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Greg Sexton


Bachelor of Architecture


As Principal and Manager of the Townsville Studio, Greg leads the delivery of quality architecture across a range of sectors throughout North Queensland, with every project having a strong community focus.

Greg is a longstanding member of the team, commencing as a student architect in 1995 and establishing the Townsville studio in 2007. His extensive skillset ensures he is equally comfortable navigating a construction site or client consultation as he is in front of a drawing board. His work is characterised by a deep consideration of people, process and place, as evident in his design of the Holy Spirit Seminary in Banyo, which received the Public Architecture Award at the 2009 Queensland Architecture Awards.

Greg is a proud North Queensland local. Raised in the small country town of Ayr in a close-knit family of ten, and now with his own family, his firm belief in the value of community and relationships is embedded in his design and project leadership. Inspired by great architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Glenn Murcutt, Greg recognises that successful design is built on a deep understanding of people and purpose. He invests in creating authentic partnerships with clients and stakeholders, engaging in genuine dialogue to understand all parties on a personal level, as well as their needs and expectations. Greg balances his community focus with a global perspective. He has experienced the raw beauty of New Zealand, Bali, Hawaii and Japan, as well as Australian coastal and country landscapes. Each location affords insight into what makes a building, space or public realm successful, and a renewed appreciation for the interplay between design, culture and climactic conditions.


Through a rigorous process of research, exploration, testing and refinement, Greg develops appropriate, innovative and sustainable design solutions. Always seeking to elevate his design practice, Greg’s philosophy is to collaborate, learn, adapt and grow. He is a dedicated coach and mentor to his teams and finds equal value in leveraging the wisdom of others. He is committed to extending knowledge and best practice as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, former member of the Property Council’s Townsville committee, and a frequent AIA state awards juror.