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AJC Architects announces two new owners

AJC Architects announces two new owners


Award-winning design firm AJC Architects is pleased to announce the news that two of the firm’s high-performing staff members, Dua Green and Duncan Corrigall, have joined the AJC ownership team.

Green and Corrigal will be taking on the new positions, alongside AJC’s continuing directors Michael Heenan, Brian Mariotti and John Whittingham.

“We are very proud to have Dua and Duncan step into these important roles,” says Heenan.

“It marks the continuing evolution of this proud practice, and a milestone in our history as we celebrate 70 years. The move broadens our leadership expertise and scope as well as acknowledges the enormous contributions of these two outstanding individuals.”

During her time with the firm, Green has reinforced AJC’s position as one of Sydney’s premier architectural firms for school design. 

In the rapidly digitising landscape of education, developing architectural responses that distinguish different school environments requires a deep dive into an individual school’s pedagogy, consulting with staff, students and the wider school community to understand their core principles and aspirations. 

Several major projects completed by Green and her team are currently shortlisted for local and international architecture or learning environment awards, including Abbotsleigh Senior School Centre for Science and Art, Abbotsleigh Junior School Library and Innovation Centre and the Greenhalgh Centre for Music and Drama, Meriden School.

“Understanding the way discovery and play contribute to learning at different ages is critical to a good outcome, both in terms of design and education. It’s always a dialogue. We’ve completed some truly inspiring projects recently that are already delivering exceptional outcomes for these schools,” says Green. 

“I am looking forward to continuing this work, and helping guide AJC’s future. I would also like to thank the owners Michael, Brian and John for their support over many years.”

Corrigall has bolstered AJC’s role as a leading provider of master planning, project advocacy, and rezoning services across New South Wales. As successive state governments have focused on unlocking housing and its facilitating infrastructure through the planning system, Duncan has represented both landowners and government agencies in their efforts to strategically rezone hundreds of hectares across the state.

Outside of rezoning services, Duncan also leads AJC’s urban design and architectural support services for early project proposals and business cases – contributing to $400 million of successful State and Federal funding applications in 2022-23 alone – as well as sector-specific master plans such as education campuses (at all levels), retirement living villages, and retail developments.

“It feels fantastic to join the ownership team, and I’m excited for what that represents: urban design becoming one of the foundational pillars of AJC. The urban team at AJC is world-class, and we have some city changing projects ahead of us,” says Corrigall.

The newly appointed directors will continue to lead the firm’s education and urban design teams respectively, as well as play a pivotal role in shaping AJC’s future direction, showcasing excellence in its projects across Sydney. 

Image supplied by AJC Architects.

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