- Article by Natalie Mortimer
Architecture firm SJB has promoted Brodie Blades to the role of associate director of urban design at its Melbourne studio.
Blades is an accomplished urban designer with a background in town planning and has been called upon to provide urban design expert evidence in numerous complex matters before planning Tribunals and Panels in Victoria – including multiple central-city Melbourne matters on behalf of the Victorian Minister for Planning.
Speaking about Blades’ appointment, SJB director Amanda Roberts says that as the practice continues to address the challenges of urban development within a rapidly evolving context, the need to recognise and nurture future leaders is a crucial factor in the practice’s continued success.
“I am excited about the talent and experience that Brodie brings to the practice and look forward to the new leadership team building on past successes and expanding the business
into 2019 and beyond.”
Blades adds: “During my time at SJB, I’ve come to admire the depth of talent within the team as well as the studio’s significant legacy of quality design outcomes. I am excited to be taking a leadership role in the SJB Urban design team and look forward to helping shape the studio’s future urban design legacy.”