Importing and Exporting Design Services - Managing Director John Coop joins trade mission to Australia

July 5, 2022: News

This week, Warren and Mahoney Managing Director, John Coop joins the New Zealand Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern’s trade mission to Australia to strengthen market connections on both sides of the Tasman.

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Warren and Mahoney is proudly an international firm founded in New Zealand. With six studios across Australia and New Zealand and projects across the globe, the import and export of design services and intellectual property has helped inform and enhance design outcomes for all our clients.

John Coop says he feels honoured to represent the practice within the Delegation, and is sure the mission will further strengthen Warren and Mahoney’s presence and connections in Australia.

“This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with and learn from other organisations and innovators. I look forward to sharing more about our ‘one studio’ structure across Australia and New Zealand, and our unique approach to design at the intersection of culture, sustainability and innovation.”

With innovation in architecture, design, sustainability, and indigenous engagement accelerating faster than ever before, the ability to import and export best practice insights is creating innovative and better project outcomes.

For example, Warren and Mahoney recently helped design the SPARK Consortium’s bid winning scheme for the $16 billion North East Link, working in close collaboration with BKK, T.C.L and Australian indigenous design experts Greenaway Architects.

This is a globally significant project to develop 25 kilometres of new freeway infrastructure in Victoria – the largest public-private development ever seen in Australasia. North East Link is the world’s first infrastructure project designed to the award-winning International Indigenous Design Charter principles honouring the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people, their living knowledge and their history. ⁠

Warren and Mahoney Principal, Daryl Maguire, and Director of Greenaway Architects, Jefa Greenaway presented this project to the Delegation on Tuesday as a case-study in benefits of collaboration, fresh thinking and how it results in richer design outcomes.

The trade mission will be undertaken from 4th to 8th July.