Leadership Elevated: 19 New Appointments at HDR Recognise Inspired Passion + Integrity

HDR is celebrating a number of promotions within its Australian architecture practice, demonstrating the firm’s continued expansion of award-winning design talent to help clients achieve their visions. These promotions also reflect HDR’s commitment to design excellence, diversity and career development. 

“The promotions — five directors, five associate directors and nine associates - are a testament to the depth of design expertise and leadership we have at HDR,” said Stephen Auld, managing director. "We’re proud to recognise these professionals for the inspiration, passion and integrity they bring to our practice and to the work they do for our clients.”

New directors include Alan Boswell, Catherine Loker, Graeme Spencer, Ralph Williams and Tina Turrisi. Together, they reflect the breadth of HDR’s work, having worked across major defence, workplace, mixed-use, justice, education, science and health projects, including the current Westmead Precinct Redevelopment, Ed.Square at Edmondson Park, and Western Sydney University Bankstown Campus projects. 

In addition to their project commitments, “Each of the new directors has spearheaded new initiatives in design leadership, sustainability, data-driven design, and, in the case of Ralph Williams, leading the growth of our Melbourne studio,” added Auld.

New associate directors at the global design firm are Elisa Nakano, Francesca Fava, Graham Reynolds, Rashi Prashar and Sam Faigen.

Recognising emerging talent, the firm promoted the following to associates: Amy Papas, Cathal McLogan, Chris Murray, Howard Liu, Jeremy Graham, Romina Triboli Pisi, Rowena Sequeira, Sonni Jeong and Vanessa Zakrzewski.