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On the move: the latest industry promotions and appointments

Buchan, Gray Puksand, McGreggor Coxall, Woods Bagot and more from across the design industry announce their latest appointments, changes and promotions.

On the move: the latest industry promotions and appointments

ARM Architecture

Boosting its Adelaide expertise, ARM Architecture has promoted Philippe Naudin to principal. Naudin’s expertise lies in stakeholder engagement and he has led the ARM Adelaide office for six years.

“Philippe Naudin has been pivotal in the delivery of ground-breaking work for ARM in South Australia, leading the Adelaide Festival Plaza precinct masterplan. He is skilfully delivering critical adaptive reuse education projects and will play a major part in the delivery of upcoming key performance arts projects in South Australia,” says ARM director Jesse Judd.


Buchan has appointed three of its extensively-experienced principals as key sector leaders alongside a host of changes at the studio.

Valerie Mack will lead interiors, bringing her extensive international interior design experience and knowledge of leading large design teams and working with complex client organisations to the role.

Having practiced architecture for more than 30 years, Harvey Male will bring his significant international background that spans residential, cultural, commercial, cultural and mixed-use architectural projects to lead living.

Phil Schoutrop will lead precinct (retail/mixed use). With more than two decades of experience in commercial architecture, he has led projects around the world for clients including Lend Lease, AMP and Apple.

The appointments are part of a move towards embracing a common platform for the international firm so that clients can access Buchan’s “collective creative strength and broad research base, regardless of their geographic location,” says Buchan CEO Stephen Auld.

Frasers Property Australia

Frasers Property Australia (FPA) has appointed Kate Nason as Sustainability Advisor. The appointment comes as a move to bolster the firm’s already highly talented sustainability team, which works to ensure its projects leave a positive environmental legacy.

Nason’s experience ranges from single and multi-residential buildings to mixed-use developments and civic and institutional products. She has undertaken research to find ways to accelerate the move to a net-zero future.

“Ms Nason shares the values and passion of our team, and has the experience, skills and networks to make a real contribution to our sustainability strategy. Sustainability underpins all our operations because we believe in a better, cleaner future, and Ms Nason’s appointment helps us achieve better outcomes through the full property cycle,” says FPA general manager Nicholle Sparkes.

Gray Puksand

Greg Wines has been hired as a senior associate of Gray Puksand’s Queensland operations. Wines has two decades of experience designing healthcare, commercial and education projects under his belt, with particular a focus on biophilic design principles.

“We are proud our Brisbane team is expanding with Greg joining us, as an expert in creating exceptional design outcomes for leading healthcare providers, universities, and asset managers,” says Queensland managing partner Kevin Miles.

Hames Sharley

Hames Sharley has promoted Liana Kantilaftas to senior interior designer, leading the firm’s Adelaide interiors team. Although she holds a wide-ranging portfolio, Kantilaftas is particularly interested in creating education spaces, having contributed to better learning outcomes through her designs.

“I have been so fortunate to have many incredible mentors within Hames Sharley. Now it’s time for me to pass my knowledge and ideas on,” says Kantilaftas. “This role will make me step out of my comfort zone, but I look forward to these challenges to gain experience and grow.”

McGregor Coxall

McGregor Coxall has announced its Sydney Landscape Architecture leadership team is complete with the appointment of Andrew Langford as associate director.

Langford has previously held leadership positions at Oculus and ASPECT studios and possesses over a decade of experience in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.

“Andrew brings a passion for design excellence coupled with experience delivering complex, iconic, and award-winning projects both nationally and internationally,” says associate director Matt Ritson. “He is also a people focused leader who will add value to the mentoring and coaching of our talented next generation of landscape architects.”


PTW has announced a range of promotions for 2021, recognising the excellence, commitment and potential of key staff. Adele Troeger has been appointed as operations director, alongside newly appointed associate directors Michael Yip and George Chen.

(Left to right from top): Operations Director Adele Troeger; Associate Directors Michael Yip and George Chen

(Left to right from top): Senior Associates Lilian Gu,Jacob Laird, Megumi Sakaguchi, and Shilpa Shetye 

(Left to right): Associates Jacqueline Hall, Lewis Pang and Simone De Gradi

(Left to right from top): Andrew Fielding (Senior Architect), Ann Yang (Architect), Sophie Pilati (Interior Designer), David Wang (Senior Project Professional), Jessie Yang (Senior Project Professional), Lin Qian (Senior Project Professional), Minh Hoang 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), James Kim (Technician – Model Manager), Emily Mataroria (Technician – Model Manager) and Tung Le (Project Professional & 3D Artist)


Turner has announced the appointment of four highly-experienced women to its senior team. Newly joining the firm, Gemma Bainbrigge has been appointed as business development manager and Monique Franklin as senior associate, head of interiors.

Gemma Bainbrigge

Monique Franklin

Claire Mallin, who has been with Turner for eight years, and Carolina Álvarez Arellano, for ten, have been internally appointed as associate directors.

Claire Mallin

Carolina Álvarez Arellano

Turner’s managing director, Karl May, said the firm is excited to embark on a new phase. ““The disruption caused by COVID has had extensive ramifications for how we will design buildings, create precincts and plan cities,” says May. “This opens opportunities for us to support our clients in creating and reimaging new spaces and places.”

Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot has announced newly appointed Heinz von Eckartsberg will lead urban design in Australia and New Zealand for the firm.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, von Eckartsberg was senior urban designer with Studio Gang Architects in Chicago. Since, he has worked with Hassell, Grimshaw and SJB Urban.

“Heinz’s capacity to read a city and its trajectory will be invaluable as we grapple with the rapidly changing responsibilities of our places and their current vulnerabilities,” says Woods Bagot director Kate Frear.


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