“Anthony Gill is both a great space maker and that rare breed – an architect devoid of ego. Having launched his practice in 2007, Gill now works with his partner Sarah McSpadden and two employees on a range of hospitality and residential architecture projects. He credits his interior prowess to three years spent working at Tim Allison Associates, an experience that emphasised spatial organisation and the joy to be found in joinery design. Gill cites the Sydney firm, Meacham Nockles McQualter, as an inspiration in the world of interiors, so much so that he’s currently living in one of its designs.
“Throughout Gill’s work, spatial organisation serves as a core principle in his design process. There is nothing radical about his careful reading of site and program, but rarely does this remain the driving force of a design… [In Berta] spaces are delineated through subtle changes in light and ceiling heights, shifting textures of concrete and timber, all combining to create a complex spatial argument that is inviting for various drinkers and diners.” 2011 Juror, Sam Spurr.