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Carlo Giannasca – Managing Director, Frost*collective.

January 24th 2020

Frost*collective today announced the appointment of Carlo Giannasca as the Managing Director of the company.

Carlo has been with the business since it started in 2005. He has led and grown the Urbanite team within the Collective into one of the world’s most recognised environmental design businesses, working on significant projects such as Barangaroo and Melbourne Quarter with Lendlease, Quay Quarter with AMP Capital, South Eveleigh with Mirvac, the Northern Beaches Hospital for CPB Contractors and the Sequis Tower in Jakarta. He has also collaborated with architects such as Rogers Stirk Harbour, KPF, 3XN, Woods Bagot, BVN and Bates Smart in the transformation of our cities.

While remaining active within Urbanite, he will gradually transition into his new role, handing over the reins to Adam Longo, a qualified architect and project manager, who has over seven years’ experience at Frost*collective managing the delivery of projects across the commercial, health, education and hospitality sectors. Adam will become Head of Urbanite on July 1st, 2020. 

Says Carlo, “I am excited to have this opportunity to manage Frost*collective and I’m looking forward to working more broadly across the entire business to ensure we achieve our goals and deliver on our objectives.”

Working closely with Vince Frost and the senior management team, Carlo will be responsible for driving the operational and revenue performance of the business. Vince will continue as CEO, developing the company’s stellar reputation through local and international business growth.

Says Vince, “Carlo and I have worked together for 17 years and his steadiness, commitment and nurturing spirit make him the perfect person to take on this new role. Designing a better world starts with designing a better business and we want to structure our business to ensure we stay at the forefront of the Australian design industry. As a highly respected member of this industry with over 30 years’ experience, and an invaluable member of our team, I can’t think of anyone better than Carlo to take us forward into the new year and beyond.”