Our People

Meet the friendly team behind Kowalski Architects


The team at Kris Kowalski Architects combines experience and innovation to deliver world-class projects.

Mr Kris Kowalski

Managing Director

Graduated from Warsaw University with degree of Master of Architecture and Engineering in 1982.  Migrated to Australia in 1983, sponsored by the Australian government with the PhD scholarship from University of Queensland  for Architectural Design.  Registered Architect since 1990.  Prior to establishing Kris Kowalski Architects, Kris worked for international Australian firms and he has been a Senior Design Architect and Design Director for many prominent projects in...

Mr David Halpin

Senior Associate / General Manager

A registered Architect who graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture. David is a Senior Associate of Kris Kowalski Architects with 25 years of experience within the architectural industry and has been with Kris Kowalski Architects for 15 years, 10 of these years in the capacity of senior management. David’s experience over the years has ranged from Defense Force & Laboratory Projects and some of the largest industrial buildings in the southern...

Mr Santo Zumbo

Senior Associate

Graduated March 1998 Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology – Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.).  Registered Architect since 2000.  Santo is a Senior Associate of Kris Kowalski Architects and he has been working in the industry for over 20 years, 15 of these years with Kris Kowalski Architects. He brings to the projects, knowledge of local building procurement methods, construction documentation and experience in office and project management.  Santo has been...

Mr Yoong Haw Chong

Lead Documentation Architect

Graduated October 2003 Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology – Bachelor of Architecture.  Registered Architect since 2006.  Yoong is a Registered Architect with Kris Kowalski Architects and has been a part of Kris Kowalski Architects’ design and documentation teams on all major projects over the last 12 years.  As a senior architect and CAD team leader he completed and supervised documentation of many complex projects.  Yoong’s expertise in CAD...