Leading architecture, interior architecture, urban design and planning practice, Architectus, has announced the launch of Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne.
The announcement of Architectus’ new offering to the Melbourne market comes at a time when the Urban Design and Planning (UDP) sector has seen exceptional growth for Architectus, including the recent appointment of Urban Design Principal, Dean Thornton.
With over 23 years of experience, Mr Thornton brings a great breadth of knowledge and experience to Melbourne’s UDP team with expertise ranging from city shaping urban design projects, from initial visioning and master planning, through to detailed resolution and implementation.
“We are delighted to have Dean join us to lead the team in Melbourne,” commented Architectus’ Managing Director, Ray Brown.
“The role of urban design in creating great places and communities continue to grow in importance as our cities become more dense and complex. Architectus has been providing urban design and planning services for some 30 years and it is great to now offer these services to our clients in Melbourne,” Mr Brown shared.
Mr Thornton welcomed the statement, voicing that it is ‘very exciting to have joined such a growing team and at a time where Architectus generally and UDP specifically, are achieving such great success.’
“I am looking forward to leading the Melbourne team and contributing to its ongoing growth and profile,” he said.
Mr Thornton’s appointment and the launch of UDP Melbourne follows a period of continued growth for Architectus with recent major project wins particularly in the areas of urban design and planning, education, rail infrastructure, commercial and multi-residential projects in both Sydney and Melbourne.
To celebrate the launch, the Urban Design and Planning team collaborated with Melbourne street photographer Jesse Marlow for an exhibition titled UNCOVER. The exhibition included photography that explores the paradoxes and joys of urban living in Melbourne, discovering the city through a different lens.
Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne launched on Wednesday 5th of September at the Architectus Melbourne Studio. More information can be found here.