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Brian Kidd
Brian Kidd
Director / Architect
Brian Kidd

Brian Kidd.

Director / Architect

Brian Kidd entered Burling Brown in 1981 and became a director in 1995. He brought with him experience in resort, education, high-rise and residential architectural. Since joining he has further excelled in these disciplines and continues to promote the use of creative and functional design principles in the delivery of quality built environments. Brian’s passion for photography and the arts, aids in the development of his creative visions.

Nathan Quartermaine
Nathan Quartermaine
Director / Architect
Nathan Quartermaine

Nathan Quartermaine.

Director / Architect

Nathan began as a Director of the firm in 2006. Prior to this, he had spent many years working with various companies, developing his portfolio with a number of key commissions. He has experience in various cultures and has spent time as a project designer in Hong Kong and Canada.

Nathan’s passion for Ecologically Sustainable Urban Development and creative building design is evident in a number of large scale and education commissions he has completed. Recently, this passion for sustainability culminated in gaining a Masters of Urban Planning from Bond University’s School of Sustainability. His thesis investigating the culture of ‘Retrofitting Suburbia’ in the Australian urban context was awarded the Planning Ministers Award in 2010. This has provided him with unique insights into the future of urban developments and further evolved his approach to sustainable development.

Simon Brook
Simon Brook
Director / Architect
Simon Brook

Simon Brook.

Director / Architect

Simon has been a member of the Burling Brown team since his graduation in architecture in 2007 and more recently became the youngest Director of the firm. He has undertaken a wide variety of exceptional projects from concept design right through to the final building construction. Simon has developed an enthusiasm for innovative, sustainable materials and construction methods. Simon’s passion for holistic architecture has strengthened his design philosophy for encapsulating both the built form, its landscape and surrounding environment.

Darrell Brown
Darrell Brown
Architect & Founder
Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown.

Architect & Founder

Darrell was one of the founding members of Burling Brown Architects who recently stepped down from his role as Director. His passion lies in the creation of enduring and functional building designs. Darrell has delivered a variety of building typologies during his career across high-rise, health-care, commercial, community, aged care and education sectors. His formal education has extended beyond architecture to include a Masters in Planning. Darrell also has a long history of delivering signature projects in Darwin over the past 30 years.

LISA MERCER
LISA MERCER
Landscape Architect
LISA MERCER

LISA MERCER.

Landscape Architect

Lisa has joined Burling Brown with over 15 years’ experience as a practising landscape architect. She has extensive experience delivering quality, practical design solutions with a strong client focus. Her knowledge of native flora is coupled with an appreciation of the importance of maintaining natural ecological systems within the urban fabric.

Lisa’s skills complement the strong practice foundations for creating sustainable and site responsive solutions for all project work. She has a particular passion for formulating innovative and functional design solutions for educational facility sites seeing them as critical components within any community.

TIM PIANTA
TIM PIANTA
Architectural Technician
TIM PIANTA

TIM PIANTA.

Architectural Technician

Tim joined Burling Brown in July 2016 bringing to the team his passion for good design and an eye for detail. Tim obtained his Diploma in Architectural Technology in 2004 and has gained 12 years of industry experience in a wide range of projects.


Andrew Brewer
Andrew Brewer
Architectural Graduate
Andrew Brewer

Andrew Brewer.

Architectural Graduate

As an inaugural Graduate of Architecture from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Andrew provides a strong sense of detail in relation to Gold Coast Architecture.

Since joining Burling Brown in mid-2013, Andrew is focused on delivering projects that engage in heightened levels of thinking with strong substance and quality, regardless of scale or context.

ASHLEY ELLIS
ASHLEY ELLIS
RECEPTIONIST
ASHLEY ELLIS

ASHLEY ELLIS.

RECEPTIONIST

Ashley joined the Burling Brown Team as Receptionist / Document Controller in August 2016 and brings with her a bright and cheerful personality and a willingness to gain knowledge in all aspects of administration/front office duties.

DANE ROSE
DANE ROSE
Architectural Student
DANE ROSE

DANE ROSE.

Architectural Student

Dane has been a part of the Burling Brown team since August 2015 and is currently studying his Bachelor of Architectural Design at Griffith University.

Brennan Cooper
Brennan Cooper
Architect
Brennan Cooper

Brennan Cooper.

Architect

Practicing as a registered Architect, Brennan joined Burling Brown after graduating with his Masters of Architecture from The University of Queensland in 2013. Having worked on a variety of projects both locally and nationally, Brennan actively seeks opportunities to incorporate the natural environment into his work to compliment a building’s form. His work features strong ties to the context and history of the Gold Coast and meticulous detail across both the design and construction process.

Dylan McLaughlin
Dylan McLaughlin
Architectural Graduate
Dylan McLaughlin

Dylan McLaughlin.

Architectural Graduate

Dylan joined Burling Brown in 2015 after graduating with a Master of Architecture from Griffith University.

