In the spotlight: Milena Butovski celebrates a decade with IA Design

Senior Architect Milena Butovski celebrates a decade with IA Design – 10 years driving the architectural forefront in our Brisbane studio!

Milena Butovski celebrates a decade with IA Design

The highlight reel from Milena…

I have reached a milestone working at IA Design – 10 years as a Senior Architect. I worked across a diverse range of projects from over 10,000m2 projects to smaller boutique fit-outs of 200m2. However, most of all I have enjoyed working with some incredible people, being IA Design colleagues, clients, fellow consultants and builders who have made my job a pleasure in both the journey and the end result.

My most exciting project – was definitely G20 Queensland Police Operation and Intelligence Centre with complex functional and security requirements. Thank you Linda Juspandi (InTec1 Security Consultant) for your support.

Along with that went the Brisbane Hotel suites upgrade for G20 world leaders’ accommodation. Pure classic elegance, thank you Mia Brill (Senior Interior Designer, Sydney).

The funniest moment – the road trip to Cherbourg in a rented car that ended up being a Ford Sport. Little Danny, a 19 years old student on practice, drooling on the passenger seat as not authorised to drive, and me perching on multiple cushions, trying to see through the windscreen anything but sky.

The most memorable moment on site – a surprise retirement farewell party for the client prepared by the entire project team of consultants, builders, suppliers and client’s colleagues after the site inspection in Port Macquarie.

Your first memory with IA Design – I remember Rod Casey offering me this job and saying that IA Design is not a “hire and fire” company and he was right! Although, during the last 10 years I have seen a number of people come and go (and come back again, some more than once!), I always felt that IA Design appreciates its people and their work and that is why I am still here. Thank you John Healy (QLD Regional Director).

A few words from John Healy – QLD Regional Director

What a milestone! 10 years of delivering design advice and ensuring projects meet what the client wants – easy to say, harder to do but Milena makes it look easy.  As anyone who knows her will tell you she is great to work with and for, not only for her professionalism but her sense of fun and love of food – we won’t go there! I have had the pleasure of working with Milena both outside IA Design and now inside. I can truly say she is the real deal – what you see is what you get, a small package but a huge impact, an integral part of the team I could not do without.

Congratulations from the IA Design team – we just hope she stays another 10!


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