Graduating in the same class from the University of Adelaide, Jon and Richard collaborated over the years on interstate projects.

After both had departed from major national consulting practices to strike out as individual practitioners, Richard continued working on projects in both Melbourne and Adelaide. Whilst Jon, based in South Australia was designing projects in Victoria.

With a common view on engineering and design practice,

they identified the philosophies that would define the new firm, ​DREW RUDD ENGINEERS (D R Partners) :

It was both logic and circumstance that led to the formation of DREW RUDD ENGINEERS


  • "Theory is no substitute for common sense backed up by sound engineering judgement" - R. F. Warner
  • Think Outside the box
  • ​​Realise the concept economically - from design to construction

Project | PEGS music centre (McR Architect) complete 2019


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