RFA philosophy is to maintain a core of highly skilled and experienced personnel who are fully conversant with each and every project. This core of personnel ensures continuity of management and design quality throughout the organisation and that any expansion which occurs due to increased workloads is properly managed and that a high standard of quality control is maintained.
RFA encourages all personnel to undertake regular recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs through certified bodies like the Australian Institute of Architects, to be conversant with the AIA practise notes, office procedure manuals and to actively take part in inter office discussions on the latest practice procedures and building techniques.
Ray Fitz-Gibbon Director RFA
Nominated Architect No 5718 (NSW)
Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter)
Ray Fitz-Gibbon has had extensive experience in a wide verity of building types from large scale urban planning projects, major infrastructure projects, commercial, retail, defence, education, health and industrial developments through to landmark private houses
In the early 1980’s Ray worked in Papua New Guinea developing designs and building small scale (village based) coffee and coco processing plants as well as developing manufactured low cost housing for indigenous people.
Since establishing his own practice in the 1980 Ray has gained a solid reputation for bringing his innovative design and technical skills to such projects as diverse as major multi-unit residential developments, large factory / ware house projects and the award winning Sydney Olympic Archery Centre carried out with Stutchbury and Pape Architects.
As well as Rays experience in working overseas in remote communities his experience includes a large body of built work within Australia.
Senior Associate RFA
Bachelor of Science (Architecture), Sydney University (1986)
Bachelor of Architecture, Sydney University (1986)
David Morgan has gained considerable experience over the last 25 years in areas such as major housing projects, schools, hospital planning, resort and hotel development, high rise and medium density housing developments as well as heritage and restoration and adaptive re use.
David has been a part of design teams that have won the Australian Institute of Architects award for Urban Design 1979 as well as other awards. His work includes new building works at Riverview College Sydney and the Royal Palace in Brunei.
David has been a senior associate with RFA since 2003 and has contributed to many of the built works of RFA.
Bachelor of Architecture University of New South Wales (2003)
Scott first started working at RFA in 2002, then a year later, completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree at UNSW, graduating with honours. Scott quickly took on the responsibility of documenting a number of significant multi-unit housing developments on the Northern Beaches, working with developers and builders to detail and problem-solve during construction. He later documented and detailed a landmark contemporary residential dwelling in Pittwater, overseeing construction on site.
Between 2004 & 2009, Scott worked in Western Australia and Queensland, pursuing interests in Urban Design and widening his Architectural experience. He assisted in the planning of New Urban communities, Retirement Villages and also ventured into the specialist fields of Aged Care Facility Design and Architecture for Education. Scott designed, documented and administered building contracts on a number of private schools in Northern NSW.
In 2011 Scott returned to Sydney and to Ray Fitz-Gibbon & Associates. Scott has been involved in the rapidly growing field of Childcare, designing and documenting a number of Childcare Centres in Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches. He continues to work on multi-unit residential buildings as well as individual residential home design, always building experience and technical knowledge as he adds completed projects to his folio of work.
Bachelor of Design (Architecture/Digital Media), University of Sydney (2005)
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Sydney (2008)
Architect, Registration No.8345
Catherine has over 10 years’ experience working in the industry on a diverse portfolio of works ranging for single residential dwellings, multi-unit residential developments, child care and hospitality projects.
Catherine has a particular interest in housing in all of its forms and achieves high quality design solutions to meet client requirements.