Part of our success is due to the fact that we have created a work culture that attracts and retains like-minded professionals who are not only extremely talented in their craft, but passionate about achieving the best results for our clients.

As much as we are committed to ensuring our clients are 100% happy with our service, we’re equally committed to keeping our staff happy. Consequently, you can be assured that in addition to applying superior design expertise to your project, our creative team also brings the essential qualities of passion, energy and commitment.

Ross Norwood

B.App.Sci., B Arch (Honours), AIA, HIA, MBA, Architects Registration 973

Ross is a local Honours graduate from the University of Canberra. Prior to establishing DNAA Ross gained valuable local experience with Geoff Buttterworth and Partners, Renfree Hanrahan and Bligh Voller Neild, with overseas experience at Fitch RS in London. With 30 years’ experience under his belt Ross has a broad range of completed projects from small renovations to large multi-million dollar mixed use buildings.

Glen Dowse

B.App.Sci., B Arch, AIA, HIA (President 2015 - 2018), MBA, Architects Registration 966

Born in 1967, in Canberra. Graduated from the University of Canberra in 1991. While there he was awarded in 1989 “The Northrop Award” and in 1989 Second Prize “Marion Mahony Griffin Measured Drawing Competition”. Architectural experience gained in Canberra includes the firms of CG Cummings and Associates, Lester Firth and Associates and Phil McMaster Pty Ltd, TT Architecture, and overseas with the Southampton firm of MWT Architects.

Hands-on building experience has been gained for short periods with the firm of GKT Services and over a long period of time with Dowse Building Co including the construction of his own home. His extensive experience in the industry, on site as a tradesman, in the office as a professional and recently as a developer give Glen the ability to advise and influence a very broad range of projects.

His involvement over many years in lobbying on behalf of the industry affords Glen a great deal of respect across the industry and from within government and the ability to influence planning regulation and policy for the benefit of Canberra.

Housing Industry Association, ACT and Southern NSW

  • Past President HIA
  • Current Regional Executive Committee
  • Past: Chair Policy Committee Chair Planning and Environment Committee
  • National Planning and Environment Committee 2003-2017

Royal Australian Institute of Architects

  • Functions Committee 1991
  • Marketing Committee 1994 Planning Committee

Master Builders Association, ACT

  • Professional Sector Committee

Building Regulation Advisory Committee (BRAC)

  • Committee Chair

Aj Bala

B.Arch BaSc (Environmental Design), Architects Registration 2336

Aj is a Graduate of the University of Canberra and brings over 10 years of architecture & construction knowledge to the DNA team. His keen interest in development & property provides him with a balanced view of the commercial viability of architectural projects. Having a range of experience at various local & International practices, Aj has worked on a wide variety of projects including Master planning, Multi-unit/Mixed use, commercial, high-end residential and industrial work. His project experience ranges from concept and design work, right through to project delivery. His project experience both nationally and internationally coupled with his passion for building the local Canberra community and education, having taught a number of tertiary accredited design courses, brings an added dimension to the DNA practice.

Mick Sergi

Diploma of Building Design

Brad Lomas

Krystal Fraser

B Arch Advanced Diploma of Building Design, Masters of Architecture

Mitch Sultana

Diploma of Building Design

Parampreet Kaur

B.Arch, M. Design

Enzo D’Ambrogio

BaSc (Environmental Design) M Arch

Sally Dowse

(Accountant), BAcc Masters

Joe Nugent

B. Arch

Brady Groothoff

B Arts in Architecture, Diploma of Building design

Mark Loncar

Diploma of Building Design

Elle Waters