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

In his role as Cottee Parker Architects’ Managing Director, Matthew’s holistic approach to design combines with his business acumen to keep the practice delivering successful commercial outcomes for each and every project.

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Rob Cottee

Rob Cottee

Director

As one of the two founding Directors of Cottee Parker Architects, Rob is a highly-respected professional in the design and architecture industry. Establishing the practice in 1989, Rob has worked on a variety of projects across all scopes and sizes.

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Sandra Browne

Sandra Browne

Director

With over 20 years’ experience, Sandra specialises in delivering thoughtfully designed commercial, multi-residential and masterplanning projects. Starting her career in Britain, she has a wealth of knowledge that allows her to deliver projects that are considered from both a design and business perspective.

Martin Timms

Martin Timms

Director

As an equity Director at Cottee Parker Architects, Martin has been an integral member of the team for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.

Kim Vojacek

Kim Vojacek

Director

As an equity Director at Cottee Parker Architects, Kim is a highly qualified and experienced architect that focuses on balancing design as an art form while also delivering commercial outcomes for clients.

Naveen Dath

Naveen Dath

Director

As an experienced architect with 25 years’ experience both across Australia and internationally, Naveen is a Director that combines his passion for design with his understanding of large-scale projects to produce high-quality and innovative designs.

Shane Williams

Shane Williams

Director, Manager Victoria

As a Director and Manager of Victorian office, Shane is a key member of the Cottee Parker Artchitects’ team. With extensive experience both across Australia and internationally, Shane has worked on a myriad of large-scale projects including embassies, premium office buildings, exclusive hotels, sporting facilities and luxury houses.

Kirrily Murphy

Kirrily Murphy

General Manager

Kirrily provides leadership, direction and advice to the Board of Cottee Parker Architects to ensure the provision of best practice corporate services associated with information and digital technology, human resource management and marketing to support the delivery of the Board’s strategic objectives.

Daniel Potts

Daniel Potts

Principal

With an association with Cottee Parker Architects that spans more than 20 years, Daniel Potts has an extensive background in creating residential, commercial and industrial projects that carefully balance memorable architecture with commercial outcomes.

Angelo Di Marco

Angelo Di Marco

Principal / Studio Manager Sydney

With over 30 years’ experience, Angelo approaches his role as Sydney’s Studio Manager with knowledge and passion. Having been in a number of leadership roles with large, global architecture practices, Angelo is well-equipped to balance both the business and art aspects of architecture.

David Frost

David Frost

Senior Associate

With over 30 years’ experience spanning seniors’ living, education and healthcare, David Frost has a reputation for delivering high quality outcomes for his clients. His experience allows him to successfully deliver large-scale projects from conception right through to post-construction.

Brad Sharpe

Brad Sharpe

Senior Associate

With over 30 years’ experience, Brad is a highly qualified professional with an extensive career that spans all facets of architecture and design. Being involved in a range of project types – from high-end luxury, multi-residential, boutique residential, commercial and industrial – Brad is well-equipped to deliver unique design solutions for all projects.

Roland Martinez

Roland Martinez

Senior Associate

With over 25 years’ experience in architecture and design, Roland strives to help developers bring their project visions to life. With experience across a number of large-scale and high-profile projects, Roland’s designs meet both aesthetic and commercial goals.

Ben Madden

Ben Madden

Associate

Ben is a registered architect and project manager with extensive experience across a diverse range of project types. His ability to take a project from design concept through to construction, ensures he’s a versatile and skilled asset to any project team. With over 15 years’ experience throughout Australia, Ben has a track record of delivering high quality retail, commercial, residential and education projects.

Chris Thomson

Chris Thomson

Associate

Professional, practical and technically-minded, Chris has a passion for creating functional and sustainable designs. As a key part of any project team, Chris has an innate ability to take a project from design concept right through to design detail and construction – making him a well-rounded and highly versatile designer with a notably distinct style.

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.

Dee Passenger

Dee Passenger

Associate, Manager Interiors

With over 20 years’ experience designing and delivering large-scale projects, Dee has an innate ability to transform ordinary spaces into functional and inspirational designs. Having designed over six Greenstar buildings, and with a number of AIDA Awards shortlists, Dee’s extensive experience is matched by her unwavering passion for the interior design industry.

Derek Entesano

Derek Entesano

Associate

Beginning his career with Cottee Parker Architects in 2002, Derek consistently works to keep our practice at the forefront of in-house architectural presentation. With a keen interest in 3D CAD Modelling and presentation, Derek delivers visualisations and imagery that help clients meet their desired commercial outcomes.

Dominick Gresham

Dominick Gresham

Associate

With an extensive career spanning a number of large-scale heritage projects, commercial, retail and industrial developments, Dominick strives to deliver designs that solve complex issues across all levels of a project.

Grant Cameron

Grant Cameron

Associate

Joining Cottee Parker Architects in 2013, Grant has played a key role in the design of many large-scale projects across Queensland. With a keen eye for detail, Grant is able to successfully manage both the practical and aesthetic aspects of project design.

Ian Grant

Ian Grant

Associate

With extensive experience that spans a number of large-scale projects across Melbourne, Ian is a creative-thinker that constantly delivers design solutions that exceed client expectations. As an Associate, Ian strives to deliver cutting edge designs that meet commercial outcomes.

Joe Hartley

Joe Hartley

Associate

Joe commenced work with Cottee Parker in early 2016 during the schematic design phase of the $3.6B Queensland State Government’s Queens Wharf Project, in the role of Project Delivery Leader. In this capacity he manages a large documentation team, has a leading client interface role with the consortium representatives, coordinates the wider consultant team as lead consultant for the project, and manages the Quality Assurance and Safety in Design processes.

 

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

Associate, Perth Manager

As the Perth Studio Head, Jonathan has a wealth of experience across a broad range of projects, including large-scale multi-purpose precincts like Perth Arena and Perth Stadium.

Justin Bolton

Justin Bolton

Associate

Joining Cottee Parker Architects in 2009, Justin’s passion for architecture and design shines through in the unique and carefully considered design solutions he provides for clients. His unrivalled technical and creative skills allow him to approach projects from an end-user perspective, where he creates spaces designed for today’s world.

Susanne Macdonald

Susanne Macdonald

Associate

Susanne has been an integral part of Cottee Parker Architects for over 10 years, where she has grown her expertise and honed her ability to deliver commercially-viable design outcomes. Working on projects of all scopes and sizes, Susanne is a crucial member of the design team at all stages of a project.

Qui Lu

Qui Lu

Associate

Qui is a Registered Architect with an extensive career history spanning across a number of project disciplines both internationally and in Australia.
Qui has developed and honed her skills as both an Architect and a mentor by working across various roles in multiple project teams. She produces high quality designs, documentation and project outcomes
within time and budgetary constraints.

Dennis Rabinowitz

Dennis Rabinowitz

Consultant

Dennis has a long and varied career in the design and architecture industry, with close to 50 years of experience spanning Australia, South Africa and the UK. His experience in delivering high-quality and award-winning projects combines with his leadership capabilities to make Dennis an integral part of the practice.