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Australian design practice Hames Sharley today announced the appointment of Andrew Tang-Smith as Principal. With over a decade of experience and a proven track record of success, Andrew will join the company’s Perth Studio. He will boost the studio’s design leadership with a balanced international and local lens and work collaboratively across several portfolios.

Andrew brings significant local and international experience drawing from his former role as a design leader. He has worked across a diverse portfolio of projects from design to delivery of master planning, heritage, multi-residential, commercial, major mixed-use, civic and aviation projects throughout Australia, China and Dubai.

Andrew’s impressive local portfolio boasts significant projects such as Perth’s World Trade Centre proposal, Mill Green Precinct, Perth Airport’s Virgin Pier, as well as complex smaller projects like the Palace Heritage refurbishment and The Terraces luxury apartments in South Perth. With his exceptional attention to detail, a passion for unconventional creativity, and an impressive list of awards, Andrew is well placed to help lead the team on several cross-portfolio projects through 2021 and into the new year.

“Hames Sharley’s Perth studio is rapidly growing thanks to its clear vision for the future, underpinned by our extraordinary team of architects. We’re thrilled to welcome Andrew to Hames Sharley as a Principal, and we know he will be an incredible asset to both our team and our clients,” said Hames Sharley Perth Studio Leader, Brook McGowan.

“It’s an exciting time to be an Architect in Perth. Western Australia is in the middle of a significant growth phase and Hames Sharley has some inspiring new projects in the pipeline. I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Principal and looking forward to working with my new colleagues and the studio leadership to challenge design norms and cross-pollinate between our disciplines and portfolios to bring value to our projects and clients.”

Andrew Tang-Smith is an alumni of Curtin University and regularly volunteers his time at University engagements as a student mentor and guest speaker. He is also passionate about contributing to shaping Perth into a world-class, liveable and sustainable city as an AIA Sustainability awards jury and PCA committee member.