2023 Design Awards Judges

It is our foundation to celebrate the optimism of design, and its ability to positively impact our communities and our planet. Now in its 18th year, the Shaw Contract Design Awards program is our chance to look through the Design Optimist lens at spaces that inspire new ways of working, learning, healing, and thriving. 

Stay tuned for when winners will be announced in September!

Meet the Judges from the Best of Australia & New Zealand Panel

These judges will be looking through the Design Optimist lens at spaces that represent the best of design from their region, along with those that consider our four People Together Planet Forever ambitions - Material Health, Circular Economy, Carbon Impact and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.


Amanda Moore

Associate Principal - Interior Design

Melbourne, Australia


As a passionate engager and problem solver, Amanda leads the interior design, client engagement and briefing on many of Wardle's major projects. Joining Wardle in 2004, Amanda brings an impressive portfolio of work from over 20 years of experience in the industry, contributing to many award-winning projects within the practice.

With a focus on institutional, education and workplace projects primarily, Amanda works across all sectors while overseeing the interior design team at Wardle. With a keen interest and understanding of how spaces can support, connect, and inspire all building occupants, and the materiality that creates those spaces; Amanda engages the wider team to achieve outcomes through detailed many to many conversations.

As a key collaborator, Amanda skilfully navigates and connects the multiple and varied briefing requirements of projects, assisting clients in realising project aspirations in innovative and best-practice ways. Amanda’s knowledge and experience of materials and constructability, and passion for creating and resolving details beautifully, extends Amanda’s role as a mentor and support at Wardle through documentation and construction, ensuring outcomes exceed expectations.

Ingrid Kelly 

Associate Director

COX Architecture
Sydney, Australia


Ingrid Kelly is an Associate director who has extensive experience across all sectors and leads the interior design component of the project appropriate for the project definition and Concept design stage.

She has recently led the interior design team for the Sydney Football Stadium to be completed in July 2022, designed the interiors for St Pauls College student accommodation and also education projects for both Sydney University and the Australian Catholic University in Blacktown.

Ingrid Kelly is a senior designer with more than 20 years experience in the design industry. Having worked as an integral member of design teams and also lead designer in numerous successful projects in market sectors such as commercial, retail, hospitality, health and exhibition has enabled Ingrid to have an extensive experience in all market sectors.

Ryan Twomey


Mostra Design
Christchurch, New Zealand


Mostra Design is a Christchurch based interior design company which presents a sense of style offering enduring interiors for inspired living.

Mostra Design Director, Ryan Twomey, began his design career over 15 years ago following completion of a Bachelor of Design specialising in Interior Architecture.

​Mostra Design, formed in 2013, has a philosophy rooted in the pursuit of creating customized spaces that tell the unique story of those who inhabit them. His work is informed, from concept to completion, by the highest levels of quality, integrity, and collaboration.

​Mostra Design offers a full suite of bespoke interior design services to residential and commercial clientele throughout New Zealand. They work intimately with clients to bring visionary designs to fruition. With a network of builders, contractors and creatives, Mostra Design is prepared to assist in all aspects of the design process.

Wendy Leung


M Moser Associates
Melbourne, Australia


M Moser Associates' Head of Australia, Wendy, has over 35 years in the Interior Design industry. Instrumental in establishing several M Moser APAC offices including the expansion across Australia, Wendy continues to support both global clients expanding into the region, and new local clients.

View all judges from each Best of Region panel around the globe!

These judges will be looking through the Design Optimist lens at spaces that represent the best of design from their region, along with those that consider our four People Together Planet Forever ambitions - Material Health, Circular Economy, Carbon Impact and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.


Best of Asia

WATG and Wimberly Interiors
Creative Director

 Sennex Consultants
Director – Principal

 MEC Design International
Design Director

 Steven Leach
Studio Director

 Orbit Design Studio
Head of Design

Best Of Canada

Interior Designer


Intermediate Designer

B+H Architects 
Principal, Interior Design

Director Programs BGIS Direct Interiors

Best of India

SWBI Architects
Associate Director, Design
Delhi, India

Studio Director Bangalore 
Bangalore, India

 Co Founder & Director Design
Mumbai, India

Concept Consilio
  Director Design & Project
Mumbai, India

National Director
Interior Design Services
Bangalore, India

Best of Greater China

Exective Vice President
Shenzhen, China

Design Director & Partner
Shanghai, China

Interior Design Department Director
Shanghai, China

Best of Latin America

Partner / Director
CDMX, Mexico

  LP+A arquitetura
Principal, Creative Director
São Paulo, Brazil

  Marriott International
Interior Design Manager CALA Region
Lima, Peru

Santiago, Chile

  Gensler LATAM
Design Director
San Jose, Costa Rica

Best of Middle East & Africa

  Swiss Bureau Interior Design Company Dubai
Design Director

  Gulf Consult Kuwait
Senior Interior Designer

KOC University

Best of UK & Continental Europe 

Senior Architect
Czech Republic

Michael Laird Architects
Director Interior Design

Senior Interior Designer

Lead Creative
United Kingdom

Best of USA

Hoefer Welker
Principal | Healthcare Practice Leader
Florida, US

Parallel Design Group
Principal / Designer
Indiana, US

Elon University
Director of Interior Design
North Carolina, US

CID Design Group
Associate Interior Designer
Florida, US