Susanne Pini, BArch (Hons)
National Director of Retail & Mixed-Use
“When people think of architects, they think of houses, art galleries, museums and iconic works of art. I’ve always felt that as architects, if we weren’t going to make the ordinary things better — the normal things we find in our suburbs and cities — then who would?"
Susanne heads our Retail & Mixed-Use practice specialising in master planning, town centres, retail shopping centres and mixed-use developments. She has been at the forefront of an evolution which has seen enclosed and isolated shopping centres become publicly engaging pieces of community infrastructure through the models of town centres and mixed-use developments. As one of the firms thought leaders, Susanne has a strong reputation for innovation in design and has an extensive portfolio of speaking engagements and publications in leading architectural and industry journals.
Susanne’s unique skills encompass different spheres of design from architectural to urban, place-making and public domain, resulting in projects which are able to balance these sometimes conflicting disciplines into projects of great complexity and resulting finesse.