Mexico-born architect Jaime Diaz-Berrio and UK-born architect Mark Allan have brought their extensive creative talents and experience to Australia, where their growing portfolio boasts residential and commercial projects. The pair worked at a number of large practices both nationally and internationally before co-founding Crosshatch in 2012, a small design studio based in Melbourne. Diaz-Berrio and Allan are quickly being recognised for an elegant design vernacular that has both minimalist and modernist principles at its core. Specialising in residential and commercial projects sees them offer solution-focused outcomes that are hard-working, well considered and inventive. They pride themselves on ethical design practice, strong collaboration and in personally making each client’s journey an enjoyable one.
With architect parents, Jaime was drawing floor plans and sections from a very young age. Jaime worked with Serrano Architects in Mexico from 1996 and later joined two partners in a small practice designing a wide range of projects including residential, commercial and light industrial.
After moving to Australia in 2006, Jaime worked at a recognised Melbourne firm before establishing Crosshatch with Mark in 2012.
Jaime has a passion for thoroughly considered design. When he is not collaborating with Mark to achieve this, he enjoys travelling to often obscure locations (ask his wife!) to experience such spaces for himself.
Mark is a UK qualified Architect who is passionate about all things architecture. After graduating, he worked in London for a number of years before moving to Australia. Mark has experience across all sectors and has led large scale projects both nationally and internationally in residential, mixed-use multi-residential, commercial, health, corporate and workplace environments.
Mark has a meticulous eye for detail and a knack for engaging clients on the journey. He relishes the opportunity that Crosshatch provides to create uniquely crafted, deeply considered work for valued clients.
When Mark is not Crosshatch-ing he is enjoying Peppa Pig with his girls.