WA Architecture Awards 2015 Commendation for The Pilbara Vernacular House

Gresley Abas Architects won a commendation at the WA Architecture Awards for The Pilbara Vernacular House in the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) category for 2015!
Thank you to The Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter and everyone from our studio, LandCorp and Eaton Building involved in this exceptional project.



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STAR PERFORMERS – EP 4: ‘Pilbara Vernacular House’ KARRATHA on Vimeo

STAR PERFORMERS – EP 4: ‘Pilbara Vernacular House’ KARRATHA from Josh’s House on Vimeo.

Our Pilbara Vernacular House is featured in Josh Byrne’s “Star Performers” TV show! Alex, our rugged new TV star features heavily. Check it out!


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Gresley Abas Welcomes Carmel Merlo

We are very pleased to introduce the wonderful Carmel Merlo, Senior Finance Administator at Gresley Abas.

Carmel’s experience and warmth are key assets to the GA team and we are happy to be working with her.  Welcome Carmel!

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Happy 10th Anniversary Gresley Abas !!

We celebrated 10 years of Gresley Abas with a lovely lunch at Lamonts in the Swan Valley on Sunday.  Followed by dessert at the Gresley Monk house, where it all began in 2004 xx

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Gresley Abas is Hiring!

Looking for a change?

We have recently won a number of great projects and are looking for people to join our team to get involved – experienced architects who are keen to consider becoming an integral part of Gresley Abas and staying with us well beyond the delivery of our current projects! The future is bright and we are growing our team through the addition of two new key roles.

If you (or people you know) are looking for a change of direction and might fit the description below, please send through your details.


. Senior Architect with 20yrs+ experience

Experience in projects above $10M is essential. Community / Sports and Multi-Residential experience ideal. Coordinating REVIT and/or BIM knowledge is not required but would be advantageous. Recent local experience preferred.

We are looking for a leader in technical aspects of projects to ensure the delivery of our design intent to highly satisfied clients. This position includes leading / mentoring our project architects to deliver successful projects – through your project management acumen, quality documentation knowledge, sophisticated construction detailing, communication skill, consultant coordination experience, program management ability and the like. You will be supported by a dynamic and talented award-winning team.

Current Perth residents are preferred for this full-time position. We would consider a part-time arrangement if you are the right person.


. Project / Design Architect with 8yrs+ experience

REVIT proficiency and extensive experience in projects above $5M is essential. Community buildings and Multi-Res experience ideal. Recent local experience preferred.

We’re looking for great communication skills, shown in your ability to work collaboratively and to effectively manage team members and sub consultants in the delivery of a project. You are a good all-rounder with strong design and technical skills.

This is a full time position and a chance to extend your project delivery experience to take the lead in a growing firm. Get to know more about us here at our blog or have a look at our website at www.gresleyabas.com.au

If you are interested: tell us why you are the right person and send in a CV with some examples of your work to careers@gresleyabas.com.au

Immediate start available. Application deadline Friday 23rd May 2014……..Thanks!

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Landcorp’s Gen Y Competition Awards

The GA team L-R: Lisa McGann, Greg James, Johannes Lupolo Chan, Miriam Jeffreys, Jenni Star

The winner of Landcorp’s Gen Y housing Competition was announced last Monday night, at a very polished awards soirée held at the Old Swan Brewery, and compared by the incomparable Fenella Kernebone. Congratulations go to David Barr and his team for taking home the Prize. We can’t wait to see his design built!

The Gresley Abas team did not go home empty-handed however, earning the sole Commendation awarded in the competition. Word is the judging was very close, and we’re happy to hear that we provided the judges with a compelling alternative and a difficult decision to make. The Gap House was commended for it’s rationality, affordability, replicability, and it’s highly legible plan. We agree (of course!) so perhaps the Gap House will find another incarnation someday.

Enormous thanks go to Landcorp – particularly Anna Evangelisti who championed and ran the competition.

Check out some images from our submission below. More info from Landcorp here.

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Beaufort Street North – Visioning Workshop

For all those interested in the future of Beaufort Street north of Walcott -  register now and bring your ideas to the table!


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GA + GenY

Landcorp Generation Y Housing Competition

Great news – Gresley Abas’ entry has been shortlisted in Landcorp’s Generation Y Demonstration House Competition!

Stage 1 of the competition called for ideas from young Architects – something GA’s spring chickens are never short on. The problem to solve: access into the housing market for WA’s Generation Y.

Stage 2 requires a concept design for the demonstration house, which will be built at Landcorp’s new Fusion development in White Gum Valley.

Stage 3 will be to document and construct the winning design, so stay tuned!

Kudos to Landcorp for providing this catalyst for innovative, sustainable and adaptable living options for Gen Y, and congratulations to GA’s residential wunderkind Lisa McGann and her rag-tag team of loveable Youngsters!

Best of luck to the 5 other shortlisted teams :)

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Green Bottle – VR Jam, Friday 8th Nov

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Nick Lowe from  Let’s Make Games Inc.

Nick and his team have been working out of the Gresley Abas workshop studio space. They have been part of a global virtual reality game environment initiative. It’s cutting edge stuff, and we’ve been delighted to share our space with Nick and his team to be a part of this global ‘jam session’…read on below for more of what they have been up to, and what they will be sharing at the next Green Bottle!


In August 2013, Perth hosted one of only a handful of official international playtest hubs for the first VR (Virtual Reality) Jam – a long-format, worldwide game jam presented by Oculus and IndieCade. Following a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the Oculus Rift VR headset (currently only available as a Developer Kit) has led a new wave of innovative VR technologies. The VR Jam was a huge opportunity for local game developers to create VR content for the Oculus Rift, and for the public to experience the latest VR technology.


Let’s Make Games Inc. was able to organise the event on short notice by putting a call out for support on the spacemarket’s MEET MARKET facebook group, which led to contact with Gresley Abas who provided space for a dozen developers and artists to create VR games during the working week, and for over a hundred members of the public to visit on weekends. After three weeks of development, local teams created a half-dozen VR games and prototypes including: a retro-style sled game, a dungeon escape game, and a horror-themed experience.

In this casual presentation and chat, Nick will introduce the Oculus Rift VR headset, discuss how to develop for the latest VR technologies, and demonstrate some locally created VR games and architectural visualisations. There will be a number of Oculus Rift VR headsets available for demonstration purposes, so everyone should have a chance to experience it for themselves!

For further information on click here for a VR Jam blog post on a previous event and follow vrjamperth on tumblr.

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Palette Project

…a sneak peak of works in progress at Gresley Abas for Open House this Saturday!!

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