Leading Australasian architectural practice Buchan announces the appointment of Will Lakin as principal in their Perth studio.

Lakin brings considerable experience in the aged care, childcare, student accommodation, hotel, hospitality and commercial sectors to his new role at Buchan. He began his professional career in London where his work in contemporary architecture in a predominantly historical environment introduced him to the fine balance of adaptation and preservation in heritage buildings and precincts; this exposure led to an interest in master planning.

In addition to lecturing at numerous universities and institutions in Perth and around the world, Lakin has also served in an advisory capacity at government organisations such as the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage State Design Review Panel.

“Will is a valuable addition to Buchan, bringing with him longstanding experience in architecture and master planning, alongside notable business and entrepreneurial skills. We look forward to the continued success of our Perth studio supported by Will’s appointment,” says Lou Cotter, Buchan Perth managing principal.

“Buchan has an excellent design culture centred on people, relationships and communities. I look forward to continuing my exploration into what makes for successful built environments, bringing this knowledge to our clients’ projects and ultimately to the people and communities of Western Australia,” said Lakin.