International design practice Hassell announces the appointment of Mark Haycox as a Principal in Landscape Architecture.

To be based in Hassell’s Melbourne studio, Mark will be responsible for expanding the firm’s leadership in landscape architecture in various markets, both locally and globally. He brings to his new role over twenty years of experience as an urban designer and landscape architect.

Mark was previously with McGregor Coxall where he served as Director. After establishing the firm’s Melbourne studio in 2011, he led its team and operations until 2016. Mark also contributed to several widely recognised projects at DCM before collaborating with many of Australia’s leading private sector developers, all levels of government and various community groups through his client roles at VicUrban.

Mark also holds a number of advisory positions and contributes to academic life, allowing him to influence, work with and learn from a cross-section of top practitioners in design, sustainability and related disciplines.

Angus Bruce, Head of Design – Landscape Architecture, says Mark’s appointment is great news for Hassell on a number of levels. He explains that Mark not only brings with him a wealth of project and design experience from large scale urban design and city-shaping work through to small-detail public art interventions but is also equipped to provide a valuable client perspective, having worked for an extensive period as both client and consultant.

Hassell looks forward to working with Mark to help broaden their already strong skill set and diverse portfolio of great public realm projects.