- Article by Online Editor
Architecture practice Six Degrees has invited two long-term team members to join its board. A further three studio members have also been promoted into new leadership roles.
The new leadership team signals that the design-led practice is gearing up to deliver more large-scale complex projects, develop and mentor its people and pursue exceptional design opportunities.
Sarah Bennett and Michael Frazzetto joined the board of directors in November 2019. The decision to increase the size of the board reflects the four founding directors’ focus on long-term strategic planning for the future.
On welcoming Bennett and Frazzetto, the board stated, “Both Sarah and Michael are strong leaders who have been with Six Degrees for over 15 years and have made significant contributions to our business and unique culture. It seems very natural to invite them both to become directors”, adding, “these promotions highlight our core values of empowering and developing the talent within our practice. We are also pleased to be improving gender balance at the senior level.”
In her role as general manager, Bennett will balance the creative and fiscal demands of the practice.
Frazzetto will lead new business – identifying opportunities and guiding new projects at the earliest stages, leading with a strong client focus.
The board has also appointed three associate directors. These newly created roles reflect the value Six Degrees places on design innovation, management skills and expert practice delivery.
Prani Hodges will oversee performance and productivity in the role of best practice manager. Highly experienced in leading successful Six Degrees projects including Nightingale 2.0, Deakin Burwood Library and ACMI workplace, Hodges will work with the firm’s core talent pool to evolve the most efficient and effective paths to quality delivery.
Horaci Sanchez joined Six Degrees following five years in New York at David Adjaye Architects and working on the Perez Museum, Miami with Handel Architects and Herzog de Meuron. As design manager Sanchez will progress the evolution of Six Degrees’ design principles to larger scale projects.
Dan Demant steps into the role of delivery manager. His strengths are intuitively understanding key project priorities, sustainability and efficient coordination of accurate documentation.