Architectus has announced the appointment of Matthew Todd as its new director, as the firm seeks to strengthen its education sector team.
Todd’s appointment comes at a time when Architectus has won a number of important educational projects. These include the $60 million Center of Excellence for Health and Community at Kangan’s Broadmeadows Campus and the UNSW Health Translation Center (UNSW HTH), a 15-story building dedicated to health, education and clinical research. SINSW’s public school portfolio also continues to grow with Forest Campus Secondary Education and Murwillumbah.
Todd joins Architectus after spending time as a principal at John Wardle Architects, Hassell and FJMT Studio. His considerable expertise in the education sector included overseeing numerous AIA award-winning projects including the UNSW Electrical Engineering Building and the State Library of the NSW Mitchell Building Galleries.
“Matthew brings a hands-on approach to design, from concept to completion, and strong client and stakeholder relationships, including extensive experience working with government and other state and territory agencies. We are delighted to have Matthew join our Sydney studio,” says Mark van den Enden, Principal of Architectus.
Todd’s dual qualification as a Chartered Architect and Landscape Architect positions him well for the role. With over 25 years of experience, his career highlights include his involvement in the design of the Central Coast Clinical School & Research Institute at the University of Newcastle and the Jillian Broadbent Building at the University of Wollongong.
“My passion is education and public projects, so I’m thrilled to join Architectus’ education leadership team,” says Todd.
“In my new role, I want to focus on the truly integrated design of people and places, to create high-quality, forward-thinking spaces that can truly change people’s lives.”
Architectus hopes that Todd’s experience leading large educational and public projects, including teaching and learning spaces, research and teaching laboratories, libraries, performing arts centers and public urban spaces, will strengthen its strong education portfolio.