Architectus is expanding its services with a new studio in Perth, a development that will be led by managing principal, Mark Mitcheson-Low.

Architectus says that it also plans to hire 20 to 30 people to work in the new studio, to be situated on St George’s Terrace, within the next 18 months. The new team will add to the over 350 people currently employed by Architectus.

Architectus managing director Ray Brown says that, “With a permanent studio in Perth, we now have the ability to fully service our clients nationally, and build our Perth portfolio which includes residential developments ‘Islands’ at South Beach and The Esplanade on the site of the historic Steve’s Hotel in Nedlands, and the Waterbank development with Lendlease.

“Like all Australian cities, Perth is rapidly embracing higher density living with all the benefits of engaging, active and walkable town centres which will be supported by projects such as Metronet. We are looking forward to contributing to these transformative, city making projects across the rail, urban design and planning, and mixed-use sectors,” he adds

"Personally I have always regarded myself as a builder not a caretaker. Building significant projects , talented teams, sectors, markets and studios is what I love doing and are passionate about so the role at Architectus is what I would call a dream role for me personally and I look forward to contributing to the already successful path that Architectus is already on," says  Mitcheson-Low.

Mitcheson-Low brings to Architectus over 30 years’ experience in all stages of architectural design working on projects across Australia, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. He also has a wealth of expertise in establishing new architectural studios, having formed studios across the globe for other international practices.