Architectus has announced the promotion of senior associate Marina Carroll to principal and the appointment of principal Marko Damic.

Carroll has played a vital role at Architectus since joining the practice in 2012, bringing her passion for the education sector to projects such as the Macquarie University Central Courtyard Precinct Redevelopment, University of Melbourne’s Arts West faculty building and Teaching and Learning Space Guidelines for Monash University.

Damic brings 20 years of international experience to the role, predominantly in the design and delivery of high and medium rise multi- unit residential developments, commercial, mixed used, infrastructure and education projects.

During his 11 years at Bates Smart, where he was associate director and lead designer on a number of key projects, Damic led many major commercial and residential projects through successful design competitions, master plan and design development phases.

According to Architectus managing director Ray Brown, “Marina’s promotion to principal and the appointment of Marko Damic reflects our commitment to providing our wide range of clients with the upmost design expertise, highlighting Architectus’ continued efforts to contribute to award-winning design on a national and international level.”

“I’m thrilled to take on this new leadership role at Architectus, amongst some of the brightest minds in the architecture industry and to continue working with our clients at the forefront of teaching and learning,” says Carroll.

“It’s such an exciting time to be in the education sector. Radical things are happening on campus, changing the built fabric as we know it and our work as architects. We’re not just designing buildings, we’re creating and curating experiences that blend physical spaces with the digital world. We’re helping shape the social, cultural and educational experience,” she says.

“I am very excited to be joining the growing Architectus team and working on innovative and industry leading projects," says Damic.

"I am looking forward to making a contribution through an analytical and inventive design approach and passion for problem solving,” he says.