Our culture has people at the heart and our people are the key to our success. We believe developing our emerging designers requires exposure across the length and breadth of the industry to better prepare them to become outstanding designers. The better we set up our people, the better the outcome is for our projects, our business, and our clients.
Gray Puksand’s Next Generation program focuses on providing opportunities to the emerging talent in the industry by incorporating high school work experience, tertiary intern and trainee programs, graduate, and registration programs.
Jacquelyn Mangubat joined Gray Puksand’s Melbourne studio in 2017 after graduating with a Bachelor of Design, Construction Management, and Master’s in Architecture. A founding member of our Graduate Program, Jacquelyn talks about her time at Gray Puksand and what drives her to empower others to reach success.
Why do you believe it is so important to support and empower emerging designers?
Emerging designers should be empowered and motivated to be more engaged in the industry early in their careers to help them to become great leaders. A great leader shouldn’t be just an efficient designer but also of collaborative teams. Developing professional growth plays a massive part for emerging designers in being able to turn their principles into practice, to be exposed to various learning opportunities, to be mentored and to be aware of the broader design and construction industry. From this, emerging designers are encouraged to voice their creative ideas and critical thinking within a team whilst advocating the quality of their engagement in the industry.