Chairman. Director of Design
Barry Lee is a Registered Architect with a first class Honours Degree in Architecture from the University of South Australia. Barry has been responsible for the design of a number of major internationally recognised high-rise buildings including ‘The Wave’ and ‘Q1- World’s Tallest Residential Tower’, both silver medal winners in the Emporis World Skyscraper Awards, and Etihad Towers 3rd place winner in the Emporis World Skyscraper Awards. Barry has been responsible for more than forty other significant high-rise developments, most of which have received professional accolades. In addition, Barry has extensive experience in the field of resort master planning and 5 star international hotel design.
Barry has held senior positions in international architectural practices and with an international development company. This experience has allowed him to combine his inventive and expressive architectural style with commercial viability and constructional efficiency. He has been involved in projects throughout Australia and internationally in the U.A.E, Qatar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Japan, Fiji and New Zealand.
Raith is a Registered Architect with Degrees in Architecture and the Built Environment, and a Graduate Diploma in Project Management from Queensland University of Technology. Raith has been part of the DBI team for over twenty years. With a strong focus on project delivery, Raith’s involvement in projects covers the broad spectrum from initiation through to hand over.
Raith has successfully completed large scaled developments both nationally and internationally ranging from high-rise mixed-use developments, hotels, five star resorts, master planned communities, and integrated golfing developments. Projects that he has been affiliated with include ‘The Wave’; a silver medal winner in the prestigious 2006 Emporis Skyscraper Awards.
As Managing Director of DBI, Raith is keen to ensure that the reputation for excellence that DBI has developed continues into the future. With more potential award winning developments currently under construction, that trend looks set to continue.
Director of Interior Design
Susan is a Registered Architect holding Degrees in Applied Science and Architecture. Susan is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Architects and the Design Institute of Australia. Susan is a Company Director and Director responsible for the discipline of Interior Design at DBI.
Susan has extensive experience in hotel and luxury residential apartment design with projects in Australia, UAE, China, Indonesia, Fiji and Japan, many of which have received international accolades.
With a design philosophy which embraces strong collaboration between Architecture, Landscape and Interiors disciplines, Susan strives for Interior Design solutions that present a cohesive design language throughout each project . Focusing on the human quality of spaces, Susan has a passion for thoughtful planning as well as interior detailing and materiality within spaces that evoke an emotional response from the user, joy, inspiration, comfort, relaxation or contemplation.
Susan’s extensive international project experience over three decades, allow her to combine considered and inclusive design narratives with an understanding of commercial viability, project documentation and project delivery.