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Isabel Tascon-Guillaume and Angela Kuroiwa promoted to Senior Interior Designers as national multi-disciplinary design firm Hames Sharley develops its next generation of design leadership.

Hames Sharley is thrilled to once again be recognising and promoting internal talent that continues to demonstrate creativity, innovation and strategic thinking.

Isabel Tascon-Guillaume is quickly becoming an integral part of the growth of Hames Sharley working across a diverse array of projects that include Karrinyup East, One Subiaco, one40william for DPLH, Wearne, Essence and the RPH Clinical Command Centre. Most recently Isabel was instrumental in the delivery of Hames Sharley’s new Perth Studio.

Isabel is Co-Chair of Hames Sharley’s RAP Committee and a Sessional Academic at Curtin University. Isabel is committed to the company’s reconciliation journey with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to achieve meaningful outcomes. She believes successful and relevant design requires critical analysis of place and a fundamental understanding of its cultural and environmental context matched with pragmatism and commercial nous.

Within Hames Sharley and through her academic role at Curtin University, Isabel consistently communicates the importance of creativity aligning with context, history and culture.

“I believe design should have a way of brightening the world around us; it should spark imagination, demonstrate adaptability and foster empathy,” says Isabel.

Angela Kuroiwa’s talent lies in her hyper organised and strategic approach to design and she leads projects with creativity and passion. She has facilitated various projects in their development from concept to completion across workplace, commercial and residential sectors. Her largest current project is the highly anticipated landmark One Subiaco.

Angela’s ability to lead a team and form relationships and connections has been critical to the project’s outcome. She works closely with clients and project teams to create impactful and thought-provoking spaces.

“The One Subiaco design is a testament to building character, it is true place-making and should become a commercial and cultural landmark for Perth.”

Angela believes great design brings people together – and is excited by how this project will impact the Perth community, economically and culturally.

On the promotion, she said, “I’m excited at the opportunity of this senior position and to be part of a thought-led organisation.”

In celebrating the promotions of Isabel and Angela, WA Studio Leader Brook McGowan said, “We recognise these future leaders for their commitment and contribution to design excellence, client focus and Hames Sharley’s organisational values.