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GSA Vietnam Charity Weekend


On Saturday 24th April, the Vietnam Studio travelled to Vung Tau, 100km south west of HCMC, to take part in a charity activity for the loca…

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GSA End of Year Parties 2020


GSA Australia celebrated the end of 2020 with parties and events in each Studio. From a picnic in the park in beautiful Melbourne, to an af…

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Lessons from the Five Levels of Autonomous Work Theory


The adaptation from working in the design studio to working from home (or the workshop/ garage) has meant lightning speed behavioural chang…

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GSA Adopts 3 Koalas


The Directors and Nancy are proud to announce that GroupGSA has adopted 3 sweet and cuddly Koalas; Sweetie, Triumph and WildKoala. The ado…

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Toongabbie House Workerbee


Follow this link for more information on Toongabbie House

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GSA Student Presentations


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StreetSleep 2019


On Thursday 10th October, Group GSA once again participated in the annual Property Industry Foundation's 'StreetSleep' campaign to raise aw…

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GSA Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary


On September 29, 2019, GroupGSA celebrated 40 years as a design firm.

Mark Sheldon shared stories and anecdotes of his professional journ…

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2019 Tour de PIF Shines


Another great year with GSA Striders walking 10km to raise money for homeless youth.  

Our team of Linh, Lara, Rahlee, Jordan, Alice, Marina…

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PropertySki 2019 - Team GSA


And finally, the results and video link: Ski Race Results

Jon with his every present Go-Pro of a few skiing moves: Team GSA Video


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Vietnam Studio Team Retreat


Report from Matt Young on the Vietnam Studio Weekend Retreat:

"Having undergone so much growth and development over the last 5 years, it was…

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Melbourne Studio Open House


GSA Melbourne Studio hosted approximately 500 guests in the studio over the 'Open House Melbourne' weekend 27 and 28 July.  Here is a repor…

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PIF CEO Networking Event Melbourne


On Wednesday evening 26th June, GSA’s Melbourne Studio hosted the Property Industry Foundation's CEO Networking event.  Sponsored by GroupG…

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Corporate Triathlon - Gold Coast


On the 11th May 2019, Georgia Hay, Romina Moscoso and Sam Shepherd from GSA's Brisbane Studio, participated in the Corporate Triathlon on t…

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Mexican Friday Night Fiesta


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GSA Christmas Parties


Over the last two weeks the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Studios celebrated the end of year with staff Christmas Parties.

Sydney's party w…

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PIF StreetSleep 2018


On Thursday 22nd November 12 GSA’ers went out of their comfort zone and slept on hard concrete to raise awareness of homelessness in Austra…

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International Urban Design Conference


On 12-13 November 2018, the 11th Annual International Urban Design Conference was held in Sydney with attendees from local government, deve…

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Hui Li Presents to Australasia Property Advisory


On 24 October 2018 Australasia Property Advisory Association (APA) hosted its second Chinese developers focused professional workshop in Vi…

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Tour de PIF 2018


On Friday 19th October Lara, Alice, Rahlee, Katerina, Linh and Kathleen joined 243 walkers as part of the annual Tour de PIF charity fund-r…

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PIF Hard Hat Day 2018


On Friday 12 October, GroupGSA Sydney held it's annual PIF Hard Hat Day Auction.  With representatives from PIF on hand, as well as some of…

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Brisbane Tour de PIF


by Romina Moscoso:

Team GroupGSA were very excited to compete in the 2018 Brisbane Tour de PIF (Property Industry Foundation), and glad we s…

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Perth Studio Anniversary Party


On 16th August, GroupGSA Perth Studio celebrated 18 months of business in the newly completed studio with clients and friends enjoying gour…

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Brisbane Studio 1 Year Anniversary


GroupGSA Brisbane Studio celebrated their first 12 months in the new studio at Level 14, 100 Edward Street on Wednesday evening 18th July. …

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40 Under 40 Awards


Asia’s leading architecture and design magazine, proudly presented the 12th edition of its annual 40 Under 40 Awards, with a presentation c…

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Monthly, over an office lunch in the Melbourne Studio, a team member presents …

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Footscray Community Courtyard Makeover


GroupGSA was invited by Frasers Property Australia to donate and design a community courtyard garden for a Unison facility, housing women i…

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GSA Directors Breakfast Cook-up


On Wednesday 15th May, GroupGSA Directors and COO donned their chefs hats to cook up an amazing breakfast for the GSA Sydney staff.  A feas…

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Qld Staff Tour of Riverlights Hamilton Reach


On Friday 29th March the Brisbane Landscape, Interior and Architecture teams had a project walk-through at our Riverlights at Hamilton proj…

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PIF Hard Hat 2018


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CBDA Design Talk, Shanghai


Beijing GSAStudio's Principal, Alina Valcarce was invited to speak at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Centre's “China Build…

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GSA Vietnam Sponsors Habitat for Humanity


GSAStudio Vietnam supported Habitat for Humanity through a house sponsorship build activity in Tien Giang Province, Southern Vietnam.   29 …

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GSA Celebrate International Women's Day


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Vietnam's New HCMC Office Launch Party


As many of you will be aware, I was recently in Asia visiting and working with our teams in our Beijing, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City Stud…

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Building GroupGSA Brand Profile in China and Vietnam


Our Principals have been busy marketing across the industry.

