MODE announces the promotion of several key staff to support their growing design teams throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Associate Daniel Hattingh at MODE’s head office in Brisbane has been promoted to Associate Director, while Commercial Leader Megan Rodgers and Housing Leader Steven Mastrodomenico have been promoted to Associates.

The group’s Senior Interior Designer Louise Hamilton-Gainey has been promoted to Group Interiors Manager overseeing the practice’s interior team across the board. MODE’s Darwin Studio also welcomes architect Jenny Culgan as newly appointed Associate.

Joining MODE in 2009, Senior Architect Daniel Hattingh has worked with clients such as Laing O’Rourke, Queensland Rail and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, delivering large social infrastructure projects. Daniel has been rewarded for his continued demonstration of leadership within the group.

Sector Leaders Megan Rodgers and Steven Mastrodomenico have been promoted in recognition of their commitment to the development of their specialist areas in the Commercial and Residential portfolios respectively. 

Left to right: Daniel Hattingh, Megan Rodgers, Steven Mastrodomenico, Louise Hamilton-Gainey and Jenny Culgan

A recent appointment to the design firm, Louise Hamilton-Gainey has already demonstrated a clear and energetic drive to grow the interiors portfolio across all of MODE’s projects. 

Newly appointed Associate Jenny Culgan will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of MODE’s Northern Territory presence. Working at MODE since 2008, Jenny has delivered projects all across the Territory, with particular focus on the sensitive design of indigenous social infrastructure.

MODE’s Managing Principal Rhonan O’Brien observes that attracting, retaining and rewarding talented people is a difficult task in the current economy. MODE has, therefore, been investing heavily in their internal processes, particularly in the development of staff recognition programs and clear paths of career growth to encourage their design teams.