/About us

Serving the best interests of clients and communities

Our expertise allows us to deliver structural, civil and flood planning projects of all sizes across Australia and New Zealand.

Where we came from

Established in Sydney in 1965 by engineers Stephen Mateffy, Les Perl and John Nagy (MPN), the founding partners met Frank Lowy (founder of Westfield) through the local Hungarian community.

Lowy had established Westfield in 1960 and the MPN team were eager to practice in the retail space. It wasn’t long before they became the preferred engineering firm for all Westfield work. MPN pioneered the design of pre-stressed concrete, a material that was ideal for the Westfield model.

Growth in the Queensland market led to the establishment of a Queensland office in 1982, where MPN completed a series of landmark projects – including the Brisbane Administration Centre, Brisbane Parliamentary Annex and Westfield Shopping Centres across the greater Brisbane area.

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History timeline and major projects

Mateffy Perl Nagy (MPN) founded in Sydney
MPN (QLD) founded in Brisbane
Darryl Arkinstall and Rick Godfrey become partners
Parliament House Annex
Parliament House Annex

The 24 level building includes offices and accommodation for the Members of Parliament. The building was one of the first post-tensioned structures constructed in Queensland.

Steven Byrne joins
MPN Group Sydney formed
Coronation Drive Office Park
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1993-2006: Overcoming complexity in geo-technical conditions to deliver the twelve-story office and two levels of basement parking on the corner of Coronation Drive and Hale Street.

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre: Stages 4–6
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre: Stages 4–6

1993-2014: Delivery of the $450 million transformation adding over 30,000m2 of retail space, a new mall, fresh food area, new department store and supermarket tenancies, external restaurant spaces and significant works to the existing centre to align with the new works.

Quay West 1993
quay west

MPN is awarded Quay West, a high-rise residential building in Alice St Brisbane, opposite the Botanic Gardens. The building was completed in 2000.

Simon Pikusa joins
The Reef Hotel Casino Cairns
The Reef Hotel Casino Cairns

1992-1996: One of MPN’s largest projects in the 1990’s. The design of this landmark North Queensland building was required to overcome basements and footings in soft marine clays below sea level, cyclonic wind loading and storm surges, and significant landscaping loads above the casino for the original rooftop rainforest conservatory.

Ken Roberts joins
Steven Byrne appointed Director
Westfield Chermside
westfield chermside - MPN Consulting

1999-2014: Redevelopment of Chermside Shopping Centre resulting in it becoming Queensland’s largest centre. Stages 4 and 5 of the renovations involved the construction of approximately 100,000m2 of retail tenancies with basement and rooftop parking.

Darryl Arkinstall retires
Ken Roberts appointed Director
Simon Pikusa appointed Director
Queens Plaza
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2002-2006: The retention of two heritage listed buildings and façade, 25-metre-deep basement excavation and the replacement of the heritage listed Wheat Creek brick lined storm water drain.

MPN (Qld) separates from MPN Group Sydney
Robert Burns joins
Gallipoli Barracks 2007-2011
Gallipoli Barracks 2007-2011

Delivery of the $800 million extension to the existing barracks with over 175 new buildings erected. This included vehicle shelters, muti-storey office buildings, storage warehouses, training facilities, live-in accommodation, multi-storey carparks, firing ranges and obstacle courses.

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

2007-2016: Using BIM facilitated the successful design and construction of renovations at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Resulting in 150,000m2 of new retail space, making Pacific Fair the largest shopping centre in Queensland at the time of completion.

Ecco Ripley
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2007-2023:  Delivery of civil and structural services for Ecco Ripley providing 50,000 dwellings for over 120,000 people in one of Queensland’s most rapidly growing urban corridors.

Lachlan Stephenson joins
JBS Dinmore
JBS Dinmore

2009-Ongoing: JBS, Australia’s largest beef processor, mandated a new head office due to their ongoing success. MPN employed their distinctive blend of practicality and creativity, crafting an open-plan workspace for 200+ employees, spacious adaptable meeting areas, and both indoor and outdoor dining zones.

