People Neil Stonell


Neil joined the London office of Grimshaw in 1997, relocating to Melbourne in 2002 where he is now jointly responsible for leading the practice’s Australian operations. He formed part of the team which delivered the practice’s first Australian project, Southern Cross Station →, the recipient of the 2007 RAIA National Urban Design Award and RIBA Lubetkin Prize.

Since then, Neil has been instrumental to the delivery of complex projects across a variety of building sectors and typologies throughout the region including rail, aviation, workplace, university buildings, retail and master planning. Recent projects include The Doherty Institute → for The University of Melbourne, Auckland City Rail, Melbourne Metro and commercial buildings at 699 Bourke Street → and 664 Collins Street, → as well as a 38-storey office tower in central Melbourne that is presently being delivered.

Neil has honed specific skills in leadership which encompass the design and delivery of award-winning architecture and the effective management of stakeholders, government agencies and substantial design teams. He values the opportunities that our projects can offer to the environments we live within.

Ultimately, Neil strives to design and deliver places that are vibrant and cohesive; architecture that is responsible and timeless while supporting the ambitions of the practice, our clients and the communities that inhabit them.