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Principal
National Sector Leader, Urban Design & Planning

Dean Thornton

Studio:
Melbourne

Qualifications:
Master of Landscape Architecture,
University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Planning and Design,
University of Melbourne

Contact:
dean.thornton@architectus.com.au

Professional Experience

Dean Thornton has over 25 years of experience in design in private and public sectors. While his career began in landscape architecture, Dean’s interest and expertise soon evolved into broader city-shaping and urban design of major projects. He is highly experienced in master planning, detailed resolution, and implementation.

Dean’s career has seen him work in government roles and in large national design studios. He has led design teams on major public planning projects including complex land developments, mixed-use infill sites, and precincts across Victoria.

A respected, leading urban designer, Dean is a member of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect’s Design Review Panel and a former member of the Level Crossing Removal Authority’s Urban Design Advisory Panel. His association with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has encompassed a 2-year position on the Victorian Executive and roles on AILA design juries, education committees, and public sector committees. Dean was a jury member on the 2017 Victorian Urban Development Institute of Australia Awards.