Cairns Airport Redevelopment
Cairns Airport Redevelopment

2006-2010: $200 million redevelopment of the domestic terminal that comprised new drop off and check in facilities, a common area for all airlines and new airbridges. Designed to ensure that this busy airport remained operational at all times during construction.

Name changes from MPN (QLD) to MPN Consulting
Cockburn Gateway – WA
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MPN are collaborating with the Perron Group on the master planning of this $1 billion development which includes the revitalisation and expansion of the existing Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre. 

Rick Godfrey retires
ANZAC Avenue off-ramp
anzac ave off ramp - MPN Consulting

Design of an offramp facilitating additional lanes for vehicle queuing off the Bruce Highway along with a new set of signals for vehicle and pedestrian movement control. Included construction management services and authority liaison with TMR, Telstra, QLD Government for the relocation of multiple services.

Robert Burns appointed Director
Foxwell Road upgrade
foxwell road

Upgrade and widening of Foxwell Road between Coomera Exit 54 and Coomera train station. The existing two-lane road was widened to six lanes and two major intersections were added alongside an upgrade of the existing Foxwell Road.

Steven Byrne retires
Coomera Town Centre
coomera town centre

A new shopping centre and master planned Town Centre precinct was created with MPN providing civil and structural services to take the project from concept to completion.

Lachlan Stephenson appointed Director
Nissan Arena
nissan arena

MPN worked on the design and construction of the Queensland State Netball Centre, home of the Queensland Firebirds. Creating seating for 5,000 spectators, eight indoor hard courts, changing facilities, gym and more.

Queensland Rail
QR accessibility upgrade

Much needed accessibility upgrades at Boondall, Strathpine and Morayfield Rail stations were implemented by MPN.

Curve Birtinya
Curve Birtinya

Demonstrating their creative flair, MPN were responsible for the design of this premium lifestyle development consisting of 55 apartments including residential facilities.

Rosebank Estate
Rosebank Estate

Featuring 148 lots out of the total 272 in the master plan for stages 1-6. The site’s flood-prone nature spurred innovative designs, reshaping flooded zones for optimal development space and expansive landscapes.

Robina Office
Robina Office

Design of a state-of-the-art office building in Robina Town Centre. The 7000m2 A grade building incorporates end of trip facilities, a ground floor café and office accommodation and accesses the retail, hospitality and transport hub.

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Where we are today

Since becoming an independent operation in Queensland in 2003, MPN Consulting has grown beyond retail to take on the design and construction of commercial, education, industrial, defence, residential, health, aged care and civil infrastructure projects. 

Our work has also expanded beyond the Brisbane region to projects across Queensland. Today, MPN delivers engineering designs throughout Australia – still with the original philosophy of managing business growth with director oversight over all projects.

Community connections were vital to our early success, and it’s one of the reasons why building strong community ties remains a focus at MPN.

Our values

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Communicate openly

We welcome all ideas and opinions. If something can be done better, we want to hear about it.

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Act consciously

We consider how our actions today impact our environment and communities tomorrow.

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Have integrity

We’re committed to our clients and our team, always working with authenticity and honesty.

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Think creatively

We believe the best results come from applying imagination to achieve unique solutions.

/ OUR TEAM

Working with you to deliver designs that challenge and inspire.

At MPN, we’re led by visionary engineers who, with the support of a skilled and talented team, challenge what’s possible today while shaping the spaces of tomorrow.

Directors

In his 20 years as a structural engineer at MPN, Rob Burns has designed and delivered some of the largest and most complex projects in MPN's portfolio.  These large-scale projects span the retail, commercial, health, residential and education sectors. Rob is regularly...

With over 15 years’ experience as a Civil Engineer, Lachlan has been responsible for the growth and development of the Civil Engineering team at MPN. His experience spans the retail, commercial, land development, industrial and food processing, civil infrastructure,...

With over 40 years of experience as a structural and civil engineer, Ken brings an unparalleled level of design expertise to every project. His extensive knowledge and seasoned perspective make him a highly respected professional among clients. Renowned for his deep...

Associates and Managers

Simon has over thirty years’ experience as a structural engineer for urban environments. With a deep understanding of physical, social and sustainability issues in building structures, Simon has a particular interest in the refurbishment, reuse and adaptation of...

