Thursday, May 9th, 2013

HASSELL is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Kelly as a Principal. Mark will be taking a key leadership role within the practice nationally and internationally. With twenty-five years’ experience working as an architect and designer in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Mark brings with him broad, internationally recognised experience across commercial, leisure, residential, health, education and science sectors.

“Mark will work across several key sectors, providing knowledge leadership that contributes to design excellence and will bring tangible benefits for our clients,” said HASSELL Managing Director Rob Backhouse. “Mark’s mindset is aligned with ours – he is passionate about deeply understanding the needs of clients, delivering excellent, sustainable design and drawing together international experience to deliver the best outcomes on projects,” said Rob.

Prior to his appointment with HASSELL, Mark was a Director with Woods Bagot based in Melbourne with responsibility for leading the Education, Science and Health sectors and Sustainability globally. Mark’s extensive portfolio of work includes the Daniel Mannix Building for the Australian Catholic University and a range of corporate headquarters projects for Toyota Motor Corporation, Siemens and Cathay Pacific.

Mark also led the teams on several high profile projects including the Victorian Police Headquarters and the landmark tower at 1 William Street in Brisbane. As well as commercial workplace projects, Mark also has particular expertise in complex medical, research and data centre facilities. He was design director for the CSIRO Division of Minerals, JP Morgan Data Centre, the National Stem Cell Research Facility and the Monash Nanofabrication Facility in Melbourne.?

“I’m excited about joining HASSELL. My first impression is that there’s a fantastic culture, a team of remarkable people and a lot of opportunity to create very high quality design,” said Mark.

Mark will be based in the HASSELL Melbourne Studio and can be contacted on +61 3 8102 3000 or [email protected]

For further information, please contact:

Genevieve Brannigan


Communications Collective

+61 0411 037 109


HASSELL is an international design practice working in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. We work for clients in many sectors, on projects ranging from small, individual spaces to major buildings, landscapes, precincts and entire cities.

Established in 1938, our experience spans 75 years in Australia and more than twenty in Asia. In Australia, we have studios in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. In Asia, we are in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Chongqing, Beijing, Shenzhen and Singapore. More recently, we have extended our interests to the United Kingdom, opening studios in London and Cardiff in 2011. 

The 2012 BD World Architecture Top 100 Survey ranked HASSELL Australasia’s number one architectural design practice. We are proud to have won more than 700 design awards.

While we celebrate our past, we are more interested in the future. We want to play a role in shaping the way we will live through the twenty-first century and beyond.

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Communications Collective

Communications Collective is a team of highly experienced communications professionals known for our creative, focused strategies and flawless project delivery.

We have extensive expertise across government, corporate, health, not for profit, lifestyle, construction and the arts and pride ourselves on working in partnership with clients, stakeholders and the media to deliver campaigns with innovative approaches that positively shape public image and enhance bottom line.

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Genevieve Brannigan
P: 0411 037 109


HASSELL, architecture, communications collective



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