Simon Drysdale has commenced his role Melbourne’s new Principal, and brings with him a diverse professional background, from small boutique offices to large multinational design studios. This range of experience has resulted in a flexible and perceptive design approach, honed during his time at the internationally recognised and progressive ‘City of Melbourne Urban Design Branch’ and as a peer reviewer and expert witness in forums such as the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal (VCAT).Marchese Partners Chairman Eugene Marchese said Simon had the skills and experience to make a
Marchese Partners Chairman Eugene Marchese said Simon had the skills and experience to make a real impact in the Melbourne market.
“Simon brings together a unique understanding of the statutory process with his advanced design skills to deliver creative and responsive design leadership; directing teams and projects towards success,” Mr Marchese said.
“He has a wealth of both domestic and international experience, having worked in Malaysia, the UAE and across the Middle East and North Africa.
“Simon is also really committed to our philosophy of Esprit de Vie, designing for quality lifestyles in aged care and assisted living.”
“His combination of public experience and design expertise means he can really look at these projects from every angle and lead our Melbourne office in outstanding design projects for the ageing population.”
“We are taking the firm in a ground-breaking direction, and Simon will be an integral part of this direction.”
Simon will take over the position from incumbent Principal Tony DelDuca, who’ll assume a new role in Marchese Partners’ head office in Sydney to assist the executive team with the strategic direction of the firm.
Prior to joining Marchese Partners, Simon was an associate director at architecture firm Squillace.
Simon Drysdale Appointed as Melbourne Principal
February 2, 2017