Partners Stephen Guthrie and Lindy Atkin have been leading the Bark team for the 17 years that Bark has emerged as a distinct regional practice in Australian architecture.

Acknowledged and awarded for their innovative architecture and interiors, Bark’s directors draw from international influences, having studied and worked in the USA, Bahamas, London, Melbourne and Sydney. Bark has designed projects in Australia for international clients in Romania, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, China, Switzerland, Canada and the USA, as well as many interstate clients.

Together they have extensive experience in designing environments, residential, civic, commercial and mixed-use, that maintain an equilibrium between function, cost-effectiveness and environmental sensitivity.

Bark’s design approach carefully considers the landscape, particular microclimates and unlocking the ‘spirit’ of each site, with projects focused on the broader intention of enhancing people’s lives through contemporary design which reveal the essential and nurturing qualities of ‘place’.