Gary McGrath – Architect / Director

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Bachelor Applied Science – Built Environment – QUT

Bachelor Architecture – QUT

Board of Architects, Queensland Registered Architect

Member of Australian Institute of Architects



Gary is a registered architect and founding Director of Sparc* – Solution Positive Architecture with significant architectural design, construction, and project management experience.

Gary formed the practice in 2002 in response to client demand for responsive, commercially focused architectural service, based in Brisbane but supporting projects throughout Australia and Asia.  In partnership with Kelly Gray, Sparc* has grown to a medium sized Architecture and Interior Design company and has developed a reputation for architectural services that realize clients’ commercial, functional and aesthetic objectives.



Gary’s architectural background spans over 25 years; having worked in the areas of residential, multi residential, correctional, health, commercial and aged care, in the allied professions of architecture and project management.

Gary has a strong capacity for strategic view and interpretation of client design briefs, assessing justifiable needs, rationalization of planning concepts, interfacing with multi-disciplinary design teams and setting appropriate objectives for analysis and options.

Gary’s key philosophy is to ensure that high priority is given to design quality, innovative solutions, commercial viability, and maintaining close working relationships with clients and consultants. Complete client satisfaction is paramount to this ethos.



Gary enjoys family, dogs, history, politics, restaurants and travel, although not necessarily in that order.  He is old enough to marvel at the wonders of the internet, iPhones and CAD programme capabilities, but still insists in drawing with a pen and pencil.