British / Australian - Architect & Project Director / Design Manager

Last Updated: 7th August 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Gisborne, Australia


Phone Number


Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level


• Over 30 years post graduate experience.
• Over 10 years international major project experience.
• Experienced in senior management and development of teams.
• Served as Project Director / Manager, Design Manager, Architect & Designer / Documenter with broad range of building procurement strategies & diverse clientele
• Specialized in leading firms in Architectural services, Project & Design Management and Construction works.
• Extensive range of project experience with High End finishes & technologies including major projects in retail & hospitality, residential, commercial, institutional categories.
• Organized and able to motivate/manage a team.
• Particular and articulate/thorough about attention to detail.
• Good listener and can easily co-operate with peers.
• Integrity & Perseverance
• Transitioned from localized (Australian) projects into general international major projects in Sth East Asia & Middle East. Since then relocated and successfully adapted into the Indian Mixed Use Projects development market.
• Design & Engineering Manager of a 100+ size Multi-national / Multi- discipline team on State-of-the-art Doha, Qatar National Convention Centre project.
• Recruited & managed a team that created a new record in the largest shopping mall in Indonesia (1995) for the number of shops successfully opened on time.
• Developed a full office management system for an architect practice.
• Successfully managed a team of over 50 peer & multi-disciplinary professionals to produce the design & documentation for one of Australia’s premier iconic sites at the Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia.
• Part of a team setting new industry benchmarks for fast-track construction on the Crown Towers Hotel project, Melbourne, Australia.


Australian Institute of Architects
Associate Member

   Feb 1998
— Current

Australian Institute of Project Managers
Associate Member Project Manager

   Mar 1994
— Mar 2005

Architects Registration Bord of Victoria
Registered Architect

   Sep 1987
— Current

Since 1987

University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Architecture

   Mar 1975
— Mar 1982

Including Business Administration, Professional Practice & Marketing


Thomson Adsett Architects
Architect / Team Leader / Project Manager

   Mar 2018
— Current

Melbourne, Australia
Various Projects.
• Site Architect on 5 Star Hotel Project (Completed)
Team Leader managing multiple projects
• Managing Large Multi –Use project in design phase
• Construction Administration on project in construction phase
• Attending Client, Site & Design Co-ordination Meetings
Project Phases: Multiple - Design & Construction

Tricorp (Aust) Pty Ltd
Director / Architect

   Mar 2017
— Feb 2018

Melbourne, Australia.
Client: Mr Sunnil Kumar – Tarneit Junction Developer
Project: Tarneit Junction Mixed Use Project, Tarneit, Victoria.
• Project Documentation Review for Planning Application.
• Design Review for Pre-Documentation Value Engineering Phase.
• Attending Planning Application Meetings at Tarneit Council
Project Phase: Planning / Concept Design Review
(Project currently ‘stalled’ / ‘on hold’ in Development Application Phase)

Melbourne, Australia.
Client: CBG Architects
Project: Dunblane Townhouse Development, Noble Park, Victoria.
• Project Documentation for Building Permit & Tendering.
• Design Development.
• For Construction Documentation Package
Poject Phase: Building Permit / Construction / Contract Documentation

Hill International
Snr Design Manager

   Dec 2014
— Current

Mumbai, India.
Client: Bombay Realty
Project: Island City Centre - Luxury High Rise Residential.
• Assisting with Project, Contract & Commercial Management.
• Design Management monitoring of the Design Consultants.
• Directing local Client / PMC team and local consultants.
• Phase 1 under construction; 2 Towers (55 levels) with common podium / basements.
Project Phase: Design & Construction

IREO Hospitality Pvt Ltd
Design Manager

   Nov 2012
— Nov 2014

Client: Ireo Hospitality Pvt Ltd - Gurgaon, India (Near New Delhi)
Project: Mixed Use multiple projects incl. Residential, Commercial / Retail / 5 Star Hotel.
• Leading & Directing local integrated Client / PMCM team and local consultants.
• Coordinating international design consultants & design reviews
• 35 levels Office Tower with basement car parking.
• 5 Star Hotel with 3 levels podium, 35 levels Tower and basement BOH & car parking.
• 3 Level Retail Mall with 3 levels basement parking.
• 6 Residential Towers – 36 levels each
• Design Management & Project Management integration with Construction Teams.
• REVIT & AutoCAD documentation & co-ordination
Project Phase: Final Design & GFC documentation.

