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Team Announcements

We would like to share our teams promotions and new roles, these changes reflect KTA’s priorities for 2024, increasing our capacity to design and deliver exceptional projects, ensuring our team are supported and able to increase their acumen, and finding new ways to engage with our clients and peers.


Charlie Emery has been promoted to the role of Associate Principal – Engagement. Joining KTA in 2019, Charlie has successfully directed KTA’s communications, submissions, and branding efforts. Her strategic approach to business development and communication has changed the way we operate and engage with our peers and clients. Charlie has been an active and valued participant in senior leadership discussions for the last two years, and this promotion validates the work she has already been doing.

Andy Ferguson and John Hajko have been promoted to the role of Associate, having demonstrated unwavering dedication, enthusiasm, and exemplary leadership – reinforcing and extending KTA’s capacity to make meaningful and thoughtful architecture.

Andy joined KTA in 2021, and his dynamic energy and leadership on our Social Housing and Tertiary education projects has been influential in their success. His infectious energy, positivity, wit, and skill allows him to deliver exceptional project outcomes, building highly effective relationships with our clients, collaborators and teams. He has co-lead KTA’s practice studio in the master of Architecture program at RMIT for the last two years, and has been a key contributor to the development of our endorsed Reconciliation Action Plan.

John also joined KTA in 2021, initially working with the residential team on a complex residential project in Sydney. He is an architect deeply committed to his craft, and in his time at KTA has demonstrated his expertise across multiple typologies. John possesses a natural ability to support, mentor, and champion design, as evidenced by his contributions as design coordinator for KTA’s component of the Queen Victoria Market Southern Development Site project, shepherding the design intent for tower and heritage components from project inception.

We recognise the significance of Andy and John’s promotions to the future of KTA and eagerly anticipate their continued leadership and contributions within the leadership team.

In addition to these advancements, our Associate Michael Archibald, is taking on role dedicated to the management of our Quality Assurance and project delivery systems. His focus will be on the continual improvement of our documentation and delivery systems, standards and quality assurance processes, and providing support across projects with milestone reviews, technical advice, and delivery strategy.

Finally, Lynn Chew will be shifting her focus to a new role of Associate Principal – People and Culture. Lynn’s wealth of project experience combined with her first-hand knowledge of KTA’s founding culture will allow her to guide our studio, with direct responsibility for the wellbeing of our team, with a focus on ongoing professional development, mentoring and wellbeing.

From top left: Andy Ferguson, John Hajko, Charlie Emery, Viet Truong, Michael Archibald, Lynn Chew