Bachelor of Science (First Class Hons) – University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Hons) – University of Newcastle (2004)
Allison Burrows joined BKA in 2004 as an outstanding student from the University of Newcastle, and recipient of the NSW Board of Architects prize for best performance and the Sydney C Morton prize for highest aggregate marks in technology. Since then, she has gained extensive experience in a wide variety of architectural typologies with active involvement in projects from concept design through to documentation stage.
Allison was a member of the BKA Dubai office, undertaking numerous large-scale projects including Al Badia Oasis for Dubai Festival City, which featured 800 residential units and associated ground level commercial and leisure areas.
Now, Allison is the team leader of BKA’s Newcastle office, supported by a talented group of creative staff. Allison has highly developed design skills – most recently used in a series of high profile inner city urban sites for commercial hotel and residential uses, working with clients benefitting from Sydney City's DCP amendments.
Allison was also involved as team leader in the design and documentation of the University of Western Sydney (UWS) College Building, a teaching facility offering students who have not attained the required marks for their course to benefit from a highly supportive learning environment. A 1,400m2 facility located at the Kingswood Campus, the building received a 5 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), awarded for excellence in environmentally sustainable design and construction.
Allison is an adept user of 3D-architectural tools to enable clients and councils visual access and greater understanding of their projects throughout the whole design process.