Practice

We believe that in order to build a highly engaged practice culture, we need to be willing to challenge existing ideas regarding ownership, succession planning, career trajectories and modes of working. Exploration of alternative models for structuring an architectural practice requires a willingness to engage with complexity, and deserves as much focus as the buildings and places we design.

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We see this as fundamental to the production of good architecture, forming the basis for innovation, risk taking and the continual pursuit of excellence. Ideas around legacy and impact are equally relevant to the environment we create for everyone within the practice, as well as everyone we collaborate with.

Our Ethos

Our practice culture encourages divergent thinking and to that end, everyone within the practice is first and foremost valued for their unique perspectives, ambitions and skills. Defining a clear conceptual framework for everything we do allows us to align this diversity of thinking to achieve common goals.

Our Team

Julian Kosloff

Director
B.Arch (Hons), RMIT University
RAIA

As a co-founder, Julian sees architecture as the medium for compelling narratives and distinctive outcomes that can be embraced by all stakeholders. Reaching an outcome that is both ambitious and tailored to the needs of each client requires the assembly of the right team. Equally important however, is facilitating the development of authentic relationships and a shared vision of what is possible.

Julian believes that the integrity of the outcome is dependent upon the quality of the process and approach. A willingness to accept that multiple solutions may exist is fundamental to eliciting meaningful contributions from all parties involved. Letting go of preconceived ideas regarding what the solution might be is essential. Rigorously interrogating not only the functional drivers of a project, but also the emotional and conceptual principles that form meaningful and enduring architecture.

Stephanie Bullock

Director
B.Arch (Hons), RMIT University
B. Commerce, University of Queensland
Grad. Dip Banking Administration, Vanderbilt University
Project Management Professional (PMP) Qualified
RAIA

As a co-founder of Kosloff Architecture, Stephanie believes that the creation of an authentic and engaged practice culture is integral to producing high quality and lasting architectural design.

She is committed to building a workplace that is highly aspirational in terms of what it provides for the people that work there, and also to collaborators and the broader community.

Stephanie has led a wide range of projects for residential, institutional, educational, commercial and government clients, and her architectural experience is complemented by an extensive range of business skills honed in her previous career as a management consultant and project manager.

Kosloff Architecture is in the final stages of BCorp Certification, and she is fully committed to the principles of sustainable and ethical business as outlined in the BCorp charter.

Emily Chalk

Associate
B.Des St, M.Arch, University of Adelaide
RAIA

Emily has significant experience in civic, institutional and masterplanning projects, as both a Project and Design Architect, across a range of project scales. Her passion for quality design outcomes that simultaneously deliver and exceed stakeholder and client expectations is what drives her.

Within the practice, her role transcends labels, touching upon the daily operations, HR, management, marketing and project work. Her generosity is witnessed in mentoring young architects on what a successful project delivery involves.

Alongside this, Emily has been actively involved in the AIA Victorian Architecture Awards as a Juror since 2014 and is a mentor for the Constructive Mentoring Program

Rachel Parker

Project Architect
B.Arch (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington
RAIA

Rachel has experience in both New Zealand and Australia, working on projects spanning an extensive range of typologies and sectors.

Rachel believes that design should be holistic and human-centred, with a constant consideration of context as well as social and environmental factors. Combining attention to detail with integrity, Rachel enjoys forming trusted relationships with clients, consultants and contractors to drive high quality outcomes and successful project delivery.

Recently, Rachel has relocated from Melbourne to Tauranga, New Zealand, continuing with Kosloff Architecture on a remote basis. She is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and is actively involved with the local branch.

Rachel loves seeing projects become a built reality and the never-ending learning that life as an architect offers.

Kenneth Wong

Project Architect
B.Arch, M.Arch, RMIT University
RAIA

Kenneth’s architectural practice draws from an international experience that has fostered a unique sense of cultural awareness and consciousness of expression. He is passionate about projects with a civic endeavour, and believes in a collaborative approach that invokes curiosity, fluidity and discovery.

Kenneth’s architectural experience in design and project delivery roles spans across a range of scales and typologies including existing/heritage refurbishments and extensions, institutional buildings, mixed-developments, and master planning. His experience on a number of award winning public projects has afforded him opportunities to champion the value of design across a broad community of users.

Maintaining a holistic and tailored approach, Kenneth engages with commitment and rigour to ascertain both functional needs and aspirational goals. He associates with projects that describe reinforced relationships and shared visions. Kenneth believes in being a catalyst in a unique, multi-faceted process, achieving optimal results that surpass expectations through the advocacy, detail and manifestation of design in the built environment.

Marianne Calvelo

Graduate of Architecture
B.Arch, Victoria University
M.Arch Professional (First Class Honours), University of Auckland

Marianne has a breadth of practical experience in various projects particularly within the education and public sector.

Her strategic thinking and design acumen comes to the fore through all aspects of each project from client briefing, design development, documentation and coordination with other disciplines right through to delivery.

She believes in the power of collaboration and eliciting the ‘good stuff’ from conversations with people, designing with clarity and purpose. She believes architecture is a practice of reciprocal and positive relationships with all those involved.

Darius Le

Graduate of Architecture
B.Arch, M.Arch, RMIT University

Since graduating in 2016, Darius has continued to pursue her interests in local Melbourne historical narratives, architectural and urban speculation and the spectacle through her teaching at RMIT University and Monash University. She maintains a relationship with academia through critiquing, moderating and collaborative research projects.

Zac Henderson

Student of Architecture
B.Arch, RMIT University

Zac is Darius’ best friend.

Geema Wijerathne

Student of Architecture
B.Arch, RMIT University
Dip Interior Design and Decoration, RMIT University

Geema Wijerathne is currently completing her Master of Architecture, after recently completing the Bachelor of Architectural Design program at RMIT University.

She finds delight in the realisation of architecture at various scales; from the choice of a material to larger spatial planning.

Laura Szyman

Student of Architecture
B.Arch, RMIT University

Upon completing her Bachelor of Architectural Design at RMIT University, Laura has worked at various architectural practices as a student, project manager and also as a PhD research assistant.

She is heavily engaged in the Melbourne architectural discourse, regularly critiquing studios at RMIT University, University of Melbourne and Monash University.

She is the recipient of the RMIT Award for Design Excellence and the Fender Katsalidis Travelling Scholarship. Her work is regularly seen in Caliper, the independent architecture journal.

Karlo Abbugao

Student of Architecture
B.Arch, RMIT University

Karlo is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Architectural Design at RMIT University. His interest in architecture stemmed from Origami, the art of paper folding. This fuels his curiosity about how a building comes together and the creation of harmony between architecture and the built environment.

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