The Government Architect has responsibility for leading the activities of the Government Architect NSW (GANSW) including developing and maintaining relationships across Government. The Government Architect performs several statutory roles including delegated responsibility for the Department’s design excellence functions.

The Government Architect (or delegate) chairs the State Design Review Panel and also sits on numerous boards and review panels including Central Sydney Planning Committee, the NSW Architect’s Registration Board, NSW Heritage Council and Sydney Opera House Conservation Council. They also sit on numerous state and local government design review panels. 

Abbie Galvin, Olivia Hyde, and Paulo Macchia.

 Abbie Galvin is the Government Architect working alongside the executive team to lead the activities of GANSW:

  • Olivia Hyde, Director Design Excellence
  • Paulo Macchia, Director Design Governance

Government Architect NSW Team

  • Abbie Galvin, LFRAIAGovernment Architect, Executive Director, ARN 6501
  • Olivia Hyde, LFRAIA, Director Design Excellence, ARN 8665
  • Paulo Macchia, FRAIA, Director Design Governance, ARN 8098
  • Gabriela Heesh, Executive Assistant
  • Angus Bell, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 9970
  • Ayva Hamed, Student Planning Officer
  • Barbara Schaffer, Principal Design Advisor
  • Barnaby Bennett, Senior Design Advisor
  • Ben Campbell, Operations and Communications Manager, ARN 7712
  • Brindha Kugan, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 8711
  • Brooke Matthews, Senior Design Advisor
  • Chris Taylor, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 9625
  • Claire Krelle, Senior Design Advisor
  • Darlene van der Breggen, Principal Design Advisor, ARN 4646
  • Dillon Kombumerri, Principal Design Advisor, ARN 6509
  • Elizabeth Bowra, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 8178
  • Emma Kirkman, Principal Design Advisor
  • Gail Fletcher, Project Officer
  • Grace Mortlock, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 9875
  • Grace Wolstencroft, Senior Design Advisor
  • Guy Pinkerton, Senior Design Advisor
  • Jeremy Giacomini, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 10922
  • Jillian Hopkins, Principal Design Advisor, ARN 8761
  • Lucy Rimmer, Senior Design Advisor
  • Marta Broda, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 10275
  • Marco Geretto, Principal Design Advisor
  • Melizza Morales, Senior Design Advisor
  • Rebecca Donney, Project Officer
  • Rory Toomey, Principal Design Advisor, ARN 7743
  • Rose Davies, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 10812
  • Rowanne Couch, Project Manager
  • Sarah Lawlor, Senior Design Advisor, ARN 10627
  • Victoria Hamilton, Project Officer

LFRAIA: Life Fellowship - Australian Institute of Architects
FRAIA: Fellowship - Australian Institute of Architects
ARN: Architect Registration Number (NSW Architects Registration Board)