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Creating positive environments designed to leave lasting community value.

We have extensive experience in creating livable communities of different sizes, densities, and typology in both public and private sectors. Our projects not only have strong market appeal, they also bring lasting value to the community.

Our work ranges from small infill developments to large master planned communities, and we offer a unique perspective in our collaborations with property developers and operators.

We specialize in designing build-to-rent apartments, senior living communities, aged care facilities, and student accommodation. We’re particularly proud to have designed Australia’s first mixed-tenure build-to-sell and social housing initiative for Anglicare.

Our designs are rooted in a deep understanding of operational models, considering factors such as shifting demographics, intergenerational living, community integration, and sustainability.

We have proven expertise and experience in delivering 6-Star Green Star communities.

Work

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  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Eden Street Arncliffe Central

Shared outcomes can bring a momentum of their own.

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  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Sydney

Melrose Park Stage 5 (Lot F)

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Sydney

Melrose Park Stage 6 (Lot A)

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  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Sydney

Blaxland Road, Rhodes

  • Architecture
  • Sydney

LAHC Cowper Street Glebe

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  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney

The Residences Wahroonga Estate

Edmondson Park North Commuter Car Park
  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney

Edmondson Park North Commuter Car Park

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Brisbane

300 George Street – ‘ The One’

Collective strength can spark brilliance.

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  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Anglicare Minto

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Sydney

Built-to-Rent: Design Competition

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  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Anglicare Mount Druitt

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  • Architecture
  • Sydney

Frank Vickery Village

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Sydney

‘Proximity’ Rouse Hill

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney

Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney

711 Hunter Street

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Sydney

Uniting Care, Waverley

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

Picket & Co

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

197 Church Street

Sometime nature brings the greatest ideas to the table.

  • Architecture
  • Sydney

York & George

Heritage knits in with high-rise residential development in Sydney CBD

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Sydney

Catholic Healthcare Maroubra

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  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

University of Wollongong – Kooloobong Village

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney

Dominion

Award Winning Residential Development

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney

Bingara Gorge

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  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Ho Chi Minh

Saigon River City South Village

People

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  • Director

Lisa-Maree Carrigan

Lisa-Maree, a Director and a multi-award-winning architect, is a design and thought leader with a global perspective. Her extensive industry knowledge from working in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Australia underpins her purposeful, visionary design excellence. This is further bolstered by her commercial understanding, strategic direction, and respected industry leadership in city-shaping precinct-scale design.

  • Director

John Holland

As a Director and landscape architect, John oversees our Landscape Architecture business, managing the team, design, and project delivery. He has extensive experience in a wide range of sectors and at various scales, gained over many years of multi-disciplinary work in Australia, the UK, and Southeast Asia, which informs his leadership. John also leads our Cities and Places sector team, focusing on projects such as Master Planned Communities, Public Domain, and Recreation, many of which have received awards and industry recognition for their innovative design and positive community impact.

  • Director

Nancy Piazzolla

As the Director of People, Culture, and Practice, Nancy oversees our finance, IT, HR, and other operational departments. She is focused on driving continuous improvement and strategic innovation to ensure the smooth operation of the practice.

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  • Principal
  • Melbourne

Emily Gilfillan

Emily is a Principal, architect and our Melbourne studio lead.

James du Plessis
  • Principal
  • Brisbane

James du Plessis

James is a Principal, award-winning architect and Brisbane studio lead.  His extensive global and local experience includes education, commercial, workplace, cultural, high-end retail and single-residential projects.He is an active member of the UQ School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s Industry Advisory Board.

  • Associate Director
  • Melbourne

Simone Carter

Simone is an Associate Director leading our Melbourne Interior Design team. Her national and international experience covers various sectors, including hospitality, luxury residential, commercial/workplace and health. Notable projects she has led include redesigning a luxury hotel in Melbourne and the interior design of a high-end residential complex in Dubai.   

  • Principal

Steve Hammond

Steven is a Principal and accomplished landscape architect with extensive experience designing, directing, and delivering projects.  Many of these projects have won awards. He is adept at managing multidisciplinary teams and has skills in leadership and communication.

  • General Director
  • Ho Chi Minh

Thien Duong

Thien is a Principal and General Director leading our Vietnam studio. Thien is one of the few internationally Chartered Architects in Vietnam today. He has extensive experience working on large-scale projects worldwide, including the UK, Norway, Canada, Bermuda, Africa, Dubai, and Australia. In Vietnam, he is registered as a Class 1 Architect and master planner and sits on the Vietnam Green Building Council Board of Directors.

  • Associate Director

Brian Graham

Brian is an Associate Director and an accredited Green Star Assessor. His experience in project coordination covers both the public and private sectors, allowing him to draw on decades of knowledge gained from various project types.

