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Celebrating the launch of Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne

Victorian design just got better! Renowned design firms Architectus has launched its Urban Design and Planning arm for the city of Melbourne.

In great news for the city of Melbourne, architecture, interiors, urban design and planning practice Architectus has announced the launch of Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne.

The announcement of Architectus’ new offering to the Melbourne design market comes at a very exciting moment in time for urban design and planning – a sector that seen exceptional growth for Architectus in recent years. The new department is to be led by newly appointed Urban Design Principal Dean Thornton.

With over 23 years of experience, Dean brings a great breadth of knowledge and experience to Melbourne’s UDP team with expertise ranging from city shaping urban design projects, from initial visioning and master planning, through to detailed resolution and implementation.

“We are delighted to have Dean join us to lead the team in Melbourne,” says Architectus Managing Director Ray Brown” The role of urban design in creating great places and communities continue to grow in importance as our cities become more dense and complex. Architectus has been providing urban design and planning services for some 30 years and it is great to now offer these services to our clients in Melbourne.

“It’s very exciting to have joined such a growing team and at a time where Architectus generally and UDP specifically, are achieving such great success. I am looking forward to leading the Melbourne team and contributing to its ongoing growth and profile.”

In celebration of the launch, the Urban Design and Planning team collaborated with Melbourne street photographer Jesse Marlow for an exhibition titled UNCOVER. The exhibition included photography that explores the paradoxes and joys of urban living in Melbourne, discovering the city through a different lens.

We join Architectus in congratulations for this exciting new chapter, and the worthy appointment of Dean Thornton. We can’t wait to see what the team tackles.

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