B Sc (Arch) B Arch (Hons)
University of Sydney
Nominated architect NSW 7393 RAIA
Brooke founded the firm in late 2004 after returning from London where she worked as a Project Architect for Anouska Hempel Design on a diverse range of hotel, retail and residential projects. Prior to that, she worked for Denton Corker Marshall Sydney (now JPW) where she was Project Architect for the Primary Exhibition Interiors of the Melbourne Museum as well as DCMI (now Carr Design). She was also a director of Pivot Design in partnership with architect Sharon Fraser. Brooke is actively involved in the arts having been a board member and now patron of the Asian Australian Artists Association (Gallery 4a) and was the arts journalist and photographer for Culture Magazine in the early 90s. She is committed to the design education process and has tutored for the UNSW Interior Architecture course. Having lived and worked in Japan, she is very inspired by Asian art and architecture and this is evidenced in the works produced both as an architect and interior designer.
B Sc (Arch) B Arch
University of Sydney
Lisa Droga joined the firm in 2005 after having worked for MGT Architects (now FJMT), Smart Design Studio and Denton Corker Marshall Hong Kong where she lived for two years. Whilst working as the Project Architect on the Canberra fitout to Blake Dawson Waldron, MGT won the RAIA ACT Gold Medal for this design. Lisa has tutored the UNSW Interior Architecture course and is actively committed to the Visual Arts in NSW as patron of a number of art institutions. Working both in an architectural and interior design capacity, her strong design aesthetic and desire to create stylish, innovative yet functional interiors has created many published works including her own house in Belle.
B Sc (Arch) University of Sydney
B Arch (Hons) University of Technology Sydney
Samantha Hayen joined the practice in 2008 after spending seven years in London working with Studio E Architects, a leading environmental practice. At Studio E she was involved in many sports and education projects which culminated in her role as Project Architect on Larmenier and Sacred Heart Primary School, a ground breaking sustainable design which won a number of design and sustainability awards. She has also worked with Denton Corker Marshall and Smart Design Studio in Sydney, and Anouska Hempel Design in London, all practices which have informed her rational, clean approach to design. Samantha brings a strong environmental agenda to her projects and believes that well designed buildings have the potential to lift the spirit.
Melisa Johnson has a strong visual arts background that led her to work as both a photographer, fashion stylist and manager of a large photographic studio in London for several years. On returning to Australia she managed The Incubator, a Graphic Design, Event Management & Photography company before joining BA Design in 2012 to provide interiors, PR and office management. Living in both Japan and the UK for 20 years influenced Melisa’s design aesthetic and sparked her passion for interiors and design.