It’s been a busy month with international moves, internal promotions and new hires. We track the careers of Australia’s leading architects and designers, and report on the major moves – from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh and everywhere in between.
Female representation is at the core of
Simone Benvenuti is one new addition as project leader and senior architect: “As a woman in STEM, learning and knowledge-sharing is becoming increasingly important.”
Moving to Vietnam, where Thien Duong has been named as new studio leader to run the studio in Ho Chi Minh City. The
Duong expects Vietnam to be a place of exciting growth. “It’s a very exciting outlook and one that excites me,” he says. “Within our lifetime, with the enormous scale of developments required, I believe Vietnam is one of the places that needs culturally thoughtful architecture and innovative sustainable designs.”
In Perth, a new studio heralds the homecoming of internationally renowned designer Marcos Cain. Interior design studio
The move marks a new chapter for the studio with recently completed projects including the W Dubai Hotel and, in Perth, the newly opened Pirate Life Brewery.
Senior appointments are the order of the day at
Experienced art director and graphic designer, Aniss Adler, moves to associate director with a focus on experiential design. Alongside her, architect Brian Fong also becomes an associate director having built up experience in Australia, China and the UK.
Fresh from recent award wins at the National Architecture Awards,
“We foresee the directors of SJB in 10 to 20 years to be those who are working here today. We celebrate those who have been promoted, and look forward to recognising many more of our team who are excelling in our profession,” says SJB director, Adam Haddow.
It’s a dynamic time at
Meanwhile, seven internal promotions make a statement on the company’s modernisation. In Sydney, Rod Uriarte has been promoted to principal and Aleksie Villas to associate; in Brisbane, Anna Moldt becomes associate too. Down in Melbourne, new associate directors include Amanda Calvert, Melinda Chan, Mohd Hussin and David Robertson.
Architecture and interior design studio
Back to the international scene with
James Luu and Tracy Tan become client design leaders in Brisbane and Singapore respectively. Matthew Crossley, Olive Miguel, Jing Hui and Klerece Oblena have been promoted to senior interior designers in Sydney, Perth and Singapore respectively. Also in Sydney, Tomi Banic has been promoted to interior designer.
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