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MEET THE TEAM

Tempus Design Studio seamlessly operates across Mackay, the Whitsundays, Hervey Bay, and Brisbane regions. Specialising in building and interior design, our expertise is deeply rooted in these local areas. We excel in crafting unique, custom designs to suit your specifications, the landscape, and climate. Whether you are planning a new residence, an extension, renovating an existing building or would like interior design advice, Tempus Design Studio can help you with your upcoming project. We pride ourselves on forming great relationships with our clients and thoroughly enjoy being a part of this exciting process.

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Tamica Lewis
Director
Building Designer

 

Tamica is our Principal Building Designer and has been involved in the Building and Construction Industry since 2005.

 

Tamica studied at CQ University and obtained her Bachelor of Building Design. She is a member of BDQ (Building Design Queensland) and not only is she a member, she is the first female President as of 2021. Tamica was also previously elected to the role of National President for the NABD (National Association of Building Designers).

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BRETT TURNER
Building Designer
 

Brett joined the Tempus Team in January 2023 and brings with him over thirty-four years experience across most facets of the construction industry.

Brett holds a Graduate Certificate in Building Design along with his trade qualification as a Carpenter and Joiner and builders registration.

 

Brett's focus is primarily in the Commercial sector but also offers support to the Residential services with his experience and legislative knowledge. 

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ally smith
administration accounts

Ally joined the Tempus Design Studio team in 2021 as our Administration all-rounder, having worked in the Building Design & construction industry for almost 18 years with combined experience in customer service, HR, administrative, and accounts services.

She assists with our day-to-day activities to ensure our processes and functions run smoothly and efficiently.

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Alysha Vassallo
Building Designer

Alysha is a Mackay local who has graduated with a Bachelor of Building Design through CQ University.  Alysha first approached Tempus during her first year of study, for work experience so that she could gain practical experience in the industry. We loved her so much we made her an official Tempus Team member in 2018.

 

Alysha has gained experience from working across a wide range of projects including commercial buildings, shop fit outs, new residential buildings, and renovations. 

“I am inspired by sustainable homes that optimise open plan living and capitalise on the potential of the site. I am drawn to modern styled homes that feature natural elements and encourages outdoor living.” (Alysha)

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Bethany Davy
Building DesigneR
Interior Designer

Bethany joined us in late 2019 as a graduate Building Designer and Interior Designer. She completed her studies at TAFE on the Sunshine Coast in mid 2019 and shortly after moved up to Mackay.

 

Beth graduated with a Diploma in Building Design, a Diploma in Interior Design and an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design.

 

“I have always been passionate about design and the feeling of bringing client’s visions to life. I have a keen eye for any type of art or design that is authentic and inspiring. Since being with Tempus I have really enjoyed the challenge of residential renovations and collaborating with the team.” (Bethany)

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maggie mccalman
building designer 

Maggie joined us in early 2021 whilst studying a Bachelor of Building Design with CQ University.

 

She had previously studied Building Certification with NSW Tafe and held a traineeship with the local council which introduced her to the industry.  Maggie has a keen interest in the Town Planning facets of the Building Design Industry.

 

"I have always had a keen interest in the built environment, and I am excited to be working alongside and learning from the amazing team here at Tempus. I look forward to collaborating with clients and creating spaces that are both functional and aesthetic" (Maggie)

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tanna foden-jukes
building designer

Tanna joined the team in 2023 as a graduate Building Designer. Having recently completed his Bachelor of Building Design at CQ University.  

As a Building Designer, Tanna is committed to continuously honing his skills, collaborating with clients and fellow professionals, and pushing the boundaries of creative expression in the built environment.

“My passion for building design stems from a deep-rooted fascination with design and its transformative power. I am captivated by the connection between functionality and aesthetics, where form meets purpose. The prospect of creating spaces that not only fulfill practical needs but also inspire and uplift those who inhabit them is what drives me.” (Tanna)

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anri luus
interior designer

After graduating with her Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Anri gained extensive experience in residential, commercial and corporate design.

 

After relocating to Brisbane Anri joined the team in 2024 as an Interior Designer.

"With a keen eye for detail and a solid foundation in design principles, I have a passion for creating captivating and functional spaces that inspire, delight and elevate the human experience." (Anri)

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