About Us

OUR STORY

Founded in 1989, Cottee Parker combine intellect and creativity with a skilful, sensitive approach to design. We design considering culture, environment and the human condition to produce responsive and sustainable solutions. We use our experience, skills and knowledge to create designs that work for clients and the community.

WHAT WE DO

Cottee Parker Architects is a national practice with studios operating in Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane with an emerging presence in Sydney . We have extensive experience in delivering unique and considered design solutions for the built environment. As a long standing, well established practice, we have garnered strong relationships with local planning authorities and are well recognised for our exceptional urban design outcomes. This has allowed us to achieve design solutions for our clients well beyond the usual planning constraints.

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Our Core Values

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RELATIONSHIPS

We listen to our clients and nurture strong long-term relationships built on trust and respect.

EXCELLENCE

We are design and development focused so that each building we design is commercially viable and successful.

INTEGRITY

We deliver on our promises by working closely with our clients and strive to achieve great results and exceed expectations.

INNOVATION

Through collaboration, cooperation and research we pursue innovative solutions to deliver beautiful, quality buildings on time and on budget.

OUR TEAM

Matthew Caswell

Matthew Caswell

Managing Director

Matthew adopts a holistic approach to project delivery and so is involved in all aspects of projects from initial feasibility studies and masterplanning through to documentation reviews and on-site contract administration.
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Rob Cottee

Rob Cottee

Director

Rob identifies getting the masterplanning right as being the critical success factor for a mixed use development. By approaching these developments as comprising a number of layers, Rob is able to get the final outcome to work. 
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Sandra Browne

Sandra Browne

Director

Much of Sandra's success as a designer is linked to her collaborative approach to design.  Her willingness and capacity to listen to project stakeholders and balance the design aesthetic with project feasibility drivers means that her projects have a high probability of moving quickly from the planning stages to construction.

Martin Timms

Martin Timms

Director

The success of Martin's designs is linked to his attention to detail and an acute understanding of the link between the market's sensitivity and demands and the design process.

Kim Vojacek

Kim Vojacek

Director

Kim has a reputation for balancing his design flare with the pragmatic demands of the development industry.  For Kim, the best outcome for the client is one that meets their brief, is on budget and leaves an enduring sense of place on the built environment.

Naveen Dath

Naveen Dath

Director

Naveen has extensive international experience working on large scale greenfield, mixed use developments. These projects contained multiple tall buildings built above large retail podiums.

Shane Williams

Shane Williams

Director, Manager Victoria

For Shane, the design process is very much about taking the client on a journey and exploring the opportunities that the design challenges on a project might present.  This process relies heavily on Shane earning and maintaining the trust of his clients through open and proactive communication channels.

Angelo Di Marco

Angelo Di Marco

Sydney Studio Leader

Angelo brings 20+ years of experience in a broad range of Architectural and Design roles and is responsible for the development of the Sydney studio and merge with existing practice JPRA. Angelo enjoys the challenge of developing bespoke design solutions that reflect the client’s aspirations and employs a “client centred – account management ethos.

David Frost

David Frost

Senior Associate

David has earned his reputation in the seniors’ living industry by delivering high quality outcomes for clients but by also his approach to projects. David is a very good communicator and works hard within project teams to provide the team with the best opportunity to exceed the clients’ project objectives.

Daniel Potts

Daniel Potts

Senior Associate

Dan has participated in projects from most categories of Cottee Parker’s body of work since joining the firm in 1994. From a strong background in luxury residential and multi residential, Dan has expanded into a range of Industrial and Commercial projects.

Brad Sharpe

Brad Sharpe

Senior Associate

Brad has worked in the architecture industry for over 25 years and was previously a director of JPR Architects. He has extensive knowledge of building regulations and has strong experience in the preparation of construction documentation and carrying out contract administration and project management for the delivery of completed projects.

Roland Martinez

Roland Martinez

Associate

Roland has over 29 years of architectural experience with specific experience in conceptual design, design development and documentation aspects of the architectural process and is at the forefront of 3D CAD modelling and drawing.

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

Associate, Perth Manager

Jonathon is a highly competent architect with an eye for detail and design capacity that is suited to complex commercial, public, mixed use, high-end multi-residential and urban planning projects. His experience ranges from front end design and presentation skills through to project delivery and on site construction management.

Derek Entesano

Derek Entesano

Associate

Derek's keen interest in 3D CAD modelling and presentation has seen him develop various presentation styles and techniques to keep Cottee Parker on the forefront of in-house architectural presentation. This gives Cottee Parker Architects an additional service to further distinguish them from the competition.

Dee Passenger

Dee Passenger

Associate, Manager Interiors

For Dee, understanding the clients' budget, timeframe and the intended use of the space provide the foundation for the design process. Her strength as a designer is driven by her highly developed communication skills and her ability to lead and coordinate teams to move projects from the clients' initial concepts and vision into reality.

Dominick Gresham

Dominick Gresham

Associate

Dominick has well developed design, documentation and project coordination skills. He has performed the role of project architect through all phases of a variety of projects. Dominick’s recent experience includes commercial, retail and industrial developments.

Jonathan Crooke

Jonathan Crooke

Associate

Jonathan has a long history at Cottee Parker Architects. Joining the practice while a student has meant that Jonathan’s approach to design closely mirrors that of the practice – a focus on meeting the functional and aesthetic needs of the client in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Justin Bolton

Justin Bolton

Associate

Justin is a registered architect and has progressed into a practice leadership role since joining the practice in 2009. Prior to working at CPA, Justin began his study in the UK where he worked on luxury residential and retail, exhibitions and master planning. Moving to Australia to complete his studies, Justin worked in regional Victoria focusing on projects in government accommodation and health care as well as master planning.

Constance Trofimovs

Constance Trofimovs

Associate

Constance trained as an architect at the University of Sydney and practices architecture alongside a growing portfolio of public art projects of her own. She has worked on a variety of projects from large scale commercial, harness racing facilities, aged care, community housing, inner city restaurants and residential to small shop refurbishments.

Grant Cameron

Grant Cameron

Associate

Grant is a registered architect who joined our practice in 2013. Since joining the practice, Grant has made a significant contribution to many large and successful multi-residential projects from initial concept designs right though to post construction defect reviews.

Chris Thomson

Chris Thomson

Associate

Professional, practical and technically minded, Chris has a passion for functional, sustainable design and has the creativity and determination to ensure that he makes a success of any project he is involved in. He has 15 years industry experience in New Zealand, England, United Arab Emirates and Australia having worked on a diverse range of projects over this time.

Dennis Rabinowitz

Dennis Rabinowitz

Consultant

Dennis was the Founding Director of JPRA which rapidly established it as a leading boutique Sydney architectural practice with an enviable list of completed projects to its credit. Dennis has a reputation for delivering outstanding and award-winning designs across a range of industry sectors. 

Ian Poole

Ian Poole

Consultant

Previously Principal at JPRA, Ian has more than 40 years of architectural experience, having worked in practices around the world. Ian is committed to designing well considered, technically buildings with minimal impact on the environment and as an early up-taker of ESD.