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Making
better
cities

CityLab’s primary goal is to improve the quality of each project we work on, by supporting our clients to get the most from design. We collaborate with both public and private sector, connecting clients with design professionals.

To achieve this goal we deploy specialised design expertise, rigorous procurement practices and transparent project management, while supporting and promoting the design industry through fair and equitable processes.

An interface to the design industry, CityLab’s experienced team works to ensure projects get the best out of the procurement process.

Director

Andrew Mackenzie

Associate

Annie Ryan

Design Competition Coordinator

Marita Kaji-O’Grady

Project Officer

Phillip Pender

Wellbeing Officer

Wilbur Mackenzie

CityLab advises on the full procurement process

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CityLab advises on the full range of procurement options, from open, select and invited architectural competitions, to expressions of interest, requests for proposals and requests for tenders. We can help guide the client to determine the most appropriate format and structure of their competitive process, understanding that each project has its unique set of priorities and requirements.

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Who we work with

CityLab works with industry-leading organisations and businesses - ranging from local government and state government agencies to cultural institutions, universities and private commercial sector clients - all of whom are pursuing better design outcomes for their patch of the built environment.

CityLab acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation.

We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and celebrate their enduring presence and knowledge.