We are proud to announce that Conrad Gargett and leading national architecture and design practice, Architectus have entered into a strategic business partnership that will see the two culturally aligned firms merge later this year.
This is an important milestone for Conrad Gargett with Architectus’ complementary sector expertise and diverse geographic exposure supporting continued and sustained growth.
With a 133-year heritage, Conrad Gargett offers vast experience across a number of sectors and significant expertise in the Health, Defence, and Heritage sectors which will further deepen Architectus’ service offering for clients in these sectors.
Geographically, the merger will strengthen Architectus’ national reach, providing a market-leading presence in all three major Eastern states. Conrad Gargett has a well-established presence in Queensland with over 150 staff in its Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville studios and over 60 people in its Sydney and Melbourne studios. Contrasting this Architectus has a smaller studio in Brisbane and established operations across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth.
The partnership will see Conrad Gargett’s Managing Director Lawrence Toaldo join the Architectus Board and assume the position of Group Director, Health and Defence in Architectus.
“For 133 years, Conrad Gargett has been evolving and diversifying its offering. Merging with Architectus marks an exciting next chapter for our practice, allowing us to offer both scale and expertise nationally and internationally, said Lawrence Toaldo, Managing Director of Conrad Gargett.
“We share with Architectus deep cultural synergies and a closely aligned design philosophy of creating resilient and meaningful places for people that are both poetic and pragmatic.”
Architectus CEO Ray Brown said: “Our merger with Conrad Gargett will accelerate the strong growth we’ve experienced in recent years and broaden our expertise in Health, Defence, and Heritage.
“Our ambition is to become Australia’s leading national architecture and design practice, and our merger with Conrad Gargett will ensure we’re well on track to achieve this.”
The integration of the two businesses is expected to roll out over the coming year, with current operations continuing as usual for clients and current projects across both practices.