ARM grows its leadership team

ARM is pleased to announce two new additions to its leadership team, with Andrew Hayne appointed to the role of Director and Amber Stewart to Associate Director.
Andrew joins ARM’s existing Directors: Howard Raggatt, Jesse Judd, Andrew Lilleyman and Mark Raggatt. Amber becomes the practice’s first Associate Director. Co-Founder Ian McDougall will continue to be involved in design leadership while also overseeing the practice’s publishing and research output.

“These new appointments mark an exciting new chapter at ARM,” said Jesse Judd.

“Both Andrew and Amber are instrumental members of the ARM family, having played key roles in some of our most significant projects.”

“We are thrilled to welcome them to the leadership team and see the great things they will bring.”

Andrew Hayne has been with ARM since 1998 when he started with the practice as a student. He is known among his peers as an exceptional all-rounder who delivers a consistently high standard across the board. Andrew was a driving force behind ARM’s renewal of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, which recently won both the Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture and the Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage Architecture.

“From starting at ARM as a student over 25 years ago through to now has been an incredibly rewarding journey,” said Andrew.

“ARM is my home. I’m excited to continue this journey and help to build further on the remarkable legacy created by Steve, Howard and Ian.”

Amber Stewart is both an architect and an interior designer with a sophisticated understanding of how interiors combine with architecture in both new and existing buildings. She became an integral part of the ARM studio in 2010, and her dedication to achieving design excellence has resulted in transformative projects for the firm’s clients over the years. Amber has worked in both ARM’s Sydney and Melbourne studios, contributing to many of the firm’s significant projects, including the National Museum of Australia, St Leonard’s College, Sydney College of the Arts, and the Barak Building at Swanston Square. Most recently, she served as the Project Lead for the striking Blacktown Exercise and Sports Technology Hub (BEST), which opened last month.

“ARM’s projects are ideas driven, consistently producing design excellence and exceptional outcomes. I’m excited to continue the legacy of thought leadership and storytelling through design,” said Amber.

“I look forward to continuing to deliver transformational projects that have a positive impact on the people and places for which they are designed for.”

About Andrew

Andrew is a registered architect (ARBV 16450) with more than 20 years of experience working across public, commercial, cultural and residential projects. His most notable projects include leading the delivery of ARM’s renewal of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games Village (now known as Smith Collective) on the Gold Coast. Andrew is the quintessential all-rounder, with well refined skills in both project design and delivery.

About Amber

Amber is a registered architect (ARBV 18610 / NSW 10531) and interior designer, who is highly skilled at design and project leadership, able to lead projects from concept to completion. She collaborates closely with clients and stakeholders on innovative design solutions, combining creative problem solving with solid technical knowledge. Amber leads project teams to successfully deliver significant projects of all scales.

At ARM, she works across all typologies with a focus on interiors, education, residential, and public projects.