Sally Draper

Director B.Arch (Hons) FAIA GMQ (AGSM)

A focus on high quality design and execution has been at the core of Sally’s career. She established Sally Draper Architects over ten years ago, developing it into a consistently successful practice and building on her experience as a director of Swaney Draper and work with some of the U.K.’s most respected architects. Sally’s work is held in high esteem by clients and peers alike.

Her design philosophy is founded in deep consideration and respect for each client and project. Unique and specific responses to the client’s programme, a response to the site that incorporates environmentally sustainable design principles, an economy of expression and an avoidance of formula or fashion are trademarks of her work. Her buildings are recognised as being elegant, calm and highly resolved.

Sally has a breadth of experience across project types with an exceptional track record in institutional projects, and a significant body of educational work. An interest in place and how people live has led her to develop a highly refined skillset as a residential designer, with several notable rural and coastal houses included in her body of work.

Sally is responsible for setting the design direction and standards on projects the practice undertakes. Her capabilities encompass every aspect of design and delivery including briefing, strategic analysis, design leadership, project oversight and client management. She also oversees the business and financial management of the firm.

Her projects have been highly awarded and published, and she has served the profession through her work on awards panels and teaching.

Shahab Kasmai

Associate Director A.A Dip RIBA AIA

Shahab Kasmai has over twenty-five years experience on high quality projects. He initially worked with Sally Draper at the firm of the renowned Richard Rogers in the U.K. and subsequently at Swaney Draper and Sally Draper Architects. He has been an associate director of the practice since 2008. Shahab trained at the Architectural Association in London.

Over his career, Shahab has developed a high degree of expertise in construction methods and architectural detailing. His exceptional abilities in this area complement and contribute to the resolution of the conceptual design ideas of the practice. This skill is essential to refining the design expression of projects, enabling them to be fully developed and practically realised.

Shahab leads the practice in project delivery and construction related areas. He oversees the coordination of design development and documentation internally and with consultant teams. On complex and large projects, Shahab is responsible for client management and reporting, budget and programme oversight. Both institutional and domestic clients respect his ability to manage the process, resolve issues and communicate in a straightforward manner.

Within the practice Shahab is responsible for running and improving the project delivery and management systems and applies his depth of experience to training and mentoring staff.

Shahab Kasmai

Associate Director A.A Dip RIBA AIA

Shahab Kasmai has over twenty-five years experience on high quality projects. He initially worked with Sally Draper at the firm of the renowned Richard Rogers in the U.K. and subsequently at Swaney Draper and Sally Draper Architects. He has been an associate director of the practice since 2008. Shahab trained at the Architectural Association in London.

Over his career, Shahab has developed a high degree of expertise in construction methods and architectural detailing. His exceptional abilities in this area complement and contribute to the resolution of the conceptual design ideas of the practice. This skill is essential to refining the design expression of projects, enabling them to be fully developed and practically realised.

Shahab leads the practice in project delivery and construction related areas. He oversees the coordination of design development and documentation internally and with consultant teams. On complex and large projects, Shahab is responsible for client management and reporting, budget and programme oversight. Both institutional and domestic clients respect his ability to manage the process, resolve issues and communicate in a straightforward manner.

Within the practice Shahab is responsible for running and improving the project delivery and management systems and applies his depth of experience to training and mentoring staff.

Kirsten Miller

B.Arch (Hons) B.L. Arch AIA

Kirsten Miller is a highly qualified project architect with a decade of experience on institutional and residential projects. Her skilfulness in design, detailing and construction methods enable her to resolve complex project issues. She is adept at managing all aspects of client involvement as well as working with consultant teams and statutory authorities. Of particular interest are the areas of environmentally sustainable design and working with heritage buildings. Kirsten has degrees in architecture and landscape architecture as well as being the recipient of a number of design awards.

Victoria Griffith

B.Arch (Hons) AIA

Vicky is a highly experienced architect who has spent over two decades working with Sally Draper on a range of institutional, commercial and residential projects. She has a deep understanding of Sally’s design approach which enables her to excel at resolving all aspects of a project from design development, detailing and on-site decision making. In addition, Vicky often takes on contract administration responsibilities and she is adept at resolving site issues with clients and builders and managing project budgets. Her role as a mentor to younger architects in the practice has been invaluable in helping build skills and capabilities within the office.

Richard Wiesebrock

B.Design (Arch) M. Arch AIA

Richard aims to create architecture which has a positive impact on people and places. With over ten years working in architecture and landscapes, he brings his appreciation for site responsive design and an interest in the innovative use of materials to projects. He has a broad range of project experience and particular strengths in design, detailing and managing projects.

Claire White

B.Design (Arch) M. Arch AIA

Claire White is a registered architect with over five years practice experience. She joined Sally Draper Architects in early 2015 after working primarily on high-end multi unit residential projects. This grounding allowed Claire to develop an exacting approach to design development and thorough documentation skills – both key elements in the work of the practice. She continues to develop her interest in passive solar design, the use of natural materials and construction methods. Claire’s deep commitment to the architectural profession extends to her volunteer work with the Robin Boyd Foundation and the Melbourne Open House programme.

Victoria Griffith

B.Arch (Hons) AIA

Vicky is a highly experienced architect who has spent over two decades working with Sally Draper on a range of institutional, commercial and residential projects. She has a deep understanding of Sally’s design approach which enables her to excel at resolving all aspects of a project from design development, detailing and on-site decision making. In addition, Vicky often takes on contract administration responsibilities and she is adept at resolving site issues with clients and builders and managing project budgets. Her role as a mentor to younger architects in the practice has been invaluable in helping build skills and capabilities within the office.

Richard Wiesebrock

B.Design (Arch) M. Arch AIA

Richard aims to create architecture which has a positive impact on people and places. With over ten years working in architecture and landscapes, he brings his appreciation for site responsive design and an interest in the innovative use of materials to projects. He has a broad range of project experience and particular strengths in design, detailing and managing projects.

Claire White

B.Design (Arch) M. Arch AIA

Claire White is a registered architect with over five years practice experience. She joined Sally Draper Architects in early 2015 after working primarily on high-end multi unit residential projects. This grounding allowed Claire to develop an exacting approach to design development and thorough documentation skills – both key elements in the work of the practice. She continues to develop her interest in passive solar design, the use of natural materials and construction methods. Claire’s deep commitment to the architectural profession extends to her volunteer work with the Robin Boyd Foundation and the Melbourne Open House programme.