Environmentally sustainable design consultancy Cundall has opened a Perth office, appointing Perth-based expert Mark Pitman to head up the operation.
Cundall has been involved in a number of high profile Western Australian sustainable designs, including the fitout at one40william.
Dr Pitman has also had a hand in some high profile green projects in Perth, including the 6-star Green Star Durack 2, one40william, the Fiona Stanley Hospital, the Northbridge Link masterplan and the Oakajee port development.
Dr Pitman said the local market in Perth would be well served by a more heady commitment to environmentally sensitive design.
“This is a critical time for the building industry in Perth as the city is literally evolving as we speak,” he said.
“There are numerous major projects in progress that have the capacity to change the face of Perth forever and the opportunity to have an impact from a sustainability pout of view on the future of the city is both rare and exciting.”
Dr Pitman said Cundall was committed to creating a “focal point” for leadership in sustainability in the Perth market.
“By facilitating an open door policy for the industry in our new office, we want to encourage everyone with a passion for sustainable design and development to leverage our national and international experience and help release a sustainable vision for Perth,” he said.
Dr Pitman will continue to lecture in building science at Curtin University, and also own and operate ODS Engineering, a software development firm specialising in energy efficient building design.