GFAB was started by Gary Fell in 1999. Gary was educated in London at UCL’s prestigious Bartlett school of Architecture, completing his postgraduate studies in 1994. Whilst still a post graduate student, Gary and his collaborators were shortlisted for the Cardiff Opera House competition alongside luminaries such as Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and others. Subsequently, Gary worked on the Four Seasons Sayan project in Ubud. This brought him to Bali. Upon completion of this project, Gary was asked to undertake residential projects in Australia and Gfab was born.
GFAB studio is based in Bali and it has around 30 staff employed. It undertakes projects throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond. They currently have on-going construction projects in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Turkey, Vietnam, Cambodia and Australia. They provide architectural design, interior design and master planning services. Their work comprises predominantly of residential, resorts and “gated community” type projects, for which they have won multiple awards including Bloomberg Google (World’s) “Best Architecture multiple residence” (for Istana Phuket 2011) and Asia Pacific (same category, for Samujana in Koh Samui 2013).