Andrew has acquired broad experience in the structural engineering field over 20 years working in Australia and South-East Asia. He has extensive expertise in project management, design management and structural design. His technical skills and passion for...

Jeff is a structural engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the design and construction of retail and commercial buildings. He’s undertaken structural engineering consultancy work at most major shopping precincts in southeast Queensland. Utilising his significant...

Shaun has over 16 years’ experience in the civil engineering space. He’s been instrumental in building MPN’s reputation as a leader in the design and delivery of land development, industrial and infrastructure projects. Shaun on delivering functional, cost effective,...

Clayton has over 13 years’ experience and is a design lead on education, residential and retail projects at MPN. He is renowned for delivering simple, workable solutions and engaging well with stakeholders to achieve exceptional project outcomes. He is also highly...

With nearly two decades of experience, including 15 years specialising in 3D modelling, Ben excels as a dedicated BIM Manager at MPN. Renowned for streamlining coordination and optimising BIM interoperability, Ben plays a central role in establishing, implementing and...

Jeremy is a structural engineer with over 9 years’ experience across the commercial, industrial and resources sectors. He applies the considerable experience gained in these industries to provide innovative solutions to all projects he undertakes within MPN. Producing...

Matthew’s vast experience as a civil engineer has seen him deliver projects across all facets of civil design. This includes stormwater drainage, water and sewer reticulation, bulk earthworks, roadworks and erosion and sediment control. Matthew is highly regarded in...

Sam has 17 years of industry experience, with 13 of those years as a civil engineer.Sam is passionate about civil service design and has extensive knowledge of local water authority requirements. Sam also enjoys creative problem solving during the project construction...

Toby is a Civil Engineer with over 13 years’ experience working on projects of all scales –from private subdivisions to military base installations in regional Australia. His well-rounded knowledge in infrastructure design principles and construction methodology...

Jonathan is a structural engineer at MPN with experience across a range of industries including, aged care, residential, retail and commercial projects. Jonathan loves being part of the team at MPN. Delivering quality projects with a skilled team, ensuring each member...

Team members

Alex Johnston

Structural Engineer

Andrew Ric-Hansen

Structural Designer

Andrew Wane

Revit Modeller

Ben Tarrant

Civil Engineer

Brendan Lim

Structural Engineer

Brett Malherbe

IT Manager

Caleb Stephens

Structural Engineer

Cooper Navarro

Junior Structural Draftperson

Craig Hamilton

Senior Civil Designer

Dan Giancola

Senior Civil Designer

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

Civil Engineer

Deanne Hansen

Executive Assistant

Greg Flynn

Senior Structural Revit Modeller

Jason Bond

Senior Civil Designer

Josh Wright

Senior Civil Designer

Lara Myalkhaasuren

Civil Drafter

Marcela Alves

Civil Drafter

Medha Khilnani

Civil Engineer

Nisarg Satapara

Structural Engineer

Penelope Barimis

Revit Modeller

Phillip Ric-Hansen

Senior Revit Modeller

Rhys Brecknell

Senior Revit Modeller

Rone Van Zyl

Civil Engineer

Stephanie Ngo

Structural Engineer

Tareq James Jeavons

Civil Designer

Join a progressive team who are pushing boundaries and making a difference.

/ TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say

MPN’s technical knowledge and attention to detail means we rarely have conversations around re-work. It gives us confidence that project delivery will be accurate and timely, resulting in lower project costs.

199 Grey Street Office Tower

Michael Tigani

Stockwell Design and Construction

When we work with MPN we know they’re always looking out for our best interests. We trust them implicitly and can say with confidence they’re the best engineering consultants we’ve used

JBS northern head office

Brent Allen

Wiley Construction

It’s widely known in the industry that MPN are highly experienced professionals. Above all else, they provide excellent service and engineering outcomes. I always have confidence that we’ll get a quality project delivery, regardless of any issues that might arise.

QIC Office Park Design

Tom Parry

I find that, in bigger firms, your project can get lost. This is not the case at MPN. Our work is important to their team and any issues we experience are given priority. The attention they give to our projects shows in the results they produce.

Stocklands Baringa

Duncan Grover

Stockland