Steven Paynter’s leadership has been instrumental in the firm’s continued growth in the Toronto market. He oversees a studio of 40+ architects and designers with responsibility for projects that span large scale master planning, complex adaptive reuse and repositioning projects, and new, ground-up buildings. His leadership within the firm further extends to his role as the Northeast region’s Practice Area Leader for Corporate Office Buildings. In this role, Paynter will lead the region’s thought-leadership and market position around the most pressing challenges facing landlords and developers.
At the nexus of technology, art and engineering, you will find Craig Baudin: a highly credentialed and experienced contemporary architect with an ‘inception to completion’ approach, who thrives on the challenge of delivering big, ambitious and complex projects.
And yet to focus solely on his project work—which includes delivery of the entire NewActon precinct over a 10-year period, and currently, the super tall Australia 108 tower—is to see but a fraction of his contribution to the practice.
Indeed, having established our BIM design standards and quality assurance processes, Craig’s influence extends to every project the practice undertakes, and is thus key to the firm’s reputation for producing industry best documentation.
Add to that his prolific productivity, insatiable curiosity, commitment to mentoring and legendary capacity to keep every project detail, top of mind, and you can appreciate why Craig is so highly respected by clients and builders, and regarded as “the architect’s architect” by his practice colleagues.
Leanne is the founder and Managing Director of Hodyl & Co, a research and urban design consultancy focused on creating cities people love. Leanne has 20 years experience delivering a wide range of projects including urban renewal, housing, arts and infrastructure strategies and public realm projects. Her company has recently launched a not-for-profit initiative, Cities People Love, which creates and curates urban research that can engage and empower communities and influence policy and practice.
Glen Pederick is the Building Services Leader for Arcadis in Victoria.
Glen is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with 30 years experience in the design of HVAC and Vertical Transportation Systems, having designed many major buildings around Australia.
Glen is passionate about learning lessons from the pandemic to improve building designs and is the Australian representative on the Arcadis Global COVID Taskforce.
Laurie is the Leader of Strategy and Research at Bates Smart. She’s a thinker and provocateur with extensive experience in architecture, workplace design and strategy and has worked extensively across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States. She has developed innovative approaches to buildings and workplaces that help organisations achieve their ambitions by aligning the workplace and building to a company’s business, brand and cultural objectives, and by laying a foundation to combat disruptive change.
She’s a prolific writer and speaker covering topics relating to contemporary work styles, social trends, community attitudes, and the ever-changing global economic context in its relation to workplace.
Julian Anderson is a Director at Bates Smart and has extensive experience in leading large architectural and consultant teams. He has worked on a number of significant major projects, both in Australia and overseas.
Julian works with clients from the earliest stages of a project right through to completion. His broad sector experience incorporates commercial, residential, hospitality, infrastructure and urban design projects.
Most recently, Julian has led architectural teams on large commercial developments including 435 Bourke Street, 60 Collins Street and 32 Flinders Street. He has successfully led hospitality projects such as the new Hilton Melbourne, Chadstone Hotel and Adina at 55 Southbank Boulevard, plus the premium residential development The Eastbourne by Mirvac.
Earlier in his career, before joining Bates Smart, Julian lived and worked in London. It was during this time that Julian acquired valuable experience working on large scale infrastructure projects, including some of the UK’s most significant transport projects such as King’s Cross Station and Paddington Crossrail Station.
Gary Henighen, Senior Associate at Architectus, is a highly motivated designer with experience leading large, complex, mixed-use high-rise towers and transport orientated precincts.
Gary has built a portfolio of critically acclaimed architectural and interior projects through the successful design, coordination, and realisation of projects in the UK and Australia. Gary has led many significant projects at each stage, from successful design competitions, through to site delivery phases. He specialises in residential mixed-use towers and transit-oriented precincts with a keen interest in urban renewal and the sustainability and resilience of our future precincts and built form.
Jarrad Morgan, AIA, is a Design Associate at SOM located in Melbourne, Australia, where he is involved in the design of large-scale, mixed-use, commercial and residential projects across Australia, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East. In his role as a lead designer, Jarrad works collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to realize the firm’s vision for integrated design. By bringing a small-scale focus to large-scale design problems, Jarrad works to solve complex design challenges in a way that impacts across multiple scales, creating work that is highly contextual and engaged in broader issues of urbanism while remaining focused on the individual user’s experience.
Jarrad has been the local design and coordination lead for 600 Lonsdale Street, a 48,000 sm mixed-use tower in Melbourne, and Central Place Sydney, a transformative development at the western edge of Central Station, and centerpiece of Tech Central, Sydney's new innovation Precinct. Prior to returning to Australia, Jarrad was the design lead for a 79,000 sm build-to-rent residential project on the Greenpoint waterfront in Brooklyn, New York.
Dan is a Senior Practice Director of award winning architects BVN in Sydney.
Previously a Partner and Group Director of the Offices Sector at Sheppard Robson's London Studio, Dan has worked on a number of high profile schemes in Europe, the Middle East and now Australia - for clients such as the BBC, British Land, KPMG, Deloitte and AMP Capital.
With particular expertise in the design and delivery of complex residential-led developments, commercial office HQs and high-rise towers including workplace interiors, Dan has over 20 years of practice experience and believes the key to project success is ensure stakeholders are fully engaged in the design process.
Dan currently leads the BVN teams on three of Sydney’s most high profile projects:
- Quay Quarter Tower, Circular Quay (a 100,000sqm 56 storey high-rise tower in collaboration with 3XN), the Sirius Redevelopment (the adaptive reuse of Tao Gofer’s 70s brutalist building adjacent to the Harbour Bridge) and also the workplace interiors component for Atlassian‘s new HQ Tower at Sydney’s emerging Central Station precinct.
Jeremy Harkins is a Founding Director of “ineni Realtime”, an innovative building technology company, and an Academic focused on the development of the Realtime Visualisation Industry. Delivering Keynote presentations, Jeremy is at the leading edge of real-time virtual technologies and has spoken internationally about the visual interaction with Smart Cities through 3D immersive environments, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality).
Jeremy is a strong advocate of Digital Interactive Models, believing that the seamless integration of intuitive visual interfaces with robust data is a vital direction for architecture, construction and infrastructure.
With 20 years of experience in Architectural Technologies including professional work, consultancy and Full-Time Academia, Jeremy has been a lecturer at an international university (UNSW), and is now leading industry in what can be possible, and is currently focussed on the rapid growth and positioning of “ineni Realtime” as market leaders in virtual interaction design.
Accomplished in design management and project delivery, Blair takes project leadership to another level to optimise the buildability of some of the world’s most challenging landmark and award-winning architectural projects. Tackling hard questions and aggressive programs, Blair pays particular attention to project efficiency and his focus on BIM software systems has seen complex buildings benefit significantly from the added coordination and productivity this provides. His approach is simple; he seeks to ensure that delivery of a project surpasses the clients’ needs and expectations, without compromising on design and the value this can bring.
Blair has worked extensively in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He joined Woods Bagot in 2014 and was promoted to senior associate in 2018. He was Woods Bagot’s project architect (technical lead) on Collins Arch (Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects).
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