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Gary Bonato


Bachelor of Architecture 
Fellow and Member, Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) 
Board Member, South Australian Housing Trust Board
Board Member, The Architectural Practice Board of SA
Trained in Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), GreenStar

Registered in South Australia and Victoria, Gary has over three decades of experience, not only as an Architect for Tectvs but also as a Director and Managing Director, which requires a much broader range of expertise, intricate knowledge, and skillsets. With interest in the education and the social housing sector, he has managed a diverse range of projects, from small residential to larger commercial projects in the private and public areas.

Gary is an accredited assessor for the Architectural Practice Examination (APE), Overseas Qualification Assessment (OQA), and the Experience Practitioner Assessment (EPA) with the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA). Throughout 2017 and 2018, he was a state and territory Board representative member on the Australian and New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (ANZAPAP) Development Group and the National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA) Workgroup. Gary advised and assisted in the implementation of revisions and reframing of the National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA) as well as the modernised Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure for Universities.

Select project experience 

  • Windsor Gardens Vocational College, Windsor Gardens, SA

  • Hendon Primary School Upgrade, Hendon, SA

  • Hendon Primary School Preschool, Hendon, SA

  • Parafield Gardens R-7 STEM Works, Parafield Gardens, SA

  • Parafield Gardens High School STEM Works, Parafield Gardens, SA

  • Banksia Park International High School STEM Works, Banksia Park, SA

  • Surrey Downs R-7 STEM Works, Surrey Downs, SA

  • Quayview on Adelphi Apartments, Glenelg, SA

  • Prospect Apartments, Prospect, SA

  • James Evans Court, Magill, SA

  • Anchorage Townhouse Development, Port Adelaide, SA

  • Whyalla Special School Relocation, Whyalla, SA

  • Woodville West Neighbourhood Renewal Project, Woodville, SA

  • Port Lincoln Fire Station, Port Lincoln, SA

  • Residential Accommodation and Prototype Housing, Port Hedland, WA

  • Central Market Clock Tower and Lift, Adelaide, SA
    Australian Institute of Architects, Award of Merit (Civic Architecture), 1999
    RAIA Top 100 Significant 20th Century South Australian Architecture, 1999

  • Grant House, Hope Valley, SA

  • University of South Australia Cafeterias, Adelaide, Mawson Lakes and Magill, SA

  • BHP Billiton Offices, Gawler Place, SA

  • BHP Billiton Offices, Grenfell Street, SA

  • BHP Billiton Growth Building, Roxby Downs, SA

  • 223 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

  • Seacliff Activity Hall, Seacliff, SA

Gary Bonato CV: CV
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