MAA is led by principal Karen Alcock. Karen places a strong emphasis on the critical role of design in architectural practice, in addition to a strong design focus, Karen also brings to the practice strengths in project delivery and practice management. Karen is actively involved in promoting the importance of design and architecture in the community. She is the Chair of The Melbourne University Architecture Advisory Board and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Chapter Council. Karen was made a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2016.