Innovation and Peer Review



Every good design should have a demonstrably clear process and independent enquiry. From deep basements to glass detailing and design principles a “second set of eyes” can provide deeper insight and tremendous value to a project.


  • Apple Flagship Store, Sydney and New York (SoHo)

Damian acted as project reviewer for this great glass structure. The glass stairs and facade act as the primary architectural expressions for the store and encourage entrance from the street.

  • Christchurch Art Gallery Façade Remediation

Damian provided feasibility and review advice relating to restoring the façade subsequent to damage sustained in the Earthquake. Including developing details which would have presented an opportunity to avoid future damage.

  • Fonterra Basement Peer Review – Auckland E2

Damian has been an Author of Auckland City (ref 2290). He has provided supporting PS2 reviews on behalf of the client for the waterproofing strategies of this major residential development

  • 80 Queen St, Auckland – Deloitte Centre

Modern high rise commercial building with 5 basement levels undergoing waterproofing remediation works. Damian provided supporting PS2 review for proposed works


    • Bangkok International Airport, USD$54M.

    His role for this project was design review and technical support for the design of the glass and steel truss façade system. This included tension cable truss wind frames with bespoke spider fittings for glazing support. His detailed knowledge of longspan roof structures and extensive façade experience suits

    • Expert Witness and Façade review

    Expert witness report and representation for facade that adopted aerated autoclaved concrete panels. A complicated and challenging situation, that provide many lessons learned for suppliers, installers and designers.

    • Adelaide Oval redevelopment

    Value Engineering, Peer Review and Concept design and development of roof schemes for stadium with lead design architect, Cox. $450m development.

    Adelaide Oval roof review



    To allow yourself to ask the simplest of question is to enable you and your team to create more meaning and more value in a project, a process or a design.

    This does not come easy to anyone older than 4 and can sometimes be challenging for many. Let us help you delve deeper and uncover something you didn’t know, that will innovate your outcome.

    Consider a “design to innovate” process and “design led thinking” approach to your next problem.


    • Brisbane Airport – multiple projects

    Entry Control point renovation, includes VR modelling – 2016 – Project director

    Skywalk renovation and wayfinding upgrades, includes VR modelling – 2017 – Project director

    Centralised Security feasibility – structural study and Design to innovate workshop – 2016

    International terminal landside passenger study and design to innovate workshop solutions – 2017

    VR design and innovation facilitation for Brisbane airport

      • Gold Coast Airport – Project Lift – 2015 – 2020

      Project Lift is a $200m+ development of the terminal Damian was project director for multidiscipline engineering services.

      Project includes Airside Passenger Zone expansion, Southern Terminal Expansion, Existing Terminal Redevelopment.

      I drove the introduction of VR and multiple innovation outcomes through a collaborative design process.