Sustainable growth at Grimshaw

Sustainable growth at Grimshaw

Grimshaw announces the appointment of  David Ritter as Sustainability Lead – Australia and New Zealand, reinforcing the practice’s global net zero carbon and regenerative design commitments.

Working closely with Grimshaw’s Global Practice Leader of Sustainability, Dr Paul Toyne, David will be instrumental in drawing together and evolving Grimshaw’s expertise across its studios in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

David said, “I’m excited to join Grimshaw, a global architectural and design practice founded on sustainability and circular economy design principles. I welcome the challenge to bring my sustainability leadership and technical expertise to our studios in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to help our clients achieve sustainable design solutions.”

As the lead for Atelier Ten’s Melbourne office from 2015-2023, David brings a deep understanding of the technical challenges and opportunities that sustainable and regenerative design presents. 

2024 is off to a terrific start for me with my appointment as Grimshaw’s Sustainability Lead – Australia and New Zealand. I really appreciate the warm welcome I’ve had from the team!

I’m honoured to be part of Grimshaw, to continue their world-leading legacy of creating masterplans, buildings and infrastructure with net zero carbon, regenerative principles, and circular economy at the heart of their design process.

It’s a super exciting opportunity to build upon the great work that’s been happening under the stewardship of my colleagues and studio Sustainability Leads, Harriet Oswald in Melbourne, Euan Russell in Sydney, and Katarzyna Jurkiewicz in Auckland. Together, along with Grimshaw’s fabulous clients and collaborators, I look forward to helping shape a positive future for our cities and communities across the region. 

This article appears in ecolibrium’s March-April 2024 issue

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