Steve Nikolaou

Architect, with 20 years' experience in the design, documentation and management of medium to large-scale commercial, retail, infrastructure and multi-residential building projects. A strong focus on team integration and the cultural aspects of building design.

Director at Nikolaou Associates Pty Ltd

May 2012 - Current

Refurbishment of Shopping Centre, Robinson Road Marketplace, Excel DG
Modifications to Offices, 283 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill, John Holland Pty Ltd
VMS installations, Airport Link, SMEC Australia Pty Ltd
Concept Design, Brisbane Transit Centre Coach Terminal, Lend Lease | GPT

Senior Architect at The Buchan Group

April 2003 - May 2012 (9 years 2 months)

Responsibility for various stages of design and delivery of the following projects:
South Brisbane Station Refurbishment
Brisbane Central Station Concourse Ticketing Precinct Upgrade
Eagle Junction Station Upgrade
Fortitude Valley Station Refurbishment
ERFU offices - Brisbane Transit Centre
Ipswich Central Railway Station Refurbishment Concepts
HSBC building, 300 Queen St, Refurbishment of Ground and Typical Levels 
Commonwealth Bank, 240 Queen St, Design for Refurbishment of Ground & Typical Levels
AMP Place, 10 Eagle St, Design for Refurbishment of Ground & Typical Levels
ANZ Building, 324 Queen St, Bike facilities and Amenities upgrades
Aspley Village Shopping Centre, Aspley
Hyperdome Entertainment and Leisure Precinct, Loganholme
McWhirters Carpark retail expansion, Fortitude Valley

Project Architect at Brand + Slater Architects

April 2002 – April 2003 (1 year 1 month)

Responsibility for various stages of design and delivery of the following projects:
St. Pauls Tavern, Spring Hill
Glen Hotel Refurbishment, Eight Mile Plains
Rustys Markets, Cairns

Steve Nikolaou & Associates

June 1999 – April 2002 (2 years 11 months)

Commercial Offices, 48 Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills
6 Units, Lots 123 & 125 Indooroopilly Rd, Indooroopilly (documentation only)
4 Townhouses, 140 Carmody Rd St.Lucia (documentation only)
9 Units, Lots 9 & 10 RP73822, Sisley St. St.Lucia (documentation only)
6 Units, 338 Cornwall St, Coorparoo (documentation only)
5 Units, 90 Kensington Tce, Toowong (documentation only)
3 Townhouses, 47 Zig Zag St, Red Hill (documentation only)
Carrington Aged Care Complex (documentation only)

Director at QDT Architects Pty Ltd

June 1995 – June 1999 (4 years 1 month)

12 Units, 5 Heidelberg St, East Brisbane
Alexandra Headland Family Resort (documentation only)
Parliament House Annexe, Full Building Survey
Asia Pacific Electric Cables Offices, Crestmead
Asia Pacific Electric Cables Plant, Crestmead (construction phase only)

Architect at Douglas Daly Bottger Architects

September 1988 – June 1995 (6 years 10 months)

Team member design, documentation and site services
Commonwealth Bank premises, Broadbeach
CES premises, Kallangur
ATO Qld Headquarters, Facilities Planning of 10 Levels
Australian Taxation Office Facilities Planning (50 Levels) Brisbane CBD
MTIA headquarters building and fitout, Spring Hill
St Andrews Hospital, Spring Hill
St Andrews Hospital Day Care units, Spring Hill
Samuel Griffith Place, 340 Adelaide St, Brisbane CBD
Park Avenue Apartments, South Bank
Admiralty Towers - Stage I, Brisbane CBD
Admiralty Towers - Stage II, Brisbane CBD
Mantova Apartments, Cairns


MBA (QUT), 1996
BArch (QUT), 1991

Awarded Projects

South Brisbane Station Refurbishment [Queensland Rail]
Queensland Heritage Council Gold Award for Conservation 2012
Australian Institute of Project Management, Queensland winner for Project of the Year 2012
Fortitude Valley Station [QR Passenger / The Buchan Group, Brisbane]
UDIA Finalist (Urban Renewal) 2009
SEGD Merit Award 2009
QDOS Silver Award (Graphics) 2009
Hyperdome Piazza [QIC Real Estate & Longhurst Holdings / The Buchan Group, Brisbane]
ICSC International Design & Development Awards Merit 2007