Brian McDonald

Brian joined DFP in February 2016 and has 28 years experience in private practice and 20 years experience in the public sector. Brian has held numerous senior leadership positions including Managing Director of Brian McDonald and Associates, Director Caldis Cook Group and Director, HBO + EMTB Heritage Pty Ltd.

Brian’s qualifications and experience cover architectural practice, urban planning and heritage conservation.  He has a strong interest in heritage conservation and urban design and as an architect of over 40 years experience, has an in-depth understanding of contemporary architectural practice, place making, development feasibility and land use planning.

Brian has undertaken numerous planning and heritage studies and provides advisory, mediation and expert witness services.  He currently serves on a variety of government panels including the Independent Assessment Panel for Manly Council, Development Approvals Panel for Mosman, a representative for Hunters Hill, Leichhardt and Mosman Councils on the Sydney Region East Joint Regional Planning Panel and the St George Design Review Panel.  Brian has also previously represented the NSW Government Architect on the Heritage Conservation Council.

Brian holds degrees in architecture and Master of Science in urban planning, is a registered architect and member of the Planning Institute of Australia.  He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.