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Vale Suzy A’Beckett Boyd_____

Vale_Suzy Boyd

Vale Suzy A’Beckett Boyd

The Tract family sadly announce the passing of Suzy Boyd, after her short battle with illness.

Suzy came from an extended family of noted painters, sculptors, architects, writers and other arts professionals. She trained as an architect and spent most of her career here at Tract Consultants, joining us in the early 80’s, making her a member of the Tract family for over 30 years.

Having worked beside Suzy in her early days at Tract, Sydney Director George Gallagher recounts “She came to Tract in 1984 and boosted our skillset immediately. …What I always remember, and will reflect on, is Suzy’s engaging spirit and determination to ‘design good stuff’, and to ‘work with’ contractors and clients and others in such a level headed (but passionate & engaging) way to make a difference.“

During her landscape experience at Tract, Suzy was involved in a large variety of landscape projects, from major urban design projects to small residential developments, including public plazas, cemeteries, schools, commercial projects, aged care facilities, medium scale rural properties and residential developments, both in Victoria and Australia wide. Similar small scale work was undertaken in private practice.
Some notable award winning projects Suzy was closely involved with include the Perth Bus Terminal, Tarrawarra and more recently Flinders 108 and Saltwater Coast.

Outside of Tract, Suzy was instrumental in establishing the Robin Boyd Foundation for the house that she grew up in at Walsh St, South Yarra (designed by her architect father Robin).

Suzy Boyd has been involved in the equine industry for many years as the owner of several EA (Equestrian Australia) Three Star eventers. She lived in Romsey, Victoria on a fifty acre property which she has developed (from scratch) into a horse training complex and has been responsible for the site planning, design and implementation of all aspects including stable and shed complexes, ménage siting and construction, paddock arrangement and organisation, and vehicular and horse management.

Aptly and fondly described as “Talented, skilled, inquisitive and ever so pragmatic”.

Suzy will forever remain a significant part of Tract legacy.
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