contexture is a bespoke and personal architecture studio formed through the collaboration of Leighton Thomas and Anna Baranoff. A dynamic practice delivering eco efficient (ecological+economical) sustainable projects that provide our clients joy.
As a registered Architect with over 20 years’ postgraduate experience, Anna’s career focus has been on complex capital works projects. During Anna’s 5 years at Jacobs, she was responsible for Principal Consultant Design and Project Management roles within health, research, education and transport projects. Anna was employed by Queensland Health for 6 years as an A08 Principal Project Officer for both the Qld Children’s Hospital Project (QCH) and the Centre for Children’s Health Research Project (CCHR). In the latter part of her Qld Health employment, she was Manager for Infrastructure Strategy Branch representing Qld Health within the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines review team, working with health service teams and consultants on Building Performance Evaluations and reviewing Qld Health facilities and consultant tenders.
Throughout her career she has gained experience in preparing architectural drawings, engagement and management of consultants, leading user group consultations and project managing roles. Over the range of projects that she has worked on, her experience lies primarily in three areas; communications with clients and contractors, design, and project management.
The following list includes projects Anna significantly contributed to in various roles over her career at Jackson Architects, Lyons (JV Conrad Gargett), Queensland Health and Jacobs. The list includes a range of professional services scope from briefing and studies to fully constructed projects with budgets over $1.5B.
During his 30 year Architecture career, Leighton has worked across a diverse spectrum of projects. He is a Senior Architect with a broad and solid knowledge base, leading and coordinating multi-disciplinary resources on complex project types including industrial, laboratory, educational, pharmaceutical, cleanroom, animal house and healthcare. He is adept at commanding and synthesising the input from a wide range of project stakeholders to deliver cohesive project outcomes. He is meticulous, passionate and positively engages with the architecture profession, clients and industry.
Leighton displays a keen interest in ESD, process driven design and commitment to a true multidisciplinary approach. He is a highly effective designer and team leader with a focus on exceeding clients’ expectations through his strong customer service orientation. Leadership, innovation, adaptability and commitment are key aspects of Leighton’s ethos.
The following list includes projects Leighton significantly contributed to in various roles over his career at S2F, SKM and Jacobs. The list includes range of professional services scope from briefing and studies to fully constructed projects with budgets over $140M.