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 became a certified BCorp in May 2019, and she is fully committed to the principles of sustainable and ethical business as outlined in the BCorp charter.

Emily Gallagher

Senior 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

Laura Rizk

Studio Manager

Laura has worked in both government and private sector. She has extensive experience working in practice management, staff support and leadership roles and loves a workplace which encourages collaboration and connectivity. She has a strong interest in creating a culture which is both engaging and values inclusiveness.

Rachel Parker

Senior 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.

Lance van Maanen

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

Lance’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, Lance engages with commitment and rigour to ascertain both functional needs and aspirational goals. He associates with projects that describe reinforced relationships and shared visions.

Michael Stowe

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

Michael has diverse local and international architectural experience with a focus on cinema, community and educational projects of varying scales. He has particular interest in how urban and social patterns can inform built outcomes. He thinks community engagement should be a central driver of the design process for all public projects ensuring a greater civic pride of place and ownership by the community. Michael takes a holistic approach to every project to maximise the value of design at both an urban and human scale. He strives for architecture to be wholly inclusive, to serve greater good and to inspire.

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.

Yadamsuren Idenbayar

Graduate of Architecture
B.Arch, M.Arch, Monash University
Dip Art and Design, Monash University

Yadamsuren graduated from the Master of Architecture at Monash University and has worked on various educational and residential projects since his graduation. Colleagues are quick to commend him on his work ethic which consistently exceeds expectations. He is eager to learn more about architecture and its practice in order to advance himself as a professional.

Alex Lytas

Graduate of Architecture
B.Arch, M.Arch, Monash University
Dip Art and Design, Monash University

Upon graduating from Monash University in 2017, Alex has worked on numerous multi-residential projects. He is the joint recipient of the Australian Institute of Architects’ AIA Student Ideas Competition in 2017, a testament to his critical design strategies and meticulous work ethic.

Geema Wijerathne

Interior Designer
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.

Zac Henderson

Student of Architecture
B.Arch, RMIT University

Zac is Geema’s best friend.

Simrat Mehta

Architectural Assistant
BArch, The University of Melbourne

Since completing her Bachelor’s, Simrat has had the opportunity to work on education and commercial projects. She believes that good architecture is a combination of civic generosity and sustainability. She enjoys being involved in the architecture community by being a part of various Student committee groups.

Riley Kilkenny-Jones

Architectural Assistant
B.Arch, Monash University

Riley has worked on a wide range of projects as a student since completing his Bachelor of Architectural Design at Monash University in 2018, finding passion in conscious, contextual and engaging architecture. He enjoys an evolutionary design process and the unique and unexpected results that come from growing small ideas.

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