News / October 2018
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Principal profile: Emily Moss

Recently promoted Principal Emily Moss believes that working for an international design practice means being benchmarked against the best in the world – but it also means taking risks instead of being safe locally.

Emily has worked at HASSELL for six years, and her recent promotion is testament to her passion for challenging both clients and designers to produce the best work.

“Each project should get better. We shouldn't sit back and think we're good enough or we've done enough. There's always improvement or another opportunity to do something different,” Emily said.  

“It’s also about how, as designers, we intuitively respond to a client’s concept and develop it into a workable solution,” she said.

Emily has over 14 years’ experience in both commercial and retail interior design for significant corporate clients across the globe.

“Working for an international design practice means that we really are an outward looking practice. We look externally and beyond Australia for our inspiration and how we benchmark ourselves. I think that this is a good thing and it means that we are really challenging ourselves and looking globally as opposed to being safe locally.” Emily said.

Emily’s ability to read project design and brand language and fluidly integrate concept, drawings and detail, has seen multiple projects receive industry awards for clients including SBS, Origin, Lendlease, and Arup.

Most recently Emily has led the design teams responsible for Lendlease’s new global headquarters at Sydney’s Barangaroo, Australian tech start-up Atlassian’s new workplace, and the new Sydney office for Pepper Group.   

Emily is most excited about working with a team of younger designers and the next generation of designers, fostering a pool of fresh ideas that challenges leadership and gives our approach new direction.

“HASSELL has given me so many opportunities in terms of my project work and the opportunities to work more globally. I hope that as Principal I'll be able to facilitate some of those opportunities for younger designers coming through the practice.”

Images: Lendlease Global HQ; Pepper Group North Sydney Workplace.
Photography: Nicole England

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