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Architectus appoints Ralph Williams to lead Defence Sector

Architectus has appointed a new Principal and National Defence Sector Leader – Ralph Williams, who brings over 20 years of experience leading a range of defence and government planning, design, and construction projects.

The appointment comes as Architectus Principal Mark Mitcheson-Low, who established our Perth Studio and National Defence Sector, moves into a role as National Leader Strategic Projects.

With expertise managing Department of Defence projects, Ralph will spearhead the sector’s national growth by drawing on the practice’s cross-sector expertise in workplace, aviation, rail, science and research, education, urban planning, residential, and interiors to deliver a unified client offer.

With extensive international experience developing and delivering built infrastructure, Ralph is attuned to the complexities of defence work. He has led high-profile projects including Air5428 Pilot Training Systems, Victoria Barracks Redevelopment Melbourne, and, most recently, the Riverina Redevelopment Program.

“Ralph is a recognised leader who’s delivered design solutions for some of the largest and most technically complex defence projects in the country,” says Architectus CEO Ray Brown. “His expertise will be instrumental to building the sector and collaborating to design the next generation of defence infrastructure in Australia.”

“I’m looking forward to leveraging the practice’s experience across all sectors to align with the diverse needs of the Australian Defence Force,” adds Ralph Williams. “Whether it’s designing offices, living accommodation, data centres, training and learning facilities, or aviation and health facilities, I’m confident that we can position Architectus at the forefront of this vital sector.”

Imagery: Jesse Marlow

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