Kelly Tohill

Emerging Australian Architectural Firm Moves Global

Kelly Tohill
Emerging Australian Architectural Firm Moves Global
Reception Entry 2 (Small).jpg

International design practice MODE has continued to expand its footprint with projects across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The established architecture firm, still operating with its first generation leaders for over 25 years, now boasts 10 studios and over 150 staff delivering world-class multidisciplinary outcomes for clients and partners.

The design firm was founded in 2005 as a result of the significant growth of Rhonan O’Brien Architects and Designers Pty Ltd – which was founded in 1991.

O’Brien, MODE’s now managing principal, invited Robert McCray and Peter Bertram, to become co-directors within the new business entity – MODE Design.

Following the establishment of the new business, Wayne Jackson and Trevor Barker came on as directors in 2012, as a result of the merger with Codd Stenders Pty Ltd.

Today, MODE offers expertise across five key design disciplines - Architecture, Master Planning and Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Graphic Design, and provides multidisciplinary services from all 10 studios throughout Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

“MODE today still represents the ideals of our early beginnings,” O’Brien said.

“We focus on relationship building as much as we do design and delivery, and recognise the importance of providing localised support to our clients and partners, while being able to offer knowledge, expertise and capabilities of an international firm.”

To continue reading, follow the link below