Our Commercial projects can range from an early childhood centre to an aged care facility (and everything in between).
Bill McCorkell is a fourth generation builder, second generation architect and first generation manufacturer. His passion for the environment in both its built and natural form culminated in the creation of Archiblox, a sustainable prefabricated building business he founded in 2011. This platform has allowed Bill the opportunity to drill into his passion for delivering beautiful designed sustainable buildings all of scales, right across Australia.
Bill is passionate about architecturally-designed sustainable buildings and the intersection of architecture with prefabrication and new technologies. As an Architectural graduate from the University of Melbourne, Bill has a holistic approach to design, construction and development; providing clients with a unique perspective that enhances the building experience.
Having worked in a number of national and international architectural practices on commercial, residential and institutional projects – most notable being Fed Square in Melbourne. Prior to founding Archiblox, Bill was Director of Melbourne architecture and interior design firm Techne, and Director of McCorkell Constructions, which has attributed to his well-rounded skill-set today.
Bill is both a Registered Architect and Registered Building Practitioner. He is a founding member of the Thrive Institute of Melbourne University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, Master Builders Association and Housing Institute of Australia (HIA). Bill is also a board member of PrefabAUS and also sits on the Father Bob's Foundation Advisory Board Committee. The role of the Foundation is to realise Father Bob’s vision of ending homelessness and disadvantage.
Bill brings amazing, knowledgeable talent to his work as an Architect & Builder and a clear vision as a leader to the Archiblox business. He heads a team of dedicated Architects and Builders that have a reputation for delivering high quality designed, prefabricated buildings, for all scales of projects. Bill and his team have focused on sustainable urbanisation and in particular researching how to deliver more affordable and efficient housing to the Australian market, which is at the heart of the Archiblox business model.
Damien is an Architect with a background in sustainable design and mechanical engineering, across a variety of sectors for residential, commercial and public buildings.
Growing up working alongside his father as a carpenter, furniture maker and master builder, his passion for the built environment has continued through to his own building and renovation projects.
He has worked for a number of prominent architectural practices, both locally and internationally in the USA, UK and Italy, before returning to Melbourne. Damien’s role as a Project Architect at ArchiBlox involves liaising with planning and regulatory bodies, consultants and engineers; with involvement from design inception through to project delivery.
Damien is an Architect with experience across the design and delivery of small and large scale residential and commercial projects. Having worked for some highly regarded Australian Architecture practices, James has developed an understanding of conceiving truly liveable spaces which develop from an in-depth understanding of client needs, site opportunities, spatial planning and the ability to actively engage and clearly communicate throughout the journey.
His interests lie with designing truly sustainable homes and buildings that minimise impact on the environment, both during construction and throughout the lifecycle of the building. Other interests are sport and fitness, music and travel, and pottering around on weekends in the workshop or garden.
Since 2005 Michael has been involved in a variety of projects including
High end bespoke architecture to volume design in the retail sector.
His training as an Architectural Technician and hands on approach to construction
has given extensive knowledge of all aspects of the industry.
As the Contracts delivery Coordinator Michael manages the production of planning and construction documentation making sure all drawings and documents are considered both in creativity and practicality in equal measure.
Michael is often found working closely with our Contracts Manager, Estimators and Builders to constantly review improve and develop new systems and procedures. As he truly believes in success through collaboration, the delivery of a personalised and resolved product for our clients is ensured.
Berna completed her Bachelor and Masters Degree in Architecture at Deakin University. She started her role at Archiblox as an eager Student Architect and it has been great being part of her journey to see her strengthen and develop her skills and philosophy on architecture.
At the beginning of her career she considered herself a design sponge with a passion for sustainable and environmentally conscious architecture. In the office she's often seen turning her hand drawn sketches into beautiful 3D digital renders whilst also working on town planning documents and developing plans.
She is always positive and fun in her attitude towards work and is helping us develop our sustainable vibe and actions in the office making it a green and a healthy space.
Away from the office Berna likes to rock climb, experiment with gardening and enjoy the great outdoors
As our creative marketing leader, Christine has a passion for making a difference. Proven success in planning and implementing successful marketing strategies, social media presence and communicating a story.
Her goal always remains true; to provide a great customer experience.
She loves working alongside an aspirational company with outstanding core values and a commitment to making a positive change and touching the earth lightly.
Sheena completed Bachelor and Master of Architecture from University of Melbourne and has continued to develop her wide skillset in her time as Graduate Architect at Archiblox. Sheena has recently passed her APE Architects registration course and is now a registered Architect which we are all very proud of at Archiblox.
Sheena loves working on concept designs and wows everyone our clients and the team with her beautiful renders, which help our clients visualise their design dreams. Sheena is passionate about sustainable architecture, especially through the creation of beautifully crafted spaces which bring the user closer to nature.
Outside of the studio, Sheena loves to draw, sing, or read a nice book in a quiet outdoor spot. She also loves spending time with her two gorgeous puppies, Ollie and Hugo.
Gil is a dynamic and conscious registered architect, Gil has a wealth of experience across numerous typologies & scales, such as mid to high-end residential, hospitality & light commercial projects. Gil and Bill McCorkell work together to develop beautiful sustainable buildings for our clients. Gil completed both his Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture at the University of Tasmania. Following his final year Master project, Gil was awarded the Barry McNeill Student Prize, which recognized his development potential within the architectural profession. A key driver for Gil in architecture is sustainability, in particular the role architecture must play in reaching a successful end-product without compromising on the environment. Design that doesn’t impact its surroundings but rather gives back, responds to, and takes inspiration from the land on which it rests, are all vital elements of design that Gil appreciates the most. Gil’s primary role at ArchiBlox involves liaising directly with clients and consultants in refining initial design concepts, interior design elements, material specification and product selection all the way through to documentation and project delivery. Outside of design and architecture, Gil enjoys mountain biking with friends and family on the weekend, building and riding fixed gear bikes, running around a futsal court mid-week, playing guitar and going to the footy in the winter to watch Melbourne play.
Mardi Doherty founder and director Doherty Design Studio