Mirvac Design has a strong commitment to celebrate our team of experienced experts, and presents opportunities for sharing this expertise and wisdom with graduates and students. Providing a unique opportunity for young professionals to see their work realised, the skills and knowledge gained through working within Mirvac’s integrated model is especially beneficial for those wishing to gain registration as an architect, an achievement we encourage.
We offer a tailored training program to all team members as well as masterclasses and mentoring, informal presentations and casual learning, and it is our aim to attract and grow the best talent in the industry. The prime focus is the project – and we have many exciting projects underway and in the pipeline. From conception to construction, our project teams work hard and smart to deliver the right design in the right place.
Our core team of experts brings together local and international experience across all building types and our processes are second to none. Through years of establishing our proven methodology, we concentrate on the new and innovative, designing and delivering unique places for people and communities.
Diana SarcasmoGeneral Manager Design, Marketing & Sales
Diana brings over 16 years of experience working within Mirvac across Design, Development, and Sales and Marketing. Now leading the team at Mirvac Design, she brings a strong creativity and focus on the team while delivering exceptional results. Joining Mirvac Design in 1999 following several years working as an architect in heritage and commercial practices, Diana loves the spirit of collaboration and creative drive across the practice, where an idea is massaged and moulded into a real community with real homes and real people.
Diana’s many years as National Director of Marketing & Sales have given her a customer-centric focus so that her understanding of what people want in a home plays back into the design of each new project. She strongly believes that as people are more design-conscious the Mirvac Design team needs to be agile to meet higher expectations, and the reputation of being a design-led developer, is due to the talent of the people, taking a team approach which nurtures talent and rewards creativity.
Andrew LaDesign Director
To Andrew, every project provokes a new set of investigations and challenges: whether designing a house or an apartment, he advocates that each product is designed to transform the quality of people’s lives. He is strongly committed to the importance of design excellence in contributing positively to our built environment.
Andrew’s relationship with his team is very important, and he feels greatest reward when successfully inspiring his team to do something that is unique and original, to focus on the common goal and make the best better.
Career highlights include his role as a lead Architect for WA’s first master planned built-form community at The Peninsula Burswood, and in NSW’s Harold Park, one of Sydney’s most significant urban renewal sites. Both projects exemplify his commitment to design excellence with a social focus.
Anita VermaDesign Director
Anita has over 30 years of experience of working as an Architect in Australia and India. She is a strategic thinker with a design and technical focus and has delivered some of the most iconic and complex Mirvac residential developments. With over two decades of experience in Mirvac Design, Anita has the skills and expertise to work across many project scales and locations with the various stakeholders internally and externally.
Delivering innovative award winning buildings at Walsh Bay has been a career highlight for Anita. She has also been instrumental in delivering buildings in Magenta Shores and Pacific Place in NSW, Docklands in Melbourne, including the meticulously detailed Array, and has worked collaboratively with external designers on the soon to be constructed prestigious Eastbourne project. She also enjoys and contributes toward practice management and leads the way in evolving design and documentation standards and quality review systems.
David HirstDesign Director
Specializing in up-front concept design and feasibility David leads the New Business design team focussing on project initiation and site acquisition. David and his team work closely with the other Mirvac divisions looking at potential development opportunities and creating design responses to unique sets of challenges on often complex sites.
The variety and fast pace of New Business work drives David and his team, with diverse and unpredictable challenges to be explored. Being involved in a successful bid or acquisition is very rewarding to David, and he cites the Claremont bid, which was recognized by the judging panel for its quality of the design response as a high point. Other successful outcomes such as Freemasons, SOPA and Marrickville Hospital were also recent highlights in his creative journey.
Michael WienerDesign Director
To Michael, the most exciting thing someone can ask for is something new. Making architecture is fundamental to his daily life. The ability to see the work built, experience it and see people using it is his inspiration. His focus is spaces for people and promoting human interactions whether it be at the scale of a room or a city. Michael’s major projects include the masterplan for the Green Square Town Centre in Sydney as well as The Apartments at Newington the Olympic Village.
His current project is an entire precinct called Wharfs Entrance on the southern bank of the Yarra looking towards the CBD in Melbourne. The project consists of three towers, two stages of riverfront town houses, a midrise block, community facility and public domain. Being able to create such a rich, diverse community so close to the heart of Melbourne is a unique opportunity which Michael has embraced and follows the humanist themes in his work.
