Rossi Kourounis is a home-grown registered Architect of the Northern Territory and the Principal of Rossi Architects. He has over 15 years’ experience working with various local architectural practices, construction companies & running his own practice. Rossi has covered a broad spectrum of residential, commercial and educational projects and prides himself on a functional design and detailed approach to architecture. Rossi is constantly pushing the boundaries on his creative style and in 2014 was awarded the NT Emerging Architects prize by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Northern Territory Chapter. Rossi’s passion for architecture stems from creating quality-built environments for people.
Rossi Kourounis is the owner / operator and principal architect at Rossi Architects. Rossi has worked on a broad spectrum of projects across the built environment offering a robust foundation for the studio. Rossi being a proactive leader, always instils a collaborative approach, providing all team members a sense of ownership on each project, while facilitating and managing the studio outputs in order to meet the project program and milestones.
Desmond Robertson has over 25 years’ experience working in architecture for firms in South Africa and Australia. Well experienced in documentation and project management of large to small scale projects in the areas of health, retail, commercial, residential and hospitality.
Desmond worked on a variety of projects of varying scale and types across the Northern Territory such as the Gateway Shopping Centre, Katherine East Housing development, Royal Darwin Hospital multi-storey carpark, Bees Creek Preschool redevelopment, and Event Cinema Palmerston, with a good knowledge of local building regulations, codes and constructability issues specifically relating to the Top End. Desmond has worked on some of Western Australia’s most exciting projects including the Fiona Stanley Hospital, Numerous Multi level carparks, Tertiary education facilities as well as extensive internal and external new works for Crown Perth Casino. Desmond will bring, to any job, the ability to multi-task and successfully deliver on all project requirements.
Isaac, Architectural Graduate and Designer at Rossi Architects, is inspired by the outback in his effort to infuse his designs with an atmosphere of beauty and authenticity.
Since graduating dux in his Masters of Architecture in 2010, Isaac’s work has received wide industry acclaim. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Phillips Pilkington Prize for Architectural Design, in recognition of his considerable achievements in the final year of his architectural studies. In 2011, Isaac was a runner-up for The Architects Board of South Australia Travelling Prize in Architecture, awarded to those candidates deemed most likely to make a significant contribution to the field of architecture.
Isaac has also been involved in internationally-recognised projects, with the most notable winning the Association for Learning Environments, LE Solutions, James D MacConnell Award; the highest honour in education architecture.
Art is what motivates Isaac. His Saturdays are filled with a variety of creative projects, that is, when he’s not sampling the delicious crepes at Parap Markets.
Georgios Platsis is a Darwin-born, Trainee Architectural Technician / Designer at Rossi Architects, and has recently complete a Bachelor of Design at CDU. After beginning his education journey in Greece, he decided to pursue further heights and relocate back to Australia and begin his journey with design and the built environment. Georgios has always been inspired by Ancient Greek Architecture, which is distinguished by its formalised characteristics of structure and embellishments. Georgios is excited to have this opportunity to aspire and develop within architecture and design and eventually develop his own design approaches. On Saturdays, Georgios is also known as “Mr. George” from his First Grade students who attend his class at the Greek Orthodox School of Darwin, where he teaches the Greek language.