Seven new partners for DKO


DKO has announced seven promotions of key personnel within its Australian studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Making a splash in a short space of time, interiors specialist Isabel Munro has been promoted to senior partner after joining the Melbourne studio in 2021. Other new appointments within DKO’s Melbourne team include the promotion of Sam McCubbin to senior partner position. The practice sees McCubbin’s elevation as a natural progression for the socially conscious designer,

DKO has also recruited five of its staff from its East Coast studios.

Zoe Gillard’s career at DKO began in 2021, bringing two decades of experience to the practice. Gillard has worked on major Australian projects in a variety of sectors including hospitality, hospitality, multi-residential, commercial, heritage and industrial projects.

Dimitri Noulas is a proven collaborator and his respect for architecture benefits both clients and consultants. The new partner takes great pride in their work and in establishing good working relationships with everyone involved in a project.

Recently named a partner, David Felicio strives to achieve meaningful results in all of his projects through collaboration and a commitment to design excellence. Felicio believes that a collaborative, community-centered design process is key to success.

DKO has promoted Rene Garcia to Associate after eight years leading a number of technical and signature projects across all DKO studios. His interdisciplinary rigor and his knowledge of safety and design were essential elements in the success of a project.

Luke Szklarz was promoted to partner after a recent tenure in Perth where he demonstrated tenacity and enthusiasm for all aspects of design. Starting out at DKO as a graduate architect in 2014, Sklarz’s promotion to associate reflects his successful development in project solving, for which he has garnered great respect and admiration.

DKO also promoted Nguyen Hoan Vu and Pham Son Tung in its Ho Chi Minh City studio.


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