Andrew Mackenzie Director

Andrew Mackenzie is the Founding Director of CityLab. He has advised on competitions in every state in Australia, assisting both local and state government, as well as universities, corporations and development authorities.

Andrew is also an architectural writer and columnist, and has developed a strong industry profile, as a strategic design thinker and communicator. He has hosted numerous industry events and was a Creative Director of the 2015 AIA National Conference.

With over two decades of skill and experience working in the architectural sector Andrew is well placed to assist in the management and delivery of architectural procurement processes, with particular experience in complex design briefs.

Annie Ryan Associate

Annie is an Associate at CityLab. She works closely with the Director across all projects ensuring the timely delivery of programmes and a rigorous approach to document preparation. Her responsibilities range from compiling and reviewing design briefs, to liaising with clients and stakeholders. Annie has experience working in the design industry as an architectural assistant, and having graduated with a Master of Architecture, assists with the review and preparation of technical site information and architectural drawings.

Phillip Pender Project Officer

Phillip is the Project Officer at CityLab and works closely with the Director, the Project Manager and the Design Competition Coordinator to support the management of architecture and design competitions. Phillip is also involved in industry research, design, architectural advice and workshop coordination.

Marita Kaji-O’Grady Design Competition Coordinator

Marita has worked at CityLab since 2018 and provides project support to the Director, ensuring seamless project timelines and the meticulous organisation of CityLab’s operations. Marita liaises with clients and stakeholders and assists in the preparation of documents for competitions.

Over the past decade CityLab has worked with a number of consultants including Probity Advisors, Quantity Surveyors, Graphic Designers & Brief Writers. CityLab has a strong working relationship with many specialist consultants whose expert advice is beneficial for clients of any kind.