The increase in population density in urban locations and land scarcity has caused a significant escalation in the rise of vertical school projects.  Vertical schools are characterized as multi-level buildings blending teaching pedagogies and age cohorts across science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) disciplines.

A notable increase in significant high-rise school projects has occurred within the past few years in Australia. Globally, vertical schools are a relatively new concept.

Join #ACEVentures in Australia to learn about this new concept of innovative education delivery within a vertical environment.




Simon is a Director at Turner & Townsend with over 17 years’ experience in the industry, working both in the UK and Australia. He obtained his BSc (Hons) from the University of Central Lancashire, UK in Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying and went on to complete his chartership through the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

He joined Turner & Townsend in 2015 and in his current role as Director, Simon is responsible for the implementation and delivery of cost management services to property sector clients in Australia. He is also the National Commercial Developer sector lead ensuring a consistent high level of service is being provided to his clients.


DANIEL BUTTERICK, Associate Director

Daniel Butterick is an Associate Director at Turner & Townsend within the Sydney office and leads our Education team for New South Wales. In undertaking a Quantity Surveying apprenticeship in 2006, Daniel moved to T&T London in 2010 working within Education, Local Government and Heritage conservation across a broad range of projects. After 2 years Daniel decided to follow his passion to travel to Australia for a one year sabbatical in which he returned to the UK to lead a Major University project. Daniel’s love of the Australian sun eventually proved too inviting and he moved back to Sydney where he has now settled for the foreseeable future.


LISA WOODRUFF, Vice President

Lisa Woodruff is a Vice President with Turner & Townsend, with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and is a licensed Architect. Lisa joined Turner & Townsend in 2011 and is Turner & Townsend’s Global Head of Retail and Managing Director of their Nashville office. Lisa is passionate about serving and mentoring children and young adults in our communities. She currently serves as Turner & Townsend’s Corporate Responsibility USA Board Sponsor, is a member of the ACE National Advisory Council and serves as an ACE Mentor and Advisory Member for the ACE Nashville affiliate.


Turner & Townsend are a professional services company working across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources. We work on everything from hospitals to wind frames, hotels to datacentres. We help clients to plan, build, manage, restore and decommission their built assets. Every project is different and some of our clients include the world’s biggest brands including Amazon, Nissan, adidas, Shell and Warner Brothers.

From a single quantity surveying partnership in the UK founded in 1946, we have grown to become a world-leading professional services company, with 111 offices in 50 countries around the globe. We are the fastest growing company in the UK’s top 250 companies and are growing exponentially in North America. We pride ourselves on working with our clients to solve the worlds’ biggest problems through their projects. It is thanks to our people that we are able to make the difference.