Woods Bagot announces the appointment of Neil Hill as the new Design Director at their Sydney studio.

An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience across a diverse range of sectors including large-scale mixed-use, commercial, transport, workplace and cultural projects, Hill brings to his new role, a portfolio of professional expertise garnered from senior design roles on major projects around the globe.

Previously with PTW, Hill said he was drawn to Woods Bagot’s multi-sector approach, which he said was underpinned with specialist knowledge. Specialising in master planning, concept design and design development, Hill believes in envisioning the precinct as a whole from conception through to completion. His philosophy supports the idea that recognising the synergies between the various components of a project can make for stronger design outcomes, leading to more engaging, activated spaces. Central to Neil’s work ethic is ensuring design quality and client service standards are optimised to exceed expectations.

Hill was one of three leaders from around the globe to host a transport forum discussing the connectivity of precincts and city making, in particular, the future of rail in Australia and the viability of a high-speed network. The Woods Bagot Design Director discussed the impact of digital technology in transport-orientated developments.

A graduate of the University of South Australia and registered in the state at the age of 22, Hill’s professional career spans Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Christchurch, London, Thailand and Singapore. Prior to joining Woods Bagot, Hill has provided design direction to Calyx Horticultural Display Centre Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney; Mixed Use Residential Tower, North Sydney; North West Metro bid phase, Sydney; QUT Creative Industries Faculty Building, Brisbane; Cross River Rail reference design, Brisbane; Waterfront Place Upgrade, Brisbane; and Christchurch Airport Terminal Redevelopment.

Image: Neil Hill, Design Director – Sydney