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bureau^proberts grows leadership team with sights set overseas

bureau^proberts grows leadership team with sights set overseas


Brisbane-based practice bureau^proberts has added to its leadership team with five new senior roles and two promotions.

The announcement comes as founder and creative director Liam Proberts sets his sight on international growth.

“With an exciting Middle East opportunity on the horizon, we’re poised at the start of an exciting chapter of growth,” he says.

“The newly created roles support the strong design ethos central to our culture, while the promotions recognise the talents of our up-and-coming architects. They are our next generation of leaders.”

The 2021 Australia Pavilion at the Dubai Expo. Photo: Phil Handforth.

In 2021, the Queensland practice made international headlines with its design for the Australia Pavilion at the Dubai Expo.

Topped by vertical powder-coated aluminium blades inspired by a cumulus cloud, the pavilion was a representation of our country’s welcoming and multicultural nature.

In the evening, the cloud-like structure lit up in a dynamic display that reflected Australia’s thunderous skies.

“The ever-changing sky and light quality bring a shifting play of light and shadow reflected across the form,” explained bureau^proberts at the time.

“As a cohesive form derived from many individual parts, the cloud symbolises the strength we draw from a society that is socially, culturally and intellectually mobile.”

“Australian architects and architecture are in demand,” added Proberts.

“Clients are drawn to our ability to respond to climate and context with design that is deeply connected to place.”

Liam Proberts speaking at the practice’s 30th anniversary last year. Photo: Jacqueline Bawtree.

This set of promotions sees Terry McQuillan appointed Head of Architecture and Design in role that seeks to ensure the practice’s “design culture continues to nurture and drive innovation”.

Skye Rayner has been named Head of International Projects with a focus on business development, relationship building and design and service delivery overseas.

Current associates Dan Liddy and Andrew Bell have expanded their roles to become project design leaders, while associate Nathan Lane has been named Head of Production.

Finally, Fiona Sheils and Matthew den Exter have been made associates.

Lead photo of the new senior team: Jacqueline Bawtree.


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