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Leaders in the limelight: 13 firms who are On The Move

Promotions, new appointments, and the shifts of the design and architecture world – it’s a fast-changing landscape. Find out who is where with our September On The Move column.

Leaders in the limelight: 13 firms who are On The Move

Tim Moore from Architectus, photography by Brett Boardman.

The shifts and new appointments in this month’s workforce include David Clark’s new consultancy, Positive Zero, all the changes in Conrad Gargett’s leadership, and Buchan’s new studio. Welcome to this month’s On The Move.


Tim Moore (pictured above) is a highly experienced strategic planner. He has been appointed as a new principal at Architectus. Moore will be joining Architectus’ national urban design and planning team. 

Before joining Architectus, Moore consulted various government and private sector clients on strategic and statutory planning, urban design and project management. He also held senior roles in high-profile government bodies. 

ARM Architecture

ARM Architecture welcomes Lucy Carruthers to the senior leadership team as managing principal and COO. Lucy’s depth of experience in architecture and business management will see her play a significant role in supporting growth in the practice, with a focus on operational management and helping to drive the national project pipeline.

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Lucy Carruthers of ARM Architecture.

ASPECT Studios

ASPECT Studios has entered an exciting new phase in the growth of its Melbourne practice with the appointment of Jasmine Ong as Studio Director. Ong is the national director and company secretary of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. 

As a designer and leader defined by her passion for climate-positive design and inclusive leadership, Ong says, “I’m hopeful my experience across two decades will be useful, and I can’t wait to build on the success of the studio with Kirsten Bauer and Matt Mackay.”

Jasmine Ong of ASPECT Studios.

Bromic Heating

Sustainably designing spaces to be more flexible, productive, and comfortable when they might otherwise be cold and underutilised is Michael Tyerman’s new but familiar crusade. 

Joining Bromic Heating as its A&D specification manager, Tyerman has an extensive background in acoustics and ergonomics. Tyerman aims to push Bromic Heating beyond hospitality and to make a mark on understanding the spaces we gather, learn and heal in.

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Michael Tyerman of Bromic Heating.


Literally on the move, Buchan has recently moved into its new Perth studio at 44 King Street in a fortunate turn of events that saw the design firm occupy the very building its founding partner, Charles Oldham, designed in 1904. 

Perth Principal and Buchan Director, Andre Jones, says the move unearthed an extensive archive of historical architectural drawings of some of Perth’s earliest infrastructure, dating back to the 1890s. His team now enjoys views from the studio’s grand inter-war windows, overlooking many of Buchan’s earliest projects in the CBD heart.

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Andre Jones of Buchan.

ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects (CHC) has announced the promotion of Stephanie Wan (Education) and Teddy Chung (Mixed Use) to the new role of associate partner. This recognises the expertise, leadership and influence Steph and Teddy offer, and opens up a new pathway to partnership opportunities at CHC. 

Among other recent appointments are Ngaio Chalmers (Mixed Use) to Senior Associate, and five new associates: Thu Le and Leigh Douglas (Health), Tina Huynh (Education), Vignesh Chandrasekaran (Seniors Living & Care) and Charles Zhang (Design). Meanwhile Amy Fitzpatrick, Graham Bennett (Education), and Trushar Chouhan (Seniors Living & Care) have been promoted to Senior Architects. 

The practice also has four new senior project leaders, Karrie Williams (Health), Ana Mendoza, Andres Scarpatti and Bethany Ram (Mixed Use). And James Despotidis and Daniel Gabbe (Mixed Use) have been appointed Senior Architectural Technicians.

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ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s latest promotions.

Conrad Gargett 

Conrad Gargett’s leadership team continues to grow, announcing 17 new senior appointments across its studios. Amanda Oates has been appointed Principal in recognition of her leadership on several large-scale and complex health and defence projects. Ben List has also been promoted to Principal for contributing to the practice’s heritage team.

Conrad Gargett has also appointed three new Senior Associates, Tamarind Taylor, Katrina Tolhurst and Natalie Wise, along with 11 new Associates: Richard Lamas, Claire Schofield, Gene Raciti, Romina Richardson, Amanda Chan, Phoebe Thomas, Shannon Wall, Hayley Kastelein, Leila Allbrook, Charles Rowe, Damon O’Keefe, and Salman Muhammad.

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Conrad Gargett’s newest senior team additions.


Melbourne architecture practice DesignInc has announced the promotion of five team members to associate: Emer Denneny, Emma Osorio, Damien Ferlazzo, Ashwin Murari, and Cameron James. Their talents support DesignInc’s strengths in healthy buildings, laboratory design, brand communication, BIM, sustainability, and large-scale complex projects.

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From left to right: Emer Denneny, Emma Osorio, Damien Ferlazzo, Ashwin Murari, and Cameron James.


Framery, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of soundproof private spaces, has boosted its presence in the market with the appointment of Daniel Judd, the new Area Manager, Australia and New Zealand.

Judd is a passionate business leader with over 20 years’ experience in the furniture industry, working across sales, design, operations, customer excellence, general management, product innovation and business transformation.

Daniel Judd of Framery.


Across its Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne studios, Hayball has announced nine new promotions, with five new Senior Associates and four Associates. “These promotions are recognition of the meaningful contribution that these individuals make through their every day leadership in our studios,” say Hayball’s Co-Managing Directors, Tom Jordan and Sarah Buckeridge.

Senior Associates are Jean-Francois Lagace, Laura Ulph, James Cristallo, Jeremy Marsden and David Morrison; alongside Associates Didier Li Mow Chi, Stephen Staughton, Nicole Burns, and Putu Permana.

Hayball’s latest staff promotions.

Positive Zero

After 18 years of being with Cundall, David Clark has announced the founding of his new sustainability consultancy, Positive Zero. Clark brings decades of experience and ambition to his new consultancy after being a project director, multi-disciplinary engineering designer, and thought leader in sustainability. 

David Clark of Positive Zero.

Spowers Architects

Melbourne architecture and design studio Spowers Architects is embracing a changing of the guard as Ros Magee moves into a consultancy role within the business. Robert Pahor, Annie Robinson and Scott Allardyce will now, jointly, head up the practice.

Whilst Robert and Scott are architects and Annie is an interior designer, clients will benefit from their collective expertise as they steer Spowers towards future success.

From left to right: Scott Allardyce, Robert Pahor and Annie Robinson, photography by Dianna Snape.


National architecture practice ThomsonAdsett has appointed a new principal and elevated two team members to associate level. 

Naomi Herzog has joined the practice as Principal – Business Development. An accomplished business development professional, Naomi’s career in the property industry has given her broad experience right across the design, development and construction cycle. And Brisbane team members Alex du Plessis and Armin Causevic have been promoted to Associates. 

The appointments coincide with the relocation of ThomsonAdsett’s Brisbane studio to a new workplace on the ninth floor of Jubilee Place in Fortitude Valley. Practice CEO Cameron Frazer says the move will accommodate growth as the practice builds cross-sector capability in health, education and senior living.

Left to right: Naomi Herzog, Armin Causevic and Alex du Plessis.

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