Edward Cassidy joined the Buchan Group as a Principal in 2017, and heads the business in China from the Shanghai studio. He has been practicing architecture internationally for 20 years throughout the UK, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. Eddie previously led competition-winning designs and teams at leading international firms such as RMJM and Atkins. He brings a wide breadth of international design experience, having worked on projects across14 countries, and has worked at a range of scales from urban planning to the design and implementation of large scale commercial projects. He offers a unique mix of experience across a broad range of sectors including tall towers, workplace, mixed-use as well as luxury residential, educational and hotel design. Eddie’s design interests focus on energy efficient design and he has presented numerous seminars on sustainability. He has served as a visiting tutor at Tong Ji University and external examiner at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus.
David Drover is a Melbourne-based Principal and leads our Interior Design studio. He joined The Buchan Group in late 2014 and brings to his role extensive experience in the design of commercial and hospitality interior projects for premium clients in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. His focus as a design professional has been enhanced and informed by extensive post graduate studies in business and management, and he is currently completing a Master of Business Administration. Prior to taking up his new position, David was a director at Kann Finch and Elan Creative, and held senior roles with Woods Bagot in Sydney and Thailand.
Gary brings over 20 years’ experience in architectural environmental graphics & signage for commercial, retail & mixed-use projects. His team of 10 dedicated designers and visualisers have become an integral part of The Buchan Group’s comprehensive and unique offer to Clients. His early involvement in projects with the design team ensures an integrated solution for environmental graphics and signage programs. His involvement with QIC projects dates back to the original Grand Central development and the Robina Town Centre Arbour Lane and Bazaar Street refurbishments through to the recent Northern Malls redevelopment. His current list of graphics projects are across Australia and New Zealand as well as India, Indonesia, China and The Philippines.
Rob Guild is an award-winning architect who has delivered iconic and functional designs to some of New Zealand’s leading companies. With 25 years’ experience in design, project leadership, business development, administration and management, Rob joined The Buchan Group in 2013. Since then Rob has been the project architect for the Waitakere Mega Centre, Tauranga Crossing Shopping Centre, Auckland Airport retail upgrade, SkyCity Hotel Hamilton and the Long Bay Town Centre.
Previously, Rob was a partner in his own architectural practice specialising in supermarkets, bulk retail and transportation projects. He was also the Design Manager for Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd, where he was responsible for brand development, design and consultant management. Rob has received various awards for his supermarket and bank designs.
As a Principal of the Group, Rob’s focus is on leading the practice’s design processes, project teams and continual skills development, along with his ongoing work on major retail, commercial and mixed use projects.
Simon Gregory heads Buchan’s London studio and specialises in Retail Master planning, Large Format Retail, Mixed Use and Civic developments across the UK, Europe and Middle East. He has a thorough understanding of the demands of property development and a particular strength in successful project delivery from Concept Design through to Contract Documentation. Simon builds and maintains strong relationships with clients and fellow project team members, contributing to the strength and capability of the practice across all project types and regions.
Since 1991, Ikumi has worked as a Project Manager for numerous non-Japanese clients of financial institutions, logistics industries, pharmaceutical companies and luxury brand groups. She excels in working closely with various stakeholders, architects, engineers, and contractors. Ikumi was involved in cementing the global business alliance between Nikken Sekkei and The Buchan Group, and became a board member of Buchan in October 2016. Since moving to Melbourne in January 2016, Ikumi has sought new collaborative opportunities for Buchan and Nikken Sekkei. She has been extensively involved in business development, particularly in the China market where many mixed-use opportunities are available. Ikumi looks after contractual arrangements and progress of these collaborative projects, and promotes exchange of young architects and study tours between the two entities.
With over 25 years of experience, Marc is recognised as a leader in retail and entertainment design and planning. His project experience includes the design of large scale retail and entertainment projects, commercial and residential developments, theme parks and resorts.
Marc has designed numerous successful, award winning retails centres in Australia and abroad, and has worked in collaboration with major international architectural firms, including KPF, NBBJ, RTKL. He is passionate about retail design and has toured widely to study current retail trends in the USA, Canada, Europe, Dubai, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
是零售和综合开发方面的专家，在规划和设计零售业，娱乐和综合利用的设计方面拥有20多年的经验。安德鲁的项目包括：南澳大利亚伊丽莎白购物中心、维多利亚州的布罗德梅多斯购物中心、碧沙娱乐城、Colonial First State墨尔本总部及Chadstone购物中心的多期建设。他最近的项目包括Chadstone购物中心的西广场扩建、罗金汉姆商业广场的重建和北国商场的重建。安德鲁目前正致力于墨尔本Emporium新商场的开发。
Robert McFarlane spent almost two decades working for global architecture firm Foster + Partners in London and establishing and managing offices in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
He has worked on a wide range of international projects at all levels from concept to completion, encompassing master planning, transportation, commercial, mixed-use, residential, hospitality, institutional, civic and cultural buildings. Examples include the Arts & Cultural Quarter, Central Market Redevelopment and Sheikh Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, and the Supreme Court and Marina Bay Business & Financial Centre in Singapore.
Robert is currently the Principal responsible for the planning, upgrade and expansion of Sylvia Park, one of Auckland’s premium metropolitan retail hubs and one of the largest in New Zealand. The long term plans envisage a mixed-use development with public spaces, commercial offices, hotel and residential uses to complement the extension of the retail mall. Robert leads and oversees the design and coordination of the project with the client and consultant team.
Anthony is a Principal of the Sydney office and Design Leader for all Sydney projects. His wealth of retail experience is immense, and complemented by travel researching current trends in customer expectations and experiences.
Anthony was Project Design leader on QIC’s Westpoint Blacktown and oversaw services upgrade works on QIC’s Castle Towers and the Myer delivery team. Anthony's recent projects include the Lakeside Joondalup for Lend Lease, Stockland Shellharbour and Cockburn Gateway, Perth for the Perron Group. His design ability and understanding of the documentation and delivery of large scale retail shopping centre redevelopments mean Anthony is able to lead both design and delivery teams to outstanding retail design solutions that are innovative and buildable.
Ashley Sheppard has a career at Buchan spanning 10 years, and has been pivotal in some of the firm’s most defining retail projects across Australia and the U.K. Ashley has extensive design experience, particularly in large and complex mixed use projects, and consistently delivers projects that reflect international best‐practice. His highly consultative approach results in high quality projects offering planning and operational efficiencies within established budget and program restraints.
Based in the Auckland office, David has overseen the master planning and design phases of large retail and commercial office and mixed use developments for various clients including Kiwi Income Property Trust, NZRPG and Auckland International Airport Ltd. He was Project Director on the recently completed Centre Place redevelopment in Hamilton, and the Travel Careers and Training development at Auckland airport. David has led a variety of different scales of development, including some significant refurbishment and historic re-purposing projects. Of particular note are the award-winning Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Ipswich Riverlink, Victoria Point, Taigum and Sherwood Central. He has a strong focus on the stakeholders’ sensitivities to both design and commerce, drawing the team together to achieve successful outcomes across the spectrum. David is currently leading the project teams on DNZ Westgate, Lynnmall, 5 Mile and other projects throughout New Zealand.