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Based in Brisbane, KP Architects is a design focused practice specialising in the design and documentation of hospitality fit outs, refurbishments and residential commissions. We are committed to the exploration of wide ranging ideas to provide creative and unique solutions for our clients. Profile

Established by Kon Panagopoulos in 1995, the practice has developed a strong design focus over the years, with an emphasis on the creation of liveable and memorable built space that also exceeds its clients’ expectations in terms of the brief, the budget and the time frame. We also believe that a good design is based on shared beliefs between client and architect, and that ultimately a successful outcome is determined by the end users experience and enjoyment of the space.

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Kon Panagopoulos | BArch(hons) BApSc(Arch)

Prior to opening his own business, Kon worked at Brand and Slater Architects as a student and then a graduate where he gained a wealth of experience in hospitality design.  As a registered architect, he established KP Architects in 1995, starting with some small house extensions and pub refurbishments. Now with over twenty years experience in the industry, Kon has completed a substantial portfolio of projects ranging from small scale fit outs and single detached houses to large scale pub refurbishments, as well as new build hospitality, residential and commercial commissions. Outside of his success at managing a business for this period of time, Kon is particularly gifted at translating his design ideas into reality through the use of hand-drawn perspective imagery. Kon oversees the design in the office, manages projects under construction and is also responsible for the development of client relations.


Natalie Dixon | BArch(hons) BBE(Arch)

Natalie began her employment at KP Architects as a student in 1998. She graduated from QUT School of Architecture in 2002 with second class honours, becoming a partner in the business in 2005 and a director in 2012. Over the years Natalie has successfully designed, documented and managed many of the office’s projects, from houses and bar fit outs to large residential buildings. Outside of her interest in small residential commissions, she has a strong expertise in interior detailing. She now oversees much of the interior design and specifications in the office. She is also responsible for the in-house day to day operations and management of the business and in recent years she has developed and implemented many administrative and design processes to improve efficiency and quality control of all projects.

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2016

Sandstone Point Hotel | AHA National Awards for Excellence | Best Overall Regional Hotel of the Year
Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay | AHA National Awards for Excellence | Best Redeveloped Hotel

2015

Sandstone Point Hotel | QHA Awards for Excellence | Best Outdoor/Non-Enclosed Facility, Best New Hotel/Tavern and Best Overall Hotel
Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay | QHA Awards for Excellence | Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises above $2million

2014

The Kenmore | AIA QLD Awards | State Commendation – Interior Architecture
The Kenmore | AIA Regional Awards | Brisbane Regional Commendation – Interior Architecture
HQ Cafe at Kedron Wavell Services Club | Clubs QLD Awards for Excellence | Best Club Redevelopment Over $1Million
Wendell St House | Trends Top 30 Australian Home 2013-14
Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre | AHA National Awards for Excellence | Best Entertainment Venue
Republic | AHA National Awards for Excellence | Best Outdoor/Non Enclosed Facility

2013

Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre | AHA National Awards for Excellence | Best Entertainment Venue
Zinc Bar + Altro at Nambour RSL | Clubs QLD Awards for Excellence | Best Club Cafe/Coffeeshop

2012

Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre | AIA QLD Awards | G.H.M. Addison Award for Interior Architecture
Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre | AIA Regional Awards | Brisbane Regional Commendation – Commerical Architecture
Wendell St House | Brisbane News Top 10 Homes for 2012
Seventh Ave House | Trends Top 30 Australian Kitchens 2012-13 (Kitchen Trends Vol 28 No 2)
Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre | QHA Awards for Excellence | Best Entertainment Venue and Best Overall Hotel
Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre | AHA National Awards for Excellence | Best Outdoor Facilities and Overall Hotel of the Year (Metro Div)
iseek Data Centre | Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation + Excellence Awards | Best Sustainable Development

2011

Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre | QHA Awards for Excellence | Best PubTAB, Best New Hotel/Tavern and Best Overall Hotel
Club Hotel Nambour | QHA Awards for Excellence | Best Detached Bottle Shop

2010

Dornoch Tce Townhouses | Featured in a book publication “Best Australian Interiors”

2009

The Icon Centre | Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards | Commercial Buildings (Office Accommodation) Up to $4 Million

2007

KP House | RAIA QLD Awards | Brisbane Regional Commendation

2004

Breakfast Creek Hotel | NTQ QLD Heritage Awards | High Commendation for Excellence in Heritage Conservation Works or Action

2003

Breakfast Creek Hotel | RAIA QLD Awards | Brisbane Regional Commendation
Breakfast Creek Hotel | RAIA QLD Awards | High Commendation – Conservation
Breakfast Creek Hotel | RAIA QLD Awards | High Commendation – Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Buildings

2002

Jorge Bar & Restaurant | RAIA QLD Awards | Brisbane Regional Commendation

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Our favourite Sites

Australian Institute of Architects | http://www.architecture.com.au/
Architecture AU | http://architectureau.com/
Map Magazine | http://theweekendedition.com.au/

Contemporist | http://www.contemporist.com/
Arch Daily | http://www.archdaily.com/
Phaidon | http://au.phaidon.com/agenda/

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