Tricorp (Aust) Pty Ltd
Project Director

   Nov 2010
— Jun 2012

Client: River Horizons Pty Ltd (Meydan Group) Melbourne, Australia
Project Director & Principal Consultant: River Horizons Apartments. Value AUD 42 million
• 22 levels of residential apartment with basement car parking.
• Project Architect / Contract Administrator responsible for completion of documentation and site supervision
• Attending to shop drawing reviews, RFI responses for project design & construction
• Site liaison with builder and Quality Assurance reviews
• REVIT & AutoCAD documentation & co-ordination
• Site Inspections & Architect Advices
• Including design, documentation, construction management of 2 Level luxury penthouse apartment with highest level finishes / fittings.
Project Phase: Construction. Concurrently providing design management and architectural services on 3 other apartment construction projects in Melbourne, Australia.

Tricorp (Aust) Pty Ltd
Project Director / Architect

   Aug 2008
— Sep 2010

Client : Mobily – Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Program Director – Seconded to Confluence Project Management Pte Ltd, Singapore.
Program Management Consulting - Mobily Capital Investment Program (value circa $1 bn).
Client : Victorian Government / Crown Ltd
Under agency contract to Bloomfield Tremayne, Melbourne, Australia.
New world class Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
and Expansion of Crown Towers 5 star Casino/Hotel, Melbourne.
Client : Reem Developers (22/03/2009 to 13/09/2009)
Project Development Director - Najmat Development Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE - Value AED 2 billion (approx)
• Distressed project intervention - Master Development of 165 hectare site - Abu Dhabi.
• Oversight of Infrastructure works (roads, bridges, and marine works) to support the development of a Marina / Mega Mall / Commercial & Residential high-rise towers plus community & institutional support services.
• Carried out a project audit to determine development strategy to counter effects of the GFC.
Client : Bethraham Association of India. Puttur Project, Puttur, India
Value AUD 8 million
• Building on 6 levels with commercial areas plus retail & food court.
• Concept design & site procurement for mixed use project.

KEO International
Design & Engineering Manager

   Aug 2006
— Jun 2008

Client: Qatar Petroleum: Qatar National Convention Centre Doha, Qatar
Value QAR 2.1 billion
• Project included state-of-the-art exhibition & concert halls, public & staff facilities with data, IT, A/V and security infrastructure to meet world class international standards.
• Senior member of the PM/CM management team.
• Responsible for design management of multidiscipline / international project team of consultant architects, engineers & specialized services consultants / suppliers.
• Co-ordination of design reviews, technical submittals, RFI’s, etc.
• Administration of client executive architects & engineer’s team.
• Monitor client’s brief and maintaining project design intent standards.
• Co-ordination between D&B contractor and design consultants.
• Assist in liaison with client regarding budget & program management.
• Assist in Client relationship management incl.change control processes.
• Assist in management with client & operator of operational strategies.
• Managed value engineering & life cycle cost studies / progress reports.
• Managed & trained expatriate and local professional staff teams.

Tricorp (Aust) Pty Ltd
Director / Architect

   Jul 2000
— Jul 2006

Client: Emaar Properties Food Courts at The Dubai Mall – Dubai, UAE
Project Architect (Design Inc)
• Design Development / 3D CAD design & documentation.
• Liaison between Melbourne, Indonesia & Dubai offices.
Client: Oasis Shopping Centre – Queensland, Aust.- Site Architect.
• Refurbishment works supervision.
• 3D CAD design & documentation.
Client: Graduate Union Building – Melb, Aust. (Value AUD 7 million)
• Head Quarters building for Graduate Union of University of Melbourne.
• 8 level commercial / residential building with student data centre.
• Consultant Project Director representing the client for project completion.
• Distressed project intervention.
• Project audit to determine completion strategy.
• Directed consultants & contractor in order to achieve dispute resolution.
• Monitored and reported to client regarding program, budget and quality.
Client: Building Commission of Victoria - Consultant Building Inspector
• Consultant Building Inspections & Reports.
• Expert witness in building disputes.
Client: State of Victoria Treasury Place, Melbourne, Aust. (Value AUD 7 million)
Project Manager / Architect (FPPV architects)
• Government offices refurbishment works contract administration.
• Construction, Completion & Handover phases
Client: Span Group Architectural Practice, Melb Aust. Consultant (Management Systems Review)
• Project Management of a Data Systems Review (Incl. Budgeting & Programming)
• Carried out business audit including review of business management & documentation processes.
• Designed office management & documentation system for design & documentation of multi-storey developments.
Client: RAIA Archicentre, Melbourne Australia - Claims Project Manager
• Managed customer disputes and settlements
Client: Lanteri Partners Wealth Management – Melb. Aust.
Several developments / Multistory apartments (up to 15 levels).
Consultant Architect / Client Representative
• Concept design to project completion.
• Design Audits / Site Handover Inspections.
• Condition Reports and Feasibility studies.
CAD Design Development & Documentation.
• Private Clients - Working Drawings - Residential Developments.
• National Bank / Marque Hotel (80 rooms) - Working Drawings.
• Hungry Jacks Food Chain – Retail Working Drawings.

