Studio of the Year 2017
Fabio Ongarato Design

Sponsored by Media Super, this year was the second Studio of Year for the AGDA Design Awards.

“Based in Australia, Hong Kong and Dubai, Fabio Ongarato Design are a global design studio encompassing designers, strategists and architects with a keen interest in contemporary art, design and culture. The studios commitment to innovation and bold thinking over the past 25 years has established an award-winning design firm that is reputed internationally. The team’s holistic approach and architectural literacy allow them to create unique outcomes from Branding through to Wayfinding and Placemaking in the built environment. FOD collaborate with businesses in the Hotel, Hospitality, Property and Retail sectors, and the Art & Cultural realms, to create iconic brands, places and spaces.”

It is awarded to the studio with the most outstanding results in the award year and takes into consideration the number of entries, finalists and trophies won by a particular studio as well as the overall standard of the work. This year’s winner was Fabio Ongarato Design, whose work was consistently rated highly by the jury. In particular their immense work for the Jackalope Group, which netted seven Distinctions and two Judges Choice selections across two categories, and the amazing QT Melbourne, which was awarded a Pinnacle.

Congratulations to the entire team at Fabio Ongarato Design.