CHRIS GAY

Director / Architect - Toowoomba - Click a heading to read more.

As a senior architect, Chris has extensive experience in a wide range of building types, including health care, education, housing, institutional buildings, commercial and leisure and tourism.

After ten years as a partner in the largest architectural firm in Namibia (in Southern Africa), Chris immigrated to New Zealand in 1998 and then later to Australia.

He has worked on residential, commercial and institutional projects in all three countries, joining ELIA in mid-2006. Chris has run the Toowoomba office of the practice since January 2007.

Chris delights in designing buildings that are appropriate and well-considered solutions to the brief's requirements. His personal challenge is to produce designs that totally reflect their context in terms of location, climate, and social and cultural responses. He prides himself in delivering projects that meet his client's expectations at all levels.

Bachelor of Architecture (University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Registered Architect - Board of Architects Queensland
Fellow - Australian Institute of Architects

RAIA Awards 2005 - Regional Award Reliance Factory & Offices, Brisbane (with Robert Biscoe of Biscoe Wilson Architects)
Namibia Institute of Architects Awards 1995 - Commendation First National Bank Head Office
Namibia Institute of Architects Awards 1995 - Commendation St Mary’s Cathedral Extensions
Namibia Institute of Architects Awards 1997 - Commendation National Institute for Educational Development
Namibia Institute of Architects Awards 1991 - Commendation Additions to St Georges School

AIA Darling Downs Region – Chair since 2010
TRC Heritage Advisory Committee – Member since 2011
Toowoomba Architects’ Group (TAG) – Convenor since 2010
Urban Development Institute of Australia - Member
Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce & Industry -Member
Namibia Institute of Architects - President
Namibia Council for Architects - Member

MRI and CT Scan Units, Toowoomba Hospital
Endoscopy Unit, Toowoomba Hospital
Ergon Energy Depot Upgrades, Toowoomba and Roma
House M, Kingsthorpe
House V, Crows’ Nest
Police Station Upgrade, Laidley
Year 7 Block, Lockyer District State High School, Gatton
Crown Street Unit Development, Toowoomba
Brodribb Home High Care Facility, Toowoomba
New Ergon Energy Depot, Moranbah
Performing Arts Hall, Bellevue Park State School, Gold Coast