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Breaking: Stephen Minnett departs Futurespace

The departure of Stephen Minnett from Futurespace sets the stage for new opportunities and Futurespace’s next evolution, states the architectural design studio.

Breaking: Stephen Minnett departs Futurespace

Stephen Minnett.

Futurespace, the architectural design studio renowned for its achievements in workplace innovation, has announced that founder and director Stephen Minnett will be stepping down from his current role, effective 30 June 2023.

In a formal statement, the studio states: “Since its establishment in 2001, Futurespace has thrived under Minnett’s dedication and leadership. His profound passion for the future of work and the transformative power of architecture has been instrumental in the studio’s success.

“Under Minnett’s guidance, the Futurespace team has revolutionised workplace design, collaborating with esteemed clients such as Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, JLL, Fortescue Metals, Aware Super, and realestate.com.au,” the studio states.

“These ground-breaking projects, many of them amongst the first examples of Activity Based Working (ABW) in Australia, exemplify Futurespace’s commitment to pushing boundaries and delivering tailored design solutions that enhance organisational culture and productivity.”

The studio states it is immensely grateful for the foundation Minnett has laid and the values he has instilled within the organisation.

Leading Futurespace into its next phase is Angela Ferguson, managing/creative director and co-owner since 2009. Ferguson is recognised for her collaborative spirit, and deep expertise in design strategy – both instrumental in the shaping of Futurespace as an industry leader.

Assisting Ferguson will be directors Gavin Harris, Joseph Daly and Marissa Byron, all dedicated to advancing the studio’s mission and driving its future.

A reimagined approach

The transition also presents an opportunity for Futurespace to reimagine its approach and embrace new perspectives, according to the studio. In the ever-evolving work landscape, it remains committed to adapting to changing trends, exploring new opportunities, and ensuring its designs remain at the forefront of the industry.

“The entire Futurespace community extends their deepest appreciation to Stephen Minnett for his leadership and dedication over the past 22 years. They wish him success in his future endeavours and honour the remarkable legacy he leaves behind,” states the studio.

As Futurespace moves forward into its next phase, innovation, collaboration, and transformative design solutions will remain core to its work in shaping the future of design.

About Futurespace

Futurespace is an architectural design studio specialising in transformative workplace solutions. With a deep commitment to innovation and excellence, the studio collaborates with clients to create dynamic environments that enhance productivity, foster creativity, and reflect organisational values, supporting businesses to navigate an ever evolving ‘future of work’.


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