Jaime Diaz-Berrio and Mark Allan brought their extensive creative talents and experience to Australia, where their 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 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 industrial.
After moving to Australia in 2006, Jaime worked at a recognised Melbourne firm before establishing Crosshatch with Mark Allan in 2012.
Jaime has a passion for thoroughly considered design. When he is not designing buildings he is generally photographing them. He also enjoys travelling to often obscure locations to seek out inspiring buildings and experience them in person.