Evan is a Director with over 20 years of experience in interior and architectural design. Evan studied sculpture, 3D design and, later, interior design, before working for several renowned studios, including Bates Smart and Geyer. He has led numerous award-winning projects of varying scope and complexity, from local wine bars and boutique hotels to large scale workplace, for clients including Curtin University, Nike and Woodside.
Evan then travelled to work within a number of prestigious studios in London, Dublin, Singapore and Melbourne before deciding to start Design Theory with his wife Lisa in 2013. Together they combined this experience of large-firm know-how with a specialist focus to create what is now one of WA’s pre-immanent, award-winning design practices.
Lisa is a Director with over 20 years of experience in interior design and art consultancy, having worked with prominent gallery owners, artists and designers before starting Design Theory with her husband Evan. She has envisioned and led projects across a range of industries, scopes and complexities—from local wine bars to luxury hotels.
Her background in both design and art has fostered a deep appreciation for the theory of aesthetics—of colours, textures, and how elements worked together for the desired effect. Such an appreciation has led to an interest in creating original concepts that solve big problems at scale, as well as an eye for the finer details, which harness the talent of craftspeople and artists.
Since starting Design Theory in 2013, she and Evan have grown the studio into one of WA’s pre-eminent, award-winning design practices.
Daniella is an interior designer and architect with over eight years experience that span a range of sectors and scopes, from hotels such as Intercontinental and Hilton, to workplace and retail. After graduating from University of Western Australia in 2013, Daniella became a registered architect in 2019.
She was a co-coordinator for the international architecture exhibition Venezia Biennale d’Architettura in 2014 and worked as a graduate architect at the global architect studio Woods Bagot where she was given the opportunity to work on a number of international projects of considerable scope.
Daniella‘s experience in both architecture and interior design gives comprehensive insight into the design process and, since joining the Design Theory team, has been a lead designer for projects like the Boston Brewery in Victoria Park and FOMO Fremantle.