Architectus has announced two new senior leadership appointments to its Urban Design and Planning and Transport teams at its Melbourne and Perth offices.

Mary Papaioannou joins Architectus Melbourne as a senior associate to lead strategic urban design projects, and Mark Bredmeyer joins its Perth Studio as a senior associate working across transport and infrastructure projects in Western Australia.

Mary Papaioannou

Papaioannou joins Architectus following a successful 18-month collaboration with the studio on Melbourne’s city-shaping Suburban Rail Loop project where she led the development of the Urban Design Strategy for SRL East.

Papaioannou brings over 25 years of experience in urban design and landscape architecture to her new role at Architectus. After a stint at Hassell’s Melbourne studio as a principal, she worked as an independent urban design and landscape architect, consulting for MGS Architects whilst undertaking further study in a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne.

Papaioannou has worked on several prestigious projects across metropolitan and regional Australia including the award-winning Ballarat Creative City Precinct Master Plan and Public Realm Framework, and Adelaide’s Rundle Mall redevelopment.

Welcoming Papaioannou to the firm, Architectus principal and national sector leader – Urban Design and Planning, Dean Thornton said, “Mary will continue to lead major urban design projects, such as the Suburban Rail Loop, and help grow our Urban Design and Planning team to service a diverse range of cross-sector projects.”

Mark Bredmeyer

Appointed to Architectus’ Perth Transport and Infrastructure design team, Bredmeyer brings to his new role over 22 years of broad-ranging experience across all aspects of technical transport design, which will reinforce the studio’s capabilities in delivering high-quality, large-scale and complex transport and infrastructure projects in the state.

He has designed and delivered new transport stations and infrastructure over the past eight years with GHD Woodhead. His project experience includes Airport Central Station for the Forrestfield-Airport Link project, and the underground Perth Busport in the heart of the city. As lead architect at consulting and engineering firm Tetra Tech, he also designed a range of non-process infrastructure projects for the WA mining sector.

Architectus principal, Perth studio leader and national sector leader – Defence, Mark Mitcheson-Low said, “Great transport infrastructure projects underpin the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our cities, and Mark’s appointment will support the delivery of top-quality design outcomes.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge, industry experience and strong local relationships in the sector to our Perth Studio.”

Image: Mary Papaioannou (left) and Mark Bredmeyer (right) / Supplied