Dean Thornton

Dean has over 23 years experience in the design industry in private and public sectors. Initially focusing on Landscape Architecture, Dean’s interest and expertise has evolved into the broader city shaping urban design of projects, from initial visioning and master planning, through to detailed resolution and implementation.

Prior to joining Architectus, Dean was the lead Urban Designer at Development Victoria where he provided design direction and design review across a wide portfolio of projects from land subdivision to mixed use infill sites and precincts across Victoria. He has experience leading design teams within multi-disciplinary practices including over 14 years with HASSELL in both Melbourne and Sydney, where he led many complex projects across infrastructure, industrial, education and residential sectors.


  • Maribyrnong Defence Site, VIC
  • Ascot Vale Public Housing Renewal Project, VIC
  • Markham Avenue Estate, Ashburton, VIC
  • Fitzroy Gasworks, North Fitzroy, VIC
  • Victorian Design Review Panel, VIC
  • Lockerbie Precinct Structure Plan Kalkallo, VIC