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Four new principals join Architectus team after merger with Conrad Gargett


The architecture and design firm has appointed four acclaimed principals and two health leaders across both its Melbourne and Perth studios 

Industry health sector specialists Bruce Crook and Mark Saunders are the new health principals of the Melbourne studio

Crook brings to the team a rich understanding of contemporary healthcare environments. He worked on the Monash Children’s Hospital and Werribee Mercy Hospital, and was involved in the masterplan and redevelopment of Victoria’s largest regional hospital project at Bendigo Hospital. 

Melbourne Architectus health principal Bruce Crook. Image by Abigail Varney.

Mark Saunders has an equally impressive resumé with 26 years of experience in designing and delivering a diverse range of health facilities from community hospitals to entire health precincts. He was also a director at HDR and Silver Thomas Hanley – involved in the VHBA Community Hospitals Program. 

Architectus CEO Ray Brown is excited by the appointment of Saunders and Crook following the firm recently joining forces with esteemed architecture and design practice Conrad Gargett. 

Melbourne Architectus principal of the living portfolio Angela Dapper. Image by Abigail Varney.

“We are well-placed to add significant value to major health projects across the country,” says Brown.

A former partner at Denton Corker Marshall and Principal at Grimshaw, Angela Dapper also joins the Melbourne studio as principal of the living portfolio. Dapper’s experience spans over two decades and includes overseeing Oxford University’s Botanic Gardens glasshouse and the restoration of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s Hyde Park property. 

Stephen Moorcroft, known for his preference towards embracing engineering challenges, joins the Peth studio as principal of interior architecture. Moorcroft has contributed to more than 400,000 square metres of workplace design for clients across the aviation, health, education and legal sectors.

Perth Architectus principal of interior architecture Stephen Moocroft. Image by Abigail Varney.

“It’s been an incredible month at Architectus – the momentum in the business is palpable and we’re excited to translate this into best-in-class design for our clients,” says Brown. 

Featured Image: Melbourne Architectus health principal Mark Saunders.

All Photography by Abigail Varney.

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