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Our Story

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ROJO Design is dedicated to working on a diverse range of projects to realise the full potential of our client’s community, commercial, corporate or home design aspirations. ROJO Design is solutions orientated and looks to add value to all types of projects irrespective of scale – large or small, to provide contextually derived outcomes that meet financial expectations.

Our team’s wealth of experience gives ROJO Design the ability to assist clients with research and feasibility studies. Architecture is not just a job, but our passion! We want to share that passion and our expertise with you through each stage of the design, documentation and construction process.

ROJO Design was established in 2012 by a team of dedicated architects with a desire to turn their passion for architecture into creating practical, imaginative and sophisticated spaces.  Our approach is based on personal interaction and offering a bespoke design experience tailored to our individual clients and sharing their exciting journey,

bringing architecture to life by translating spaces into places.

Meet the Team


Claudi Bird

Architect + Interior Designer + Director

BOAQ Reg: 4580

Claudi is the founding director of ROJO Design. She is our resident chatterbox and public relations maven. Claudi works closely with clients from concept through too construction to see their vision become reality. A talented architect Claudi is also a qualified interior designer with an eye for clean designs that are practical and beautifully crafted. An evolving minimalist (when children allow) she is equally at home with maximalist and other design trends. Claudi is your first point of contact for new projects and she is happy to chat about your specific needs.

When not working or cooking up a storm Claudi loves spending time with her husband, two children and her menagerie of pets.

Favorite architect:  Luis Barragan / Santiago Calatrava

Favorite building: Church on the Water by Tadao Ando

Favorite colour:  Teal/Black

Favorite Material: Concrete/Stone

Favorite Chair: The Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer

Drink of Choice:  Gin and Tonic


Craig Atkins

Architect + Associate

BOAQ Reg: 5545


Donovan Wright

Graduate + Minion

Craig is a core member of the ROJO Design family. He is our quiet general knowledge buff and resident technical guru. Craig brings an abundance of local and international experience to the team focusing on bespoke housing and commercial projects.

A methodical architect, Craig is usually working in the background to ensure all the technical elements of your dream design are being carefully considered and implemented. Craig writes, teaches and carries out research as part of our engagement with the architectural community.

When not problem solving  projects for our clients ROJO Design Craig will be found relaxing with his nose in a good book or savouring a sweet treat as a self-confessed chocoholic.

Favorite architect:  John Pawson

Favorite building:  Casa Batllo by Gaudi

Favorite colour:  Blue

Favorite material:  White Concrete

Favourite Chair: Egg Chair by Jacobsen

Drink of Choice: Earl Grey

Donovan is the latest addition to the ROJO Design family. Having joined the practice while still a student, he is now a fully fledged graduate of architecture. Donovan brings energy to the practice as our resident minion and jack of all trades. Donovan is typically working hard in the background putting our software through its paces to assist in the generation of drawings and renders. Donovan is a versatile designer (and a budding fashionista) with his dapper handmade concrete bow ties that he crafts in his spare time.

When he is not chained to our computer aided drawing software he is gaming or exploring Brisbane on his environmentally friendly scooter.

Favorite architect:  Renzo Piano

Favorite building: Bosjes Chapel by Steyn Studio

Favorite colour:  White

Favorite Material: Concrete

Favorite Chair: Eames Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames

Drink of Choice: Milo

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