B. Int Design RMIT
‘design’ is a broad, all-encompassing term that can mean many different things to many people. For me it is about adding value to people’s lives through the ordinary spaces they inhabit on a daily basis. It is my role on any given project to ensure that the brief is approached holistically in order to meet a client’s objectives to do with people, planet and profit.”
As the Managing Director and owner of FutureSpace, Angela helps clients create future focused, innovative, intelligent and practical physical spaces that inspire and add value.
She is passionate about the built environment and the positive impact it can have on individuals and corporate communities.
For more than two decades Angela has worked with significant global and Australian businesses to develop design strategies that directly relate to a specific business, to drive innovative design solutions and to develop responsive accommodation results.
Her experience is diverse across the workplace, education, residential, building refurbishment and child care sectors, and includes important work for both private enterprise and not-for-profit organisations.
In addition to her contribution to design projects, she is also responsible for client liaison and stakeholder management, business strategy and development. Team culture is a priority for Angela at FutureSpace with the implementation of mentoring and training programs, as well as developing cultural objectives designed to attract and retain the best and brightest talent in design.
Angela is a highly regarded expert and is regularly featured across the media landscape. She has been featured in media outlets such as the Australian Financial Review, Sky Business News, Women’s Agenda, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Herald Sun, plus numerous industry, business and design media.
She regularly presents on innovation in design around the world including at 2016 Alberta Architect’s Association Conference in Canada, where she shared examples of how FutureSpace is leading the world by flipping the workplace on its head and disrupting the way people work, learn and live.
In 2012 Angela was awarded with the NAWIC NSW CBRE Businesswoman of the Year Award. In addition, in 2016 she was named a finalist in the Women’s Agenda Women’s Leadership Awards.
To read more about Angela’s speaking, writing and though leadership go to www.msangelaferguson.com