- Article by Tili Bensley-Nettheim
Conrad Gargett has announced the promotion of four of its current senior associates to principals, taking the national architecture firm’s total number of principals to fourteen across studios in Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Townsville and Addis Ababa.
Lada Bodnaruk, Brent Sanders, Amanda Kershaw and Paul Emmett have been promoted to principals, bringing with them a wealth of experience and diverse specializations across defense, public infrastructure, health and education sectors.
The promotions add significant strength to the leadership team of the national Australian practice, with a growing portfolio of local and international projects including the Toowoomba Hospital Redevelopment, the mixed-use development at Lamington Markets, Queensland and the Victorian Heart Hospital in joint venture with JWA Architects.
Conrad Gargett has also promoted seven associates to senior associates, and eight project architects to associates. Associate David Oliver has been promoted to the role of operations manager to oversee the growing team and practice.
Following the merger announcement with McConnel Smith & Johnson Architects (MSJ) in September, these promotions mark a new phase in the continued growth of the practice, building on sector specific capability in health, defence, education and civic projects.
Managing director, Lawrence Tolado says of the promotions: “Conrad Gargett continues to grow in size, expertise and geographic footprint because of the talent, commitment and hard work of our team.”
“The promotion of these leaders, together with our existing leadership team, enhances our goal of maintaining a resilient and sustainable, design focussed practice. We would like to thank our new Principals, Senior Associates, Associates and all our staff, for the valuable contribution they make across Australia and internationally.”
Conrad Gargett’s new senior associates are:
Rhianna Allison, Ben List, Marcelo Locane, Angelo Pagano, Nic Martoo, YE Ng, and Steven Whisker.
The new associates are:
Architects – Edward Armstrong, Kirstie Galloway, Anh Ho, Owen Murphy, David Oliver, Chris Rawlinson, Chris Ward and
Interior Designers – Brooke Watts and Laura Molloy.
Lead photo: New principals: Lada Bodnaruk, Brent Sanders, Amanda Kershaw and Paul Emmett. Courtesy of Conrad Gargett.