CSIRO’s Synergy building entices scientists out of their labs and into open, collaborative spaces. It was an ambitious proposition from the architects, BVN, but in making the hypothetical a reality the team has created a workplace that is nothing short of award-winning having taken out The Work Space category at the 2018 INDE.Awards.
James Grose slides into a chair and cruises readily through a series of questions you know he’s answered many times before. He has an affability and boyish energy which, despite his late-forty-something years, he wears with ease. He’s also a natural talker. It has been said, he quips, that he talks too much. But he speaks well and his enthusiasm is engaging. At the same time, he is unassuming and explains his work with the sweeping strokes of thorough consideration.