Design and Built Environment Advisory Board

The Curtin School of Design and the Built Environment advisory board comprises of esteemed industry and academic professionals who contribute insight and expertise to inform our school’s strategic direction.

Board members

Alexei Tsallis

Impact Acceleration Strategist, Media on Mars

As a brand strategist Alexei fuses her background as a designer and writer to create meaningful and unique stories that form a part of a brand experience, marketing strategy, or a solution to a design problem.

Andrew Durkin

Managing Director, Bridge42

Andrew Howe

Executive Chairman, Element

A strategic thinker who brings together finely tuned technical skills and delivery experience, enabling creative ideas to land in practical execution.

Craig Mur

Director, GHD Woodhead

Craig is a Director of GHDWoodhead and the Service Line Leader for Architecture, Interiors and Landscape with corporate responsibility for the design and technical capability of the national practices three disciplines of Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture.

David McDonnell

Director, Last Pixel

Creative director, visual effects artist and visual effects supervisor with over a 20 years experience across animation, video games, documentaries, film and TV

Flavia Kiperman

Principal, Element

Commencing professional life as an architect and company director running her own practice in her native Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Flavia’s immersion in cultural heritage gained momentum when she consulted on now World Heritage sites such as Valongo, Santa Cruz Fortress, Bonsucesso Church and the Sugar Loaf Mountain masterplan. With a strong cross-sector background, in these projects, she found her true vocation.

Jude van der Merwe

Curator, Indian Ocean Craft Triennial

Jude van der Merwe has over 25 years’ experience in the cultural and visual arts sectors and is an independent senior consultant specialising in cultural development, curatorial work, arts and culture policy and strategy and Public Art development and implementation.

Kammi Rapsey

Principal, Media on Mars

Helping organisations achieve their objectives through well-designed digital communications

Mark Bendotti

Managing Director, Rider Levett Bucknall

Mark Bendotti has 30 years of experience in the construction industry in Western Australia.

Robert Cook

Curator, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Stirling Fletcher

Senior Associate, Architectus

Stirling has 16 years of experience designing and delivering interior architecture projects, primarily in the workplace sector but with some involvement of the education, retail, and hospitality sectors. In addition to working on projects in Australia, he has worked in Singapore, on Singapore-based projects from Perth, and on projects in Kuala Lumpur, Houston, Santiago, Antofagasta, London, Vancouver, and Arizona.

Suzanne Hunt

Principal, Suzanne Hunt Architect

Suzanne Hunt FRAIA RIBA is a registered Architect & Principal of the award winning architectural practice SUZANNE HUNT ARCHITECT. In conjunction she is Past President of the Australian Institute of Architects (WA), Chair Curtin Architecture Advisory Board, Dep Community Member LPCC, Presenter C10’s Australia by Design TV show, Founder of #WorkWomenWisdom for women in design.

Volua Terzoudi

Technology Manager, Woodside

An Oil & Gas professional, with extensive experience in Project Management, Technology Development, Operations and other areas, including global market and Business knowledge.