He has also been announced to receive the Dux of his graduating cohort, the Board of Architects' Prize and the QIA medallion.

He previously gained broad architectural experience within the industry during his study years and brings with him strong creative skills across a variety of architectural design software applications, as well as in architectural rendering presentations and 3D modelling.

Jacqui Darroch
Jacqui Darroch
Executive Assistant
Jacqui Darroch

Jacqui Darroch.

Executive Assistant

After completing a Certificate III in Business Administration, Jacqui became a part of the Burling Brown team as a Junior Receptionist in 2003. She has since expanded her role to include contract administration and assistant duties to the Directors and the rest of the staff.

James Blair
James Blair
Architectural Technician
James Blair

James Blair.

Architectural Technician

In 2006 James graduated with a Bachelor of Design from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

Having worked with the team at Burling Brown since March 2007, he has gained a vast amount of knowledge and skill across a diverse range of building typologies.

Justin Giovenco
Justin Giovenco
Architectural Graduate
Justin Giovenco

Justin Giovenco.

Architectural Graduate

Justin has a passion for creativity in alternative mediums, particularly design and architecture. He has completed a Bachelor Degree and Masters of Architecture at QUT and has been a part of the Burling Brown team since September 2012. Justin specialises in ergonomic and expressive architecture.

Lyn Willmott
Lyn Willmott
Contracts Administration Manager
Lyn Willmott

Lyn Willmott.

Contracts Administration Manager

Lyn joined the Burling Brown team in 1987 as a Junior and has worked her way up through the office to the role of Contracts Administration Manager. Lyn has a Certificate IV in Business and assists the Contract Managers with contract administration, taking minutes of meetings, tendering and general office administration.


Peter Nairn
Peter Nairn
Architectural Technician
Peter Nairn

Peter Nairn.

Architectural Technician

Peter has been a member of the Burling Brown team since 2009 & has been working in the industry for 25 years. Peter has extensive experience across a broad range of architectural typologies with a penchant for detailing through all phases of documentation. Whilst embracing the latest modelling technology Peter still enjoys & appreciates the art of manual drawing.

Robert Ford
Robert Ford
Architect
Robert Ford

Robert Ford.

Architect

Robert joined Burling Brown in late 2013 after completing his Masters of Architectural Design at The University of Queensland. He has led teams across a variety of architectural typologies and is valued for consistently delivering projects of high quality and practicality.

Rod Nairn
Rod Nairn
Architectural Technician
Rod Nairn

Rod Nairn.

Architectural Technician

With over 15 years’ of industry experience and a Diploma of Graphic Art and Illustration, Rod employs a passion to his work from concept presentation to final construction. He believes there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a project develop from concept design right through to the finished product.

Shaun Thompson
Shaun Thompson
Architectural Student
Shaun Thompson

Shaun Thompson.

Architectural Student

Shaun joined the Burling Brown team in 2014 whilst completing his penultimate year of Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology. In addition to his architectural qualification, he’s also acquired knowledge in the area of construction management. As a next generation designer, Shaun aims to deliver a fresh creative approach to design challenges and develop complex, intricate environments that improve the wellbeing of its uses.

Steve Woolard
Steve Woolard
Project Manager / Architect
Steve Woolard

Steve Woolard.

Project Manager / Architect

Steve graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 following which he commenced work with Burling Brown in 1995 and as a registered Architect in 1996.

Steve has extensive experience in building procurement particularly during the design, documentation and construction phases and has contributed to the success of many significant projects during the past 20 years working with Burling Brown.

Terry Ourari
Terry Ourari
Design Manager
Terry Ourari

Terry Ourari.

Design Manager

With more than 12 years’ experience designing buildings in Europe, UAE, Asia and Australia, Terry is passionate about delivering high quality, conceptual and innovative architectural solutions. Terry’s extensive experience ranges from commercial, mixed-use, multi-residential, educational and master planning through to hotel and high-rise. Proportions, contextual responsiveness and the sustainable relevance of the building through an ever-changing urban and social environment are the core elements to his design approach along with 3D simulation as inherent part of the process.

As Design Manager Terry is involved in all stages of the design process, ensuring client requirements and project objectives are delivered to the highest standard.

Tyler Thurtell
Tyler Thurtell
Architectural Technician
Tyler Thurtell

Tyler Thurtell.

Architectural Technician

Completing a Diploma of Building and Design, fuelled Tyler's passion for architecture and armed him with the skills and knowledge to deliver high quality projects and manage stakeholder relationships. Since joining Burling Brown, Tyler has embarked on a variety of small to large scale projects from educational buildings, high rises to theme park projects.

Sport is a large part of Tyler's life and he enjoys being a leader and a team player both on and off the field. Tyler applies his leadership qualities into his work which gives him the confidence and drive to produce high quality outcomes and experiences for our clients.