News / June 2017
Friday 9 June 2017
Introducing John-Paul Davies

HASSELL Principal John-Paul Davies believes architecture and design needs to be honest and functional, and seek a clarity of experience.

“I believe in a more modest design; an approach where functional and honest buildings are the backdrop for the experience of the place, rather than one where ‘fashionable’ design is used to bombard users,” says John-Paul. 

Joining HASSELL in 2011 in our Perth studio, John-Paul has more than 18 years’ experience in the master planning, design and delivery of a broad range of projects across a variety of sectors, with a particular interest in transport, public buildings, and education. 

Most recently John-Paul led a number of projects in Perth, including the new Perth Stadium Station, East Perth Station upgrade, and Freshwater Parade apartments, and worked on projects including Forrestfield Airport Link, the Waterbank master plan, and the Burswood Station Pedestrian Bridge concept. 

“Perth is in waiting, following its previous construction boom, and this is creating exciting opportunities to work with clients to challenge their briefs and understand their aspirations,” he says. 

John-Paul is a Green Star Associate and has a strong focus on sustainability. Prior to joining HASSELL he worked on a number of sustainability-driven projects across Western Australia, including the 2 Victoria Avenue office development (Perth’s first 6 Star Green Star project), Central Institute of Technology Green Skills Centre, and the Department of Environment and Conservation’s Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre. 

As Practice Leader in the Perth studio, John-Paul is passionate about working with and supporting the next generation of talent in the studio. "The strength of the people at HASSELL comes from our passion for design matched with the commitment and expertise to realise each project. In this role, I like the diversity and scope of project involvement, from engaging in design review discussions, to working with our newer team leaders to form strategies for running projects from inception through to completion. This brings a balanced approach to aspects of design, delivery and management," he says.

Images: 
Perth Stadium Station
Freshwater Place Apartments

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