About us
We are a young, energetic team of multidisciplinary design professionals with extensive experience in the commercial, workplace, hospitality, retail and lifestyle sectors.
Our diversity is our greatest asset, helping us get to the core of our clients’ business, understand their challenges & objectives, and work with them to develop a design solution that will help them work better now and in the future
Alex Brookes
Studio Director

Alex is a specialist in workplace design, with more than eight years’ experience working across the commercial, residential and hospitality sectors. Her extensive product knowledge, forging of strong client relationships and passion for workplace strategy has equipped her to manage Studio 103 and lead projects from engagement to completion.

Contact: alex@studio103.com.au

Nicky Karim
Design Director

Nicky is an expert at translating briefs into architectural design solutions, which respond to each unique client need. She has fifteen years’ experience in multiple sectors. Nicky has led a vast array of projects & worked on multiple award winning projects throughout her career, which enables her to lead & mentor the design team at Studio 103.

Contact: nicky@studio103.com.au

Vanessa Serruto
Senior Interior Designer

Vanessa has managed the design of numerous projects across a wide variety of sectors. She enjoys building strong relationships with her clients, enabling her to truly understand their needs and successfully deliver a project vision from its 2D sketch plan into a built environment. She has a optimistic approach, commitment to design excellence, extensive product knowledge and a keen eye for detail.

Alanah Dougan
Interior Designer

Alanah’s experience extends to a vast array of project scales and phases. This diverse background has equipped her with the fundamentals to provide a holistic approach to each design solution. Alanah’s strength lies in comprehensive design from the concept phase through to project completion, and her background in Project Management provides a crucial understanding of the overall design process.

Billie Thomas
Interior Designer

Billie is an accomplished interior designer with a passion for delivering innovative workspace designs that enhance productivity with creative flair. She has experience across a variety of commercial & residential interior projects, and works collaboratively with clients throughout the design process, from sketch planning & concept design to project delivery.

Dale Templeton
Lead Technician

Dale manages the architectural documentation and specifications of Studio 103’s projects, working collaboratively with the design team to ensure brief and design are delivered with a high level of quality and attention to detail. He has over two decades’ experience as a draftsperson and interior technician, working in Australia, South Africa & Dubai (UAE).

Bella Stewart Gibson
Design Administrator

Bella plays an integral role within our studio, assisting behind the scenes with proposals, submissions & internal team coordination.
She is Studio 103’s organisational whiz, and has considerable experience in project management and administration.


George is our newest addition. He brings some special skills, plenty of enthusiasm and excitement to the team, with a “go-getter” attitude. He is very eager to learn and gets along with everyone! He encourages the team to take regular breaks when we are buried deep in deadlines.