Experienced, efficient, accessible.

With an emphasis on collaboration, our team of specialists drives pragmatic best-design principles, delivering quality at scale.

Meet Our Team

Burtenshaw Scoufis is a small boutique firm led by directors George Scoufis and Danny Burtenshaw who have over 60 years of experience between them. Burtenshaw Scoufis is a highly motivated team who have built a reputation for their attention to detail and quality in design. Our client based design style mediates the fine line between function, aesthetic and modern design and building trends.

George Scoufis


As a registered architect and director of the practice, George provides a single point of contact for all BSA clients. George has had extensive experience as team leader and superintendent, on a broad range of projects spanning a period of 20 years. It is with this experience that George is able to ensure that all projects are delivered to the highest possible standard.

George has particular expertise in the design of tertiary sector teaching spaces, flexible workspaces, complex laboratories, lecture theatres, simulation laboratories, formal and informal learning spaces and front end strategic planning. As such, George takes a lead role in overseeing all phases of each project and the coordination of his architectural team and all other consultants. George is also well versed in WHS procedures and their practical application on site.

Danny Burtenshaw


Danny began his career as an architect with the Australian Government and as a Project Manager he was responsible for, inter alia, the procurement of Australian Government Offices in the regional centres of NSW. In 1979 he established his eponymous architectural practice which over a period of 30 years developed a reputation for delivering projects on budget and on time and to the highest achievable standard.

Danny is a director and senior partner, however in recent times he has become more involved with practice management. He retains a keen interest in the design output of the office and his contract management experience during the demanding construction phase of the building procurement process is invaluable. He remains committed to the pursuit of excellence for all projects delivered by Burtenshaw Scoufis Architecture.

Harry Alexandratos

Senior Architect

Harry joined the Burtenshaw and Scoufis team in 2015 following 15 years’ experience in the profession. Having completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree at UNSW, he has gained experience both in the office environment, with architecture firms, and also on site as a managing for construction firms. Harry recently received his Certification as an Registered Architect in NSW and Green Star Accredited Professional.

Prior to working for BSA, Harry worked for both large and small architectural firms focusing on commercial and retail design. Working for Project Control Group as a design architect he directed many office fitouts for large corporate clients including Bank of Scotland, Scholastics, as well as retail within Westfield’s centres across Australia.

Harry has strong grounding in the construction and services industries with an understanding and passion for transferring inspirational design ideas to the build realm without loss of design intent. In recent years Harry has obtained a strong base of experience in the education industry with BSA, working on projects for University of NSW, University of Technology Sydney and the Western Sydney University.

Angela Chen

Senior Architect

Angela is an architect and interior designer with a passion for the tertiary sector. She firstly joined Burtenshaw Scoufis Architecture & Interiors in 2002 as a Graduate of Interior Architecture from UNSW. Inspired by her work at BSA, she decided to pursue a career in Architecture and completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree at UNSW, graduating with honours.

Before re-joining BSA in 2013, Angela had gained 5 years of post-graduate experience at Suters Architects, focusing on the design and procurement of tertiary education projects in Queensland. Many of her projects have been published in interior design magazines. Her ‘H Block QUT Gardens Point’ project received the 2012 Brisbane Regional Architecture Award in the Interior Architecture category.

Angela is an advocate for innovation in design of educational facilities and is keen to develop an understanding of the emerging new approaches to pedagogy that are evolving on university campuses. Creating spaces that draw together teaching aspirations and student outcomes is a primary objective.

Francisco Sembrano

Senior Consultant

Francisco completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines). He became a registered architect in the Philippines and ran his own private practice prior to moving to Australia. He is working towards his Australian registration.
Before Francisco joined Burtenshaw Scoufis Architecture & Interiors in 2015, his experience spans different building typologies from educational facilities, commercial, mixed-use developments to high end residences and interiors in Australia and overseas. He has worked with a number of Sydney architectural firms including BNMH Architects, Turner Associates, Spence Pearson Architects and ESA Architects.

Francisco is passionate about buildings and architecture. He has worked across all phases of the procurement process from inception to design development, documentation, detailing, project co-ordination and construction administration. He has an expert understanding of relevant Australian codes and standards. This he combines with his understanding of contemporary learning pedagogies and building technologies to deliver informed and creative solutions within the matrix of contemporary design and construction’s day to day challenges. His careful methodology and attention to detail ensures that our subconsultants deliver quality outcomes that are fully co-ordinated with the architectural intent of the project. His strengths have been demonstrated by the successful delivery of the wide range of projects that he has completed.

Mark Shibata

CAD Manager and Senior Consultant

Mark has completed Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Technology Sydney and an Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology from Ultimo TAFE. At Burtenshaw Scoufis Architecture and Interiors he has been involved through all stages of the project procurement process, including early concept and feasibility studies through to design and documentation.

Mark’s previous employment was primarily in the field of Heritage Architecture as a CAD technician and Architectural Assistant. He is well versed in CAD documentation and has worked on a variety of projects throughout his career from retail refurbishments to the restoration of Heritage listed buildings. Mark is also the CAD and IT manager for the practice.

In his own time, Mark combines his love for architecture, interiors and food by frequenting new and significant restaurants and bars around the world for inspiration.

Fern Khoo

Graduate Architect

Fern completed her Master of Architecture Degree at the University of Tasmania. While undertaking her degree, she acquired particular skills in research and design strategy development and possesses a high capacity for aesthetic resolution with emphasis on sustainability and the environment.

She has consolidated her design skills by using the most common 2D and 3D software as well as manual rendering and sketching. Fern has worked on a variety of projects throughout her professional career, including residential, warehouse retails, multi- used development and educational facilities. Her obsession with global travel has given her many opportunities to be personally involved in a diverse range of cultural, climatic and social experiences.

Veronica Chan

Graduate Architect

Veronica completed a Masters of Architecture Degree at the University of New South Wales in 2015, during which she was named on the Dean’s List of Academic Excellence. Veronica began work with Burtenshaw Scoufis as a student of Architecture and since that time she has been involved on numerous projects, focusing on design presentation, design detailing and documentation.
Veronica is well versed in CAD documentation, 3D modelling and presentation techniques. She has worked on a variety of projects throughout her time with Burtenshaw Scoufis, including residential, multi-use and educational facilities. Veronica is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia and a member of the Future Green Leaders Program.

Zizi Tan

Graduate Architect

Zizi completed her Master of Architecture Degree at the University of New South Wales in 2017 and demonstrated strong design skills and a good attention to detail in her course work. During her tertiary education years, she developed a significant ability in the use of a number of 2D and 3D software programmes as well as manual sketching and rendering.

After the completion of a Bachelor of Environmental Design programme in Tasmania, Zizi was engaged in a short but intensive internship in Malaysia gaining practical architectural office experience on low to high-rise residential and commercial projects. Zizi professes a deep-rooted love for her profession, as well as a great fondness for art, design, and animation. Although relatively new to the work force, Zizi demonstrates a willingness and enthusiasm to undertake a wide range of tasks in the procurement process and is ambitious to consolidate her skills in our architectural practice.

America Garcia

Graduate Architect

America has completed a Masters in Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) from the University of Sydney in 2015 as well as obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Universidad Vasco de Quiroga in Mexico in 2002. She has also studied Interior Design at the New York School of Interior Design and maintains a strong interest in that sector of the profession.

America has had significant experience in all stages of the project procurement process in both Mexico and Australia and has worked on a wide variety of genres including residential, education, hospitality, industrial, corporate, entertainment, and healthcare. She is committed to architectural excellence and is passionate about Interiors and Sustainable Design.