Appointments and promotions: Arcadia expands leadership team

30 Aug 2021 | News

Arcadia is delighted to announce a range of promotions and key senior appointments to the team, providing additional leadership and expertise for the the work being done on open space projects.

“We are thrilled to announce the promotions of Andrew Mason to Senior Associate, and Daniel Spicer and Georgia Alexander to Associate. One of our priorities is to support our designers with individualised training and mentoring to develop their careers. Andrew was Arcadia’s first employee when I started the business 10 years ago, so watching how he’s evolved, and the appreciation we hear from clients about his meticulous approach to design, is especially meaningful,” says Alex Longley, Founding Principal, Arcadia Landscape Architecture.

Michael Barnett, Principal, Arcadia Landscape Architecture, adds: “Arcadia has so many great projects underway as the built industry, government, and broader society places greater value on the pivotal role great open spaces play in our everyday life. We’ve extended our leadership with a number of significant new hires, who will bring a diversity of experience in the design and delivery of large-scale urban design and landscape architecture projects.”


Andrew Mason has been promoted to Senior Associate in the Sydney studio. Joining Arcadia shortly after its launch 10 years ago, Andrew has become one of the recognised pillars of the team, able to share insights developed through his work on a range of project types, scales, locations and teams over the past several years. Andrew has played a key role in the development of Arcadia’s BIM strategy and implementation and has grown a reputation for rigour and attention to detail, through achieving exceptional outcomes managing large document packages and construction detailing.

After five years at Arcadia, Daniel Spicer has been promoted to Associate. Daniel has worked on projects of all sizes, using his strong skills for communication and innovation to successfully collaborate on multidisciplinary teams. Recent projects include State Significant and city-shaping public domain projects, working in complex packages. Daniel is passionate about using cultural engagement to create spaces with a unique design narrative.

Based in Hobart, Georgia Alexander has been promoted to Associate. Georgia has established a local presence in Tasmania while successfully managing NSW projects. She has built strong connections with local architects and designers, collaborating with them on a range of Tasmanian projects, while travel to Sydney keeps her connected to her work in NSW. Georgia’s focus is to involve Indigenous and local communities in design wherever possible, in her work on metropolitan high-end residential, education, small and large commercial projects and master planning projects.


The Queensland studio has appointed Ben Newell as Principal, to work alongside Principal Nathan Clausen to ensure Arcadia continues to build momentum and growth in an exciting time for the Queensland construction industry. Ben has 20 years of experience in landscape and urban design, primarily in large residential, commercial and mixed-use development projects throughout Australia, the Middle East and China. As a designer and project manager, Ben is ideally suited to jointly lead a team of eleven enthusiastic and talented landscape architects who are working across a range of notable Queensland projects.

Abdul Fahim Razali, Arcadia’s new Associate: Urban Design, brings vision, conceptual thinking, creative design solutions and in-depth analysis to city-making projects, aiming for a high-quality experience in the urban environment. Abdul has considerable experience collaborating in multidisciplinary projects ranging from urban renewal & revitalisation, transport infrastructure, place making and cultural projects.

Zinate Wehbe has joined Arcadia as Associate, bringing nearly 10 years or local and international experience to the team. With a strong passion for design and detailing, she has extensive experience in leading projects through all stages of design from initial concept, planning submissions through to construction and practical completion. Her design and project management experience includes major public realms, cycle infrastructure projects, Active Transport Plans, Hostile Vehicle Mitigation focused projects, large mixed-use developments, masterplanning, strategic street design, school infrastructure projects, large housing developments and roof terrace designs.

Jonny Nguyen has joined Arcadia as an Associate. His focus is on the design and delivery of major urban design and landscape projects, with experience across multiple sectors including public domain, recreation, commercial, multi-residential and education. Jonny prides himself on the quality of his award-winning detailed design, and strong skills in managing and delivering projects.