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  • Associate Director

Luke Romandi

Luke is an Associate Director and architect with extensive experience in the construction industry. He has worked on various projects in Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Ireland, and the UK at all project lifecycle stages, including high-end residential, commercial, retail, and hospitality buildings.

  • Associate Director

Jay Griffin

Jay is an Associate Director and architect specialising in commercial, mixed-use, and residential sectors. He manages projects from concept to construction, which include large mixed-use towers, CBD developments, and boutique residential apartment buildings. Jay has a strong passion for tall buildings and has worked on large-scale projects in Australia and overseas.

  • Associate Director

Lachlan McCallum

Lachlan is an accomplished Associate Director with extensive experience designing and delivering diverse projects, including multi-residential, commercial, retail, educational and mixed-use developments. He is a team leader with a passion for projects in the education sector.  

  • Associate Director
  • Melbourne

Adrian Rivalland

Adrian is an Associate Director and architect specialising in innovative and sustainable design. His extensive experience includes working on various projects, such as community buildings, sports facilities, educational institutions, and aged care facilities, each with its own unique design challenges.

  • Associate Director

Noura Thaha

Noura is an Associate Director and architect who has worked across various sectors, including residential, government, infrastructure developments, and education. She is well-versed in providing development advice and navigating complex statutory regulations to provide comprehensive solutions.

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  • Associate Director
  • Sydney

Pei Goh

Pei is an Associate Director, Architect, and NSW Design Practitioner with extensive global experience in public and private projects in architecture and master planning. She has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of design for living environments focused on seniors’ living, retail and mixed-use, commercial, and educational design.

  • Associate Director

Shane O’Donnell

Shane is an Associate Director and architect passionate about design and the construction industry. His experience includes delivering a wide range of complex project typologies, including residential, leisure, mixed-use, commercial, and retail, across Ireland, the UK, and Australia.

  • Associate

Jai Negi

Jai, an Associate architect, is known for his creative and analytical problem-solving skills and dynamic and energetic approach. He is a driving force in the expert management of our large-scale projects, ranging from high-rise residential to retail and commercial.

  • Associate

Izabella McFadden

Izabella is an Associate, and a passionate, dynamic, and client-focused architect. Her experience covers an extensive project portfolio, and her expertise includes residential, aged care, commercial, industrial, community use, places of worship, and Heritage and period housing.

  • Associate

Graeme McKinnell

Graeme, an Associate Architect, brings a wealth of experience from Australia, the UK, and international projects. His portfolio spans commercial, residential, mixed-use, civic, education, and transportation sectors. He manages and coordinates design teams on high-profile projects and detailed design phases.

  • Associate

Giuseppe Mangini

Giuseppe is an Associate architect with expertise in diverse projects, including multi-unit residential apartments, hotels, schools, industrial warehouses, and commercial and retail buildings.

  • Associate

Patrick Kenny

Patrick is an Associate Architect who enjoys every stage of the design and construction process. He is on the Aged Care and Seniors Living Leadership team.  As a project architect, he serves as a key point of contact for clients, consultants, and builders.

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  • Associate

Zoe Goodbrand

Zoe is an Associate and architect who moved from South Africa to Australia almost a decade ago. She has worked on various building projects, including residential towers, hotels, retail, and housing design. Zoe specializes in residential apartment design, with a focus on large- and medium-scale projects up to 60 storeys.

Monika Jadhav
  • Associate

Monica Jadhav

Monica is an Associate architect with experience across several project scales and typologies, particularly in the institutional, educational, and commercial sectors.

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  • Consultant

Francis Dickinson

Francis is a design consultant for our Landscape Architecture team and has extensive experience in landscape architecture, urban design, and wayfinding on diverse projects.

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  • Associate Director

Sam Tran

Sam, as Associate Director, brings a unique perspective to our team. As a registered architect in Australia and Vietnam, his understanding of local context and international architectural standards enriches his contributions to the global architectural landscape.

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  • Associate

Martin Nguyen

Martin is an Associate in our Vietnam studio and contributes his talent and experience in landscape design. He leads the documentation team on collaborative landscape projects with our Australian counterparts.

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  • Associate

Kha Nguyen

Kha is an Associate architect experienced in various projects, including healthcare facilities, mixed-use development, commercial buildings, and hospitality. He has a deep understanding of both international and local codes. He is also a specialist in healthcare design and has exceptional medical planning skills.

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  • Associate

Ngan Nguyen

Ngan is an associate and a highly experienced interior designer at our Vietnam studio. Her specialities include hospitality, resort, commercial, […]

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  • Associate

Adam Croft

Adam is an Associate and a highly skilled interior design architect. His career spans continents, allowing him to work on diverse projects across Europe, the Middle East, Vietnam, and Australia. This global exposure has shaped his design sensibilities, fostering an open-minded and culturally sensitive approach to each project.

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  • Manager

Serena Nguyen

Serena is a talented and experienced Architect with a passion for Concept design. She has over 9 years of experience working […]