Tanner Kibble Denton Architects

Peter has over 25 years of broad architectural experience in residential, commercial and civic projects, including educational facilities, in urban and regional areas. His involvement in education projects include primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Peter has tutored at ­UNSW for many years, was Principal of his own practice and has managed many larger projects for design firms. His experience working at different scales, on a wide variety of typologies, gives Peter a depth of knowledge that he can apply to manage architectural projects from inception through construction.

I see architecture as both an artefact and a process and find great satisfaction in the interplay of these two aspects. As an artefact, architecture is influenced by, and should complement, its context – geographical, historical, cultural, technological. As a process, it is the reconciliation of numerous forces – aspirational, financial, statutory, and technical. I enjoy the collaboration required to produce inspirational and well-resolved architecture – involving and engaging stakeholder; colleagues and consultants in the often indirect journey from concept to completion.

Architecture suits my temperament. It provides opportunities for creativity throughout the design process – from broad planning to fine detailing.  It also demands technical rigour – a balance between the statutory, financial and engineering. The result of our endeavours should be beautiful and useful. That synthesis can be inspirational.

Ian is an Associate Director with over 20 years of experience in the delivery of architectural projects. His passion lies in educational projects and buildings of a public nature, and he lends his considerable expertise to all aspects of the architectural process. His particular strengths are architectural design, detailing, and project coordination.

 

I enjoy the challenge of understanding the individual requirements of each client, then designing a solution that exceeds their expectations in all regards. The contribution that well-considered design can make to a community and the impact that it can have in supporting people to thrive while working, living, and learning is enjoyable to realize in a project.

Angelo is an Associate Director with over 25 years’ experience in the delivery of architectural projects. He has diverse skills with particular interest in design development, documentation, project coordination and construction phase services. He is also very active in mentoring staff within the office and managing our Quality Management System.

 

I enjoy problem solving and the challenge of meeting each client’s brief. My strengths lie in finding solutions that embody high design quality whilst satisfying the technical and budgetary constraints particular to each project.

David has been part of the TKD team for over 20 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of the design process and a wide range of project types including residential, multi-residential, seniors living, educational, commercial and adaptive reuse.

 

I have enjoyed and sought to work across a range of project types and sizes since commencing with the practice in 1998, gaining approval for, and delivering a range of challenging and complex projects from multi-residential, seniors living & aged care to large & small commercial, retail, public and educational, with a focus on sustainability, the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and a balance from big picture through to smaller detail.

While every project is necessarily driven by properly understanding and investigating both the brief and its site & context, each project also needs to go beyond these to consider its place in and contribution to the public realm and society more broadly.

Anna has broad ranging experience from civic projects to multi-residential design, including health and educational facilities. She also has extensive knowledge in education planning and school design. She has developed projects in urban and industrial settings and alpine environments and her experience has covered master planning through to small scale projects.

Anna’s skills lie in strategic planning and design, project development and delivery.  Her strengths are in developing concept designs and working with clients to rigorously explore ideas and challenges to the brief.  She works collaboratively with team members of all disciplines to ensure that projects meet client expectations.

 

I am most inspired where architecture engages with nature, and I endeavour to make this a guiding principle at project inception and I'm always seeking to draw out the best from any site opportunities. The creative process is the most rewarding aspect while engaging with clients driving us to reach the best possible outcome for the project.

Asta joined TKD Architects in 2006 and, as a Associate Director, is responsible for the full range of services in the practice. She has most recently been focusing on contemporary education projects as well as some significant public projects.

 

I grew up in a family of architects, so it wasn’t surprising that I became one. I also love making things, in any medium. After thirty years in practice I have come to understand that the making of architecture is the most satisfying of all mediums.

As a maker, I believe that one needs to understand every aspect of architecture. From decoding the brief, to conceptual design, working out the materiality, the controls and constraints, how to put it together, all the way through to construction and delivery. There is not one aspect more important than the other and I like to be involved in every element. I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects, to collaborate with colleagues, clients, consultants and builders. Working together to create buildings that would impact users, society, or be able to bring a significant building back to life through restoration and adaptive reuse, knowing that these buildings will probably outlast my time.

With 25 years' experience at TKD Architects, Paul has realised a number of different project types and appreciates the effort required at all phases of a project. He is experienced in educational and institutional projects but has also worked on adaptive reuse and new commercial buildings.

 

Designing and Building is a wonderful process and over the past 30 years I have come to see it, in its purest form, as being linear and elegant. I believe in what I do. Design can be as simple as putting together a Lego model or it can be as complex as a good game of chess. I believe that a genuine collaborative approach, from the very first sketch to the smiles at the handover, is essential to producing the best outcome. Clients, builders, subcontractors, consultants- all working together.

I have seen the construction industry and the architectural profession change significantly. Witnessing these changes and feeling the effect of them, has galvanised my views on the aspects of the processes of designing and building that, through experience, I have come to regard as being timeless. The process should also be enjoyable for all involved, understanding and respecting that time is precious, this is a positive experience, with a worthy outcome.

Sean is a Heritage Architect and Associate Director with over 20 years’ experience working with a wide range of significant heritage places. With Sean’s extensive experience and knowledge of best-practice heritage management principles and fabric conservation, he is able to provide expert advice and heritage input into high profile projects as well as smaller scale projects to achieve excellent project outcomes.

 

I am interested in all aspects of heritage place management, ranging from historical research, fabric analysis and heritage assessments through to site master-planning and interpretation, and I have a particular interest in working with site owners, managers and other groups to establish appropriate and viable long-term uses for heritage places that not only ensure that their heritage values are integral to the way they are conserved and adapted in the future but acknowledge and celebrate the stories that are at the core of why they are valued.

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