With a collective experience in excess of 50 years, the team at Mark Gratwick Architects has been established and well respected in Geelong and the Surf Coast since 1998. Whilst most of our current work is situated along the Great Ocean Road, the team has worked extensively in Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and internationally.
As a medium sized practice with 5 full time architectural staff and technical assistants, and a network of talented local contractors, MGA can offer the full range of professional architectural, interior design and project management services.
The MGA team is adept at varied project types and scales with project scope ranging from large scale multi-unit developments and institutional projects, to individually tailored residential alterations and additions.
The practice specialises in creating an architectural aesthetic suited to each location individually, whether it be urban, coastal or rural.
Mark Gratwick Architects are a group of competent professionals with a wide range of skills. We work as a team with an holistic approach to design, construction and project management - matching staff strengths to tasks in order to creatively solve problems in an efficient manner.
We see every project and site as a unique opportunity to make our clients dreams a reality.
B.Arch, Dip.Arch.Tech, RAIA
35 years experience in architecture and construction
Mark has experience in all aspects of design and project management. He has worked predominantly in Melbourne, Perth and London, making the seachange to Geelong and surfcoast in 1999 after a long career as an associate director at Hayball Leonard Stent architects.
Marks strengths include masterplan design through to finite resolution of detail. He has productive working relationships with his staff, clients and builders, building strong teams with effective project management. Personally he maintains an attitude of professional calm and works to deliver exceptional products to his clients.
B.Arch(Hons), B.A.(Arch), B.App.Sci(Occupational Therapy)
Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment,
Cert Occupational Health and Safety,
Cert of Applied Ergonomics,
Certificate in Access Auditing
Cathy has extensive broad ranging experience with projects and people working with diverse stakeholders including government agencies, a variety of industries and other parties. With a strong interest in universal housing and creative re-use of buildings as a key step towards environmentally sustainability, she brings to her architectural work her past experience with OH&S, ergonomics, working facilitating groups, workplace injury prevention and management.
Recent experience includes working with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver a re-furbished and extended building to be used as a state-of-the-art facility for residents with dementia, contract administration of large multi-residential projects and negotiation of the refurbishment of state government health and housing projects.
Cathy is currently involved at Deakin as a tutor in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy course.
Nat Diploma Architectural Technology
17 years Experience – Cape Town, London, Melbourne, Geelong
Duncan joined MGA with extensive experience in documenting projects from initial sketch design through to complete working drawings. His strengths include resolving both large and small scale details through co-ordination with the various project consultants.
Working in different countries has enabled Duncan to gain experience in a variety of residential and commercial projects, as well as the tertiary education sector where he worked for Swinburne University in Melbourne producing planning and internal space drawings for their various campus buildings.
Previous to joing MGA, Duncan spent 2 years in London working on the £74M renovation and fit out of the Cumberland Hotel, working in a team responsible for the documentation and liaison with contractors on site