Long serving principal and former director of Architectus, Ross Styles recently retired, bringing to a close a distinguished career of some 50 years in the field of architectural design.

According to managing director, Ray Brown, “during his time at Architectus Ross has led many great projects across architecture and master planning including the Crown Street, Surry Hills apartments for the NSW Department of Housing; the Sydney Nanoscience Hub at the University of Sydney; The Platform Apartments; Canberra’s Capital Metro, and many large and complex master plans in China including the mixed-use cultural precinct Maanshan City Centre including opera house and administration centre.”

Styles also founded two international studios, one in China and the other in the Middle East, travelling extensively to both regions for over 15 years, completing many projects, while as a board member, he contributed to the success of Architectus through strategy development and strong governance.

According to Architectus, Styles’ “work ethic, attention to detail and good humour will be sorely missed at Architectus and we all wish him well as he takes on new challenges. He will always be part of the Architectus family."

“It has been a pleasure to contribute to the evolution of Architectus to a highly regarded, diverse and strong design studio. Our focus, particularly over the past 10 years, has been to work on the best projects for the best clients and I wish the practice all the best in continuing that mission," says Styles.

"Thank you to all the clients and consultants I have worked with during my 31 years at Architectus as well as to the highly committed staff who have been both colleagues and friends,” he says.