MODE Appoints New Directors

29 September 2016

MODE has appointed two new Directors who bring strong leadership skills and multidisciplinary experience to the practice during a period of significant growth, as MODE continues to surpass goals at an unprecedented rate.

The new Directors are:

  • Alayna Renata: Landscape Manager and now Director, Ms. Renata is a pioneer in landscape architecture and her technical capabilities are matched by her passion for project management, which has seen her successfully manage major projects from concept phase through to construction. Ms. Renata is not only MODE’s first woman Director, but the youngest and only member with Māori ancestry (Kai Tahu ki Puketeraki me Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau) and has developed skills in understanding and interpreting indigenous and cultural values in a landscape context.
  • Steve Mastrodomenico: MODE’s Residential Leader, Mr. Mastrodomenico has quickly moved up the ranks at MODE after focusing on the importance of culture and values, and the development of innovative systems and processes to support MODE’s strategic objectives. His passion and skills in the design development, construction documentation and contract administration of medium to large scale projects has seen him manage and collaborate teams throughout Australia, the Middle East and Asia with multi-national/religious backgrounds.

The announcement was made at MODE’s annual management conference and celebrated at the 25 year celebratory function where MODE’s Managing Principal, Rhonan O’Brien acknowledge the whole of the management team for their continual support – including the two newly appointed Directors.

“MODE now boasts 10 offices across Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam with over 165 staff and a turnover in excess of $20 million. Appointing Alayna and Steve as Directors comes at a pivotal stage as we go forward with the necessary structure and skill sets to meet our company mission of Innovation CapitalisationTM, and ultimately our vision to be the leading multidisciplinary firm in Australia. They are not only great architects and landscape architects, but experienced leaders and gifted members of staff with a national reputation for rethinking and representing great projects,” said Mr. O’Brien.

Ms. Renata and Mr. Mastrodomenico have trusted relationships within the industry, including governments and the wider community in Australia and New Zealand. Their visions and leadership skills will help MODE continue to maintain, develop and extend its multidisciplinary services across Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam.