AJ+C two new owners, John Whittingham (left), and Brian Mariotti (right) who join Michael Heenan (centre) as principals in one of Sydney’s most respected architecture and urban design practices.

CEO Michael Heenan says the appointments mark a leadership restructure and renewal for a practice with a proud 68-year history. “The invitation for Brian and John to be principals reflects their skills and outstanding contribution to AJ+C over many years: Brian as leader of our Multi-residential and Student Accommodation projects, and John as leader of Sport and Community”.

Brian Mariotti led the AJ+C team on Darling Square 1 and 2 for Urbanest - two 20-storey towers in the Sydney CBD and is currently leading a student accommodation project in Redfern with two 18-storey towers, a new laneway and public art space connecting to the Redfern-Waterloo art trail.

John Whittingham is using sport as an agent of social change, focused on a statewide reduction in youth depression, incarceration and suicide, by revolutionising sport, education and community facilities.

His work has been highly awarded, from his influence on Olympic projects to NSW Sport and Recreation venues and other major sporting bodies. John is currently working alongside thePolice Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC), radically reconceptualising their facilities state-wide to enable not only greater community engagement, but a more fruitful relationship between youth schools and the justice system.

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