Dominic Finlay-Jones RAIA
BArch, BSc(Arch) USYD, NSW 7674
After graduating from the University of Sydney, Dom spent the formative years of his career training under pioneering modernist architect Bruce Rickard (1929 – 2010). Bruce’s legacy of sensitive site planning, orientation and landscaping, alongside his championing of the human scale, continue to underpin Dom’s architectural practice. Since relocating to the Byron Shire in 2006, Dom has become increasingly involved in the region, volunteering his time to various advisory committees, steering panels and community groups, as well guest tutoring at Bond University.
MArch, BEnvDes UTAS
Prior to joining DFJ in 2011, Daniel was Director of Hobart’s ‘E-habitat’, designing and developing environmentally responsive, pre-fabricated housing solutions. His time spent refining prototypes, managing building sites and tutoring at UTAS reflect his interest in the theoretical, technical and practical aspects of architecture, and helped hone his clear, analytical approach to design. Daniel’s rigorous attention to detail and extensive construction experience see him administering multiple projects across all sectors, from design and documentation through to building procurement.
MArch MSA, AdvDipArchPrac RIBA, BA(Hons) LJMU, UK 082551D
As former Director of FVMA, an innovative architecture studio based in Liverpool, Fraser led a number of high-profile cultural and commercial projects throughout the North-West of England. He joined DFJ in 2014 after relocating from the UK, bringing his passion for non-typical projects, technology and systems with him, along with comprehensive expertise in adaptive re-use. Fraser’s ability to work at both a micro- and macro-level sees him managing multiple projects across all sectors, with a particular interest in delivering quality architecture with a good commercial outcome.
During Amber’s time at QUT she made the Dean’s Honour List in 2014, before finishing as one of the top graduates of the class of 2015 with a double minor in interior design and graphic design. Through her studies she participated in projects in Can Tho, Vietnam and with The Green School in Bali, gaining a taste for small, localised approaches to architecture. Amber joined DFJ in 2016, bringing her young enthusiasm for all things design, and a keen graphic eye to every aspect of her work.
BArch FADU, DipProjMgt EIE
Lucila graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Architecture Design and Urbanism in 2000, before undertaking extensive further studies in Australia. Since 2016 she has brought her considerable experience in the design and documentation of residential buildings to DFJ, transplanting her passion for the materiality of her native Argentine architecture to the Byron Shire.
MArch, BArch (Hons) QUT
Before cutting his teeth at a large, prestigious Brisbane architecture firm, John received a Masters of Architecture from QUT. He joined DFJ in 2018, bringing with him his background in large-scale commercial projects, enthusiasm for figuring out complex issues and passion for simple, clean design. He is DFJ’s Lumion legend, creating high-level front-end visualisation renders.
Georgia was working towards a degree in Asian Studies when she fell so head over heels in love with Japanese ceramics that she decamped to the National Art School’s ceramics department, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2001. Concurrent passions for architecture and writing led to research work, most notably assisting Karen McCartney with her book ’50/60/70: Iconic Australian Houses’, alongside various solo projects. Georgia has been a support member of DFJ since its inception, taking care of all graphic design, copywriting and heritage architecture research.