Some photos and video of Alina, Thomas and Matt with their teams, building the …

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Volunteer Employer Recognition Award


On Monday 27 November, Mark Eatts, head of Volunteer Marine Rescue Services (WA) presented Mark Sheldon and GSA with the 2017 Department of…

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PIF StreetSLEEP 2017


GroupGSA were once again proud sponsors of the 2017 PIF StreetSleep – a fundraising event for the construction industry that raises awarene…

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Promotion Presentations - China and Vietnam


Six promotion presentations were given to staff in China and Vietnam by Mark Sheldon during his recent visit to the GSA China and Vietnam S…

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GSA Sydney Admin Staff Cook for OBK


On Wednesday 8th November the GSA Sydney Admin staff spent 3 hours at One Big Kitchen in Bondi Junction, cooking food to be delivered to th…

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PIF Hard Hat Day


On Friday 27 October GroupGSA held it's Annual Property Industry Foundation (PIF) Hard Hat Day Auction and Raffle - the culmination of two …

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PIF Qld Big Wrap


On Wednesday 25th October, staff from our GSA Brisbane Studio took part in the annual PIF Toiletries Campaign 'wrap night' to package up to…

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GSA Sydney Family Picnic Day


On Sunday 8th October GSA Sydney held a staff family picnic at Coopers Park in Bellevue Hill.  The children enjoyed climbing rocks, trees a…

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Staff Tour of GSA Projects


On Friday 29th September 28 Sydney staff boarded a bus to tour 5 recently completed projects and 1 still under construction.  Projects were…

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Sydney Tour de PIF | Ride and Walk


On Friday 15 September staff members from GSA Sydney took part in the annual Tour de PIF to raise funds for the PIF House Program, building…

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Indoor Soccer Finals


The Sydney GroupGSA Indoor Soccer team were pipped at the post in the finals last week.  A great effort by all.  Well done to our team whic…

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Burwood East Primary School Tree Planting with Frasers


GroupGSA was invited by Frasers Property Australia to do a ‘Food Forest’ themed vegetable garden design for Burwood East Primary School, Vi…

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YWCA Community Garden Volunteer Day


GroupGSA was invited by Frasers Property Australia to create a community garden design for a YWCA women’s shelter in Parkdale, Victoria in …

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Corporate Triathlon 2017


From our own 'triathlete' Tim Field.....  

"I’m no stranger to a good hit out, but a 4.30am wake-up call on a Sunday is a stretch, no matter…

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Outstanding Personal Achievement


Sydney Interiors team member John Cooper recently entered and won the petit point needlework category at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show …

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Dance for Life


Last Friday the GroupGSA Interiors team tore up the dancefloor at the Dance for Life event in support of ReachOut Australia in collaboratio…

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Happy International Womens Day from the ladies at GroupGSA


Celebrating the amazingly talented women at GroupGSA! #groupgsa #womeninarchitecture #internationalwomensday #diversity #womenindesign #wom…

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On March 17th, GSA Interiors will be competing against other industry colleagues to raise money for Reach Out, a program supporting Youth a… Read more

Blooms 2: Extraordinary New Strobe-Animated Sculptures by John Edmark


As artist John Edmark's sculptures wiggle, wobble, and twist before your eyes like some alien creature, it’s hard to believe that what y…

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Vertigo-Inducing Room Illusions by Peter Kogler


With dizzying wall graphics reminiscent of warped funhouse mirrors, artist Peter Kogler transforms ordinary galleries, transit centers, and…

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Another comp another victory!

We didn’t come first in the comp but we won the final 4-2 today

Team members who played throughout the season…

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Geometric Light Installations


As part of his project La Línea Roja, Paris-based photographer Nicolas Rivals constructed bright red light configurations installed outdoor…

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2016 PIF StreetSLEEP


The yellow caps were out in force at the 2016 PIF StreetSLEEP. In his fourth year running, Mark Sheldon lead the team camped under the tree…

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Exhibition "Fracking Futures"


GroupGSA proudly supports the UTS, Interior + Spatial Design Honours Class of 2016 Exhibition being held tonight. Our Interior’s student Ch…

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PIF Regatta 2016


The Property Industry Foundation invites the property and construction industry to attend our Annual Charity Yachting Regatta. Be a part of…

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GroupGSA Grand Final Football Winners!


