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Four new Principals deepen our cross-sector expertise

Architectus has welcomed four exceptional new leaders to our team.

In Melbourne, our Health sector has appointed Principals Bruce Crook and Mark Saunders – accomplished architects with more than six decades of combined experience creating world-class healthcare environments that reflect the latest in evidence-based design.

Bruce and Mark join our practice as we merge with Conrad Gargett, a firm known for excellence in Health design as well as a range of other sectors.

Our Living team in Melbourne welcomes new Principal Angela Dapper, who brings with her 20 years of international experience working on high-profile projects spanning the hospitality, residential, commercial, and cultural sectors.

In Perth, Principal Stephen Moorcroft joins our Interior Architecture sector, having contributed to many major workplace projects across the aviation, defence, health, education, legal, and finance sectors.

“These new appointments reflect our commitment to fostering the deep sector expertise and insight we need to tackle increasingly complex design challenges,” said Architectus CEO, Ray Brown. “We look forward to introducing our clients to these experienced new leaders, who will bolster our great teams across Health, Living, and Interiors.”

Read more about our new Principals below:

Bruce Crook, Principal, Health (Melbourne)

Bruce has a great understanding of trends in health facility design and service delivery – and he translates that insight into evidence-based design that balances form and function in a safe, healing environment. With more than three decades in the sector, his work has taken him across Australia, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India, and North America. He joined Architectus from HDR, where he served as Director – Health. His Australian portfolio includes the Monash Children’s Hospital, Werribee Mercy Hospital Stage 2 Redevelopment Precinct Master Plan, and the Bendigo Hospital Master Plan & Redevelopment – Victoria’s largest regional hospital project.

Mark Saunders, Principal, Health (Melbourne)

With 26 years of experience in the health sector, Mark has designed and delivered facilities of every kind, from small community hospitals to entire health precincts. During that time, he has developed an innate understanding of clinical operations and the complexities of stakeholder engagement. Before taking up his role with us, Mark was Director of Technical Delivery at HDR, working on projects across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, and India. His most recent work includes the VHBA Community Hospitals Program and key clinical departments within the New Dunedin Hospital in New Zealand.

Angela Dapper, Principal, Living (Melbourne)

Angela brings international expertise to our Living portfolio after more 20 years in design in the UK, where she was involved in high-profile work across the hospitality, residential, commercial, and cultural sectors. As a Partner at Denton Corker Marshall and later a Principal at Grimshaw, she was a key contributor to projects such as the Oxford Botanic Gardens glasshouse for Oxford University, the 20 Farringdon Street office development in central London, and the restoration and extension of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s historic Hyde Park property. Passionate about diversity, equality, and inclusion in design, Angela has been involved in advocacy through the Royal Institute of British Architects and as one of the Mayor of London’s Design Advocates.

Stephen Moorcroft, Principal, Interiors (Perth)

Stephen has contributed to more than 400,000sqm of workplace for clients across multiple sectors spanning aviation, defence, health, education, legal, and finance. His strengths include aspirational, strategic, and functional briefing as well as leadership of client workshops and complex space planning. He also brings client-side experience to his role after working with Macquarie Group on their design-driven London and Sydney HQ buildings. Most recently, Stephen set up a national workplace portfolio for Hames Sharley after leading Hassell’s Interiors team in Perth. A designer who enjoys engineering challenges, he has directed site-selection work for clients such as IAG, KPMG, and Westpac.

 

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