Tara Veldman – Director, Billard Leece Partnership Architects
Tara has over 15 years’ experience designing projects across Australia, Europe and the Middle East. In The Netherlands she pursued her interest in socially based design, working with prominent health design practice De Jong Gortemaker Algra and explored her passion for painting and printing studying fine art at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. At BLP Tara has been involved in the Royal Melbourne, Royal Women’s and Royal Children’s Hospitals. Most recently she has led the Wagga Wagga Health Service and Shellharbour Hospital Redevelopments.
Mark Mitchell – Director, Billard Leece Partnership Architects
BLP’s Health Director, Mark oversees all of the practice’s projects in the public and private sectors. Mark’s significant portfolio of health work demonstrates his aptitude for translating the clinical imperatives of healthcare into planning to create operational efficiencies and delight. Key milestones in Mark’s career have been the development of solutions to complex problems at the Royal Melbourne and Alfred Hospitals as well as developing a deep relationship with the Royal Children’s Hospital providing innovative solutions to the specifics of paediatric healthcare which he recently applied to the Perth New Children’s Hospital.