Blight Rayner Architecture
As design director and principal respectively of Cox Rayner Architects previously, Jayson and Michael were responsible for creating many of South Bank’s buildings and public facilities, including Kurilpa Pedestrian Bridge, Goodwill Pedestrian Bridge, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, BCEC on Grey Street, the Thiess Centre, SW1 on Melbourne Street, and Y&R Group House (formerly Abigroup House) on the Stanley Street Plaza. Michael and Jayson were also the master planners of the Millennium Arts Precinct containing the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and State Library of Queensland.
Blight Rayner, with Norwegian practice Snøhetta, recently won the international design competition for the New Performing Arts Venue to be built on the Playhouse Green of QPAC, continuing a long and rewarding association with South Bank. This win is no small part due to the talent and diversity of experience of Blight Rayner’s staff, advanced design techniques, and ability to synergise the functional essence of a building with the public life of the city.