PRO-ARK Pty Ltd is a boutique architectural and interior design firm that has provided innovative design solutions for over twenty years. The firm fosters a collaborative design culture, aims to excite and always produces compelling architecture to an exciting brief. PRO-ARK researches and investigates the unique nature of each project and produces a design response that meets the aspirations of both clients and future occupants. The firm always seeks the best design solution that balances urban context, site response, sustainability, architectural expression and commercial viability.
Executive Director / Project Superintendent / Principal Architect
Bachelor of Architecture RMIT, ARBV Registered Architect 1993
AIA Member since 1984
PRO-ARK Pty Ltd, Architects & Interior Designers founder, Mario Duvnjak, is a leading specialist in the niche State and Federal government sectors of education, health and private sectors; including both low and high rise residential developments and commercial buildings.
Mario has over 30 years of industry experience in architecture, gaining early industry knowledge at respected firms prior to starting his own company in 1993 and has been at the helm of PRO-ARK Pty Ltd since its inception. As Mario is the head of the company he is passionate about the projects PRO-ARK Pty Ltd complete, knowing they reflect his ability to recognise true client needs and to cultivate the best design response possible from any situation. He ensures he continuously touches base with all clients and staff, guiding each project from sketch design to construction.
Mario prides himself on his use of materials and detailing that provide not only visually stimulating projects, but durable, practical solutions. Mario and his team are continuously evolving and are always open-minded as to how their solutions can be improved to provide better quality spaces that address their client’s needs. The growing importance of ESD as a client priority has seen Mario encourage all members of his firm to understand the principles behind sustainable design.
Bachelor and Master of Architecture Planning & Design, Melbourne University / ARBV Registered Architect
Scott has been with PRO-ARK Pty Ltd for thirteen years and has a passion for architecture and continues to forge positive partnerships in the niche school, TAFE and university and private sectors. Scott continues to offer architectural consultancy on a myriad of other projects including fit-outs, laboratories, upgrades, council depots, pharmacy extensions and upgrades, multi-storey community housing refurbishments, extensions and high rise residential projects.
Scott’s strengths include architectural brief development, design implementation, documentation and project co-ordination. Scott also provides an expert hand at several architectural software programs ranging from programming to 3D modelling.
Bachelor & Master of Architecture Melbourne University
Danny’s innovative and cutting-edge design concepts, combined with his exceptional project management skills have placed him at the top of his profession. Danny has a rich artistic background and combined with his understanding of architectural detailing allows him to produce uniquely high standards of work.
Danny brings fresh ideas in architectural design, and has a strong passion for architecture. Creative and functional Interior Design plays a paramount role in Danny’s design approach.
Nicholas Xavier Duvnjak
As a recent member, Nicholas has established himself as a valuable member of the team. His desire and commitment to create highly resolved and responsive architecture is complimented by his enjoyment for collaborative design and the application of various problem solving practices.
Nicholas is rapidly developing valuable experience by working on various building types, from educational, commercial and high-end residential projects; with an opportunity to work across many phases of the architectural process including; Sketch Design, Design Development and many aspects of Contract Documentation stages; his dynamic skill set is highly applicable to any project that he undertakes.
Bachelor of Business, Professional Major Marketing & Co-Major Management
Lucy has spent the earlier part of her career in a variety of marketing roles where she has been able to extensively develop both her consumer and Business-to-Business involvement and experience. With a proven ability to create innovative marketing campaigns through a variety of mediums, Lucy’s skills help develop PRO-ARK Pty Ltd brand awareness, lead generation and marketing strategies. She possess the ability to constantly engage customers while delivering business results.
Drawing on her studies in her Management Co-Major, Lucy has been able to assist PRO-ARK Pty Ltd in providing common Human Resource administrative duties and responsibilities. Through her contribution with the selection of good committed staff members, Lucy ensures that we are bringing dedicated and hard-working members to the organisation, allowing PRO-ARK Pty Ltd to create an efficient and resourceful environment.