Architectus announces the appointment of two new Principals, Mark van den Enden and Dario Spralja to their leadership team. Van den Enden will join the Melbourne office while Spralja will be part of the Sydney operation.

Andrew Schunke was earlier appointed as Managing Principal of the Adelaide studio and Kathy Roberts as Senior Associate to the Sydney studio. Both Schunke and Roberts are responsible for driving Architectus’ national delivery of workplace and interior design projects.

The two new Principals, Van den Enden and Spralja come with extensive experience across diverse disciplines and projects, both nationally and internationally.

31a6255.jpgVan den Enden joins Architectus with 20 years of experience gained at practices across Australia and internationally. Having worked as Managing Principal of GHDWoodhead, and in various roles at Wood Bagot, DWP Suters, and Zwarts + Jansma Architecten in Amsterdam, Van den Ende brings significant design expertise in justice, rail infrastructure, education and sports and leisure facilities including the award-winning Richmond Football Club Redevelopment.



Spralja joins Architectus’ Sydney office following a highly successful career designing for the rail, aviation, commercial, residential, hospitality, education, sports, public and aged care sectors around the world. An important member of the design team at Richard Rogers Partnership + HOK responsible for the award-winning Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Dario also worked at Hassell on projects such as the Epping to Chatswood rail link and the A380 gates at Sydney Airport amongst others.

Welcoming the two Principals to Architectus, Managing Director Ray Brown said the appointments add considerable strength to their team and their ability to deliver innovative and well researched design nationally.

These appointments come at a busy time for Architectus who is delivering major projects such as the Macquarie University Central Courtyard Precinct, the State Library of Victoria Redevelopment, and Capital Metro in Canberra. The firm is also working with Pritzker prize-winning Japanese architectural and design firm SANAA as executive architect on the Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Modern Project.

Image: Dario Spralja (Principal) - Sydney