Dean Fehlberg commenced the practise of MCDF Architects in 2013 to continue the work of Marcus Collins Architects upon Marcus' retirement. Dean worked with Marcus for over 25 years in the multi award winning form, becoming a partner in 2005.
A graduate of the University of Adelaide, Dean moved to Perth in 1981 working continuously since on residential, educational, institutional, heritage and adaptive recycling and tourist related projects, joining MCA permanently in 1989. The new practise maintains the ethos and approach of MCA, retaining the same team of dedicated and committed architects and staff to continue striving for outstanding built environments for our clients.
Prior to graduating, Dean completed a number of private commissions in SA including a winery based on environmental principles utilizing recycled low embodied energy materials. During the 80's, he travelled extensively studying the world's architecture and experiencing alternative cultures, including, 5 months in SE Asia, 12 months in Japan, 5 months in North America and multiple trips to Europe.
Dean is an enthusiastic sportsman with a special interest in fostering junior sports and has been president and coach at the Subiaco Junior Football Club and the Onslow Park Tennis Club. His recent interest in running peaked with him completing a marathon and in cycling has seen him win Australian selection for the UCI World Masters competitions in Trento, Italy 2013 and again in Albi, France 2017.
Dean has extensive experience in all aspects of architectural practise from Master Planning to detailed design. His aim is to ensure that all client's briefs and requirements are exceeded and his personal approach ensures that all aspects of the projects are completed harmoniously in a collaborative team spirit. The practice is predicated on the goal of delivering the best design outcomes for every project undertaken with specialist skills in design, creation and delivery of educational and institutional projects and the adaptive recycling of heritage building.
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