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John A. Clark


B.Arch. (Hons)

John is an architect with formidable experience, who is known for giving his clients direct attention and hands-on service. Prior to establishing Baumgart Clark Architects with Marcus Baumgart, John was a director at WBA, a studio based in Melbourne Australia. During this time John held key leadership roles on a range of award winning projects including those which were recipients of the Victorian Architecture Medal and Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design.

Throughout his working life John has consulted as a practicing architect in the delivery of our built environment and has also acted as a consultant to both local and state government in providing design advice generally. In relation to the latter John has acted for the City of Maribyrnong under their Design Advisory Service (DAS), and for the private sector and numerous non-government not-for-profit organisations.

John is currently the immediate past-President of Xavier College Burke Hall Father's Association. From 2006 to 2012 John was a board member at Genazzano FCJ College where he also chaired the Building and Resources Committee, a sub-committee of the College Council.  During this time John actively oversaw the College master plan and the delivery of a range of facilities including the Madeline Centre for the performing arts and more recently the new Early Learning Centre (ELC) informed by the Reggio Emilia Educational approach.  As a member of the College Council John developed a detailed appreciation for new pedagogies in education and the roles and responsibilities of governance in primary and secondary institutions.

 tel +61 404 872 317


Marcus Baumgart


B.Arch. (Hons)
B.App. Science in Environmental Design
Certificate of Business Coaching

Marcus has 20 years experience in the architecture profession, having worked as a designer, communicator and thinker at Melbourne architecture practice WBA, and for Cox Architects and Planners. As a student he worked as a model-builder for the late, great Philadelphia School architect Aldo Giurgola at Mitchell Giurgola Thorp [MGT], the designer of New Parliament House in Canberra.

In his time in practice, Marcus has consulted for various departments of the Victorian State Government, and has assisted numerous Councils across Melbourne, in Regional Victoria and interstate. He has also consulted for many private, commercial and developer clients, and not-for-profit organisations including the Brotherhood of Saint Laurence, Sacred Heart Mission, Argyle Housing and in a previous role, for independent think tank The Grattan Institute.

Marcus is known for his focus on design, clear thinking and masterplanning, and has also been heavily involved in architectural communications and education throughout his career. For a ten-year period following his graduation with Honours from the RMIT Architecture degree in 1998, Marcus taught house design to students of architecture at RMIT University, where he has also acted as an external course moderator and frequent guest design critic.

In addition to his architectural and teaching work, Marcus has written for journals in Australia and internationally since 2001. His articles and reviews have appeared in Artichoke, the Journal of the Design Institute of Australia;  in Houses magazine; Architecture Australia; Victorian Architect Magazine;  Landscape Architecture Australia; Azure Magazine (Canada) and Urbis (New Zealand).

In service to these publications he has reviewed dozens of architectural and interiors projects, and has interviewed scores of Australia's leading designers, business people and architects. Marcus’ articles, reviews and essays have appeared in print 75 times in journals globally in the last decade, and nearly that many times again from his earlier journalism period between 2001 and 2009.

tel +61 418 347 024

LocalSolo Freelance

Anthony Dann

Registered Architect
M.Arch (RMIT) Distinction
M.Arch. (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) Distinction
Bachelor of Architectural Design (RMIT) Distinction
Bachelor of Built Environment (Industrial Design), (QUT)
Bachelor of Arts/Law (incomplete 1993-94) (UQ)

A new addition to the Baumgart Clark Architects team, Anthony is a skilled multi-disciplinary designer with a wealth of architectural and product design experience, and he is also a skilled senior registered architect with more than ten years Australian construction experience. Anthony has worked in Australia and Europe and has partnered with numerous talented studios and individuals across a diverse creative career that encompasses everything from furniture, backpacks and travel product design to high-end residential, commercial and cultural/public architecture.

Anthony is joining Baumgart Clark Architects at Associate level and will be responsible for assisting John and Marcus to expand the practice’s design culture and profile while running significant practice projects. Anthony’s skill with design is second to none, and we look forward to his contribution.


Harrison Rowe


Master of Architecture 2018
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Building Information Modeling (BIM Revit) - Statement of Attainment
Architectural CAD 3D (AUTOCAD) - Statement of Attainment

Originally from Canberra, Harry completed his year 12 certificate at St Francis Xavier College, Florey ACT and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of Canberra in 2009. In 2018 he completed a Master of Architecture at Griffith University. Harry is a construction documentation, BIM and Revit technical specialist with ten years of experience, with the ability to produce both creative design and construction documentation efficiently and accurately. The work is carried out with a high level of resolve and quality through critical thinking and multi-faceted design iterations. He has a strong grasp on the complete design and construction process, and specialises in delivery of complex technical construction documentation with high-level detailing. With expertise extending into multiple computer aided design programs, (BIM) Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, building environmental technical analysis tools and photo-realistic 3D rendering software allowing limitless design capabilities.

Harry has worked across three separate states to work in four major Australian cities: Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, and Gold Coast for high profile builders and designers. Being involved in multiple large-scale mixed-use projects has given Harry a greater appreciation for the time, energy and effort involved in the production and development of quality architecture. His experience at the forefront of resolving details on site has given him the foundations of critical design thinking and ability to understand the builders end requirement. Furthermore, it has enabled him to become very strong at managing relationships between builder and client, whilst gaining a vital understanding of client driven requests and implications.

Harry leads the practice’s ACT and New South Wales project delivery activities under the close watch of Marcus and John, with the support of the broader team.


The Documentation & Technical Team

Baumgart Clark Architects runs a skilled documentation and architectural assistance team in-house, comprised of the following individuals. All three are graduates of the Architectural Drafting course at RMIT. Amanda is commencing her full architectural education in 2019, and Nicholas continues to teach in his former course at RMIT.

  • Nia Farahi

    Graduate of Architecture
    Master of Architecture (Deakin)
    Bachelor of Architecture (Azad University)

  • Amanda Triffon

    Bachelor of Architecture (current study 2019)
    Adv.Dip.Building Design [Architecture] RMIT

  • Rory Gangelhoff

    Adv.Dip.Building Design [Architecture] RMIT

  • Nicholas Wilkinson

    Cert IV Training & Assessment
    Adv.Dip.Building Design [Architecture] RMIT
    Cert.IV Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
    Cert.III Fitness
    Cert.IV Fitness