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Senior Associate

Ian Empson


Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), The University of New South Wales


With over twenty years’ experience, Ian manages and integrates leading computer technology with design workflows to facilitate efficient architectural documentation.

Ian’s responsibilies include the organisation of Building Information Modelling capabilities (BIM), to strategically coordinate the design process within the practice, liaise with consultants and to electronically enable joint venture arrangements on projects such as Cairns Base Hospital. He also manages the briefing system, which is essential to ensuring the critical coordination of briefing information and interface within the documentation process.

Ian’s concern for the global environment has led to his accreditation with the Green Building Council. This valuable knowledge provides a basis for Green initiatives to be woven into Conrad Gargett’s design process which leads to informed client awareness.