Senior Project Leader
GradDipUrbRegPlan UNISA, Architecture Degree University of Buenos Aires
"I am interested in shaping cities for people one building at a time without losing sight of the overall vision."
Gaston’s a collaborative team leader drawn to big ideas and complex projects. He guides ambitious masterplans and mixed use projects from feasibility through to concept, town planning and design development. Complexities aren’t problems for Gaston. He’s motivated by them. And adept at harnessing project teams to deliver designs that address context and push boundaries.
He’s a natural communicator: open, clear and honest. Gaston instinctively puts people first in every design – end users as well as clients. He balances the needs of councils, locals and clients skilfully, tackles issues promptly, and maintains good relationships every step of the way. Collaborating with like-minded partners is exciting. A chance to learn from each other, think big, push boundaries, and benchmark our work against the very best anywhere in the world.
Gaston hails from a family of designers and engineers. He studied architecture in Buenos Aires and urban planning in Adelaide and was absorbed by the challenges of scale right from the start. He brings the complementary skills of architecture and urban design to every project he leads and every problem he solves. He’s passionate about the new frontier of whole city design, which is pushing ClarkeHopkinsClarke to create our usual efficiencies on a far larger scale. He’s a firm believer that the spaces in between buildings are as important as the buildings themselves.
Gaston joined ClarkeHopkinsClarke in 2015 to work on multi-residential and mixed use projects. He has since gravitated towards urban design, masterplanning new towns and cities, which he believes are leading the way in people focused design. He sees CHC, and Melbourne generally, at the forefront of this movement.
We embraced local character and scale to enhance liveability, workability and walkability with a mix of residential precincts linked by landscaped gardens, lanes, commercial tenancies and communal space.
CLARA’s fresh approach to population growth and regional development gives Australia a world-leading model for walkable urbanism. Putting people and landscape before cars allows us to shape a city built for happier, more active residents. Less isolated.