HASSELL is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Kelly as a Principal. Mark will be taking a key leadership role within the practice nationally and internationally. With twenty-five years’ experience working as an architect and designer in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Mark brings with him broad, internationally recognised experience across commercial, leisure, residential, health, education and science sectors.

“Mark will work across several key sectors, providing knowledge leadership that contributes to design excellence and will bring tangible benefits for our clients,” said HASSELL Managing Director Rob Backhouse. “Mark’s mindset is aligned with ours – he is passionate about deeply understanding the needs of clients, delivering excellent, sustainable design and drawing together international experience to deliver the best outcomes on projects,” said Rob.

Prior to his appointment with HASSELL, Mark was a Director with Woods Bagot based in Melbourne with responsibility for leading the Education, Science and Health sectors and Sustainability globally. Mark’s extensive portfolio of work includes the Daniel Mannix Building for the Australian Catholic University and a range of corporate headquarters projects for Toyota Motor Corporation, Siemens and Cathay Pacific.

Mark also led the teams on several high profile projects including the Victorian Police Headquarters and the landmark tower at 1 William Street in Brisbane. As well as commercial workplace projects, Mark also has particular expertise in complex medical, research and data centre facilities. He was design director for the CSIRO Division of Minerals, JP Morgan Data Centre, the National Stem Cell Research Facility and the Monash Nanofabrication Facility in Melbourne.

“I’m excited about joining HASSELL. My first impression is that there’s a fantastic culture, a team of remarkable people and a lot of opportunity to create very high quality design,” said Mark.