Architecture and design firm Architectus has added new appointments within its transport sector design team.

Most recently, Mena Kubba has joined Architectus as a Senior Associate in Melbourne. She has commenced as the Linewide Lead for Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop project, Victoria’s largest ever rail project.

Kubba is known for her excellent design skills and passion for creating accessible, safe and enjoyable experiences at public transport stations for all. She previously held senior roles at Hassell working across a variety of transport infrastructure projects in Australia. Mena is also a member of The Property Council’s 2020 500 Women in Property, and currently teaches both Interior Architecture and Architecture to students at several Melbourne universities.

Principal, Andrew Shields has been appointed to lead the Suburban Rail Loop project for Architectus in Melbourne. He relocates from Architectus’ Sydney Studio where he was Project Principal on the detail design of Sydney Metro’s Barangaroo Station, the first new station in a ground-breaking metro project for the city.

Architectus Principal and National Sector Leader for Transport, Robert Ousey says: “We’ve focussed on strategically growing and establishing a market leading transport design team over the past few years. Andrew’s relocation to Melbourne and the recent appointment of Mena to the team has further strengthened our capabilities and builds on our very strong team in Victoria led by Mark van den Enden.

“This comes as we execute design roles on some of the nation’s most significant transport infrastructure projects and look ahead to future growth in the sector as infrastructure projects are prioritised as part of economic recovery post-COVID-19.”

Image: Mena Kubba / Supplied