Australasian architectural practice Hayball has named a range of leadership promotions across its Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney studios, naming two new Principals, three Senior Associates and 10 Associates. 

Specialising in educational, residential, community and commercial architecture, Hayball is a carbon neutral practice set on improving Australian cities and local communities through architectural solutions that benefit those that reside within those particular areas. The promotions of various team members will only further enhance the practice’s reputation in the regional community.

Sarah Buckeridge and Tom Jordan, Hayball’s Co-Managing Directors say the work undertaken by those that have been promoted in the last 12 months laid the platform for their ascension within the ranks.

“The past year has demonstrated the dedication and excellence of our staff as they have risen to the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We recognise the leadership in design, collaboration, innovation, sustainability and client service shown by these committed individuals over the course of their careers at Hayball. Congratulations to the newly elevated staff members. We look forward to building on our strong practice culture and reputation for open exchange, research, design excellence and to continually provide rewarding careers for our staff."


The following people have been promoted:



Liza Ringdahl

With significant experience in education, commercial and retail projects throughout Australia, Ringdahl works with the state government to develop strategic frameworks and guidelines as well as private clients to deliver major projects throughout Queensland. Her work blends conceptual design rigour with a strong sense of place influenced by her background in research and neuroscientific principles.


Rob Marcen

Since joining Hayball in 2007, Rob Marcen has had a significant role in advancing the practice’s Design Technology capabilities. With a career equally weighted between architectural projects and specialist technology and BIM leadership, Marcen advances new digital thinking in all aspects of the practice; intrinsic to the making of architecture.


Senior Associates

Jade Yew, Kit Ku and Robert Mosca.



Brooke Fuller, Cathrina Lee, Dani Martin, Emma Chrisp, Emma Parkinson, Hanif Agharazy, James Cristallo, Jean-Francois Lagace, Jean-Francois Laroche and Steve Jones

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