We design buildings that meet future needs and support our client’s goals.

At DS Architects,
we thrive on challenges.

DS Architects is an established architectural practice that traces back to Blomquist + Wark Architects, founded in 1976. We have operated continuously since then, formally changing our name to DS Architects in 2015.

Initially focusing on government and institutional clients, we have purposefully diversified over the years, developing valued relationships with various universities, schools, institutions, developers, private companies and co-ops.

DS Architects is known for the value that our project optimisation approach provides. When balancing time, quality, and budget, we are pragmatic, responsive to client objectives, resilient, and adaptable to obstacles and setbacks. We work with clients that value design and innovation, and seek a design team driven by research, collaboration and a commitment to achieving their vision.

Our Team

Our committed team consistently provides down-to-earth yet professional and responsive service. Applying well-honed skills and expertise, they utilise research and collaboration to inspire ingenuity and optimise value.

Peter Schreuder Managing Director, Architect

With 25+ years of industry experience, Peter’s core expertise lies in designing and delivering education and tertiary sector projects that meet diverse needs. Heavily involved in stakeholder engagement and concept development, Peter guides a design process that is intentional and considered. He delivers uplifting designs, balancing creativity with functionality.

Carlee Smith Associate, Architect

Carlee’s strong depth of knowledge, innate design capability and 10+ years of experience across the education and tertiary, industrial, community, and health sectors, enables her to contribute outstanding value to diverse projects. Her thorough understanding of construction processes and detailing consistently delivers built outcomes that are elegant, practical, serviceable and sustainable.

David Cardamone Associate, Architect

David has 8+ years of experience delivering complex projects from start to finish across diverse sectors including tertiary education, sport and community facilities. He delivers advanced value for money through investing time in understanding stakeholder’s needs and developing tailored, creative solutions that integrate the expertise of his wider project team.

David Miller Senior Architect

David’s 20+ years of experience covers a broad range of technical projects spanning complex tertiary education, research, laboratory and manufacturing/industrial projects. With strong technical knowledge and problem solving and design translation capability, David effectively adds value across all project phases, from design through to construction and project completion.

Mark GIlling Senior Architect

Mark has over 4 decades of experience and specialised expertise in tertiary education and industrial sectors. He excels in developing strong and trusting rapport with clients and project teams. Detail-oriented by nature, Mark’s in-depth understanding of construction processes and standards ensures that our designs are pragmatic, feasible and fit for purpose.

Paige Richardson Architect

Paige has devoted her 9+ year career to developing diverse project experience, including educational, commercial and community projects of different types and scales. A critical thinker with experience working across all project phases, Paige contributes valuable documentation expertise, sub-consultant coordination, and Revit modelling and management of BIM processes.

Vineetha Liz Babu Architectural Graduate

With project experience spanning health, industrial, education, science and laboratories sectors, Vineetha applies her keen attention to detail and architectural visualisation and landscape design skills to add value to the team. Drawn to a challenge, she is driven by her belief that architecture and design can provide opportunity.


At DS Architects, we work across diverse sectors with a common theme: complexity. Maximising the potential of each brief is where we thrive.