The GCA Team

Gerard Coutts

Managing Director | B.Arch., M.Eng(PM)., CPPDPM, FAIPM.

Gerard has a lifetime of practical participation in the property, building, project management, design, planning and land management industries.  He is an innovator who consistently challenges conventional thought on the planning, design and developments that shape the spaces in which we live and work.  Gerard has a passion for engaging with individuals, communities and agencies to deliver genuinely successful outcomes for all stakeholders.

His industry experience has resulted in a distinguished integration of disciplines in a variety of roles, including;

  • Architect – The Buchan Group

  • Senior Project Manager - Burns Bridge Australia

  • Southern Australia Land Acquisition Manager - Delfin Lend Lease

  • State Land Acquisition Manager - Multiplex Developments

  • State Land Acquisition Manager - Austcorp

  • Lecturer – University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture

  • Lecturer – RMIT University, Construction Management

  • Chairperson – Building Appeals Board

  • Board Member - RALAC

  • Board Member - Moreland Affordable Housing Limited

Marcela Campos

Architectural Technician | B.Arch (Urban Planning)

Marcela is a graduate in Architecture and Urban Planning and has  recently completed a Certificate IV in Project Management. She has experience in project development and construction works management handling a variety of projects including residential and interior design.  Her expertise include project life-cycle monitoring, project management, detailing and compatibility. 


Marcela’s skills in architectural scale and interior design enable her to have a keen eye and aptitude in the use of visual aids to emphasize technical drawings, without losing clarity and objectivity. 

Daria Lysenko

Architectural Technician | B.Envs (Architecture)

Daria is a graduate of Architecture from The University of Melbourne. She is experienced in the analysis of data, rights and restrictions of architectural projects, developing plans for projects, the creation of design layout and preparing documents for consideration and approval.


Daria is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD and SketchUp.


At GCA, Daria is responsible for the 2D and 3D visualisation of technical drawings for both residential and commercial projects.

Alex Tamburro

Urban Planner & Designer | B.Envs (Urban Planning & Design)

Alex is a graduate of Urban Planning and Design from The University of Melbourne.  He can effectively convey site analysis information and provide detailed urban design solutions. 

His skills include the creation and development of plans, mapping and infographics.  He is proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and has an excellent ability in hand drawing.

Alex is experienced with working in multi-disciplinary teams and is passionate about planning issues relating to the walkability and aesthetic of the urban realm.

Marcelo Diaz

Urban Planner & Designer | B.Envs (Urban Planning & Design)

Marcelo is a graduate of Urban Planning and Design from The University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking a Master of Landscape Architecture at Deakin University.   

He is proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS, QGIS, Autocad and Sketchup and is skilled in community engagement and workshop facilitation activities.  

Marcelo has international experience working in multi-disciplinary design teams engaged in placemaking and tactical urbanism and, has participated in the design of street furniture, built elements for the activation of street frontages and the reclamation of space.

Priscilla Riscica

Planning Animator

Priscilla graduated from SAE Qantum Media Institute in 2018 with a Bachelor of Animation, majoring in Character Animation. She has skills in using design, 3D & compositing software and technology. Through the application of animation over drone footage, Priscilla is responsible for the “bringing to life” of the vision and plans of GCA clients. 


Animation is an effective visualization tool and brings a new perspective to project delivery within the GCA organisation.

Louise Vines

Quality Assurance & Assistant Project Manager | B.A.

Louise has extensive experience in the hospital and community health sectors and is a specialist in the implementation of change management, quality improvement processes and activities.  Louise is an effective communicator with the flexibility and responsiveness to co-ordinate small and large teams. 


Louise is directly responsible for the GCA Quality Assurance (QA) processes and practices. She plays an active role in driving new organisational initiatives and oversees the continuous improvement of the management systems and services provided to clients and stakeholders.  Louise also assesses new project opportunities, prepares tender submissions and assists with feasibility studies and project report writing.

Jacqui Fewson

Accounts Manager

Jacqui applies her extensive experience in accounting software to secure the financial capacity of the organisation.  She is responsible for data entry, invoicing, BAS preparation, payroll, month and end of year financial reporting.  


Jacqui also maintains the GCA client, consultant and social media databases.


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827A Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122
P.O. Box 4212 Balwyn East, Victoria 3103

+61 3 9819 9301

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