Architectus announced the promotion of two employees to Director, as well as four new Senior Partner appointments.
The appointments have been made so that the firm can meet the demands of new projects and a growing transport sector.
“Architectus is starting the year strong with a diverse and talented cohort of promotions and new appointments. As our cities grow, we are focused on improving our team across all industries and geographies to continue delivering city-changing projects across the country,” said Ray Brown. , CEO of Architectus.
“We are especially proud of the new directors, Mena and Nigel, who are both highly regarded by clients and team members for their commitment to delivering exceptional results and demonstrated leadership skills. Our new Senior Associates will strengthen our commercial, residential and transportation design teams.
“We warmly welcome our new appointments and look forward to working with them to continue to drive success and innovation in all of our endeavours.”
Mena Kubba has been promoted to director of the Melbourne studio, having driven success and innovation in a number of transport projects in just over a year at Architectus.
A skilled strategic and conceptual thinker, Kubba’s experience has focused primarily on transportation infrastructure projects, most recently working on the commuter rail loop with Architectus as part of the AJM consortium. The architect has previously been involved in a number of transport infrastructure projects, primarily through her work with Melbourne Metro as a collaborative leader during the design and delivery of Melbourne’s five new stations.
Its focus on delivering high quality functional design results is reflected in a portfolio that includes several winning and shortlisted architectural design competition entries in Australia, the UK and South Africa.
Nigel Justins has been promoted to director of the Sydney studio, contributing to the growth of the transport industry with his deep expertise gained over more than 25 years of professional experience. After seven years with Architectus, he has become a widely recognized leader in the transport infrastructure industry, combining his highly valued design, technical and leadership skills. Justins has worked extensively with government, design consultants and contractors on light and heavy rail projects across Australia including metro systems, interchanges, new and upgraded stations, traction substations , service and maintenance facilities, depots and multi-storey car parks.
His latest projects include Brookfield Place, Valley Metro, Northern Beaches Bus Rapid Transit, New Intercity Fleet Maintenance Facility and Central Precinct Renewal Project Reference Design.
Stuart Uren leads the list of new senior partners, joining the Adelaide studio with over 25 years of experience in architecture, interior design and general planning in Australia and the Middle East. Vivian Sin joins the Sydney Studio from the UK, with experience in high-profile transport and space-making projects, including five Central Section Crossrail stations and transport hubs in London. John MacLeod joins the Sydney studio with over 20 years of residential and commercial experience in Australia, UK and Europe, while John Paisa joins the Melbourne studio with over 20 years of international experience in multi-million dollar commercial projects, industrial projects, mono and multi-sector.