Neil Hill has been appointed design director of design and consulting firm Woods Bagot.
Mr Hill has over 25 years of experiences, including with large-scale mixed-use, commercial, transport, workplace and cultural projects. His expertise is in masterplanning, concept design and design development. He comes to Woods Bagot from PTW.
Woods Bagot principal Domenic Alvaro said Mr Hill’s diverse project portfolio was key for a major design role, and that his appointment signalled the strength of the business in attracting extraordinary talent.
“Based in the Sydney studio, Neil’s knowledge and experience traverses commercial developments, aviation and rail, education, civic and cultural, urban design and retail,” Mr Alvaro said. “By considering how people use space, Neil is a big picture thinker, adept at envisioning a truly mixed-use site, cross pollinating the precinct for spatial efficiency and experience.”
Mr Hill said he was drawn to Woods Bagot’s multi-sector approach.
“In a way, Woods Bagot has come of age. The Global Studio is now a significant design studio pushing new frontiers in terms of creative endeavour within the built environment. It’s an ecosystem of creativity, allowing designers to flourish within a collaborative, highly integrated model.”
Mr Hill is a graduate of the University of South Australia. His professional career spans Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Christchurch, London, Thailand and Singapore.
Prior to joining Woods Bagot, key projects under Neil’s design direction have included Calyx Horticultural Display Centre Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney; Mixed Use Residential Tower North Sydney; Sydney North West Metro bid phase; QUT Creative Industries Faculty Building, Brisbane; Cross River Rail reference design, Brisbane; Waterfront Place Upgrade Brisbane; and Christchurch Airport Terminal Redevelopment.