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Our Team

Ficus is a team of energetic, creative and motivated individuals who share a love of craft and detail, and a deep knowledge of materials and building technologies.

The team is led by Shane Smith, a builder and problem-solver with more than 25 years’ experience gained in Australia and Japan. He leads all projects and directly coordinates complicated detailing and elements. Under Shane’s leadership, Ficus handles the complex workflows and relationships inherent in building projects, ensuring each is completed swiftly and to the highest standard.

The majority of work is undertaken by a core team of 20, which includes site managers, carpenters, joiners and fabricators. The team’s wealth of interdisciplinary skills and know-how falls within several areas of expertise:

  • Costing and project planning
  • Project management
  • Procurement
  • Fabrication
  • Construction
  • Interior detailing and finishing
  • Site management

An exceptional administration team supports our technical specialists, making sure each project runs smoothly.