John McAslan + Partners’ (JMP) Australian operation has expanded through a number of recent appointments which will strengthen the firm’s nationwide capacity.

The Sydney-based studio is led by local Troy Uleman, who says the office is looking to align with its international colleagues.

“We are purposefully growing our local team to reflect the culture of the JMP global practice and expand our capacity on the ground in Australia,” he says.

Moving from London to Sydney is Imran Patel, who specialises in rail and infrastructure projects. Patel is currently involved in the delivery of Waterloo Station for John Holland Group and Sydney Metro.

“Imran is a great collaborator and his technical expertise boosts our strong infrastructure and rail offer,” Uleman says. 

“As an internal transfer, his familiarity with JMP’s systems, standards and ethos helps embed the practice’s international DNA into our local studio.”

Ryan Wazir joins JMP from the NSW Government Architect’s Office with a strong expertise in heritage. Uleman says it will only strengthen the practice’s wealth of knowledge in the sector.

“Ryan brings a detailed understanding of local context and his experience within government is a big value-add. As a talented young architect, he brings fresh, contemporary thinking to our design team.”

Jeff Tang has made the switch to JMP from COX, where he worked on large-scale transport and multi-residential projects. 

"Jeff is currently focused on infrastructure and has worked on some great projects in adaptive reuse and mixed-use. His broad expertise adds depth to our team," says Uleman.

Uleman says the Australian studio offers the innovation and resources of a global organisation that is coupled with local sensibilities. 

"We know clients don’t want generic international architecture," he says. 

"We're an Australian team informed by a global perspective. We're building our regional capability to work across infrastructure, education, multi-residential and culture, with the strong emphasis on heritage and adaptive reuse that's a hallmark of JMP's approach."

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