As Director of Bates Smart, Jeff brings his classically modern, timeless approach to design, with a reputation for producing highly refined, carefully targeted design solution. Jeff is known for his close knit relationships with clients and relentless attention to detail.
Working with his highly regarded team, Jeff has delivered collaborative design solutions for various landmark projects. This includes The Melburnian apartments, Freshwater Place residential and commercial buildings, the Australian Embassy Berlin, Crown Metropol, Promenade Hotel and Crown Towers, The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Melbourne, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, the interiors of 35 Spring Street and The Eastbourne in Melbourne, and The Club Stand for the Victoria Racing Club.
Jeff is also overseeing the interior design of the upcoming Westin Darwin Hotel, Australia’s new luxury hotel destination experience, adding to the stable of hospitality projects being delivered by the practice globally including Japan, Malaysia and Dubai.
During his career Jeff has been awarded a number of prestigious accolades. This year, Jeff was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame. In 2013, Jeff was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal by (inside) IDEA for his excellence and extensive achievements and contribution to the design industry. He also won (inside) IDEA’s Designer of the Year in 2010.