Plus Architecture has announced the appointment of Mark Ojascastro as its new Principal, with the new studio leader to operate out of the practice’s Sydney outpost.

The practice believes the appointment will further its collaborative design approach that sees clients and end-users play key roles in the design and delivery of new spaces. An interior designer by trade, Ojascastro is driven by the prospect of leading and nurturing project teams to craft outstanding design outcomes.

“With a growing portfolio of projects across a range of sectors in Sydney and beyond, Mark will play a pivotal role in delivering our industry-leading integrated design services to clients,” says Plus Director Sumedh Kataria.

“Leading the studio’s interior design division, Mark will be working to identify strategic opportunities to both grow and mentor the team, where his extensive experience in the sector will be invaluable.”

Previously an Associate Director at Bates Smart, Ojascastro has worked across a slew of sectors, including residential, commercial, public and education. His new role at Plus will see him reinforce and expand the studio’s integrated design offering to current and prospective clients.

Ojascastro says that his passion for assembling and leading design teams has brought him to Plus. 

“I am delighted to have joined the team at Plus Architecture,” he says. 

“With a goal to continue to create award-winning buildings that meet and exceed the needs of their end-users, we are committed to continually elevating the quality of our designs.”

“Through harnessing additional design expertise at the outset of our projects, as well as embedding feedback loops with clients, we ensure our designs are innovative and reflect our collective evolving vision.”

Ojascastro has wasted no time in his new role applying his design expertise and leadership skills to projects across the studio's growing portfolio, including at the purpose-built student accommodation precinct at Scape Kensington, boutique apartments at Crest, and a mixed use development at the Cabramatta East Precinct.