Shy Tay

Principal - Architect

Advisory Board Member

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Bringing joy to people’s lives through simple design solutions that have a positive community impact is central to Shy Tay’s approach to architecture. As Arkhefield’s principal, Shy works with the dedicated team of designers to deliver projects that benefit the people that use them.

Shy leads projects in the retail, hospitality, transport, mixed use and commercial areas. He has expertise in large scale urban renewal recently delivered the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, the Bulimba Barracks Master Plan and the award-winning Smith Collective which served as the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games athletes’ village. Shy is committed to contributing to the public realm, coauthoring Brisbane City Council’s New World City Buildings that Breathe guidelines and has also written guidelines for Gold Coast City Council and Toowoomba Regional Council. He is 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.

Shy has a Bachelor of Architecture from Queensland University of Technology, a Diploma of Architecture from Singapore Polytechnic and he has worked in Australia, China and Singapore. In his free time enjoys spending time with his human and feathered families- he is well known for his much-loved flock of bantam chickens.





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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