Jon Rudd

Richard DREW is interested in architectural & forensic engineering, and infrastructure projects.

Brainstorm project alternative engineering approaches and solutions


Collaborate with the architects and allied professionals to optimize an overall systems solution for the project

ABOUT US

Richard Drew

OUR HISTORY

Development the design from construction and cost feedback consequent of the value management process

Start with development, architectural & planning objectives, and budget

​"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 construct

JON STUDIED AT ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY IN THE 1980'S AND GRADUATED WITH AN HONOURS DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING.  HE WORKED WITH LEADING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FIRMS IN ADELAIDE, WORKING ON NUMEROUS MAJOR PROJECTS BEFORE SUCCESSFULLY  ESTABLISHING HIS OWN PRACTICE.  


JON'S RESUME INCLUDES LARGE URBAN DEVELOPMENTS, AS WELL AS BESPOKE AND COMPLEX RESIDENCES.  HIS WORK WITH PROPERTY ADVISORY GROUPS IN SA SUCH AS CONNOR HOLMES INFORMS HIS ENGINEERING DESIGN, WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES ALWAYS BEING FOREMOST IN MIND.

DREW RUDD  E N G I N E E R S​

Jon RUDD likes to design architectural structures and solve unusual engineering problems.

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

Being the same graduating class at the University of Adelaide Jon and Richard has collaborated over the years on interstate projects. After both had departed major national consulting practices to strike out as individual practitioners, Richard continued to be 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) :






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Subsequently, D R Partners has successfully provided engineering design services for retail, medical, residential and infrastructure projects throughout South Eastern Australia.  Jon leads a substantive design team in Adelaide, and the Melbourne office maintains a documentation capability with an adjunct capability in engineering investigations, expert and technical advisory services.

CONTACT US | MELBOURNE (03) 9497 3897  •  ADELAIDE  (0418) 899 363

OUR DESIGN PROCESS

 Review the design and assumptions, and test the design response with the project team and cost consultant 

​Richard has followed a more circuitous route to D R partners having initially worked in South Australia, but then accepted various design management roles with the same consulting firm in East Asia(Singapore, Hong Kong, and jakarta).  


He then worked in the United States before entering a cross-disciplinary architecture programme at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.


In 1995 Richard returned to S.E. Asia and Australia  subsequently moving into senior management roles roles with Bonacci Group and VDM Group Ltd. in Sydney and Melbourne. 


Forming his own practice in 2016, Richard established a niche in retail design, infrastructure related projects and structural expert services, which has subsequently broadened with the formation of DREW RUDD ENGINEERS.