Founding director of Building Studio Architects, Gerard Outram studied architecture at the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales, graduating with honours. In 1994, Gerard studied at the University of California at Berkeley where he was awarded a position on the Dean’s list.
Following initial years of experience designing residential and small commercial buildings with Tzannes Associates in Sydney, Gerard joined Foster and Partners in London where he specialised in the design and delivery of large commercial buildings including the HSBC World Headquarters in Canary Wharf and the Hyatt International Headquarters in Chicago. He also worked on a selection of commercial office developments throughout the UK. During his final two years in London, Gerard held the position of fit out team leader on the $10bn Heathrow Terminal 5 project, successfully delivering design and tender documentation for the main terminal building.
Upon his return to Sydney in 2004, Gerard joined Hassell as team leader for the new domestic terminal at Christchurch Airport. He was also project designer for the NSW Supreme Court and Federal Court refurbishment in Sydney and the Atria Tower at Parramatta Civic Place.
In 2007, Gerard founded Building Studio Architects, the highlight of his career to date. Under Gerard’s leadership the practice has quickly expanded, successfully completing commercial office buildings, university research institutes, hospitals, heritage refurbishments and a series of retirement living projects. In addition, the practice undertakes numerous concept designs and studies to assist and inform commercial client’s investment decisions.
Gerard is also a regular design tutor at the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology, Sydney.