As it prepares to launch into 2015, one of Australia’s biggest architecture and interior design firms has unveiled what it believes to be its next generation of leaders, promoting three of its locally based staff to the designation of senior associate and 18 others to an associate role.

Woods Bagot has listed Brisbane-based Bronwyn McColl, Perth-based Patric Prezeradzki and Sydney-based Silvia Cupik among 17 team members from around the world to be recognised as senior associates. Another 18 Australians slated to be promoted to associates were amongst 39 worldwide to receive this honour.

The latest promotions cap off what appears to have been a positive year for the firm, which as a private company does not provide financials but which was ranked as seventh in terms of global architecture firms on both the BD World Architecture List and the Engineering News Record Top 500 list. It came in at 85th in terms of all design and construction outfits on the latter list with reported international revenues for 2013 of $US130 million.

In July, the firm welcomed eight new shareholders to its global leadership team and promoted New York based Jeffrey Holmes – who joined the firm in 2008 to establish and lead its New York Studio – to become a member of the board.

The firm also pulled in a suite of awards as well as some decent project wins, including taking out the coveted Designer of the Year Award at the Interior Design Excellence Awards presented at Royal Randwick last month and being selected together with SHoP Architects to design the landmark mixed-use office tower at number 447 on Melbourne’s renowned Collins Street.

Woods Bagot is the latest in a number of firms to recently promote new leaders. In August, for example, Cox Architecture recognised half a dozen of its leaders within its Brisbane office as associates, while SJB appointed eight new associates to its Sydney and Melbourne offices last month.

Woods Bagot Group managing director Ross Donaldson welcomed the latest promotions, saying the bestowing of such awards recognised the talents and ongoing professional commitment on the part of the individuals involved.

“Hailing from different, yet equally vital areas of our business such as architecture, interior design, finance and marketing, the contribution these individuals make to the firm is valued and appreciated,” he said.

New appointees (Australian appointees only)


Bronwyn McColl (senior associate)

Jacelyn Sanderson (associate)

Jade Myers (associate)

Jason Peterson (associate)

Sarah McMahon (associate)


Patric Przeradzki (senior associate)

Reza Rashi (associate)

Yow Voon Choong (associate)


Silvia Cupik (senior associate)

Alex Matovic (associate)

Kah-Fai Lee (associate)

Linda Boronkay (associate)

Lisa Sykes (associate)

Marissa Looby (associate)

Pei-Lin Chen (associate)

Rob White (associate)

Simon Lee (associate)


Alice Sangster (associate)


Brett Simmonds (associate)

David Christie (associate)

Emma-Louise Hannigan (associate)