Denton Corker Marshall

Founding Partner


Barrie Marshall studied architecture at the University of Melbourne. He founded the practice of Denton Corker Marshall with John Denton and Bill Corker in Melbourne in 1972. Under their direction, the company has expanded to become one of the most significant Australian-owned international practices operating today.

Barrie Marshall is principally interested in all aspects of design - spanning architecture, the urban environment, landscape and furniture. He is extensively involved in every design project in the office and provides all the group’s offices with design expertise and supervises the maintenance of design standards. He is an acknowledged leader in architectural rendering and perspective techniques.

His input to each project sets and maintains the focus of the design narrative, and the success of projects such as the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, is owed in significant degree to his ability to generate and foster concepts that seamlessly integrate the project’s key criteria from inception.

Denton Corker Marshall’s practice methodology makes Barrie directly and personally available to the project team at any time during its progress from concept to completion.  His concept approach for Stonehenge exhibition and visitor centre illustrate the consistent attention to design quality that is the hallmark of the practice’s work.

In 1996, John Denton, Bill Corker and Barrie Marshall were each awarded gold medals by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the most prestigious award the institute bestows.


Stephen Quinlan / Managing Partner