Marchese Partners appoints new principal for Melbourne office

Marchese Partners has appointed Simon Drysdale as the new principal of its Melbourne office.

Marchese Partners is an international architecture and engineering firm with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the UK.

Drysdale is an architect with more than 20 years experience who has worked in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East and North Africa.

Drysdale has previously worked at the City of Melbourne’s Urban Design Branch and Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal as a peer reviewer and expert witness.

Prior to joining Marchese Partners Drysdale was an associate director at architecture practice Squillace.

Marchese Partners chairman Eugene Marchese said, “Simon brings together a unique understanding of the statutory process with his advanced design skills to deliver creative and responsive design leadership, and direct teams and projects towards success.”

“His combination of public experience and fine-grain expertise means he can really look at these projects from every angle and lead our Melbourne office in understanding design projects for the ageing population,” Marchese said.

Drysdale will take over from incumbent principal Tony DelDuca, who will assume a new role in Marchese Partners’ head office in Sydney.

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