18 July 2020

Angela Ferguson

Having worked at the forefront of the Australian architecture and design industry since 2001, the team at Futurespace are considered true leaders in their field.

Specialising in inspired office environments, a common thread between all of the wonderfully varied projects in their folio is their curious, open approach which is always centered around people.

Beyond her practical design work, Angela has established herself as a strong and sensitive voice contributing to the broader design discussion through public talks and appearances at industry leading forums consistently for more than 20 years.

“The end goal is really creating places that are centered around people.”


“The thing I love about working in workplace design is that we genuinely learn just as much from the clients on every project we do, as they do from us,” says Angela.

As an industry Design Leader, her passionate belief that people are the product of their envionment is what drives each project and explains why much of the firm’s work and research examines the nuances of human behaviour. Since a young age, Angela has been interested in creating environments that are good for people. Connected to the outdoors in a way that is far beyond the simple and literal notion of “indoor – outdoor flow.”


Every new project is seen as an opportunity to design and test sublte adjustments in spatial strategy, developed in direct consultation with the people the space is designed for. “I think the thing that constantly changes for us on each project is the people, combined with the physical environment and technology,” says Angela. “Technology continues to evolve that much is given, but people will always behave differently or in unexpected ways.”

While keeping company brand in mind, studying patterns in traffic, interrogating existing modes of work, exploring what elements are necessary to build culture within specific teams, Futurespace weaves an intelligent framework which informs considered custom spaces for major clients such as Google, Microsoft, REA Group, PwC and Qantas.

It’s always a careful balancing act between maintaining (and enhancing) brand idenity with places that are good for people to work in everyday.


“If the spaces we inhabit are designed to enhance our humanity, then it stands to reason that interior design can have an enormous impact on our world.The work that we do, it’s not geared towards aesthetics - though we do obviously try and make spaces beautiful for people to be in, it’s not the end goal,” says Angela.

“The end goal is really creating places that are centered around people. So to design something that gets some recognition both for its functionality, aesthetic and everything it offers holistically, I think is really rewarding.”

Beyond her practical design work, Angela has established herself as a strong and sensitive voice contributing to the broader design discussion through public talks and appearances at industry leading forums consistently for more than 20 years.

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