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MODE welcomes experienced Studio Manager in Melbourne

22 May 2017

MODE Design is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Studio Manager, Terry Mason, to the Melbourne team.

Terry Mason brings to MODE a wealth of knowledge and experience, gained over more than 30 years working at Associate, Associate Director and Director level with major local practices including Denton Corker Marshall, Carr Design, Bates Smart and Cox.

Following on from his role as Director at McIldowie Partners, Terry’s appointment to MODE comes at an exciting time for the organisation, benchmarking on his successful delivery of numerous education projects across Melbourne, country Victoria and New Zealand.

Terry says his passion for working in the education sector includes showcasing how buildings and surrounding environments can teach through expression and demonstration – organisationally, environmentally, structurally and artistically.

In addition to being Associate in Charge and Project Architect for the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Terry has been instrumental in leading teams in delivering significant commercial, residential and recreational projects.

Some of these include proposals for the Melbourne Grollo Tower, Docklands Stadium, Village Docklands, the La Trobe University Sports Park Precinct master plan review, a major residential, commercial and retail town planning submission in South Yarra, along with other residential and commercial developments throughout Melbourne, Queensland and New Zealand.

In the coming months, MODE plans to secure and further develop unique projects from the Melbourne studio.

With Terry on board, the studio will be planning for the long term by building on the existing project base, while growing the office confidently across a broader range of sectors and varying project sizes.

Other portfolio experience:

  • Blue Sky project at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch, won through an international competition for master plan expertise, with four new building completed including a Learning Resource Centre, Science Building, Humanities and Student Services Building and a Music and Theatre Arts Centre
  • Five new buildings at Ballarat Grammar (featuring a VCE Centre, Early Learning Child Care Centre, Multipurpose Hall and an Agriculture and Environmental Interpretation Centre)
  • Two new buildings and two major refurbishments at Lowther Hall, including a Science Centre and the substantial re-imagination of Sampford House for Years 7, 8 and 9
  • New four-stream Junior School for Overnewton Anglican Community College
  • The Capitol commercial and residential development, South Yarra, Melbourne
  • Collins Square, Batman’s Hill, Melbourne Docklands
  • Pool boutique resort development, Port Douglas, Far North Queensland
  • Three luxury residences (two in Port Douglas and one in Brighton, Victoria)
  • 101 Collins Street, Melbourne curtain wall package
  • 91-97 William Street, Melbourne construction phase
  • Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia document and construct commission
  • Numerous submissions for other commercial and educational projects across Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand


Go to Terry Mason’s profile.