Team GroupGSA today won the indoor soccer Grand Final playing against Allianz, edging them out with a close game finishing at 3-2! Thank yo…

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Australian Super Corporate Triathlon 2015 – GroupGSA


Report by John Kennedy…..

At 5am Sunday morning, when only the drunk or the chronologically challenged were out on the streets of Sydney, th…

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PIF Annual Charity Yachting Regatta


On March 13, GroupGSA joined industry friends at the annual Property Industry Foundation Charity Yachting Regatta. Each year the Regatta at…

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PIF Property Blitz StreetSleep 2014


A Snoring Success / Everyday heroes united A collaboration of almost 150 everyday heroes  joined together to help raise awareness and much …

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Hard Hat Day 2014


GroupGSA once again participated in the annual PIF Hard Hat Day fundraising event with an auction, raffles and other office activities. Thi…

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What’s inspiring Michael Mandl



The merge between Industrial Conservation and the arts is at its peak at the Sydney Biennale exhibiti…

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GroupGSA Opening Party in Shanghai


On 19 March GroupGSA held a client and colleagues function to celebrate the establishment of its Shanghai office, lead by Principal Mike Br…

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Team GSA in Fitness First Annual Corporate Triathlon


Sunday’s annual Sydney Fitness First Corporate Triathlon was a triumphant success for the stellar team of Triathletes GSA put together for …

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GroupGSA Melbourne in Corporate Triathlon 2015


Paulo Chung, Dorinda Vaughan and Natarsha Lamb from our GroupGSA Melbourne office participated in the mix relay at the Australian Super Cor…

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Happy Chinese New Year 2014


The staff at GroupGSA wish you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!

We look forward to working with you in the year of the horse!

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GroupGSA Volunteer for PIF StreetSleep


From Chiara Balsamo, GroupGSA’s StreetSleep Captain + PIF Property Blitz Committee member:

“Well! What an effort and great team work!

A big …

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What’s Inspiring Wayne Krygsman


In early October I had the opportunity to visit Singapore and attend the 5th World Architecture Festival, held over three days at the Marin…

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Dominion Gatehouse in the News


Newly completed GroupGSA Residential project ‘Dominion’ recently featured in the Sydney Morning Herald Domain section. Please click on the …

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What’s Inspiring Anthony Habashy


As well as working at GroupGSA I am also a photographer, with an interest and focus on architecture, landscape, and runway fashion. I have …

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Conversation with new GSA Associate – Michelle Jansen van Rensburg


What place have you visited that inspired you?

I love to travel and if I had my life over again I would become a Travel Journalist, hopping …

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What is inspiring Mark Bennett… Edina Tokodi


What happens when you mix the artistic worlds of street artists such as Banksy and Cryptik and mix it with the green thumb of Don Burke? Yo…

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Sydney Design Awards – Bourke Street Cycleway Winning Entry


The Bourke Street Cycleway has won an award at the Sydney Design Awards 2012 in the Landscape Architecture category. It was nominated as a …

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PIF Workabee


Two of our Group GSA members, Chiara Balsamo and Yvonne Pinniger, attended the Property Industry Foundation’s (PIF) first overnight Workabe…

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GroupGSA Sponsors Archikidz! – by Sony Lim


By Sony Lim

As part of the 2012 Sydney Architectural Festival, Archikidz! was held for the first time in Australia on 27th October 2012. Fou…

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What is inspiring Onofrio Marzulli – Japan


Japan is certainly a place of contrasts.

A recent trip to the land of the rising sun has only reinforced my long-standing perception of the …

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Conversations with GroupGSA/WMIA



What place have you visited that inspired you?

During a recent trip to Spain I visited Frank Gehry’s Guggenh…

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10 Days in the Outback


By Mark Sheldon

I am just back from 10 days of charitable activities, the recipients included the Royal Flying Doctor Service; Outback famil…

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A potential solution to housing affordability?


A pilot project was announced by Mayor Bloomberg in NYC last week which looks to provide a solution for rental and owner affordability by d…

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Yvonne Pinniger wins the Emma Ball award for Interior Design


Yvonne Pinniger has won the Group GSA-sponsored ‘Emma Ball award for Interior Design’ as part of the University of Technology Sydney’s annu…

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ESD Talk: Marc Paul from the Greenwall Company


Last Friday night 22nd June, Group GSA hosted a guest lecture from Marc Paul head of The Greenwall Company as part of the promotion of ESD …

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Conversations with POD/GroupGSA Landscape



What place have you visited that inspired you?

