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Mark Saunders


AACA National Standard of Competency for Architects
Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Architectural Drafting), The Gordon Institute of TAFE


With more than 25 years of experience in design within the health sector, Mark’s portfolio features Australian and international facilities of every variety, from small community hospitals to entire health precincts.

His invaluable knowledge and understanding of clinical operations, specialist room layouts, and the major medical equipment needs of facilities are an asset to our clients and our design teams. Mark is also adept at navigating the complexities of stakeholder engagement, including the clinical user group consultation process.

Before joining Architectus, Mark was a Director at international practices HDR and Silver Thomas Hanley, where he delivered major projects via various procurements models for public and private sector health providers across Australia as well as in New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, and India.

Recent projects include the VHBA Community Hospitals Program – 10 small public hospitals being developed close to major growth areas in the state of Victoria – and key clinical departments within the New Dunedin Hospital in New Zealand. Mark has also been working closely with the Australian Health Infrastructure Alliance to develop and update the AusHFG Standard Components over the past number of years.

An architect with a strong interest in the future of design technology, Mark frequently presents at industry conferences and events in Australia and the United States.