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On the Move: on the rise at CHC, DesignInc, MGS Architects and Technē

ClarkeHopkinsClarke, DesignInc, MSG Architects and Technē have been practicing their inner-work, with all four studios taking a moment to recognise and reward their own, announcing a number of deserved promotions.

On the Move: on the rise at CHC, DesignInc, MGS Architects and Technē


ClarkeHopkinsClarke is on a roll as of late, with the announcement of three senior promotions coming within a few short weeks of the recently announced new appointments to the firm’s senior team. This time, congratulations are in order for three deserving members of the practise’s Melbourne team.

Janice Tan has been promoted to an associate position. Hardworking and passionate about sustainable design, Janice has lent her design expertise to a range of high-ESD projects including the recently completed Nightingale and Little Miller project in Brunswick, The Stewart Collective apartment project now selling in East Brunswick, and an upcoming townhouse community in Northcote.

Kai Cheong has also stepped up into the role of associate. Kai approaches design as a craft, bringing a bespoke and deep consideration to each individual building or space. His current projects include Cowper Residences and mixed use precinct in Footscray and Heirloom Apartments in Doncaster.

Nick Webb is officially titled: Associate, Seniors Living and Care. An exceptional project leader, Nick brings a calm, can-do attitude to his new leadership role, along with a decade’s experience spanning independent and retirement living, mixed-use developments, bespoke multi-residential and public housing.

Last but not least, Thu Le has been ordained senior architect. Formerly a team leader in our Health sector, Thu Le brings a wealth of experience to her new role as senior architect, including masterplanning and mixed-use design as well as a passion for ESD and a strong focus on health design that increases wellbeing and creates positive community impact.



The Directors of DesignInc Melbourne are pleased to welcome Darryl Suttie to the position of Principal.

A leader with over two decades of experience and Senior Associate at DesignInc for six years, Darryl is highly experienced in managing multiple stakeholders and dynamic relationships. He describes his approach as people-first, “I invest in building relationships, not just within our design team, but also to foster effective relationships with client teams and consultants. Enhancing our ability to collaborate and work together is at the core of our success when delivering these big projects.”

In a newly established role, Darryl adds capacity to the Architecture practice’s leadership team. He will work closely with the Directors to drive practice growth, develop teams and deliver healthy buildings through exceptional design and technical skills.

DesignInc Directors, Christon Batey-Smith, Stephen Webb and Rohan Wilson, congratulate Darryl. They made a shared statement, “We are delighted to see Darryl progress to the role of Principal. At this time of rapid change, creating the position of Principal increases the momentum of our practice and strengthens support for our vision to create Australia’s healthiest buildings.”


MGS Architects

MGS Architects is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Sutedja to the position of Associate.

Steve is an accomplished architect with over 15 years’ experience working on a range of projects including community and public buildings, multi residential buildings as well as educational facilities.

With a sharp eye for detail, Steve has helped lead several of MGS Architects’ most significant built projects of recent times; including the recently completed Rushall Park independent living units and VincentCare Victoria’s Homelessness Resource Centre in North Melbourne, winner of the 2020 Victorian AIA Architecture Award for Urban Design. Steve is currently working on the 140 apartment, New Epping Social Housing project at the Epping Quarry and the 700 car space multi-deck car park at Sunbury for the City of Hume.



Technē Architecture + Interior Design are thrilled to announce the promotion of architect Sam Sempill to senior associate.

Part of the Technē team for over two years, and with more than 15 years’ experience, Sam has worked across the residential, hospitality, commercial and education sectors. Notable projects include Richmond’s Amora Hotel redevelopment, CorePlus yoga and pilates studios, high-end residential homes along with many hospitality venues across the state.

Technē director Steve McKeag is pleased to be bolstering the leadership team with Sam’s promotion. “Sam is a great fit with our culture, design ethos and the future direction of Technē. Her commitment in these unprecedented times as well as her energy and creative design excellence are assets which have been invaluable to us,” says McKeag.

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