Matt Smith (left) and Shaun Schroter

Multidisciplinary architecture practice Architectus has announced senior appointments of Matthew Smith and Shaun Schroter to its Melbourne studio as principals.

“It is with absolute pleasure that we welcome Matthew and Shaun to Architectus,” managing director Ray Brown said. “They both come with considerable professional accomplishments and experience. Their combined commercial, residential and mixed use experience is impressive and further strengthens our capability to service clients in these sectors across the group.”

Mr Smith is formally of Crone Partners where he oversaw all commercial sectors, including residential, office, hospitality, retail, interiors, and large mixed use developments.

“I’m looking forward to helping develop a strong commercial portfolio in the Melbourne Office, and working with the business nationally to reinforce their strong market presence,” Mr Smith said.

Mr Schroter’s experience in Australia and Asia spans the design of residential, commercial, retail and institutional projects. Prior to joining Architectus he was associate director at Elenberg Fraser, before which he held the position of architecture principal and national residential sector leader at Hassell.

“With a large part of my career spent focusing on Melbourne’s commercial sector, I couldn’t be more ready to help translate Architectus’ best practice in commercial building design, so well recognised in Sydney, to the Melbourne market,” Mr Schroter said.