HDR Continues to Grow Education, Science, and Technology Architectural Practice in Australia

HDR continues to grow our Education, Science, and Technology (E|S|T) architectural practice in Australia with the strategic hire of David Keenan as E|S|T Principal and the relocation of Charles Cassell, Principal Laboratory Planner, to the Sydney office.  

David Keenan is a scientist by background, with a track record of pulling together massive and complex developments, including the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He will lead the E|S|T practice for HDR in Australia.

David joins Charles  Cassell, Principal Laboratory Planner, who relocated to the Sydney office earlier this year. Charles brings over 30 years of focused experience in the programming, planning, and design of scientific research facilities to the Australia offices. Over the course of his career, he has contributed to the design of numerous notable research facilities at some of the most prestigious academic and medical universities in the world.

 “We have industry-leading laboratory planners globally, with a number of them, including Charles, based in Sydney,” shared Steve Riojas, Global Director of E|S|T. “In such a specialized field, it takes strong, talented teams to deliver at the forefront. David will be a great leader for the Australian team.”

HDR is one of the top-ranked Science and Technology design firms in the world. This appointment builds on this track record and commitment to provide an even higher level of service and expertise to the Australian market.