OUR KEY TEAM

Melika Maunder | B Arch Reg
Melika Maunder | B Arch RegManaging Director
Melika provides effective Team Leadership with her pragmatic, results driven approach to each project.
Her focus is on achieving client outcomes and quality design solutions. Her greatest strength is her ability to work in an integrated way with all consultants, producing projects that are delivered on time and on budget. She has extensive Master Planning experience on both existing and greenfield sites, as well as years of building design under her belt.
Melika brings extensive knowledge of client and building contractors requirements through Design and Construct or the Tender procurement process.
Clare Smyth | B Des Int
Clare Smyth | B Des IntDirector | Interior Design
Clare integrates client requirements with good design to deliver functional spaces. Working with the Architectural team or leading the Interior team in commercial fitout or refurbishment works she considers all aspects of the interior in her design solutions.
Close liaison with manufacturers provides the best opportunity to meet budget and deadlines, always conscious of the impact of selection availabilities, particularly within a budget framework.
Clare has experience in Medical, Commercial, Education and Multi Residential projects.
Ben Purssey
Ben PursseyBIM Project Manager
Ben has architectural delivery experience with proven ability to problem solve, model and coordinate consultant information. With 10 years of REVIT experience, his technical knowledge and process driven results have been engaged on major commercial projects.
He carries his documentation experience through to the BIM domain where his attention to detail and aim for accuracy at all levels provides an invaluable asset to all our projects. Coordinating and mitigating clashes with all consultants, provides savings in the administration of the project.
Stephen Cross | B Arch Reg
Stephen Cross | B Arch RegSenior Project Architect
Stephen is a registered Architect with extensive project delivery experience, and has undertaken numerous multiple building works projects. His focus is on master planning and siting of buildings to ensure future school development is optimised. Stephen also focuses on the architectural qualities of new buildings so that aesthetic compatibility is achieved within the overall educational facility setting.
Jane Grimmond | B Arch Reg
Jane Grimmond | B Arch RegArchitect
Jane is a registered Architect with a range of skills encompassing a variety of project types including sports architecture, master planning, marina based development, education and multi-residential. Her tasks include brief formulation, strategic facilities management, interiors coordination, detailed design documentation and consultant review process.
Working as part of the COBiE team, Jane’s extensive architectural experience provides advantages in coordination, detailing and building materials and technology.
Steven Berwick
Steven BerwickSenior Technician
Steve is a Senior Technician, who has gained extensive experience in the commercial building space over the past 25 years. He is technically proficient in Revit 3D modelling and documentation from Conceptual Design through to Tender Documents. Steve works cohesively with the team and utilises his technical skill to ensure well-coordinated and detailed documents for COBiE projects.
Andrezza Labate
Andrezza LabateInterior Design
Andrezza works as part of our Interior Design team ensuring our level of detail is achieved to our standards. Her architectural and interior design training allows her to holistically appreciate the design and detail which she translates to the documentation of interiors for the COBiE team. She has a high level of experience with Revit and is meticulous with the documents she produces
Josh Busby
Josh Busby Technician
Working on many large scale projects, Josh has a gained a lot of experience and a good understanding of the Building Codes and Australian Standards that apply and crossover into the education sector.
Joshua is a QBCC licensed building designer that has a wealth of experience in both residential and the Multi-residential sector. He has worked on many small to large renovations, houses, townhouses and unit developments over the past 17 years.
Mark Bacud
Mark BacudTechnician
Mark has a diverse skillset with over 4 years’ experience in the architectural field including residential, multi-residential, commercial, retail and hospitality. Prior to this he worked as a structural engineer technician.
Combining his eye for aesthetics, skill sets and technical knowledge, Mark is able to bring projects to life from concept to construction within the projects timeframe. This is all driven by Marks passion for the built environment, technology and inspirational works of renowned architects.

Bec Finegan
Bec FineganOffice Assistant
With a Certificate in Business, Bec is the heart of the COBiE Office. Her daily tasks include aiding the team in varied administrative functions to keep our office operating efficiently. She assists in maintaining COBiE’s Quality Management System and is a valued member of our team.