STRUCTURE was established by Rob McGowan to create an energetic, collaborative and proactive engineering studio. The firm prides itself on delivering efficient, carefully-considered designs and always strives to use its clients’ money wisely. We seek to find the perfect balance between creativity and practicality.

The practice has extensive experience in structural engineering design, with a particular focus on building structures. Although our work spans all major building sectors, the majority lies within the commercial and residential sectors. We are passionate about design and the built environment. Above all we are structural engineers; hard-working and passionate lateral thinkers who are committed to the architectural visions we help to create.

The key staff members have a wide range of project experience across various sectors, including:

> Residential & Commercial
> Public Buildings
> Retail
> Aged Care & Child Care
> Education

> Heritage
> Industrial & Landscape
> Dilapidation Reports & Remedial Works
> Art and Entertainment Structures
> Value Engineering

The key staff members of STRUCTURE have a combined industry experience of over 60 years. During this time, they have acquired their engineering skills at some of Sydney’s most noted engineering practices such as TTW, Partridge & Robert Bird Group. We have worked with a variety of internationally acclaimed architects including Foster+Partners, Tzannes, Bates Smart, Koichi Takada, Architectus, Collins & Turner, Group GSA, Crone and many more. A selection of significant recent projects undertaken by staff members during their tenure at Partridge Structural include:

> Glebe House, Glebe – multi-award winning off-form concrete residence
> Prince Alfred Parade, Newport – 4 storey residence
> 31 The Crescent, Manly – 4 storey residential development


> Tesla – St Leonards and 20 Martin Place
> ANZ, 20 Martin Place – Commercial Fit Out
> Sephora – Westfield Pitt St – New Facade
> Cartier – The Rocks, Sydney – New Façade
> Zara – Bondi Junction – New Steel and Glass Façade


> Waverley Courthouse, Waverley – Redevelopment of existing courthouse building
> National Association for Housing of Visually Impaired, Ireland – New Apartments


> Blacktown Hospital Stage 2 Redevelopment
> Bupa, Neutral Bay – Refurbishment
> Cardinal Freeman Village, Ashfield – preliminary design of existing aged care village


> Knox Grammar School – New Senior Students Academy Wing
> Melbourne Grammar School – New Theatre
> St Catherine’s School – New Staff Accommodation


> Royal National Park – New Walkways and Footbridges
> Three Sisters, Echo Point – Walking tracks, retaining walls and lookout structures
> Sydney Park – Award-winning redevelopment of Sydney Park
> Sydney Park Bike Project – New bike park
> Goyder Square Redevelopment, Darwin – New Public Space


> Euston Road/Melton St, London UK – Refurbishment of heritage listed office building
> Girdlers Hall, London UK – Redevelopment of heritage listed livery company building