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Multi-residential boom takes RotheLowman into NSW and the ACT

Architect David Thompson has been appointed to the role of Senior Associate at Rothelowman’s newest studio in Sydney. The internationally-experienced architect will be responsible for addressing multi-residential development in the NSW and ACT markets.

The continued growth in multi-residential development since last year in New South Wales has seen a corresponding growth in Rothelowman’s Sydney studio, which has expanded from a single-employee operation to a 19-member team in just 18 months based on the increasing demand for for both multi-residential and mixed-use retail architecture.

Though Sydney’s growth has been traditionally restrained by complex planning processes in comparison with Melbourne and Brisbane, Thompson notes an increasing demand for innovative design solutions in Sydney, influenced by greater appreciation of the built form.

With eight years in London and five years at Rothelowman’s Melbourne practice, Thompson brings extensive multi-residential and apartment development experience to the new Sydney studio. He is also confident about the development landscape in NSW given that the State’s proactive Premier has been promoting community engagement, urban renewal and investment.

Thompson has worked on major urban renewal and master planning projects with Rothelowman Melbourne including Brunswick’s Tip Top, in which the practice delivered 411 apartments and six buildings and also integrated two retained heritage buildings into one site.

Well placed to aid the firm in its bid for multi-residential projects in New South Wales, Thompson is adept at applying international knowledge to a local context, and aims to help the firm provide new housing solutions in Sydney’s Inner suburbs and Western growth centres.