Donald Holt

Set Design - Corridor

Since Donald has returned to Australia, concluding 6 years at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York as an Associate Partner, he has established a strong multi disciplinary practice. He is working in collaboration with clients across the globe and has established his own studio, HOLT.CLIFFORD /DESIGNERS allowing him to consult and collaborate with a huge variety of professionals across all the design disciplines internationally.

Donald is a senior creative designer. He is involved in each facet of the design process, specializing in conceptual design and monitoring the overall design philosophy. He acts as liaison between his clients and
marketing, advertising, lighting, food service, audiovisual and graphics consultants.

His skills have been accumulated and applied across various disciplines (architecture, interior design, product design, landscape architecture) throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He has explored a large number of project types, the core area of, which has been corporate, institutional and civic interiors, image development and strategies, including the award winning Commonwealth Law Courts in Melbourne, Australia.

His product design experience includes furniture, hardware, light fittings, wall and ceiling systems, furniture, textiles, technology casings and fixtures. In the coming months his work will be exhibited in design surveys in Melbourne and Sydney as well as a nationwide touring show of finalists of the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award.

During this time in the US he was the senior designer for multiple award winning expansion of the New York Stock Exchange and the winning design competition entry for the NATO headquarters in Belgium.

AWARDS/EXHIBITIONS
2006 workshopped, Chifley tower Sydney
2006 IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Awards, Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
2006 Launchpad , Melbourne Museum
2005 Neocon Silver award, Chicago
2005 SAS /Corporate Culture Design Discovery Top 5
2005 Aiga 365 annual design awards
2005 I.D. 51st annual design review honorable mention
2003 GSA On the Boards Awards Census Bureau Headquarters Suitland, Maryland. Citation
2002 IIDA 29th Annual Interior Design Award for NYSE 30 – Broad Street Trading Expansion
2001 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture
NYSE 30 – Broad Street Trading Expansion
2000 New York Construction News, Best of 2000 Awards “Interior Design Project of theYear,â€Â NYSE 30 Broad Street, Trading Expansion
1999 Royal Australian Institute of Architects,Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture Commonwealth Law Courts, Melbourne
1997 Property Council of Australia Award for
International Terminal Building Melbourne