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It’s prime time to specialise in urban and landscape design

It’s all happening within the disciplines of urban and landscape design, as several firms hone their capabilities in these areas through new senior appointments.

It’s prime time to specialise in urban and landscape design


October 5th, 2021


Top-tier Australian architecture and design studio, Architectus, has announced two new senior leadership appointments to its Urban Design and Planning and Transport teams.

Mary Papaioannou, senior associate

Following a successful 18-month collaboration with the studio on Melbourne’s city-shaping Suburban Rail Loop project, in which she led the development of the Urban Design Strategy for SRL East, Mary Papaioannou joins Architectus’ Melbourne Studio as a senior associate. In her new role within the team, Papaioannou will lead strategic urban design projects, and Mark Bredmeyer joins its Perth Studio as a Senior Associate working across transport and infrastructure projects in Western Australia.

Mark Bredmeyer, senior associate

In Western Australia, newly appointed senior associate Mark Bredmeyer will play an integral role in strengthening Architectus’ Perth Transport and Infrastructure design team. His experience across all aspects of technical transport design will reinforce the studio’s capabilities in delivering high-quality, large-scale, and complex transport and infrastructure projects in the state.


ASPECT Studios

ASPECT Studios is thrilled to announce the enhancement of its urbanism capabilities with the appointment of a new studio director, Tamara Donnellan.

Tamara Donnellan

Drawing on more than two decades of industry experience, Tamara is primed to lead the practice’s urbanism and strategic operations in Sydney. Her appointment complements the existing leadership team’s skillset and the talent and expertise present in the Sydney studio. She is set to assume an integral role in the evolution of ASPECT’s offering to clients and the communities their projects serve.


McGregor Coxall

Four new leadership appointments in the Landscape Design department at McGregor Coxall complement a series of recent internal promotions across Sydney and Melbourne Studios. 

“The immense contribution of this emerging spine has been the foundation of growth our Sydney Landscape Architecture team has been experiencing,” says Matt Ritson, the practice’s Sydney-based landscape discipline lead.

Julia Manrique, associate director

Julia Manrique studied Architecture in Barcelona, Spain, where she also gained professional experience in urban design and planning. Julia previously spent three years with a Spanish architecture firm that specialises in urban planning and design. She is interested in new urban design tools and methods that help regenerate urban areas to improve living conditions and environments for citizens.


Fraser Halliday, senior associate

Fraser is a UK registered Landscape Architect with a proven track record in the documentation and delivery of a broad range of public realm works. A passionate designer, accustomed to working in research-led, multi-disciplinary teams, he is committed to achieving design excellence and thrives on the challenges of implementing both sustainable and vigorous cities.


Katie Earle, senior associate

Katie is a passionate and driven Senior Landscape Practitioner with almost 15 years of experience based both in Australia and in the Middle East. Katie has a passion for large scale challenging and complex projects that instill positive change in the community with a focus on sustainable urban design and placemaking across all cultures.


Miguel Serrao, associate

Miguel joined McGregor Coxall in 2015 after completing his MA in Architecture at UTS. He has extensive experience in the delivery of projects from master planning through to construction documentation. His architectural background drives a sound attention to detail and he has quickly established himself as a valued member of the team with a flare for landscape architecture and urban design.



PTW is pleased to announce its 2021 promotions which recognise the excellence, commitment and potential of key staff.

“Their ongoing contribution to PTW’s culture of innovation and excellence together with valued project achievements and team commitment is greatly appreciated during what has been a significantly challenging period for our industry,” the firm says, in a statement publicly celebrating the news. 


Adele Troeger, operations director 
Michael Yip, associate director
George Chen, associate director

Senior associates

Lilian Gu, senior associate
Megumi Sakaguchi, senior associate
Shilpa Shetye, senior associate
Jacob Laird, senior associate


Jacqueline Hall, associate
Lewis Pang, associate
Simone De Gradi, associate

Congratulations are also due to…

Andrew Fielding (Senior Architect), Ann Yang (Architect), Troy Andronicos (Senior Interior Designer), David Wang (Senior Project Professional), Jessie Yang (Senior Project Professional), Lin Qian (Senior Project Professional), Minh Nguyen (Senior Project Professional), Vincent Ton (Senior Project Professional), Winnie Sheung (Senior Project Professional), Petre Petrovski (Project Professional – Model Manager), Charles Nguyen (Project Professional & 3D Artist), Sophie Pilati (Interior Designer), James Kim (Technician – Model Manager) and Emily Mataroria (Technician – Model Manager).

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