With over 30 years at Mirvac Design, Vong has worked across all aspects of architecture and urban design, on projects of all scales. Vong brings a fine level of detail while keeping an eye on the overall integration of the development into the broader community. He is responsible for directing and overseeing the production of urban design & planning projects, as well as participating in the review of urban design projects in the National Project reviews.
Vong believes in the power of strong ideas and common purpose to generate the implementation of highly successful major community driven projects, and the growing recognition of the importance of place making manifested in fine examples around the world.
Significantly Vong cites the biggest highlight of his career as his role in the design of the masterplan for the legacy mode of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Village and the continuing role in the implementation stage after the Mirvac-Lend Lease consortium won the bid to build the Village.
Originally joining Mirvac Design to lead the delivery of structural and services documentation, Ron’s role has expanded over the past 28 years. He now heads up a talented team of professionals who manage building services designs for all residential buildings and input into other areas across the business.
His expertise lies in managing compliance with building regulations, building services and sustainability, and Ron works closely with the Project Architects to ensure buildings are designed to code and include innovative solutions as required to meet statutory performance requirements. Ron has also been instrumental in formulating benchmarks on project costings and budgets, informing and driving efficiencies across project delivery.
Recently joining Mirvac Design, Carolyn brings expertise as a strategic leader with a strong design focus through working in several major Sydney architectural practices as well as across Australia in a leadership role. With over 25 years’ experience in architecture she has the ability to motivate a team and instigate key practice initiatives and creative innovation.
Carolyn is working closely with Diana and the Design Directors in the day to day operations and future ambitions of Mirvac Design. With experience across architecture and design of all scales and types, she has a passion for creating spaces for people to enjoy. Carolyn has an acute eye for detail and the ability to see the bigger picture, whilst carefully considering the specific task at hand.
Anita is a talented interior designer with expertise across residential and hospitality projects, and has a strong interest in lighting design and creating public spaces. She enjoys the interaction across the various stakeholders within Mirvac, experiencing the full process of designing and building homes and communities. She is inspired by the challenges to design quality and desirable home and work environments for people by providing comfort and a sense of community and belonging, while also using new methodologies, and technologies.
Key projects:Jack Rd, Cheltenham, VICEnclave, Ascot Vale, VICBrighton Lakes, Moorebank, NSWQuay West Auckland and Brisbane
Chris is an experienced design manager working across a range of projects from our Melbourne office within the CBD and beyond. His specific expertise in project management allows him to bring a high degree of skill in maintaining and managing relationships with external stakeholders, authorities and consultants. This has seen him successfully delivery numerous high profile buildings for Mirvac, as well as providing technical support for the broader team in Victoria in relation to post completion issues.
Key projects:Towers 1, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11, Yarra’s Edge, VICBeacon Cove Stage 8, VIC Waverly Gardens Redevelopment, VIC 699 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VICRiverside Quay Redevelopment, VIC
Senior Urban Designer
David is an Urban Designer and Landscape Architect with 20 years of experience in private practice as well as the public sector at a local, state and federal level. He has recently joined Mirvac as a Senior Urban Designer after 13 years practicing in the UK. David led the Urban Design team in Gillespies (Urban and Landscape Designers) London Office. He has extensive urban design and master planning experience in the UK, USA and Australia, most recently undertaking large international master planning, urban renewal, transport, infrastructure and public domain projects in the Middle East, Egypt, Russia, China and the UK.
David is working within the New Business team and is currently exploring place making initiatives across Mirvac’s portfolio of urban development.
Kah H YepSenior Associate
Kah believes that designing exceptional apartments goes beyond aesthetics, and that true beauty is a level of functionality and liveability that can only be achieved with an intimate knowledge of how a space is used. Kah understands that the Mirvac customers have come to expect not only the visual wow factor when buying Mirvac homes and apartments, but also a high level of attention to the way the space works to enhance the lifestyle of its occupants.
His passion about finding the perfect blend of form and functionality places him perfectly to uphold Mirvac’s high standards when it comes to design.
Key projects:Ovo, Green Square, NSWElinya, Rhodes, NSWLocarno and Maestro at Harold Park, NSW
Matt joined the Mirvac Design team in 2014 and is leading the team in the delivery of the exclusive Moreton residential development in Bondi. This significant project is designed by Smart Design Studio, and Matt brings his international experience and creative design capabilities to working closely with and interpreting the concept design to ensure a quality Mirvac product.
