John Wardle Architects (JWA) has announced 10 new appointments across the practice.

In the most senior of the appointments, Mathew van Kooy and James Loder will move into principal roles.

Mathew van Kooy joined the practice in 2012 and has since worked across the commercial and civic sectors on projects including Tanderrum Bridge and the global headquarters of Aesop. He has also actively led JWA’s growing portfolio of work internationally. 

James Loder has worked as a design leader across projects including Monash Learning and Teaching Building, Ian Potter Southbank Centre and Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. He was heavily involved in the design and realisation of Somewhere Other for 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Additional appointments recognise the talent and commitment of key team leaders across the practice.

Amanda Moore becomes senior associate in recognition of her leadership in interior design and outstanding contributions to the Monash Learning and Teaching Building, Caulfield Library and UTAS Inveresk. 

Moving into associate roles are Ariani Anwar, Charlotte Churchill, Megan Darbyshire, Akshay Rajan, Alexandra Morrison, Ingrid Schreiber-France and Meron Tierney.

Announcing the appointments, John Wardle has acknowledged the dedication of the whole JWA team during a year of unprecedented expansion and achievement. This includes the launch of the Sydney studio and a series of high-profile profile project appointments including the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Nature and Science Precinct, several large-scale commercial developments in Sydney, the Ultimo Creative Industries Precinct Masterplan, and several commercial and hospitality developments in China.

The appointments are part of extensive planning undertaken over the past 12 months to broaden the practice’s ownership structure.

The objective is to reward staff seeking full and rich careers in architecture.

“It’s a model that will evolve over time to provide staff with minor and major stakeholder opportunities and create a diverse and robust ownership structure,” says principal Meaghan Dwyer.