A Message from the Managing Director

A Message from the Managing Director

Author: Hatch | RobertsDay

Friends, Clients, Collaborators,

This week marked a significant milestone for RobertsDay. Following a comprehensive 2 year process, we are proud to announce that we are joining the global Hatch group of companies, and launching Hatch RobertsDay in Australia.

Established in 1993, RD is one of Australia’s leading urban design, planning and placemaking practices. Hatch has been creating positive change for clients for over sixty years and launched the Urban Solutions business in 2016 to address challenges of global urbanization through a strategic, evidence-based consulting service.

Similar to RobertsDay, Hatch is employee-owned, and together we will continue to embrace the collaborative and inclusive approach that has defined RD’s success over the last 27 years. 

The foundation of this partnership is our shared values, cultural alignment and passion for creating successful communities through innovative design, enabling infrastructure, and a commitment to bringing vision to reality.

In joining the Urban Solutions team, we will continue the evolution of our multi-disciplinary, place-led design approach to create places that are genuinely distinctive, transformative and pioneering. The existing RD leadership team will lead the Urban Solutions team in Australia.

Both organizations have independently built solid reputations working with public and private clients to address the rapid economic, climate and technological changes facing urban environments worldwide.

Hatch’s Urban Solutions team leverages robust economic development strategy and urban regeneration capacity, which combined with RD’s industry leading planning, design and place services provides the right strategic response to current global challenges.

We will continue to offer our award winning place led design and planning services, strengthened with the urban economics, development strategy, and infrastructure expertise brought by Hatch. The combined offer will provide our clients and partners with the capabilities and insight needed to solve the most complex challenges.

Our combined strengths will see us play a vital role in the delivery of key infrastructure projects, including helping to combat the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to continuing and strengthening our ongoing collaboration with you, in the next phase of the growth and evolution of RobertsDay.
Martine White
Managing Director