Turner has announced a slew of appointments, including the addition of a new Director and two Associate Directors.
The appointments come at a time of continued growth for the architecture, urban design, interiors and experiential design practice.
Get to know Shewanna Mendis
Newly appointed Director Shewanna Mendis has been with Turner since its inception more than 20 years ago and says she’s incredibly optimistic about what the future holds for the practice.
“At Turner, we’ve always had an urban design sensibility and I’ve been lucky enough to work on some of Sydney’s most transformative urban renewal projects,” she says.
“We’ve recently expanded into experiential design and it’s incredibly rewarding to touch a project at every single stage. We look forward to amplifying this offering and applying it to more transformative projects in NSW and London.”
Shewanna says the practice is very proud of the team’s diversity. “We’re diverse in culture and diverse in talent – diverse in every possible aspect. We fundamentally recognise talent, design skill and thinking.”
Shewanna’s new role will include design development, managing the smooth delivery of projects and staff training and mentoring.
Meet our new Associate Directors
Meanwhile, Aniss Adler has been promoted to Associate Director and Head of Experiential Design, and Brian Fong has also been promoted to Associate Director.
Aniss Adler is an experienced Art Director and Graphic Designer who joined Turner in 2018. Since then, she has built the Experiential Design department from the ground up.
Brian Fong is an architect with more than 20 years’ experience in Australia, China and the UK. Throughout his career, he has delivered major masterplanning, medium and high-density residential and mixed use development projects.