Adelaide-born national practice, Hames Sharley has added two experienced heads to its South Australia and New South Wales bases.

Former Woods Bagot Director of Urban Innovation and sustainability specialist, Darren Bilsborough will take on the role of Studio Director in Adelaide while Alex York, who has worked for Crone Partners, Grimshaw and Populous, will bring his experience to the Hames Sharley Sydney office, where he’ll take up the position of Studio Leader.

Hames Sharley, Executive Chairman and founder William Hames said he is delighted by the new appointments.

“With a diverse background traversing numerous areas of expertise within the built environment and the commercial property industry, Darren has a wealth of experience at senior leadership level in national and international consultancy, including his previous role directing one of Australia’s largest engineering firms,” Hames said.

“Alex will provide significant experience in strategic planning and complex negotiations to maximise the commercial value-add to clients across a number of sectors and disciplines in the NSW market including sport and recreation, commercial, residential, retail and mixed use.”

In 2015, Hames Sharley won four awards at the Western Australia Architecture Awards for their Fiona Stanley Hospital Main Building project.

More recently, they celebrated their 40th birthday with a new merger and raft of appointments.