Paul Rea has taken on the role as Woods Bagot’s Australia regional leader, rail.
Mr Rea’s architecture career spans more than 25 years and includes a number of high-profile rail and metro projects both here and overseas, including the development of London’s Dalston Junction Interchange and King’s Cross Station.
He has also been involved in transport infrastructure master-planning projects in New Delhi and Moscow and supported the design of Dhaka’s first metro project. He has most recently worked on the Melbourne Metro.
“In metro systems around the world their DNA is essentially the same. Where there is a great deal of design finesse required is for the architecture to work efficiently, be safe and loved by the community, and perform a critical function creating an impression of a city,” Mr Rea said.
Woods Bagot and John McAslan + Partners are currently collaborating in Sydney on the masterplan and upgrade of Central Station and its new station for Sydney Metro City and Southwest.