our people

The management team at DASH Architects, Jason Schulz, David Holland, and Nicole Dent, adopts a 'hands on' approach to all of the work undertaken by the office. This approach ensures that DASH Architects follow an accountable and consistent process that produces high quality outcomes.

Either Jason, David or Nicole are integrally involved in all of the work undertaken by the office.

Supporting Jason, David and Nicole are our senior team comprising: Shae Taylor, Chris Dalgairns, Deborah Lindsay, and Suzanne Hall. Each is an experienced professional in their own right and each has more than 10 years experience. In turn, our senior team is supported by our other architects, graduates, technicians and administrative staff.

Jason Schulz

Director

Jason is an Architect and specialist heritage consultant with over 20 years consulting experience. He has worked for DASH Architects since 1992 and has been a director since 2001. During this time, he has been personally responsible for a broad variety of projects across the Practice’s full range of disciplines, including commercial, retail, residential and hospitality.

Jason is one of the State’s leading heritage consultants, having been responsible for working on some of the State’s most important heritage assets, and advising on some of the State’s largest and most important redevelopments. This expertise spans Local, State and National heritage values and processes.

In addition to this, Jason is a member of the South Australian Heritage Council (Dept of Environment Water and Natural Resources), the Local Heritage Advisory Committee (Dept of Planning Transport and Infrastructure) and a member of the City Centre Design Review Panel (Office of Design and Architecture SA).

Previous postings have included Local Heritage Advisor to the City of Adelaide, Presiding Member of the City of Adelaide Urban Design Advisory Panel, and Deputy Presiding Member of the City of Unley Development Assessment Panel.

David Holland

Director

David is an architect and heritage consultant with over 20 years consulting experience. He has worked for DASH Architects since 1997 and been a Director of the practice since 2001.

During this time, David has been responsible for, or overseen, a number of significant heritage projects (including multiple RAIA award winners), significant architectural projects, Conservation Management Plans (CMPs) and conservation projects.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA). He has previously been its State President, a National Director, and a member of the National Practice Committee. He was also a Chapter Councillor and chair of the State Practice Committee.

David currently sits on the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia, and has also been a member of various State and National Visiting Panels responsible for the accreditation of the Architectural courses at the University of Adelaide and at the University of South Australia.

Nicole Dent

Associate

Nicole is an architect and heritage consultant with over 15 years consulting experience. She has worked for DASH since 2007 and been an Associate with the practice since 2008.

During this time she has been the project architect for a broad range of projects, including education, residential, adaptive reuse, and sports & leisure. She has also been involved in providing heritage advice and assisting with conservation management on some of the State’s most important heritage buildings.

In addition to this, Nicole is a member of the National Association of Women in Construction. Formerly she was an independent member of the City of Unley Development Assessment Panel, and provided heritage advice as part of the Defence National Heritage Panel.

Shae Taylor

Senior Architect

Shae is an architect with over 12 years consulting experience. She has worked for DASH since 2010.

During this time, she has been the project architect on wide range of projects in the office including sports & leisure, commercial, residential and heritage. She has been responsible for overseeing and undertaking documentation from concept through to construction and administering these projects on site.

Chris Dalgairns

Graduate of Architecture and Interior Designer

Chris is a Graduate of Architecture and an Interior Designer with over 14 years of experience, much of which has been spent designing and documenting a broad range of projects, including numerous residential, hospitality and commercial projects in South Australia and Queensland. He has only recently joined the DASH Architects team.

Chris has gained extensive experience doing high density residential developments and significant commercial projects. He has been responsible for overseeing all stages from concept design through to construction and on site administration.

Suzanne Hall

Senior Architect

Suzanne is an experienced Architect with over 20 years of consulting experience in Australia and overseas. She has worked on a number of high profile projects with a mix of Commercial, Educational, Aged Care, Arts, Social Housing and Heritage requirements. She has experience at all stages of projects from masterplan to concept to realisation. She also has experience with a number of different methods of procurement.

Suzanne has recently joined the DASH Architects Team

Deborah Lindsay

Senior Heritage Consultant / Historical Archaeologist

Deborah has worked as a cultural heritage consultant for over 10 years. She has a comprehensive understanding of heritage and planning legislation in all levels of government. Deborah has provided heritage advice on conserving, developing and adapting heritage places in NSW, QLD, VIC and SA.

Deborah is a member of the Local Heritage Advisory Committee (LHAC) of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), providing advice to the SA Minister for Planning on local heritage matters. Deborah is a former member of the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee, the peak professional heritage organisation in Australia.