Shy Tay

Principal - Architect

Advisory Board Member

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As a respected design industry leader, Shy approaches architecture and urban design with energy and an emphasis on place making and city shaping. 

In 2019 he was appointed as a member of the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel providing state agencies and local governments with independent expert advice on the design of major infrastructure and urban-planning projects, delivering better outcomes for Queensland communities. Shy has a strong interest in designing authentic places that are relevant to the local context. His engaging, well designed spaces create connections with the community that develop memorable experiences in areas such as transport infrastructure, retail precincts and master planning.

He played key roles on many city shaping projects including: Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, a world class purposed built mega cruise ship terminal approved through the State Government Market Led Proposal process; co-authoring the New World City Design Guide:Buildings that Breathe for Brisbane City Council; the $550m Smith Collective, Gold Coast the largest urban renewal project which served as the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games athletes’ village; and a number of large scale urban renewal mixed use schemes for Tier 1 clients including Vicinity, AMP and Shayher.

Shy enjoys working in close collaboration with clients and consultants to create the best outcome for all involved. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and has enjoyed a long association lecturing and tutoring at Queensland University of Technology.





Commercial + Mixed Use

Master Planning


Education + Community


Qualifications + Affiliations

Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours), Queensland University of Technology

Registered Architect, Queensland

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