Our Team

Norbert Gabriels

Norbert Gabriels – Director

Norbert qualified as an architect in 1971 and has been working full time in the area of acoustics and the building environment since 1973. For 18 years Norbert managed the Environmental Services branch of the BMA (now known as Building Management and Works). Then in 1995 he established Gabriels Environmental Design Pty Ltd.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Acoustical Society, and was chairman of the WA Chapter of this body, from 1993 to 1995. Norbert is also chairman of the Australian Standard’s committee on architectural acoustics (AV/4), responsible for all Australian Standards relative to the performance, measurement and assessment of acoustics in buildings. He is the Australian representative on the International Standard Organisation committee ISO TC43 on Building Acoustics involved in the writing and review of International Standards.

Norbert also operates a sister business ‘Acoustic Laboratories Australia’.

Kingsley Hearne

Kingsley Hearne – Director

Kingsley has been employed at Gabriels Environmental Design for almost 20 years, after working within the Building Environmental branch of CAMS (now known as Building Management and Works). Kingsley is currently the Secretary of the WA Division of the Australian Acoustical Society.

Benjamin Farrell

Benjamin Farrell – Director

Ben joined the team in 2000, after studying Architecture at Curtin University. Ben has significant experience in using the SoundPLAN noise modelling software, EASE room acoustic modelling software, and the Radiance daylighting software. Ben currently serves on the committee of the Australian Acoustical Society (WA division). Ben is also responsible for the maintenance of the website content.

Michael Ferguson

Michael Ferguson – Associate Director

Michael has been employed at Gabriels Environmental Design since early 2010, following his graduation from Interior Architecture at Curtin University. He is versed in the SoundPLAN and EASE software packages.  His beard is his greatest asset.

Joannah Brady

Joannah Schmid – Office assistant

Joannah is an ‘all-rounder’ within the office, looking after accounts and undertaking secretarial duties.