Warren and Mahoney celebrates promotion of Simon Hardy to Principal

December 19, 2022: News, People

We are delighted to announce Simon Hardy’s promotion to Principal.

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Joining the practice in 2021, Simon has impressed clients and colleagues with his insight, pragmatism, and specialist expertise in sustainable and city-scale architecture.

He has helped shape two of Warren and Mahoney’s newest service offerings – the Advanced Timber Unit, and our Urban Design and Landscape Architecture practice. He has also played a pivotal role leading numerous complex projects, including the Eastern Busway which aims to promote integrated, multi-modal transport systems to support population and economic growth. In all of these roles, his team leadership skills and focus on quality and client-focussed outcomes makes him a valuable addition to the Principal team.

“Simon’s promotion is thoroughly well deserved,” says Warren and Mahoney’s Managing Director, John Coop.

“He has had an immediate and real impact on Warren and Mahoney’s strategy, particularly in his involvement in the Advanced Timber Unit. Simon has played a key role in setting up this specialism, an Australasian first, which has been conceived not just as a team of experts but as the gateway to a wider network of regional expertise, offering advice from inception through to procurement and construction on large scale timber projects.

“He has also supported the development of our urban design offering and Place Sector strategy; and he now co-leads our Move Sector, where he continues to assist clients with complex and city-shaping projects of scale.”

Katherine Skipper, Wellington Studio Principal is looking forward to Simon joining the Principal team.

“In the time Simon has been with Warren and Mahoney, he has demonstrated impressive leadership skills and an ability to build strong teams with a collaborative culture.

“These attributes make Simon a natural fit at Principal level. Simon’s presence in the studio provides great confidence, supporting people and teams to expand our presence locally and across our ‘One Studio’ network. I look forward to continuing to work with him as he inspires our next generation of architects.”

Simon brings over 20 years of experience to the Wellington studio, with specialist experience in the infrastructure, urban real and multi-residential sectors. While based in Wellington, Simon will bring expert insight and design capability to projects and clients across the Warren and Mahoney group.