Matt’s expertise in environmental design and social sustainability has led to roles as an external tutor, critic and lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney. He believes that sustainability is holistic by reaching beyond energy performance to offer added value and resilience to ultimately enhance the quality of user experience, creating superior urban environments.
Key projects:The Moreton, Bondi, NSW
Padma LokugamageSenior Associate
With over 20 years’ experience at Mirvac Design working on high rise commercial and residential developments, Padma brings a streamlined approach to his projects, delivering on time and on budget, making him a valuable team member to the whole Mirvac group. He has a keen interest in sustainability and tropical architecture, and most recently structural dynamics and facade engineering which draws upon his extensive engineering education.
Padma brings all of his experience together on St Leonards Square, a 43 storey residential development across two towers incorporating 565 apartments.
Key projects:St Leonards Square, St Leonards, NSWYarra Point, Yarra’s Edge, VICLatitude, Milsons Point, NSWUnison, Skyring Terrace, QLD
Roman DabrowskiSenior Associate
As a project architect Roman enjoys managing a collaborative and creative team, where all members work together, contribute positively, and take pride in the project. Being in the pivotal nerve centre of decisions which affect the final result is both challenging and inspiring to him, and he enjoys seeing every project through to completion.
Roman balances his day to day work with coordination of the Mirvac Design BIM development program, and is constantly pushing the boundaries in technology.
Key projects:Arthouse, Brisbane, QLDLucid, Brisbane, QLDBurswood, WAAlkira, Rhodes, NSWSydney Olympic Village, Newington, NSW
Snezana MitrovskiSenior Associate
Snezana’s specialty is complex high rise residential buildings, and it is the variety of these projects which inspire her, as each presents different challenges and the potential to implement new technologies. She is instrumental in contributing to product standardisations and implementation of sustainable and innovative solutions, most recently the design and implementation modular bathrooms in Forge, a new residential tower currently under construction in Melbourne.
As a respected team leader with 27 years of experience, Snezana balances the happiness of her creative team with the project constraints, and enjoys working with a team of passionate people who have the ability to overcome the challenges throughout the project to achieve beautiful architecture.
Key projects:Era, Chatswood, NSWSite 7/17, Green Square, NSWTower 9, Docklands, VICCambridge Apartments, Chatswood, NSWForge, Wharf’s Entrance, VICThe Royal, Newcastle, NSW
Timothy McKernSenior Associate
Tim was inspired to join Mirvac Design with the opportunity to work on the Sydney Olympic Village at Newington, and since then sees every project he has worked on as a highlight in his career. Currently working as a design manager, Tim enjoys the overall collaborative exercise of working with external architects to ensure that Mirvac Design’s quality objectives are realised in planning, design, detail standards and documentation.
Key projects:Ascot Green, Eagle Farm, QLDHarold Park, NSW Aidan, Rhodes, NSWThe Finery, Waterloo, NSWSydney Olympic Village, Newington, NSW
Trish McCaul-KiddPlanning Manager
To Trish, the most rewarding aspect of working in Mirvac Design is being part of the integrated team working across a diverse range of large, iconic projects. Her passion is to create spaces in innovative ways, whether it is a studio or a penthouse apartment. In addition, the evolution of a large project staged over many years with changing market expectations see her planning skills challenged to create design layouts that respond to these changes. Trish loves the challenge of creating layout design solutions for new projects, working with the design architects to achieve design excellence and maintain the high standard of Mirvac apartments.
Key projects:Harold Park, NSWThe Moreton, Bondi, NSWGreen Square, NSW Unison, Brisbane, QLDHope St, Brisbane, QLDEastbourne, East Melbourne, VICClaremont, WA
Victor WongSenior Associate
As leader of Mirvac Design’s interiors team, Victor brings a strong passion to explore innovative materials and researching ideas and concepts from the latest international trends. His focus is on multi storey residential developments and he works closely with the architectural, construction, and sales and marketing teams, as well as customer liaison. Upholding the high level of quality and functionality of Mirvac apartment interiors, Victor enjoys the variety of projects and the ability to work across Mirvac’s integrated model, generating timeless interiors which connect seamlessly with the architecture.
