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In 1991 Rhonan O’Brien established his practice,
Rhonan O’Brien Architects
and Designers Pty Ltd.

 

As a result of significant business growth, MODE DESIGN Corp Pty. Ltd was established in 2005 and he invited Robert McCray and Peter Bertram to become Co-Directors with Rhonan in the new business entity. Seven years later, Wayne Jackson and Trevor Barker became Directors in 2012, as a result of the merger with Codd Stenders Pty Ltd. 2016 saw MODE celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the once tiny firm is now an international design practice, delivering world-class multidisciplinary outcomes for our partners throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

 
 
 
 

Timeline
A brief history of MODE from 1991 to now

 
 

1991

  • Established as Rhonan O’Brien Architects & Designers Pty Ltd

2005

  • Name changed to MODE DESIGN Corp Pty. Ltd.

  • Robert McCray & Peter Bertram join as Directors

  • Relocation to 78 Annerley Road

  • Established Sydney Studio

2006

  • Established Sunshine Coast Studio

2008

  • Acquisition of ‘The Architects Studio’ Darwin

  • Established the Darwin Studio

2009

  • Established Gold Coast Studio

2010

  • Established Melbourne Studio

2011

  • Established Cairns Studio

2012

  • Acquisition of ‘Codd Stenders Architects’ Brisbane

  • Trevor Barker & Wayne Jackson join as Directors

  • Established Perth Studio

2013

  • Established Auckland Studio

2014

  • Rebranded to MODE

2015

  • Established Vietnam Studio

2016

  • MODE Celebrates 25 years Anniversary

  • Relocation of Brisbane Studio to Fortitude Valley

  • Current Staff 130

  • Current turnover approx. $20M pa

2017

  • Relocation of Sydney Studio to accommodate staff growth

2018

  • Darwin Studio Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

  • Current Staff 150