Over the past six months dwp has also announced new people and new studios in Adelaide, Auckland and Shanghai.

The dwp staff appointments and leadership promotions across Australian studios include:

● Ivana Simkovic is promoted to the role of Sydney studio Design Director.

● John Byleveld joins dwp as Adelaide studio Design Director.

● Neil Carter joins dwp as Brisbane studio Design Director.

● Architect and urban designer Angus Rose is promoted to the role of Operations Director Australia & New Zealand, taking on the commercial oversight of all studios in the region.

● Cameron Martin has been promoted to the studio leadership role for New South Wales & ACT, amalgamating the dwp staff located in Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle into one studio.

● Education sector leader Scott Chapple has been promoted to the studio leadership role in Queensland.

● Other promotions include Sean Logue (Architect, Brisbane), Afifah Intanjudin & Percy Damian-Lopez

(Architects, Newcastle), Tom Michele (Architect, Adelaide) and Nicole Eadie (Architect, Melbourne).

Design team members joining dwp architects in Australia in the last couple of weeks include Sydney - Anushka Waas, Brij Gohel, Tiziana Tovar, Jaslyn Ng, Olivia Tedone

Melbourne - Ben Wilson, Maricel Marbus, Cassandra Ryan, Ashley Ho, Kenneth Jimbo Brisbane - Aliaksandr Merkulau, Daniel Avila, Trish Rosales, Alex Howell

Adelaide - Dushyant Kathuria, James Nicolson, Malek Halawani Canberra - Dan Vinar

Newcastle - Sophie Green

Ivana Simkovic

Ivana has a personal commitment to design excellence that shows through her innovative thinking and design review processes to ensure projects achieve the best outcomes for clients. Ivana's approach is based on her dedication to deliver innovative sustainable solutions and positive contribution to the broader societal context. Ivana led the design of many international competitions and award-winning projects. She is an Architect with over 20 years’ experience delivering large scale commercial, civic, education and health projects in Australia and Europe.


John Byleveld

John holds degrees in Media and Communication and a Masters in Architecture and has worked and practiced extensively in Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia and for over 15 years. As an architect and urban designer he worked for Renewal SA as the design lead on the new Innovation Centre as part of the redevelopment of the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site (Lot14). John is a member of the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia and teaches on the Master of Architecture course at the University of Adelaide. John was founder and host of The PLAN Radio Show that broadcast a weekly show about architecture and the environment.

Adriana Graur

Adriana won the accolade of Young Interior Designer of the Year 2019 and has now been promoted to design director at dwp, after delivering corporate offices for major names like Adidas and Google, and recently delivering multiple facilities for the upcoming Dubai Expo. Her goal is to create places where people enjoy the freedom of creativity, live an inspiring life and positively influence the world around them.

Michael Hegarty

Michael is Group CEO of dwp and an award winning architect, with over 30 years experience having led architecturepracticesinAustralia,theUKandglobally. MichaelwasawardedtheRoyalSocietyfortheArts (London) 2001 Award for Art and Architecture. Michael has designed multiple hospitals, hotels, schools, civic, sports, community and cultural facilities in Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the Middle East. He was previously the Director of PLACE Belfast, founder of Hegarty Architects and was the initial National Practice Leader of GHDWoodhead.


Neil Carter

Neil is a project delivery focused Design Director and registered architect with over 25 years’ experience in Australia, UK and Germany. He draws satisfaction from seeing users interact with the designed environment on a psychological, visual and tactile level. Neil has a passion for sustainability, wellbeing, resilient and passive design. Neil has wider interests in the arts and music, and he has played drums with numerous bands.

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