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Architecture and interior design appointments in April 2024

Architecture and interior design appointments in April 2024


Carr and Sibling Architecture welcome new associates, while a new director joins Peddle Thorp and Buchan expands its health team in this month’s round up of industry appointments.

Carr accelerates into the next generation
Carr’s new associate Christian Grossi. Photo: Gavin Green

Melbourne-based architecture and interior design firm Carr has welcomed Christian Grossi to its next generation of leaders as an associate working within the commercial interiors team.

The designer joins Carr from Bates Smart where he was also an associate, but his professional journey originally began in 2004 in the world of engineering and automotive design, before moving into interiors in 2006. Also a furniture maker, he “takes pride in the craftsmanship and history inherent in every space or object”, according to Carr.

“[Grossi’s] expertise and design ethos truly reinforces Carr’s design philosophy for rigorous and detailed outcomes,” managing director Chris McCue says. 

“He joins Carr at an exciting time with several major local and interstate commercial projects underway.”

Sibling Architecture promotes Peres 

Eleanor Peres has recently been promoted to associate at Sibling Architecture’s Sydney office. The architect originally joined the studio in 2020 and was most recently the lead for the South East Centre for Contemporary Art (SECCA), taking it to final completion for Sibling Architecture.

“On top of this, El’s innate curiosity and drive for a better (built) environment is driven by her research interest into climate impacts and architecture, which has driven her to spearhead Sibling’s sustainability agenda,” Sibling said in its announcement

“El has been key in establishing Sibling’s Sustainability Action Plan and getting us certified as a carbon neutral practice.”

A new Page for Peddle Thorp
Peddle Thorp
Peddle Thorp Melbourne’s new director Rob Page. Photo: supplied

Rob Page, former project director at SHoP Architects, joined the Melbourne office of international architecture practice Peddle Thorp this month as its new director. He comes with expertise in architecture and urban design and a portfolio of notable projects, including Collins Arch in Melbourne. 

Introducing Page to the team has been a “strategic move some time in the making”, according to Peddle Thorp Melbourne director Martin Hall, enabling the 40-year-old practice to broaden its design capabilities, culture and direction.

Page adds that he is excited to continue the build on Peddle Thorp Melbourne’s legacy and help clients realise developments in a “complex landscape”. 

“We want to make a genuine difference to the built environment and deliver projects that have a connection to place, community and the people who use them,” Page says.

Buchan bolsters health team
Edward Armstrong joins Buchan as a senior associate. Photo: Jes Lindsay

Global design practice Buchan continues to expand its health team with the recent appointment of Edward Armstrong to senior associate, improving the firm’s capability as it looks to meet growing demand nationally.

Armstrong is a design-focused architect with 20 years’ experience across all aspects of project delivery. He says he is excited to be joining Buchan at a time of opportunity and evolution in the health sector.

“As an architect, I aim to create places of healing that are connected to their environment and community,” he says. 

“Contributing to projects which form a crucial part of community infrastructure is what generates meaning for me as a practitioner.”

Armstrong joins Sandra Stewart and Elisa Nakano, who were appointed to Buchan’s health sector team at the end of 2023.

“Edward is a talented designer who will bring new perspectives to our health projects nationally,” says Stewart.

“We look forward to his contribution as we continue to develop hospitals and healthcare precincts with our clients.”

Made For project lead
Matt Nightingale joins Made For as a project lead. Photo: supplied

Made For, an architecture and design studio from Melbourne, this month announced the appointment of Matt Nightingale to the role of project lead. Nightingale has over 12 years in the commercial design industry under his belt, most recently serving as a design leader and associate at KHID.

Made For says Matt Nightingale’s engagement represents a significant milestone as the studio continues to expand its leadership team and pursue excellence in commercial design.

“Matt’s appointment represents a strategic move for Made For as we continue our trajectory of securing key strategy and design clients. We’re very excited to see the impact his leadership will have on our projects and team,” says creative director Mitchell Jones.

See last month’s roundup of appointments here.


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