International design practice Hassell has announced six new principals at their studios in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom. All six principals have been promoted from within the firm, as part of 59 promotions across the practice’s nine studios around the world.

“The number of internal promotions again this year highlights our focus on continually being bold and confident in talent from within the business. It is also great to reflect a balanced representation of our practice, including gender and geographic locations,” Hassell managing director Steve Coster said.

“These promotions reflect each individual’s contribution toward designing the world’s best places – places people love. It recognises what they have contributed to date, but more importantly our confidence that they will continue to make a significant leadership contribution into the future,” he added.

Principal promotions

Hassell Principals

Alix Smith (Melbourne)

An experienced architect across a broad range of project types, Smith brings a global perspective to complement her local knowledge, having also worked in Hassell’s Shanghai studio. A deep understanding of all phases of the design process allows her to design with a pragmatism that complements her passion for excellence.

Anthony Dickens (London)

One of Hassell’s strongest workplace designers, Dickens has extensive experience in leading interior design projects spanning corporate workplace, residential and hospitality in the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. His deep knowledge of the workplace sector helps him create engaging places that support people and drive positive business outcomes.

Daniel Kallis (Brisbane)

A landscape architect with over 18 years of practice, Kallis has wide-ranging experience encompassing a variety of project types across public realm, transport, health, education as well as open space design and master planning. He provides an innovative perspective on public space design, and is committed to strong conceptual clarity and design rigour across all of his projects.

Catherine van der Heide (London)

A workplace design specialist, van der Heide has led several award-winning, complex, agile projects including the Sky Central campus in London. Having worked in Hassell’s London, Brisbane and Bangkok studios on a diverse range of corporate projects, she has demonstrated her capability to work at the highest quality across geographic boundaries.

Sean Lin (Shanghai)

A landscape architect with almost 20 years of design experience, Lin has contributed to a variety of award-winning projects at home and abroad, including Europe, the Middle East and Taiwan as well as in mainland China. Skilled in dealing with the integration and interaction between landscape and city, he works continuously to ensure all projects balance design and commercial aspects.

Sophie Bond (Perth)

An architect with strong design, communication and coordination skills, Bond has worked on a diverse range of projects across the commercial, workplace, education and cultural sectors through all phases of the design process. Her experience in both architecture and interior architecture projects at Hassell’s Perth, Sydney and London studios has fostered her collaborative approach to design.

In addition, Hassell has promoted the following people to the role of Senior Associate –
Allison Hortz, Michael Copeland, Stephen Watson, Alfred La Spina, Sarah Tyson, Alex
Chow, Chris Harty, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Tam Dao, Alex Jones, Shizuka Nagaya, Michelle
Zhu, and Chris Kelly.

The following people have also been promoted to the role of Associate – Clayton Bray,
Emma Ludwig, Rohan Patil, Matthew Moore, Douglas Fung, Rose Tan, Aurelio
Bethencourt, Darren Hall, Clare Chippendale, Yoshia Kashima, Matthew Watson, Doug
Pott, Pamela Jouwena, Lucia Choi, Shuya Xu, Sophie Zhou, and Yann Frampton

Image: Supplied

First row: Alex Smith, Sean Lin, Sophie Bond

Second row: Daniel Kallis, Catherine van der Heide, Anthony Dickens