Mark Loughnan

Great buildings start with a great conversation – with the client, with users, with the community. Together, we can uncover what really matters and define our ambitions for the project.”

Mark plays a pivotal role at Hassell, overseeing our design quality worldwide and setting our direction as a global practice. 

An internationally recognised architect with a focus on public, civic and higher education buildings, he has contributed to city-shaping projects throughout Australia, the US, Europe and Asia. 

His diverse portfolio includes learning facilities at The University of Melbourne and The University of Queensland, major infrastructure projects such as Melbourne Metro, and cultural institutions such as the Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip, Geelong Arts Centre and San Francisco’s M.H. de Young Memorial Museum while at international practice Herzog & de Meuron.

Mark is a thoughtful, precise designer and a great mentor to our emerging architects, tapping into their ambitions and inspiring them to create beautiful places time after time.

Ultimately, he sees his role as helping clients embrace new perspectives – finding unanticipated but obvious solutions that unlock the real potential of a project.

Key projects

  • Southern Cross Station Masterplan, Melbourne, Australia
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital Masterplan, Melbourne, Australia
  • WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth, Australia 
  • Geelong Arts Centre, Geelong, Australia
  • Melbourne Metro, Melbourne, Australia 
  • The University of Melbourne Life Sciences Building, Melbourne, Australia
  • Maningrida Arts & Culture Precinct, Maningrida, Australia (Hassell + Architects Without Frontiers)
  • Flinders Street Station International Design Competition, Melbourne, Australia 
  • Advanced Engineering Building, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


Principal / Board Director / Head of Design / Sector Leader - Culture & The Arts




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