Perth

National presence, local experience

Curtin University SuperLab Redevelopment

What's important to

SHAPE Perth

We’re a dynamic and experienced team specialising in high-security solutions, labs, fitouts, staged multi-floor fitouts, education, and new builds. This diverse range of capabilities enables us to provide a seamless journey for our clients from start to finish, drawing experience from various sectors. We prioritise building strong relationships with our clients, ensuring we meet their specific needs and expectations. Our dedication goes beyond the norm as we strive to create environments that instil pride every day. Our success is driven by our people-focused approach, prioritising our clients’ needs and expectations, which offer effectiveness and efficiency, as well as our unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and sustainability. We take pride in our team’s diverse backgrounds and their exceptional track record of delivering successful projects on time and within budget.

General Manager - Damian La Rosa

Career

Damian is a trusted industry professional that brings a wealth of building and construction experience to the role of General Manager of WA. Since joining SHAPE as a cadet more than 20 years ago, Damian has gained vast experience and knowledge spanning a range of disciplines, from site to commercial management. With his ‘hands on’ approach, he has grown SHAPE Perth from $20M annual turnover to $70M, and to more than 50 people. Damian is passionate about delivering successful projects, mentoring and developing the WA team, and maintaining SHAPE’s great culture.

Life

In his free time, Damian enjoys AFL, cooking and supports Fremantle. He believes in working ‘smarter not harder’.

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Meet the team Perth

Michelle Germano

Office Manager

'Mish'

Career
Michelle has been with SHAPE for more than 25 years. She is passionate about creating the perfect working environment and building a positive culture that values diversity and inclusion.

Life
Michelle helps run the local community AFL club, where she enjoys watching children, including her own, grow and develop their skills. She loves spending quality time with family and friends and looks forward to down time during the summer break. Most importantly, she adores her furbaby, Monty.

Chris Slowe

Project Director

'Slowey' 

Career
Chris’ passion for the construction industry is reflected in the way he manages his projects. Chris has a proven track record of delivering technically challenging, time-constrained projects. His extensive capabilities include overall strategic management, client liaison, budget management, and occupational health, safety & environmental (OHS&E) performance management. As Project Manager, his integrity and client focus ensure an enjoyable, successful experience for all parties concerned.

Life
Being from the UK, Chris has a unique sense of humour. He’s also an avid supporter of Huddersfield United, and can often be found with UK treats, which get the team’s attention.

Jodie Priestly

Business Development Manager

Career
Jodie has over 16 years' industry experience ranging from customer relationship management, consulting, project management, employee engagement, and internal capability development. She joined SHAPE Perth as a Client Development Manager in July 2021 before being promoted to Business Development Manager in 2022.

Life
You’ll find Jodie at the beach in summer and the bush in winter. She loves spending time with her daughter, family, and closest friends. Eating amazing food and drinking fabulous wine is her favourite past time.

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Chris Rigden

Project Director

Career
Chris began his career as a builder’s labourer back in 2008 and has since had experience on client, builder, and developer sides. He also spent four years working in construction in the UK. Chris has fulfilled multiple roles project and site management, contract administration and quantity surveying across demolition, civils, refurb, heritage, fitout, and new build projects. This broad experience has given Chris extensive insight and knowledge of the construction industry.

Life
Chris is a hopeful West Coast Eagles fan and enjoys being in the ocean snorkelling, surfing, and kite surfing, spending time with friends, and running. His lifelong goal is to beat Jason Ngai in table tennis.

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Jason Ngai

Senior Estimator

'Jaybo'

Career
Jason started his career at SHAPE in 2013, after completing his Construction Management and Economics degree at Curtin University. Since then, Jason has been an integral team member, leading the Estimating Team and supporting project teams throughout the project delivery. His extensive industry expertise and knowledge of SHAPE’s processes is invaluable in ensuring that offers are tailored to a client’s specific requirements. Having developed strong and lasting relationships with our network of subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants, Jason is also able to provide value engineering benefits that are passed onto our clients.

Life
Jason is the current ping pong champion of the Perth office. His favourite travel destination is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, and he has a keen interest in both basketball and golf.

Yanik Sztor

Operations Manager

Career
As Operations Manager, Yanik has an active involvement in all WA projects. He has a breadth of knowledge gained within the Australian and UK construction industries. With over 25 years of experience as a registered builder, Yanik is technically competent and dedicated with a diverse range of skills spanning the entire construction and fit-out industry. He has site managed projects ranging from minor works to $20 million projects both throughout Australia and abroad. He’s quick to establish excellent working relationships with clients, consultants, and trades, making him an asset to any project.

Life
Born and raised in Scotland, Yanik’s name was supposed to be spelt with a J (Janik), however the hospital misspelt it with a Y.

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Andrew Webb

SHAPE+ Manager

‘Webby’

Career
Andrew is a well-respected and highly experienced construction professional with more than 39 years in the industry. Having delivered many projects in occupied buildings, hospitals, educational facilities, and museums, he understands the importance of maintaining a safe work zone and minimising disturbance to operations. Believing open and honest communication is the key to a collaborative and smooth project delivery, Andrew ensures all stakeholders are informed throughout the entire project journey.

Life
Andrew is a proud husband and father, whose long list of hobbies includes scuba diving, flying planes, parachuting, mountain bike riding and fishing. He also loves boating and has completed the Avon Descent white water event through WA’s Avon and Swan Rivers seven times.

Perth Projects

Curtin University B314 Computer Lab Upgrade

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Curtin University
WA
Fitout & Refurbishment

Department of Communities Office Fitout

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Department of Finance
WA
Fitout & Refurbishment

HMAS Stirling Customer Service Centre Building Works

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Department of Defence
WA
Fitout & Refurbishment

432 Murray Street Facade Replacement & Base Build Upgrade

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Warrington Property
WA
Facade Restoration

Capabilities

We’ve been a leading Australian fitout and refurbishment provider for more than 30 years. Whether it is delivering a high-end office fitout or a boutique hotel we have the experience and specific know-how to manage our clients’ unique expectations. Through the high-quality projects we’ve delivered Australia-wide we have become known for our effective approach to delivering projects – never compromising on safety, relentless attention to detail and quality, industry-leading customer service, and staying ‘invisible’ in operational environments.

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Sectors

We built our business on Australia-wide office fitouts and refurbishments, and it’s still a large part of what we do today. With much of our lives spent at work, we know how important it is to create environments that inspire and improve the experience of every employee. 

The way we work is constantly evolving, and so too is the workplace itself. Having a trusted partner with vast experience in the sector gives our clients the peace of mind that their spaces are looked after throughout their lease. From building company headquarters and agile offices, to minor alterations, or base building upgrades, our many repeat clients are a testament to our reputation of delivering exceptional working spaces.

Perth Newsletter

SHAPE delivers new classrooms for Merici College students in time for 2024 school year

Project News

Give Back Month 2023: SHAPE contributes $145k to local organisations

Community News

How SHAPE Perth has grown its workforce by almost 40% despite WA labour shortages

Company News

#EmbracingEquity at SHAPE for International Women’s Day 2023

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Community News

Taking action on climate change: SHAPE achieves carbon neutrality

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Sustainability News

SHAPE Perth supports Parkerville Children and Youth Care

Community News

SHAPE recognised as a Great Place to Work

Company News

SHAPE Perth sponsor NAWIC to accelerate the careers of women in construction

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