ASPECT Studios is pleased to announce Rowan D’Arcy (Dubai Studio Director), and Matthew Mackay (Melbourne Studio Director) are now shareholders of the practice.
Both Rowan and Matthew have been significant contributors to the growth and development of ASPECT Studios and will continue to provide input to the overall strategic direction of the practice.
Speaking of the new additions ASPECT Studios Chair and Founder, Chris Razzell said:
“Welcoming Matthew and Rowan onboard as new shareholders of ASPECT Studios is a delight. They are both influential designers who have proven their ability and commitment to deliver projects which shape cities and communities, benefit natural systems and provide places of meaning across the globe.”
“Rowan and Matthew are key leaders in our operations across Australia, the Middle East and internationally. I look forward to seeing them continue delivering on our purpose and providing valuable input to the continued growth of our studios.”
Rowan is Studio Director of the Dubai Studio and has been instrumental in initiating and building on ASPECTS commitment to the Middle East. Over the last decade and a half, Rowan has collaborated with diverse design teams from all over the world. As the lead of the ASPECT Studios Dubai team, he is currently engaged on a wide variety of social improvement, master planning and public realm projects. With the ongoing support of valued client and collaborator relationships, he aims to foster an empathetic, design led culture in the team, to challenge the regional design norms and to drive the practice forward globally.
Matthew is Studio Director of the Melbourne Studio and his design leadership has seen ASPECT’s Melbourne Studio deliver complex public realm and landscape design projects across Australia. He is passionate about the sustainable development of cities, with a focus on implementing green infrastructure and living architecture strategies into his design work. A strong advocate for Country Centred Design, Matthew is committed to exploring meaningful processes for engagement with and representation of First Nations communities in design projects.
Congratulations to both Matthew and Rowan, ASPECT Studios looks forward to seeing their growing contribution to the practice and continued commitment to delivering projects which enhance our cities and natural systems to create a better place for people and the environment.