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Architectus appoints National Leader Urban Futures & Resilience

We are very pleased to welcome Alexandra Lawlor to Architectus to take on a newly created position of National Leader Urban Futures & Resilience.

The new leadership role will see Alex focus on resilient design strategies for large-scale urban renewal and precinct projects, as well as lead the development and implementation of a national sustainability framework for Architectus.

Alex has over 33 years of experience in the architecture sector with roles spanning complex urban renewal projects, such as Federation Square, to most recently managing the estate development and campus design for University of Melbourne as Executive Director Estate Planning & Development.

Architectus CEO and Principal, Ray Brown said: “As one of Australia’s leading design firms, it’s essential that we continue to innovate and drive change when it comes to the future of our urban environments. This extends beyond the core requirement of sustainability and sees us looking ahead to how buildings and spaces can help solve society’s challenges from urbanisation to climate change and pandemics.

“It’s now more important than ever to design spaces that are resilient and flexible, and Alex’s role will directly lead our innovation in this area. We’re thrilled to have Alex bring her passion and expertise for holistic, resilient design to the Architectus team.”

Alexandra Lawlor said: “The influence designers have in leading clients and the community through change is undervalued. It’s harnessing this capability to provide active leadership and holistic innovative approaches to design resilience that attracted me to the role at Architectus.

“Architectus has already made strides in sustainability and led city-changing projects. I’m looking forward to working closely with the deep in-house expertise to look at how we apply the collective knowledge to address challenges in both the physical and social environment for our clients.”

Alexandra will be based in the Melbourne studio and officially commences as National Leader Urban Futures & Resilience on 1st February 2021.

Read more about Alex’s experience here.

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Photography by Jesse Marlow


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