Our Team


MARK CASHMAN

MARK CASHMAN
PRINCIPAL

Mark is a multi-award winning architect with a solid reputation for driving many outstanding creative projects in Australia and overseas. As a company co-founder he is the proud custodian of our collaborative, site-specific approach, and his eye for detail and creative-thinking contributes strongly to our work. Influenced by his love of simple, sculptural spaces, Mark worked with Cox Architecture, BKH, and Jahn Associates, Sydney and Trevor Horne and CFMT,London. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours 1 (UTS) graduating 1987 with the University Medal and Board of Architects Prize.

STEVE KOOLLOOS

STEVE KOOLLOOS
PRINCIPAL

Steve became a partner of MCK in 2004 after returning to the fold following time working and travelling overseas including a stint at the American School of Classical Studies at the Ancient Agora in Greece. A natural problem solver, and an architect of strong vision and capability, Steve is a key force in ensuring our conceptual work is realised with flawless structural integrity and finish. Known for his tenacious spirit and determination, Steve has helped many clients achieve the project of their dreams through his ability to articulate and deliver something truly special. Steve holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Newcastle University (Honours 1) 1997.

ROWENA MARSH

ROWENA MARSH
PRINCIPAL

A co-founder of MCK, Rowena is an artistic, multi-talented leader overseeing the immaculate finish our projects are renowned for. Rowena shares her solid and artistic skill-set by directing interiors, conceptualising design finishes and bringing refined detail to our clients projects. Rowena graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994 with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours 1) & the Sir John Sulman Medal for Design. She has worked with James Grose, Graham Jahn, Daffodil, Danny Venlet, Engelen Moore and Richard Goodwin in Sydney and for Pierre DAvoine, Trevor Horne, CFMT, Zoka Skorup & Phaidon Press in the UK.


ADELE TROEGER

ADELE TROEGER
PRACTICE MANAGER

Adele has 10+ years experience in aligning practice performance with client needs and market conditions. Her experience is in the creative industries: architecture, publishing, digital media and events - in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Germany. Adele's broad hands-on expertise in managing operations, strategy, human resources, budgeting / reporting, marketing and business development strengthen her capacity to drive improvement and facilitate change. Prior to joining MCK in 2017, Adele worked with Koichi Takada Architects, Indesign Media and Murdoch Books. She holds an M.A. from Bayreuth University, Germany.

DOMINIC LEVENE

DOMINIC LEVENE
ASSOCIATE

Dominic joined MCK in 2006 bringing his brilliant design and development skills and much valued detail-focused nature. A graduate of Bachelor of Design in Architecture (highest honours) from the University of Florida, Dominic worked at WASA in New York City (2002-3) developing educational facilities, before moving to Sydney to work for Harry Seidler and Associates where he was involved with a range of national and international residential and multi-use projects. Returning to the United States at the end of 2004 to gain a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas (2006), Dominic, worked with Utopus Design and Architecture of New York and London before returning to Australia.

SAM GLEESON

SAM GLEESON
ASSOCIATE

Sam is MCK resident digital graphics and digital design guru. He is a tremendous lover of modern technology and has highly developed skills in creative visualisation. Sam graduated with a Masters in Architecture from UTS in 2008. He has worked on luxury residential projects in Sydney and Noosa, as well as larger-scale residential projects and schools in Dubai. In Sydney he worked for Baker Kavanagh, Studio GA Architects and CLFL Architects in the role of Architectural Assistant and Graduate Architect before joining MCK in 2010. Sam has travelled extensively and is a bright and positive member of the MCK team.

Maki Yamaji

Maki Yamaji
Architect

Maki joined MCK Architects in 2013. Before MCK he was an associate at Dale Jones-Evans Architecture where he had been since 2001. There he was involved in a wide range of projects including boutique single and multi-residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, cultural and public art installations. He enjoys problem solving and has an interest in the intersection of technology and architecture. Maki is a registered Architect and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from UTS.

Robyn Bruins

Robyn Bruins
ARCHITECT

Robyn became a registered Architect in 2012 after completing a Masters in Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney in 2008. As a student Robyn worked on a range of bespoke hospitality and residential projects at Dale Jones-Evans Architecture. During a gap year Robyn worked at Tzannes Associates before venturing overseas to complete her masters at Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. Before joining MCK Robyn gained a range of experience on residential, educational, urban and multi-residential projects at Buzacott Architects. Robyn enjoys problem solving, the collaborative design atmosphere of the MCK office and has an interest in interactive architecture.

