As founder of the practice, Daryl designed and delivered some of Jackson Architecture’s most notable projects in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia and the Middle East.
He established a national reputation for design excellence, demonstrated through numerous industry awards for projects such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground Northern and Southern Stands, Marvel Stadium, County Court of Victoria and Box Hill Hospital. Under Daryl’s leadership, the practice was awarded the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) National Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture on three occasions.
In 1987, Daryl was awarded the AIA Gold Medal, the Institute’s highest honour, awarded to architects who have demonstrated distinguished service to the profession. On 26 January 1990, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, also for his service to architecture.
Daryl’s design philosophy continues to inspire the Jackson Architecture team.
In her current role as Practice and Design Director, Sara leads design strategy, business development and practice management. She has had a long association with Jackson Architecture, having worked in the Melbourne, London and Sydney studios since 1990.
In parallel to this, Sara has extensive experience working in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet where she was instrumental in establishing the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. She then moved to the Department of Transport where she oversaw a number of award-winning infrastructure projects.
Sara brings together her architectural, urban design and contract management expertise to all projects, which facilitates high quality design and value for money outcomes. She understands the need to take key stakeholders on the design and delivery journey, as well as the need to consider on-going operational costs when making design decisions.
Sara’s key projects include the Melbourne Cricket Ground Southern Stand Redevelopment, National Tennis Centre and Essendon Football Club’s Next Generation Academy, in Australia and Yuen Long Stadium and Kai Tak Sports Park Reference Design, both in Hong Kong.
Alex joined Jackson Architecture in 1995 and has been committed to building the long-term growth of the practice ever since. With a career spanning over two decades and a portfolio of award-winning commercial, residential, healthcare and sports projects, Alex designs buildings that reshape our cities, contribute positively to the community and stimulate users, through innovative design solutions.
His extensive experience, particularly in the delivery of large, complex and multi-purpose projects, allows him to provide day to day guidance and leadership to the Jackson Architecture team.
Alex played a key role in the design and delivery of the award-winning Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, an exemplary healthcare facility which has been praised by staff and patients alike.
Peter is recognised as an expert in sports facility architecture, including stadia design, sports halls and swimming pools. Throughout his long career, Peter has demonstrated leadership in the design of notable award-winning sports projects including the Melbourne Cricket Ground Southern and Northern Stands, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Marvel Stadium and a number of projects for the Australian Institute of Sport.
During his 35 years at Jackson Architecture, Peter has been responsible for managing every phase of a number of key projects, leading concept design, design development and documentation teams, and maintaining project involvement through to client handover.
Peter’s wealth of experience continues to inspire the Jackson Architecture team – having worked closely with Daryl over the years, his expertise is embedded in the roots of Jackson Architecture.
Other projects Peter has been involved in include the National Tennis Centre and Adelaide Oval in Australia, and Yuen Long Stadium and Kai Tak Sports Park Reference Design, both in Hong Kong.
Stewart commenced working with Jackson Architecture in 2001 and has since played a key role in the delivery of large-scale, complex projects for the practice. He has worked across different project types including sports, health, research, residential and education, in Australia, New Zealand and China, where Stewart was relocated to establish a temporary office for Jackson Architecture.
Stewart brings a strong attention to design and detailing, construction acumen, team leadership and project management expertise, to all projects he is involved in. He believes in an inclusive and collaborative approach, and values the opportunity to work closely with clients, consultants and builders, to design and deliver quality project outcomes.
Stewart played a key role in delivery of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Southern Stand Redevelopment in 2015 and the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park in 2021. He has also been involved in the practice’s numerous projects for the Essendon Football Club, including the High Performance Training Centre and Next Generation Academy.
Principal, Interior Design
Cassandra has over 20 years’ experience in the design of award-winning commercial, residential, hospitality and retail spaces.
She understands the importance of collaboration and works closely with her team and her clients, to deliver design solutions which meet project objectives.
Cassandra is motivated by the way that good design can engage physically, cognitively, and emotionally with users. She is committed to creating inspiring, intelligent and enduring spaces, and understands the importance of designing from the inside out – connecting the architectural form to the interior function.
Huan has a wealth of architectural experience spanning over 20 years. She has played a key role in delivering large scale projects with tight programmes and budgets, and brings a high level of focus, energy and technical skill to her work.
Huan believes great architecture derives from developing considered and simple solutions to complex issues. She enjoys working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams, where she can contribute to integrating the diverse requirements of each project, challenge ideas and push boundaries to achieve lyrical built forms.
Some of Huan’s key projects include the Latrobe Creative Precinct and Gippsland Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon, in regional Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Ground Southern and Northern Stands, and Hong Kong’s Yuen Long Stadium and Kai Tak Sports Park Reference Design.
Mikel has extensive experience in the design of complex buildings involving large, multi-disciplinary project teams, primarily in the healthcare sector.
He has worked on a number of significant hospital projects in Australia and overseas, aged cared facilities and medical research centres. His involvement in such projects has ranged from the exploration and resolution of project planning, staging and workflow, through to the generation and composition of architectural concept studies and the development, articulation and refinement of the design.
Mikel played a key role in the design and delivery of the award-winning Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Austin Hospital Redevelopment and Rathdowne Place Aged Care and Wellness Precinct.
Eduardo has a masters of architecture from the University of Melbourne and a proven ability to ensure proposed architectural designs are functional, economical and meet the needs of the client.
As a trained and practicing artist, Eduardo is able to bring a unique approach to architectural projects through interpretation of the brief and development of a successful design solution. His approach to design is informed by narrative, understanding the social and environmental imperatives of a project, and working through these parameters, to arrive at a formal response.
Yuen Long Stadium and Kai Tak Sports Park Reference Design in Hong Kong, along with sports pavilions for Baw Baw Shire Council in the regional Victorian towns of Warragul and Longwarry, are some of Eduardo’s notable projects.