Bark Design Architects

Practice Profile

Practice Name

Bark Design Architects


PO Box 1355, Noosa Heads





Bark is a Sunshine Coast architecture practice directed by Lindy Atkin and Stephen Guthrie. Winning a competition in 1997 to design the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, provided the catalyst to establish Bark.

Bark Design Architects are now working through their second decade of design projects as a collaborative team of seven people, working from a custom designed Noosa hinterland ‘barefoot’ studio.

Atkin and Guthrie draw from international architectural experience, having studied and worked in the USA, Bahamas, London, Melbourne and Sydney.

Bark has designed projects in Australia for international clients in Romania, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada and the USA.

Projects have been awarded, widely published and exhibited in Australia and internationally, recently at GOMA’s Place Makers exhibition.

Bark considers the landscape, particular microclimates and unlocking the ‘spirit’ of each site, with projects focused on enhancing people’s lives through contemporary design which reveal the essential and nurturing qualities of ‘place’.



  • Noosa Visitor Information Centre

    Starting with the simplest natural element of landscape – a leaf….. something natural, organic, sculptural, folding, undulating, sheltering which reaches up dynamically for the light informed design of the ‘Leaf’ canopy. Beneath the ‘canopy’, the visitors’ experience is inextricably linked to the surrounding natural landscape qualities, site and climate as it allows Northern light and […]