- Registered Architect NSW, 3949 – 42 Years
- Registered Architect QLD, 3949 – 15 Years
Professional Memberships / Committees
- Fellow Australian Institute of Architects Committees –
- Senior Counsellor AIA – 25 Years
- CPD provider for AIA – 20 Years
- Property Council of Australia Executive and Committees –
- Standards Australia Committee on Value Management
- Wenona School Council – 10 Years
- Director Building Science Forum – 12 Years
“I consider that the design of education facilities and the training / upskilling of staff and practitioners are our professional and social responsibilities.
Landmark and award winning projects have given me a great deal of professional satisfaction. My most satisfying achievement was as the project architect for the award winning redevelopment of the Queen Victoria Building and associated carpark and tunnels.”
Ross has holistic and extensive experience across all facets of architectural practice, from briefing and concept design through to the end of construction. He provides “hands-on” involvement throughout projects and enjoys seeing the fruits of his labour, and gains satisfaction from seeing his client’s objectives and aspirations achieved through great client service and advice. He maintains a very hands on project role with clients, stakeholders, project teams and builders.
Ross has been a principal in 2 Architectural practices for 38 of his 43 years industry experience. A large part of his role has been in the business development, yet he has maintained a leading role in the design of the majority of our projects covering childcare; public schools; private schools; universities; and TAFE colleges. He also undertakes projects for motor vehicle showrooms; industrial projects; NSW Police; aged care; and unique bespoke projects and commissions. Many of these commissions have commenced with master planning.
Ross loves the challenge of unique projects and commissions which rely on very detailed briefing as well as iterative and collaborative design interaction with the client
Ross’s role in the practice commenced with the practice’s inception. Ross developed the Education sector into our practice’s core business.
In addition, Ross has continued to expand the breadth of work undertaken by the practice so that we are seen as general practitioners.
Ross’s professional drive is channelled towards developing creative solutions that optimise development outcomes and fulfil or exceed our client’s expectations and aspirations. In doing so he has developed a regular stream of repeat business.
In addition to master planning and design, Ross also focuses on the practice’s continuing improvement through the development of our technical solutions, methodologies, processes and use of technology.
He is also passionate about improving the standard and profile of the architectural profession and the property industry. He has provided a lot of time over the last 20 years participating in committee work and in educational activities for young graduates, as well as acting as a senior counsellor in assisting practices and the public with resolution of practice related issues.
I have a long standing interest in sport particularly Rugby Union and surfing.
I love spending time with my five (5) grandchildren and helping them to explore their world, challenge themselves, and grow into unique individuals.
I also make time to undertake voluntary work for indigenous Australians and underprivileged children in Africa.