16/06/2017 - 14:10

Perth a plus for Melbourne architects

16/06/2017 - 14:10

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Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio Plus Architecture has opened an office in Perth office under the leadership of former Woods Bagot Perth senior associates Will Schofield and Patric Przeradzki.

Perth a plus for Melbourne architects
Patric Przeradski (left) and Will Schofield have left Woods Bagot to embrace a new challenge. Photo: Ian Dickson

Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio Plus Architecture has opened an office in Perth office under the leadership of former Woods Bagot Perth senior associates Will Schofield and Patric Przeradzki.

Plus Architecture, which has more than 130 employees across six offices in Australia and New Zealand, specialises in design documentation and master-planning work in the retirement, aged care and student accommodation sectors, as well as mixed-use and apartment development.

Prominent Plus Architecture projects include: the 42-storey The Peak on Melbourne’s La Trobe Street, designed on behalf of developer VIMG; and The Pacifica, a 295-apartment, 35-hotel room skyscraper of 57 storeys proposed to be built in Auckland by Melbourne-based developer Hengyi.

Director Craig Yelland said the Perth expansion was focused on growing Plus Architecture’s capabilities, and not just about the firm expanding its geographical reach.

“We are actively recruiting passionate and brilliant people who add new knowledge and sector expertise to our portfolio,” he said. “Both of these experienced leaders are committed to innovation, collaboration and delivering world-class, commercially feasible design, which makes them a natural fit for Plus.”

Mr Schofield told Business News the Perth Plus Architecture practice had already secured several commissions from international developers seeking to create innovative mixed-use projects.

“There is a growing stability in the Perth market – developers and investors alike are seeing it for what it is – a city with great potential,” Mr Schofield said.

“Both Patric and I are deeply passionate about this city. It’s not just our home, it’s a city with unique challenges and opportunities, and we are excited to play an active role in shaping its future.”

Messrs Schofield and Przeradski both studied architecture at Cardiff University in Wales, while they also worked together in Perth at international firm Woods Bagot, ranked 26th in BNiQ by number of registered architects.

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