Jo Tinyou

Jo Tinyou
Architect

Jo has over 15 years experience in Architecture. After graduating from Newcastle University (Bachelor of Architecture Honours 1) in 1997 she moved to Melbourne. There, she worked for Six Degrees Architects and became an associate in 2006. Jo became a registered Architect in 2003. She has worked on numerous award winning projects. She has worked with various institutions and commercial groups such as Deakin University, University of Melbourne and Melton City Council. Since moving back to her home town she has worked with ABA and the City of Sydney on a Childcare Centre in Darlinghurst. Jo joined MCK in 2016 on her next exciting journey. VIC ARB #16114

GLEN DENNISON

GLEN DENNISON
ARCHITECT

After completing his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2000, Glen pursued his studies further in sustainable design leading to a research masters degree from Newcastle University in 2006. Since then, he has gained extensive experience working on high end residential projects in Sydney. Glen became a Registered Architect in 2009 and enjoys problem solving and working with different materials. NSW ARB #8206

AHRON BEST

AHRON BEST
PROJECT LEADER

Ahron completed his Masters of Architecture at RMIT University Melbourne in 2012 before relocating back to Sydney. Ahron joined the MCK team in 2016 from BKA Architecture where he worked on range of projects including residential, multi residential and public buildings. Throughout his experience he has developed strong skills in all phases of design for small to large scale projects. Ahron is driven to create heightened user experiences that have the potential of conceptually challenging the user. He believes that buildings obtain richness through the complex relationships they form with the site, surroundings and context. Through these complex relationships a more profound user experience can be achieved.

Su Liew

Su Liew
Project Leader

Su graduated with a Masters in Architecutre from UNSW in 2008. Since then Su has worked on high end mixed use and single residential projects in Sydney and its surrounds. An interest in interior design led her to also obtain a diploma of interior design and decoration from the Sydney Design School. Su is a firm believer that architecture and interiors are not independent of each other but should inform one another in order to achieve the best outcome for human interactions. Su joined MCK in 2017.

INESS CZARNECKI

INESS CZARNECKI
PROJECT LEADER

Iness graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Newcastle in 2009. Iness joined MCK in 2017, bringing experience in multi-residential, commercial and health projects, gained working in architectural practices in Sydney and Newcastle. Iness is passionate about clean design solutions, where the architecture celebrates the beauty of the surrounding context and landscape. Iness has an extensive knowledge of construction detailing, having tutored the subject at university.

MARK BARROW

MARK BARROW
Architectural Assistant

After finishing University and travelling through South East Asia Mark has relocated from Newcastle, NSW to Sydney to begin his career at MCK in 2016. Mark completed his Bachelors degree at University of Canberra and his Masters at Newcastle University. In between studying, he spent a year getting his hands dirty, practically furthering his education on the building site on a large project in the Kangaroo Valley, giving him great insight into construction and detailing. Mark is interested in pragmatic design and the way we interact with our built environment on a personal level, and on the weekend you will currently find him exploring his new Sydney home town.

Isabelle Orr

Isabelle Orr
Architectural Assistant

Isabelle joined MCK in 2013, working part-time in the office while completing her undergraduate study. Isabelle is passionate about efficient design that is sustainable and client specific. A keen collaborator and problem solver, Isabelle is a valued team member in the interior design and documentation stages of projects. In 2015 she received a travelling scholarship enabling her to join a studio intensive in Sri Lanka under the leadership of Professor Sean Anderson, where she studied the works of Geoffrey Bawa and his interpretations of tropical modernism. Isabelle graduated from The University of Sydney in 2016 with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture.

VIRGINIA JUNQUERA

VIRGINIA JUNQUERA
Architectural Assistant

Graduating in 2015 from IE University in Segovia, Spain, with a Masters of Architecture & Design, Virginia brings with her a solid grounding in Architecture & Design from a business perspective. Having previously studied fine arts, Virginia has a passion for design and aesthetics and an interest in the ways in which siting, program and composition overlap to create new hybrid building and urban typologies. Before moving from Madrid to Sydney, Virginia developed a diverse set of skills during internships with large firms in Chicago & Madrid. Virginia is fluent in Spanish, French and English, is an effective team player and a valued collaborator in the design process at MCK.

Natalie Matthews

Natalie Matthews
Architectural Assistant

Natalie joined MCK at the beginning of 2016. Previously Natalie worked at Nicholas Tang Architects where she was involved in a range of residential projects including luxury housing and apartment developments. Natalie is passionate about simple design solutions, nature and sustainable practice. After completing a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at Sydney University in 2014 she spent six months travelling extensively with an architectural inclination through Europe.

Adam Choca

Adam Choca
Architectural Assistant

Adam joined MCK in 2016. His experience extends from Sustainable Building Design at Sydney Institute of Tafe to graduating with his Masters in Architecture at The University of Sydney. He was awarded the USYD Mobility Grant to undertake an international elective led by archeologists Professor Roland Fletcher and Dr Damian Evans on identifying major urban issues in the greater Angkor Region of Cambodia. Adam is a passionate artist in pursuit to develop a greater understanding of the role of architecture, to improve architectural expression and enhance environmental, social and ethical conditions for today and future environments.

Ralph Cashman

Ralph Cashman
Projects Auditor

Ralph brings 57 years of building industry knowledge to MCK. Quantity Surveyor by profession, Ralph has the role of auditing all projects prior to tender and construction, as part of our ongoing QA management philosophy. Graduating from UNSW in 1955 with a Bachelor of Applied Science, Quantity Surveying, Ralph went on to become owner/director of McCredie Richmond & Partners until retirement in 2000. Fellow of the Australian Institute Quantity Surveyors 1974, President NSW Chapter AIQS 1974-1976, Vice-President Building Council NSW 1976, NSW IOT Careers Advisory Board 1973-1979, UNSW Careers Advisory Board 1975-1979, & Sydney Building Information Centre Board 1976-1977.