John Denton

Founding Director

John’s internationally recognised skills in the leadership and design of major cultural and civic buildings, is evidenced through the practice’s significant number of national and international awards. John is often invited to give lectures to students of architecture, professional institutes in Australia and abroad, and as a keynote speaker at industry events. He has made a considerable contribution to the advancement of architectural discourse in Australia. John served as Victorian Government Architect between 2006 and 2008 and is currently Chair of the Board at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Barrie Marshall

Ideation + Design

Barrie maintains a key role in Ideation and Design, building upon his experience as a Founding Director, in delivering a consistent design quality that is the hallmark of the practice. His input to projects maintains the focus of the design narrative from inception to completion. Barrie has over 50 years’ experience in all aspects of design from architecture and urban design, to furniture and product design. Barrie shares the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, awarded to the three Founding Directors in 1996.
Melbourne Directors

Adrian FitzGerald

Senior Director

Adrian is a key leader in the studio’s design cell, formulating design responses for the diverse range and scale of project types from art galleries and skyscrapers to urban precincts. Adrian has been an integral part of the significant growth and success of the practice over the past four decades. This has encompassed extensive international experience including 14 years in the London, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore studios. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, serving as a National Councillor and on award juries and committees.

Neil Bourne

Senior Director

Neil leads the architecture and urban design for infrastructure and civic projects including rail, road, bridges, tunnels and city gateways. He has developed a strong appreciation of the diverse demands of these complex typologies and the stakeholders involved. Neil builds strong working relationships, often with large complex project teams, and has established a reputation for collaborative work processes and innovative design solutions. Neil also plays a key role in the management of the practice.  

Wojciech Pluta

Senior Director

Wojciech is a leader in the research, education and civic sectors, having developed a broad understanding of the complexities associated with these projects over the last three decades. He has managed major international projects from design through to documentation and construction, including the multi-award winning Manchester Civil Justice Centre, UK and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Wojciech is committed to the development of the profession through his teaching assignments at Melbourne's leading architecture faculties.  

Peter Williams

Director

Peter is a leader in the development of commercial architecture in the practice. He joined Denton Corker Marshall in the 1980s as Project Architect for 101 Collins Street and has since taken a leading role on significant mixed-use projects such as Melbourne Quarter and Asia Square, a twin tower development in Singapore. Peter’s ability to successfully manage large, complex projects on time and on budget, has been integral to the growth of the practice’s development portfolio.

Greg Gong

Director

Greg is the principal driving force behind the practices’ successful involvement in China over the past two decades, together with servicing Chinese clients entering the Australian market. With a deep understanding of both western and eastern cultures, Greg is able to translate and develop relevant solutions which are practical and innovative, irrespective of project location. Greg is an active participant in Australia/China business forums and events, a key supporter of the Melbourne Tianjin Sister City Program and a contributor to the Chinese community’s business, cultural and community life in Melbourne.

Sonja Syre

Director

Sonja is a leader in project management and delivery. She builds strong working relationships, often with large complex project teams. Joining Denton Corker Marshall in 2008 with dual qualifications in architecture and project management, she has delivered multiple award-winning research, education and civic projects across Australia, including the Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building at Monash University and the Shepparton Art Museum. Sonja is an expert in complex project coordination and is responsible for quality control within the practice.
London + Jakarta Directors

Stephen Quinlan

Managing Partner

Stephen established Denton Corker Marshall’s London studio in 1990 and is Managing Partner of the practice in Europe. The number of award winning projects delivered under Stephen’s direction, are testament to his widely recognised project leadership and client liaison skills. Stephen contributes to professional journals, presents lectures at academic institutes and industry events, and regularly serves as a judge on design award panels.

John Rintoul

Partner

With almost three decades of experience, John is well versed in the design and delivery of major projects. He is a leader in luxury apartment and hotel buildings, and large mixed-use developments. John’s experience in project management and with all stages of project coordination, from concept design to construction supervision, make him an integral member of the London studio leadership team. John was Associate Director in Charge of the award winning Manchester Civil Justice Centre project.

Irwin Lopez

Partner

Irwin manages the Denton Corker Marshall Manchester studio. With extensive knowledge of the construction industry in the north west, he leads public, commercial and institutional projects. Over the past two decades, he has successfully delivered complex and technically challenging projects and has established a reputation for his engaging, hands-on approach. Irwin has acted in the capacity of Technical Advisor to Her Majesty’s Court Service (now Ministry of Justice) on a range of public projects.

Budiman Hendropurnomo

Director

Budiman leads the Denton Corker Marshall Jakarta studio with diverse experience and particular specialisation in hospitality projects including resorts, hotels and apartments. With a deep understanding of the Indonesian culture, his projects represent the beauty and richness of Indonesian tradition with a contemporary sensibility. Budiman is a leader in the evolution of sustainable design. He supports the profession through lecturing at some of the country’s leading universities and regularly presenting at industry events.
Associate Directors

Noel Tighe

Associate Director

Noel joined the practice in 2002 and has undertaken leading roles on multi award winning projects in the commercial, education and civic sectors in Australia, Asia and Europe. With expertise in the restoration and adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, he has led projects such as the new exhibition galleries at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. His natural rapport with clients and consultants, make him an exceptional project leader and demonstrate his ability to deliver successful project outcomes. Noel is a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel.

