Simon Parsons joined the Male Champions of Change Architects group in 2018
Simon has extensive experience in the architectural design, development, resolution and delivery of large-scale significant projects and competitions such as the National Gallery, Canberra, Sydney Olympic Village, Walsh Bay redevelopment and the Mobbs Lane residential project at Epping.
Simon’s capability in managing sensitive proposals and projects is well recognised and regarded by clients. His recent contributions to projects such as the competition winning Cumberland Newspaper site project at Parramatta and Sydney One project at Circular Quay are focussed on the design and development of complex high density tower buildings in significant city settings. Simon led the bid for the North West Rail Link infrastructure project with Transform.
Simon was appointed Executive Director and Practice Leader in 2014 and Director in 2008. In advancing the future of Australian architectural practice in East Asia, Simon has led the Sydney practice through a period of transformation from a partner model to a regional corporate organisation. In his leadership role, Simon brings his architectural acumen to a client focussed oversight of all practice sectors to ensure values of quality and architectural excellence in all projects.
Simon contributes to government, industry and professional settings such as the ACA Association of Chartered Architect (ACA), Urban Design Institute of Australia (UDIA) and Property Council of Australia; contributes to conferences in Sydney and East Asia and as guest lecturer at Sydney universities. A registered Architect in New South Wales, Simon has been an invited member of jury panels for national design competitions for the City of Sydney and City of Parramatta Council.
Simon Parsons is a Member of the Champions of Change Architects Group established in 2015 in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects. The group is committed to working together to proactively address the issue of gender equality, and women’s representation in leadership in Australian architecture practices, and across the profession.