Architectus announces two key appointments to their Melbourne studio.
The architecture, urban design, planning, and interior architecture
practice has appointed Matthew Smith and Shaun Schroter as Principals. The new
appointments will support Architectus’ continued objective and longer term
business plan in the commercial and residential sectors across
Welcoming the new Principals, Architectus Managing Director Ray Brown
said that both Matthew and Shaun come with considerable professional
accomplishments and impressive commercial, residential and mixed use experience,
which will further strengthen the architecture firm’s capability to service
clients in these sectors.
Matthew Smith, who is well known for his work in commercial
architecture, joins Architectus after 11 years building and leading the
Melbourne office of Crone Partners. In his previous role as a Director of Crone
Partners, Matthew was responsible for driving and overseeing all commercial sectors,
including residential, office, hospitality, retail, interiors, and large mixed
Matthew brings considerable knowledge of the commercial office and
residential markets in Australia and Asia to his new role at Architectus, having
worked locally with major developers including Charter Hall, Cbus Property, DEXUS,
Brookfield Developments, ISPT, Mirvac, EPC Pacific, and Salta. His background
in design allows him to innovatively balance project commerciality with high
quality design outcomes.
Shaun Schroter’s design experience in Australia and Asia spans
residential, commercial, retail and institutional projects. His commercial projects
experience has allowed him to co-ordinate his design expertise with the implementation
processes of statutory planning and construction. Schroter believes in the
importance of commercially sound and environmentally conscious design, and that
communication is at the core of a successful, inclusive and interactive design
Shaun was previously Associate Director at Elenberg Fraser, and Architecture
Principal and National Residential Sector Leader at Hassell. He has also held
positions at Rothe Lowman Architects, John Wardell Architects and Bates Smart.