team members create the award-winning designs for Living Choice’s retirement communities in three states, hotels in QLD and SA and the exceptional residential developments at Sunshine Cove, Maroochydore.

The Design Department has grown significantly over the past few years and now has 13 members, led by Head Designer, Craig Eyles and Architectural Practice Manager, Jason Braun. Recently, two of their newest team members, Abelyn Lee and Myles Farrow, graduated with a Master of Architecture degree and on a recent visit, Ian was delighted to congratulate them.

Both Abby and Myles have had a passion for design from a very young age. Abby, who is originally from Kuala Lumpur, attended Glenunga International High School and was always designing furniture, clothing and making models. Myles attended Reynella East College, very close to Living Choice Woodcroft, and said he had always wanted to be an architect.

Abby and Myles have shown a lot of commitment to achieve their Master’s degrees. They studied at the University of South Australia for three years, Abby obtaining a Bachelor degree in Architectural Studies and Myles completing a Bachelor degree in Architectural Design. Achieving their Master’s degrees took a further two years.

They completed work experience at a leading Adelaide architectural firm before joining the Living Choice/EDP Hotels/Hotel Consulting Services’ team. Currently, Abby is working on the detailed drawings for Living Choice Galston in NSW, while Myles is working on a new bottle shop for an EDP Hotels’ venue in Wyalla.

Congratulations, Abby and Myles, and we look forward to seeing your designs come to fruition in the future.

Pictured above are Abby Lee and Myles Farrow with Living Choice director, Ian Tregoning (left) and Architectural Practice Manager, Jason Braun.