John Denton

Founding Director

John’s internationally recognised skills in the leadership and design of major cultural and civic buildings, is evidenced through the practice’s significant number of national and international awards. John is often invited to give lectures to students of architecture, professional institutes in Australia and abroad, and as a keynote speaker at industry events. He has made a considerable contribution to the advancement of architectural discourse in Australia. John served as Victorian Government Architect between 2006 and 2008 and is currently Chair of the Board at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Barrie Marshall

Founding Director

Barrie’s role as Design Director is reflected in the consistent design quality that is the hallmark of the practice’s work. His input to each project maintains the focus of the design narrative from inception to completion. Barrie is interested in all aspects of design from architecture and urban design, to furniture and product design, and has been critical to the design output of the practice. Barrie shares in the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, awarded to the three Founding Directors in 1996.

Adrian FitzGerald

Design Director

Adrian is a key leader in the studio’s design cell, formulating design responses for the diverse range and scale of project types from art galleries and skyscrapers to urban precincts. Adrian has been an integral part of the significant growth and success of the practice over the past four decades. This has encompassed extensive international experience including 14 years in the London, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore studios. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, serving as a National Councillor and on award juries and committees.

Neil Bourne


Neil leads the architecture and urban design for infrastructure and civic projects including rail, road, bridges, tunnels and city gateways. He has developed a strong appreciation of the diverse demands of these complex typologies and the stakeholders involved. Neil builds strong working relationships with often large, complex project teams and has established a reputation for collaborative work processes and innovative design solutions. Neil also plays a key role in the management of the practice.  

Wojciech Pluta


Wojciech is a leader in the research, education and civic sectors, having developed a broad understanding of the complexities associated with these projects over the last three decades. He has managed major international projects from design through to documentation and construction, including the multi-award winning Manchester Civil Justice Centre and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Wojciech is committed to the development of the profession's future architects through teaching assignments at Melbourne's leading architecture faculties.  

Peter Williams


Peter is a leader in the development of commercial architecture in the practice. He joined Denton Corker Marshall in the 1980s as Project Architect for 101 Collins Street and has since taken a leading role on significant mixed-use projects such as Melbourne Quarter and Asia Square, a twin tower development in Singapore. Peter’s ability to successfully manage large, complex projects on time and on budget, has been integral to the growth of the practice’s development portfolio.

Greg Gong


Greg is the principal driving force behind the practices’ successful involvement in China over the past two decades, together with servicing Chinese clients entering the Australian market. With a deep understanding of both western and eastern cultures, Greg is able to translate and develop relevant solutions which are practical and innovative, irrespective of project location. Greg is an active participant in Australia/China business forums and events, a key supporter of the Melbourne Tianjin Sister City Program and a contributor to the Chinese community’s business, cultural and community life in Melbourne.

Anna Piatkowska

Director - Administration

Anna has undertaken the role of Company Secretary at Denton Corker Marshall for 20 years. Her expertise lies in administration, financial management, corporate governance/trusteeship, and contract management. She has extensive understanding of the architectural profession, and has negotiated bespoke and drafted standard contracts with government and Standards Australia. Anna’s long term industry involvement includes 14 years as Treasurer of the Association of Consulting Architects Victorian/Tasmania, and 10 years as Chair of the Architectural Accounting + Administration Group. She shares her experience speaking on behalf of the ACA, the Australian Institute of Architects and associated networks.

Stephen Quinlan

Managing Partner

Stephen established Denton Corker Marshall’s London studio in 1990 and is Managing Partner of the practice in Europe. The number of award winning projects delivered under Stephen’s direction, are testament to his widely recognised project leadership and client liaison skills. Stephen contributes to professional journals, presents lectures at academic institutes and industry events, and regularly serves as a judge on design award panels.

John Rintoul


With almost three decades of experience, John is well versed in the design and delivery of major projects. He is a leader in luxury apartment and hotel buildings, and large mixed-use developments. John’s experience in project management and with all stages of project coordination, from concept design to construction supervision, make him an integral member of the London studio leadership team. John was Associate Director in Charge of the award winning Manchester Civil Justice Centre project.

Irwin Lopez


Irwin manages the Denton Corker Marshall Manchester studio. With extensive knowledge of the construction industry in the north west, he leads public, commercial and institutional projects. Over the past two decades, he has successfully delivered complex and technically challenging projects and has established a reputation for his engaging, hands-on approach. Irwin has acted in the capacity of Technical Advisor to Her Majesty’s Court Service (now Ministry of Justice) on a range of public projects.

Budiman Hendropurnomo


Budiman leads the Denton Corker Marshall Jakarta studio with diverse experience and particular specialisation in hospitality projects including resorts, hotels and apartments. With a deep understanding of the Indonesian culture, his projects represent the beauty and richness of Indonesian tradition with a contemporary sensibility. Budiman is a leader in the evolution of sustainable design. He supports the profession through lecturing at some of the country’s leading universities and regularly presenting at industry events.