Key projects:Magenta Shores, NSWEncore, Elizabeth Bay, NSWForge, Wharf’s Entrance, VICPacific Place, Chatswood, NSW
It is the passion for the vision, the detail, and the privilege of steering a beautiful design from a concept to its final built form which drives Bohan. As a project architect he relishes the opportunity to find solutions to challenge and push the boundaries of convention, ensuring the architectural integrity of the building is maintained. He sees collaboration between the broader project team, construction and contractors on site as critical for a project’s success, caring about every detail whether it’s the precision of a silicon joint or the overall form of the building.
Following the completion of Maxwell Place, Bohan has been bringing his passion to supporting the New Business team as well as key creative initiatives across the studio, such as lunchtime design walks and internal design competitions.
Key projects:Maxwell Place, Harold Park, NSWThe Finery, Waterloo, NSWThe Grandstand - Claremont, Perth, WAThe Reserve - Claremont, Perth, WA
Brett is a skilled professional who brings a collaborative approach to problem solving in services design on large and complex projects including infrastructure design management and delivery. His diversity in project experience has led to him being seconded to various Mirvac departments to assist in design management provide coordination capability.
Brett was instrumental in developing the consultant briefing process in collaboration with key stakeholders from Mirvac Design, Mirvac Construction and Mirvac Development, which allowed external consultant partners to understand the range and complexity of Mirvac projects, to generate enthusiasm and innovative thinking.
Key projects:SOPA, NSWTramsheds, Harold Park, NSWEra, Chatswood, NSWUnison, Newstead, QLDArthouse and Lucid, South Brisbane, QLD
Since joining Mirvac Design 10 years ago, Craig has developed his broad project experience to become a specialist in retail masterplanning, working on many retail assets with the Mirvac team to help maximise potential. He brings a comprehensive understanding of the construction process, especially the challenges of building within occupied developments, and has the ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to achieve a successful outcome.
Key projects:Tramsheds, Harold Park, NSWStanhope Village, Stanhope Gardens, NSW20 Bond Street Refurbishment, Sydney, NSWRecreational Facility, Yarra’s Edge, VIC
Leon has 21 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry and for the past 9 years has developed these skills within the Mirvac Design Service Team. With expertise in all building services and sustainability, Leon has a strong knowledge and understanding of Australian Standards, building codes and fire engineering, and has built a strong reputation for his technical skills and ability to work across multiple projects of varying scale and complexity.
Key projects:St Leonards Square, St Leonards, NSW The Moreton, Bondi, NSWHarold Park, NSWLeighton Beach Stage 2, WAClaremont on Park, WA200 George Street, Sydney, NSW8 Chifley Square, Sydney, NSW
Sam is an experienced professional with 19 years at Mirvac Design, across commercial, high-rise residential and housing. He currently manages managing the delivery of masterplanned community sites in Melbourne and across Victoria. With a strong understanding of the complexities of large scale masterplans and housing construction, Sam is a collaborative team player who values developing lasting relationships with all stakeholders and has a passion to take conceptual design through construction to completion.
Key projects:Tullamore, Doncaster, VICBeacon Cove Housing, VICJack Road, Cheltenham, VICLaureate, Albert Park, VICWaverley Park, Mulgrave, VIC
Working with Mirvac Design Sam has had the satisfaction of seeing major projects progress from a sketch right through to completion. He loves the idea that as a team of architects, Mirvac Design can change people’s lives; having an impact upon the way people live, the way they interact with each other and with the urban fabric.Sam has the ability to provide simple solutions to complex issues, allowing him to produce designs that can give something back to the community, a benefit that will be enjoyed many, many years. He believes this is why design matters.Key projects:Ebsworth, Green Square, NSWGreen Square Planning Proposal, NSWAltivolo, Harold Park, NSW200 George Street (Stage 1 DA), NSW
At Mirvac Design Tanja has the opportunity to pursue her love of residential architecture, designing homes within the context of a larger community so that her work has a far greater impact on society. Doing something positive for the community by creating better places for people to live is the goal she inspires within her team, and being involved through the life of the project is her reward.
Tanja enjoys the liaison with colleagues across Mirvac, allowing her to work with a diverse and dedicated team where together they create masterplanned communities for the future benefit of all.
Key projects:The Avenue, Schofields, NSWStanhope Court, Stanhope Gardens, NSW The Promenade, Elizabeth Hills, NSWNewbury, Stanhope Gardens, NSWBrighton Lakes, Moorebank, NSW