Director / ArchitectBrian 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.
Architectural StudentChristian Young has been a part of the Burling Brown team since August 2019 and is currently studying his Bachelor of Architectural Design at Griffith University. Christians passion for Architecture stems from his previous career in the property industry, using this acquired knowledge to have an eye for practicality in design. Christian has a developing interest in how architectural design can have a psychological impact and endeavours to use this interest in his future design concepts.
Architectural GraduateHaving completed her Master of Architecture in Adelaide in 2016, Marli joined the Burling Brown team in 2018 with a background in landscape architecture, conscious urban planning and detailed residential development. Marli’s postgraduate research into how the interrelationships between the built and natural environment positively affect our community has ignited an interdisciplinary passion for both Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She strives to design purposeful, sustainable and thought-provoking spaces for our future generations.
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.
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.
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 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.
Architect / Associate Director
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 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.
Architectural GraduateDane has been working with Burling Brown since 2015. After graduating his Master of Architecture degree, he has continued to strive to deliver high quality work through all stages of the design process. With more than four years of industry experience, Dane brings with him a strong work ethic and an eagerness to deliver innovative design solutions. Growing up with a passion for art and music, his strengthened appreciation of architectural presentation and visualisation is a significant factor with his involvement to projects.
Architect / Associate DirectorPracticing 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 joined Burling Brown in 2015 after graduating from Griffith University where he received the Board of Architects' Prize and the QIA medallion in his final year of studies.
He brings with him strong creative skills across all project stages and has a strong sense of detail in architectural rendering, presentation and 3D modelling.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Chad has completed a Diploma of Building Design. During his studies he was successful in securing a grant to study architectural design in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He has experience working on residential, educational and commercial designs. After winning a design competition he had the unique opportunity to work on the Commonwealth Games athlete’s village.
After completing his Masters of Architecture at Curtin University in 2015, Nermin lived and worked in the city of Perth gaining broad architectural experience within the industry.
Nermin’s interest lies in social sustainability and alternative urban environments which also was the underlying premise of his Thesis research.
Besides Architecture, Nermin’s strong passion for an alternative medium such as film further extends his exploration, understanding and perception of space.
Architectural StudentDale joined the Burling Brown team in early 2018 whilst completing his Master of Architecture at Griffith University. During his undergraduate studies, he received a Chancellors Award for his application to his studies. His investigation into the psychological impacts of green spaces in schools was the focus of his thesis research, igniting his passion for educational architecture. Dale’s approach to design incorporates a high level of detail and quality to architectural design, exploring how environments will define and shape future society.