Graham Craigie

Associate Director

Graham has worked on a variety of projects in the education, multi-residential and hospitality sectors including the award-winning Penfolds Magill Estate. His extensive experience in student accommodation has enabled him to challenge the typical notion of student housing, engaging with the local community, institutions and businesses to create benefits for all stakeholders. An effective and astute communicator, Graham delivers commercially advantageous solutions at every stage of the project for our clients.
Senior Associates

Kei Kitayama

Senior Associate

Kei's broad architectural knowledge make him an exceptional practitioner. His ability to contribute to all stages in the life of a project, has been fundamental to the success of many Denton Corker Marshall projects. With extensive technical skills and expertise, he has contributed to projects of all scales, from commissions such as the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, to small-scale hospitality projects such as Hihou.

Marcin Polgar

Senior Associate

Marcin joined Denton Corker Marshall’s Warsaw office in 2002 and moved to the Melbourne studio in 2008. With a strong focus on the design process, he has been heavily involved in the development and production of design concepts for commercial, residential and civic projects, in Australian and overseas. He is a major contributor to design discussions in the studio, demonstrating his commitment to high quality project outcomes. Marcin is a sessional tutor on the subject of high-rise commercial buildings at The University of Melbourne.

Louise Goodman

Senior Associate

Louise has over 25 years of experience across the civic and education sectors, including adaptive re-use and heritage projects. Her specialist expertise in brief development and concept design empowers her to explore and develop the unique elements of a brief through stakeholder and community consultation, and site context investigation. Louise brings a user focussed and sensory based approach to design, with an integrated approach to sustainability and universal access. She is motivated by the way that good design can inspire, shape and influence community experiences to create a catalyst for positive change.

Brent Alexander

Senior Associate

Brent is a key member of the practice’s infrastructure, transport and urban design team with extensive experience in large-scale, complex projects. He thrives on developing a deep understanding of client needs and aspirations and working collaboratively with key project stakeholders to deliver innovative and practical solutions. Brent is a supportive leader, committed to mentoring the practice’s future architects through continual learning.

James Christophidis

Senior Associate

James’ technical expertise in façade design result in the high-quality architectural outcomes synonymous with Denton Corker Marshall projects. With specialist experience in the external building fabric and detailed design solutions, James has been involved with many of the practice’s key projects. He is an active collaborator, imparting his knowledge on the next generation of façade solutions within the office.
Associates

Luca Calvanese

Associate

Luca’s attention to detail and passion for architecture are demonstrated every day through his work. His strong interest in sustainability makes him a valuable contributor to the practice. Luca studied architecture at the University of Florence and joined Denton Corker Marshall in 2016. He has worked on a variety of projects, from small to large scale, ranging from the East Melbourne Synagogue to One Melbourne Quarter and multiple residential developments across Victoria. Luca holds a Diploma in Project Management for Pre-fabricated Building Systems (Timber).

Suada Hasanic

Associate

With 13 years international experience, Suada joined Denton Corker Marshall in 2016. She has worked on the practice’s design competitions, infrastructure and transport projects, and recent large scale projects such as Guoco Midtown in Singapore. She has extensive experience coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders and government agencies. Her keen eye for detail and visualisation skills assists in the communication of complex architectural ideas and supports the long-term success of our projects.

Peter Knight

Associate

Joining the practice in 2017, Peter leads design technology for Denton Corker Marshall. He has driven the use of Revit on major projects across education, multi-residential, commercial, infrastructure and transport projects and managed and implemented redesigns of BIM strategy and practices for major architectural firms. As an RMIT Design Studio Leader for architectural technology, ESD and Revit for over nine years, Peter has a strong grounding and industry expertise in best practice design technology.

James Taylor

Associate

Since joining Denton Corker Marshall in 2014, James has been involved in the practice’s key commercial projects in Australia and overseas. His broad architectural skills allow him to integrate project challenges and opportunities with the commercial interests of our clients. James is an avid photographer with a strong eye for detail and an ability to capture the essence of a project through the camera lens.

Blair Ginbey

Associate

Blair is a key member of our research and education project team. His analytical problem-solving skills along with his team management ability see him as a significant contributor to the office. Blair has proven experience in the successful delivery of large-scale projects up to AUD 500M, applying his broad construction knowledge and documentation skills. He is an active member of our internal BIM team and thrives on the opportunity to deliver architecture that future occupants will enjoy.

Paul Ahern

Associate

Leading projects from concept to design development and completion, Paul is a passionate advocate for good design. He is relationship-focused and adept at creating strong affiliations within the complexities of large-scale projects with multiple stakeholders. Paul has experience across a diverse range of industry sectors and building types, most notably in the health and research sectors. He strives to deliver exceptional architecture and urban outcomes founded on design clarity, innovation and attention to detail. Before transitioning into the architecture profession, Paul was a viticulturalist and winemaker.