Let us introduce ourselves

Darren Dickfos Architects is a unique professional Architectural and Interior Design firm specializing in providing innovative design solutions to the hospitality and gaming industry. With our particular blend of professional expertise, quality of personalized service and practical innovative approach to design problems, you can be assured of results which go beyond your expectations.


Incorporated in Brisbane in 1997, Darren Dickfos Architects was formed to provide a personalized design expertise, with particular emphasis placed on value‐for‐money professional architectural and interior design services. Since that time, DDA has played an integral role in the design and redevelopment of many projects of varying use and scale, with multiple projects recognized by the QHA and our clients receiving design awards from Clubs Queensland. Director, Darren Dickfos, has over 36 years experience in Masterplanning, Architecture and Interior Design and is personally involved in all projects. DDA includes a team of highly skilled and creative staff who offer a fresh approach, an open mind and an absolute and total dedication to their client’s satisfaction. This includes efficient economical and cost effective solutions to design problems. DDA’s involvement in projects has ranged from new construction to major & minor refurbishments of a large number of Hospitality & Gaming, Retail, Commercial, Residential and Community projects giving Darren Dickfos Architects an enviable background of experience in a wide variety of projects. DDA prides itself on long term relationships with repeat clientele as an integral part of the firm’s philosophical aims, this proven to be the hallmark of its success. Let us show you how our success can be your success.


Darren Dickfos Architects is a multidisciplinary practice with extensive experience and capability across a variety of project sectors. These include:

- Hospitality & gaming
- Retail buildings and fit out
- Mixed-use building
- Commercial office buildings and fit out
- Multi-unit residential
- Aged care facilities
- Educational facilities
- Industrial buildings
- Community and recreational facilities
- Health and medical facilities
- Master planning.


DDA are a firm who value the input of our client’s, end users and peers; and as such, ensure engagement throughout the design process.

We work creatively within the constraints of brief and budget seeking to add value to the end product.

Our staff have the capabilities and resourcing capacity to be engaged across all project stages from initiation to completion.

We recognise the benefits of a good brief formation, as well as discussion and review in the design process with the end goal of creating a fit-for-purpose solution.

DDA implement our learnt knowledge and continual design research to incorporate into our projects and are continuously looking to provide innovative solutions to our clients needs.




- Albany Creek Tavern
- Allenstown Hotel, Rockhampton
- Atherton Hotel
- Beerwah Hotel
- Billabong Hotel, Sydney
- Blue Cattle Dog Hotel, Sydney
- Burke & Wills Hotel, Toowoomba
- Broadbeach Tavern
- Captain Cook Tavern, Kippa Ring
- Crows Nest Hotel, Sydney
- Dalrymple Hotel
- Gem Hotel, Alberton
- Gymea Hotel, Sydney
- Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone
- Horse & Jockey Hotel
- Ettamogah Pub, Sydney
- Hotel Maroochydore
- Icon Bar, Cleveland
- Irish Finnegans, Townsville
- Kirwan Tavern Gaming Room & Bistro, Townsville
- Kirwan Tavern Sports Bar, Townsville
- Landsborough Hotel
- Melbourne Hotel, Bundaberg
- Mount Isa Hotel
- Old Sydney Hotel, Maryborough
- Pacific Pines Hotel
- Palmwoods Hotel
- Petrie Hotel
- Railway Hotel, Yeppoon
- Red Earth Hotel, Mount Isa
- Royal Hotel, Thursday Island
- Shaun's Bar, Caboolture
- Surfers Paradise Hotel
- Vale Hotel, Townsville
- Woombye Hotel
- Yandina Hotel

- Ashgrove Golf Club
- Beenleigh Sports Club
- Caboolture Golf Club
- Murwillumbah Golf Club
- Redcliffe Golf Club
- West Toowong Bowls Club
- Victoria Point Sharks Club

- 1st Choice Liquor Kenmore
Dan Murphy’s Retail Outlets:
- Allenstown Hotel, Rockhampton
- Gladstone
- Kippa Ring
- Kirwin, Townsville
- Maryborough
Star Liquor:
- Oxenford
- Railway Hotel, Yeppoon

- Bokissa Island Resort
- Bribie Island Units
- Caboolture Units
- Cleveland Townhouses
- Jimboomba Motel
- Kirwin Tavern Motel
- Margate Units
- Sandgate Units
- Voyagers Court, Cleveland
- Wellington Point Townhouses

Our People

Darren Dickfos - Director


- Bachelor of Applied Science (Built Environment)
- Graduate Diploma in Architecture
- Registered Architect No. 2152
- Member of Australian Institute of Architects (Membership No. 13485)

Over the past 36 years of his professional career, Darren has specialized in master planning and interior design on major projects ranging in scope from club redevelopments such as the Beenleigh Sports Club, Redcliffe Golf Club and Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club to Suburban Taverns, Hotel Redevelopments and Boutique Gaming Rooms such as the Beerwah Hotel, Broadbeach Tavern and Gem Hotel.

Darren has travelled to the USA, Europe and Asia to inspect hospitality and gaming venues and has brought back refreshing new concepts which are now being incorporated into local establishments.

Darren’s experience in bar, kitchen and TAB fit outs is extensive and he works closely with the client and end users to ensure efficient design and functionality are achieved.

Attention to detail and hands on involvement during the construction process are a continuing part of Darren’s day to day activities as a Director of DDA.

Since forming DDA in 1997, Darren has broadened his project experience by forming strategic alliances with key movers in the Retail Liquor Industry and Developers in Multi-residential Projects. This has led to a broad range of projects now being produced by DDA.

We look forward to discussing with you how our skills can be best utilised for your project, and the advantages of engaging us as your architects.”

Darren Dickfos, Director