Meet KIN

 
 

Marjorie Dixon

Director

Marjorie has quickly established herself as a forward-thinking Architect with great skill and enthusiasm for her projects. Her passion for design with elegant and practical solutions are evident in several of her award winning boutique residential and commercial projects. 

Marjorie developed all-round skills and knowledge in Architecture through her twin interests in construction and environment. She has lived, worked and studied in Brisbane, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden. Her practical knowledge and professional abilities make her an exceptional asset on all projects that she manages. To Marjorie, architecture is a chance to collaborate with clients and consultants to learn from other people’s life experiences and bring her own to a dynamic and enjoyable experience. 

Marjorie’s interest in architecture also extends to her varied volunteer work (Solomon Island Tsunami reconstruction and Venice Biennale construction team). Her passion in architecture is complemented by her love of surfing and travel.

Leah Gallagher

Director

Having spent seven years working alongside mentor Kieron Gait on award-winning boutique residential projects, Leah is now defining her own direction with Marjorie. She brings with her a keen interest in the creation of new and renovated homes and enjoys the process of intensive collaboration with clients. 

The knowledge and experience Leah has gained in practice is shared with students through her significant contribution to teaching at both Bond University and the University of Queensland, including with a UQ Social Outreach Studio initiative in Far North Queensland Indigenous communities.

Leah is a Chapter Councillor for the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and her genuine and infectious enthusiasm for the built environment and the people who inhabit our cities has led to her involvement with advocacy and local heritage issues. This year Leah was a State Juror for the AIA Queensland Architecture Awards. She is also a recipient of the 2018 AIA Dulux Study Tour Prize, which recognises excellence in design, community involvement and education.

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Elena Ihl

Graduate of Architecture

KIN welcomes Elena Ihl to the team! Elena recently completed her Masters of Corporate Architecture from TH Köln University in Cologne, Germany. Elena has gained experience working on a variety of residential and workplace projects in Australia and Germany and recently won a workplace design competition at her university! You can see an example of her strong 3D visualisation skills in the video above.