30 January 2013 — After 22 years with the company, HASSELL principal and urban designer Alun Chapman has retired. Mr Chapman, 60, has been a practicing urban design and landscape architect for 35 years.
Managing director Rob Backhouse said during his time with HASSELL, Mr Chapman had won numerous awards and worked on some of Australia’s most iconic projects including Darling Harbour in Sydney, and University Hill and the Albert Park Master Plan in Melbourne. In South Australia he worked on the Adelaide Inner Metro Rim Structure Plan, the Roxby Downs Master Plan and Township Expansion, and most recently, the Rundle Mall Redevelopment.
“His legacy will continue through the many landscape architects and designers he worked with and influenced at HASSELL,” Mr Backhouse said. “I will miss his passion for design and quality outcomes and the way he mentored, supported and encouraged young people.”
HASSELL principal Mary Papaioannou will now lead the Adelaide Landscape Architecture and Urban Design team. As global leader of the HASSELL Urban Strategies Sector, Ms Papaioannou is a landscape architect discipline leader with experience in the delivery of public realm projects of varying scales over the past 18 years. She has worked on projects in Australia and overseas, especially in the Middle East where she spent four years based in Dubai.