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 Australasia.

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

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 use developments.

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

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 process.

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.