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Tuesday 12 December 2017
Introducing Richard Burley

Richard Burley has joined HASSELL as Principal, Client Engagement based in the Melbourne studio.

Richard brings a diverse range of experience to HASSELL, having spent the last four and a half years as a development manager with Plenary Group in Canada and Melbourne.

Starting his career as an architect, Richard is passionate about the design and delivery of projects that transform our cities and create great outcomes for our clients.

“I am attracted to the complexities and challenges that large scale projects bring, but the biggest drawcard is projects that have a strong element of design,” Richard said

“Design shapes our lives and impacts on how we perform and feel. It can – and does – make organisations, cities and places perform better from a host of perspectives.

Richard has worked in infrastructure development with Plenary, Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO Bank and in project management at Lendlease on projects in Canada, USA, Hong Kong and Australia. He has led major PPP bids in Australia and Canada and his experience working with bid consortia for large complex projects is invaluable for HASSELL as we work on city-shaping PPP projects with sponsors, partners and other clients.

“My interest in architecture and my role in the PPP space was always focused on design – and what is so interesting about PPPs is that they generally do drive good design outcomes.

“One of the reasons I joined HASSELL is because of the practice’s reputation for great design. The work speaks for itself, across a wide range of sectors and locations.”

“The culture at HASSELL is highly collaborative and encourages a collective approach.  The breadth of talent and how the team works together across the business is impressive."

“I think clients come to us because they want an enjoyable process, they want to be challenged and they want a collaborative experience. They want trust, consistency and professionalism – and a firm who is the best in the business. I’m excited about being part of delivering that.”

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