LAB+Bates Smart Architects
Snr Project Architect

   May 1998
— Apr 1999

Client: Office of Major Projects, Federation Square Project
(Value AUD 420 million)
• Responsible to the Project Director for the overall design & documentation
• Incl. Cinemedia offices, visitors data centre, public spaces & Museum of Australian Art.
• Buildings included state-of-the-art high tech data & communications systems.
• Managed team - approx 50 architects & specialist consultants.
• Liaison with builder and design directors.
• Conducted a review of project scope & budgets for the project’s client.

Jones Lang Wootton - Indonesia
General Manager (Design & Construction)

   Jun 1997
— Mar 1998

Mal Ratu Indah Shopping Centre Project
(Value AUD70 million)
• Responsible for overall management for the project - South Sulawesi, Indonesia
(40,000 sq. m.).
• Managed/trained/supervised approx 35 staff in 5 departments: Construction,
Design, Fit-out, Promotion, Marketing and Administration.
• Developed project co-ordination system to maximize efficiency for design
and construction management.

Architects in Association
Snr Architect

   Jan 1996
— Mar 1997

Crown Ltd. Crown Casino Project
(Value AUD 2 Billion)
• Co-coordinated Architects / Interior Designers / Consultants.
• On-going architectural documentation packages incl. data access floor system.
• “Trouble-shooting” site related issues.
• Supervision of Builder’s personnel to achieve highest quality finishes.
• Responsible for advice’s in regards to contract administration matters to ensure successful project delivery.

Lippoland Development - Jakarta, Indonesia
Tenancy Project Manager

   Jun 1995
— Mar 2016

Lippo Supermal Shopping Centre (Value AUD 220 million)
• Set up Tenancy Co-ordination Department (approx. 20 staff) at Indonesia’s largest Shopping Mall project (210,000Sq. M.).
• Developed Tenancy Co-ordination System including: Programming and Reporting.
• Implemented training of local staff and new recruits to meet the requirements of a rigorous project schedule.
• Responsible for performance of the Tenancy Co-ordination division including
budgeting, programming and quality.

William Tucker - Architect & Project Manager
Architect & Project Manager

   Jun 1982
— Jun 1995

New Sunbury Square Shopping Centre Victoria (Nov 1998 - Dec 1989)
Consultant Tenancy Co-ordinator
• Consultant responsible for all Tenancy related matters.
• Developed & Implemented Tenancy Co-ordination System.
Extension to Highpoint Shopping Centre (Sept 1987 - Oct 1988)
Assistant Project Development Manager
• Directed Consultants & Project Team.
• Managed Tenancy Co-ordination Department with 5 staff.
Target Project Manager - Store Fitouts (July 1986- Aug1987)
Chadstone/ Southland/ Malvern Central/ Le Pines Centres
• Project Manager for roll out of new Target Stores including staff offices.
• Responsible from design inception to project completion incl. handover to operations.
Geelong Market Square & Corio Village Shopping Centres (1984-1986)
Tenancy Co-ordinator
• Consultation in regards to all tenancy related matters.
• Preparation & administration of Tenancy Guidelines & Fit-out Programs.
Chadstone Shopping Centre – Architect (1984)
• Architectural Documentation / Services Co ordination.
Design Reports & Pre-purchase Inspections Architect (1982 - 1983)
• Architectural Design & Documentation.