I went to Kyoto about 3 years ago. It is an amazing city: so …

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Roundtable Meeting with Minister Bob Carr in China


Mr. Jin Xu, GroupGSA’s Manager of Northern China, was invited to attend a roundtable meeting with Mr. Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affair…

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New Director Announcement


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Hadenham as a Director of GroupGSA. Since merging his former practice ‘WHOdesign’ into…

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Hawkesbury Race Day


Hawkesbury Race Club held its annual stand-alone Sydney meeting on Saturday 5th May.  GroupGSA were the sponsors of the GroupGSA Handicap w…

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Another fantastic turnout for the annual Nissan BRW Triathlon


Every year the GroupGSA team gather before sunrise and make their way with the buzzing crowd of competitors to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, wher…

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PIF Regatta 2012


The GroupGSA team achieved a very creditable 3rd Place, Division 4 in the 2012 PIF Charity Regatta. Our amateur crew was whipped into shape…

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Yeshiva Gala Dinner


Michael Mandl, Nancy Piazzolla, John Holland and Wayne Krygsman attended the annual Yeshiva Gala Dinner on Tuesday 21st February.

The Gala D…

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Sir David Martin Foundation Navy Centenary Ball


On 5th November Andrew Coomer, Mark Bennett and Sarah Purcell had the pleasure of being guests of Leighton Constructions at the Sir David M…

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Belle of the Cirque de Souk


By Kelly Scoot:

Recently I became involved in the Property Industry Foundation which has become a fulfilling and inspiring part of my life. …

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ArchiCareers Day


On Saturday 29th October Group GSA took part in the ArchiCareers Day event held at Tusculum and hosted by the Australian Institutes of Arch…

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We wore pink, we ate pink, we thought pink


A pink spread of breakfast delights was again provided this year by GSA staff for the annual GSA Pink Ribbon Breakfast.

Pink hearts, muffins…

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What is inspiring Damien Follone?


With fashion week festivals happening across the globe, it is hard to not be inspired.  Beautiful tailoring, a hint of the 60’s and the upr…

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What is inspiring Bernadette Digges?


Vienna: Art and Design…. What’s re-inspiring me is a recent trip to the National Gallery in Victoria – immersing myself in the Art and Desi…

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Hard Hat Day 2011


GroupGSA once again participated in the annual PIF Hard Hat Day fundraising event with an Auction, Raffles and games. This annual event rai…

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GroupGSA Contribution to the Premier’s Flood Appeal


The floods in South East Queensland have created great devastation.

To assist in the reinstatement of these communities, GroupGSA has organi…

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And the winner is...


Lachlan Allen, for the Evolve Awards People’s Choice Award – Designer Rug. The competition required a minimum of one design and a maximum o…

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GSA goes Pink for Breakfast


Pink cupcakes, pink sushi and various pink delights featured at the GSA Pink Ribbon Breakfast this morning!

A great start to the day by rais…

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What's inspiring Damien Follone?


A recent night out in London’s West End led me to Circus. A quirky and refreshing restaurant and bar designed by Tom Dixon complete with li…

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Rouse Hill town centre top 5 in the world


THE eco-conscious Rouse Hill town centre has been named as one of the five best new developments in the world, after earlier being labelled…

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What is inspiring Michael Mandl?


”A house in the bush. Inspiration happens here with friends and family. In and around an ironbark slab hut, near Wollombi.”

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What's inspiring Halina Bradford?


What inspired me recently…?

The giant rainbow bubbles in the park and the joy they created for everyone, bringing back the magic of childhoo…

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Property Industry Foundation Charity Car Rally


On Sunday 22nd August, GroupGSA proudly sponsored and participated in the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) Car Rally and Cycling Challeng…

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What's inspiring Robert Creed?


This painting is one of a trilogy that came out of my trip to Poland after living through the change from winter to summer. It is an experi…

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What's inspiring Lisa-Maree Carrigan?


“The High Line Park in NYC…. Why can’t the Cahill Expressway look like this? It’s a fantastic urban park and regeneration of a disused elev…

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Finalist in flying competition!


Well done to the team at GSA who made it as a finalist for the Red Bull Flu Tag Competition. We have designed a flying object that will now…

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Things go a little bit Tiki in the PIF Regatta


On Friday 25th March, GroupGSA had the pleasure of hosting clients on ‘Marguarite’ as it participated in the 2011 Property Industry Foundat…

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What is inspiring Sam Taylor?


November in Oslo I came across the Opera House by the Norwegian Architects Snohetta. No matter the weather, strolling over this masterpiece…

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The athletes of GSA come out for the BRW Corporate Triathlon


A big thank you to all the GSA staff and friends who swam, rode and ran in Sunday’s BRW Triathlon event at Lady Macquarie’s Chair. Everyone…

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