Brian Jende

Managing Director
Architect AIA

Co-founder and Managing Director, Brian Jende is a driving force behind the creative spirit captured by i2C and delivered on all projects across the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth studios.

Anthony Merlin

Managing Director
BPD, BArch(Hons), Architect AIA

With an appreciation for great design Co-founder and Managing Director Anthony Merlin enjoys keeping a watchful eye on all projects and operational requirements throughout the firm.

Rod Rose


Rod has extensive retail sector experience working on medium to large size projects conception and delivery including master planning, architectural, interior, concept design and development; construction documentation, contract administration, team leadership and senior management.

Rick Gartner

Associate Director/Operations Manager

Detail makes the difference between a good project and a great project. With Ricks passion for detail and a solid understanding of construction, the pursuit of great project outcomes is always a priority.

Anthony Palmas

Associate Director/Manager NSW

With his natural curiosity and passionate approach to detail and design, Anthony brings a fresh and expert eye to each project and challenges the team to deliver the best possible results every time.

Mags Uscinowicz

Associate/ National Interior Design Manager

As an Interior Designer with several years of experience in the industry, Mags approaches each new project with creativity and passion. Her background working in the retail and commercial sectors has facilitated a variety of projects in their development from concept to completion.

Chris Egan

BEnvDes, BArch

Chris has extensive experience on multiple building classes including single dwelling residential to high rise hotels, commercial, education, industrial, health, aged care, public use and retail.

Will Joske

BIM Development Manager
BPD, BArch(Hons), Architect AIA

Will's background includes building design, tertiary lectureship, business owner, visualisation expert and Architectural BIM Leader at a global engineering, architecture and environmental consulting firm.

Claire Bowles

Sustainability and Consultancy

Claire is establishing i2C’s core sustainability principles, goals for sustainable practice and leads the
team on collaborating on green principles, learning and project contribution.

Paul Bell

BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA

Paul has been a partner at Ryder Architecture for 12 years and from September 2019 has been working alongside i2C. Ryder and i2C are founding members of the Ryder Alliance.

Maggie Steele

BArch, Architect AIA

Passionate about excellence, Maggie thinks outside the box. As Manager of the Sydney Studio Design Team, she oversees the documentation phase, ensuring continuity of projects from start to completion.

Anthony Haslam


Anthony keenly understands stakeholder objectives, with over 15 years’ experience in commercial, retail, industrial and residential sectors, working in Architectural and Construction firms.

Shaun Daly


Shaun has over 10 years’ experience across the retail, commercial and residential sectors. His experience spans projects of all sizes from minor residential extensions to large scale retail developments.

Scott Palmer

Senior Associate/ National General Manager

Scott's vast project experience spans from shopping centre & department store interiors to urban café designs, with the varied work scope covering concept design to multi-store rollout documentation and delivery.

Brett Lindner


Brett has extensive design and management experience in the commercial, retail and health sectors.

Katie Rankine

Senior Associate / Architect AIA
BBuilt Env.(Arch), B.Arch (Hons2), BOAQ

With her diverse experience, Katie is determined to produce GREAT architecture and outstanding results. She thrives on the challenge of re-imagining the “ideals” and exploring the best possible outcomes for all projects.

Wendy Ooi

Architect AIA

Wendy is a Designer with architectural experience in the retail and commercial sectors and previous construction experience in the multi- residential, education and commercial sectors.

Paul Smith

Associate Director/ Office Manager QLD, Dip Arch

With over 40 years in the industry, Paul’s extensive experience and project diversity, provides an invaluable and incomparable source of knowledge for the team. His broad experience has been significant in the disciplines of commercial and retail as well as within the aged care and education sectors.

Joe Wright

Architect AIA

With almost 10 years’ experience, Joe has worked within the retail, commercial and residential sectors both locally and internationally. He has experience in the delivery of projects of all sizes from small scale residential extensions to large scale community master planning.

George Dunn

Senior Associate
BDes (Arch), ADipBCM, QBCC

George’s dedication and level of service is demonstrated through every project that he is involved with. His passion for design translates into the project deliverables for our clients.

Terry-Anne McPhail

Associate / Practice Manager
Grad. Dip. In & Ep

With over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, Terry-Anne’s love for numbers ensures i2C’s Finance Department runs smoothly.