Architect - Contemporary Design



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Name: Charles Ellis

Address: 16 Meredith Crescent, South Launceston 7249​

Mobile: 0407 355 489


Charlie Ellis Architecture has extensive experience working on sensitive heritage buildings within Tasmania. Projects include: Central Highlands Visitor Centre - a new contemporary building inserted between two significant heritage listed sandstone buildings; Private residence, Arthur's Circus - internal alterations and an extension to an existing heritage listed cottage; Private residence - Bothwell - design of alterations and additions to an existing sandstone homestead.

Operates: Statewide

Name: Michael Jirku, MJ Architecture

Address: Suite 5 / 50-54 St John Street, Launceston

Phone: 6331 5870

Mobile: 0438 581 834



​MJ Architecture has developed extensive experience through working on a large number of residential and commercial heritage properties. Our designs for heritage buildings enjoy exploring all the opportunities available to express and highlight the buildings particular character, whilst also creating modern, light filled, contemporary spaces which harmonise with the past.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr James Morrison
Morrison & Breytenbach Architects Pty Ltd

Address: 82 Warwick Street, Hobart

Phone: 6231 9093



​Morrison & Breytenbach Architects apply best practice conservation and adaptive re-use to public, commercial and residential heritage projects. We have worked successfully in heritage precincts including the Port Arthur World Heritage Convict site, Tasmania. Our many awards include the Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter Heritage Award. Working with our clients, we combine considered contemporary design with conservation. We integrate environmentally sustainable design and energy efficiency wherever possible. The outcomes protect, restore and reveal the story told by the built fabric. They meet contemporary building standards and enhance the functional value and relevance of our built heritage for present day life.

Operates: State wide

​Name: Loop Architecture P/L

Address: PO Box 1697, Launceston TAS 7250

Phone: 6331 8488

Mobile: 0418 134 293



​Loop Architecture is sympathetic to the increasing need for both conservation and built heritage in addition to environmentally sustainable and energy efficient architecture. Through careful design, inspired by site, sense of place, client expectations and relevant cultural issues, we have the ability to successfully integrate all facets of building conservation, adaptive re-use and procurement processes. We also harbour a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of construction, both period and contemporary, and acknowledge responsibility to identify and rationalise the on-going maintenance and energy management of all projects. Heritage Advisory Services are also currently provided by Tony Purse to assist local councils with the assessment of development applications affecting historic places and buildings, guidance for maintenance and development of public and privately owned heritage property.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr Jack Birrell

Address: 108A Tamar Street, Launceston TAS 7250

Phone: 6333 7600

Mobile: 0417 013 458

Fax: 6334 1888

Birrelli Architects are recipients of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects - Heritage Award, and the Launceston City Council - Heritage Award. We provide sensitive and appropriate conservation + adaptive solutions  tailored for individual client's and their unique buildings and heritage places.

Operates: North

Name: Heffernan Button Voss Architects

Address: 22 Salamanca Place, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: 6224 9997

Fax: 6224 9998

​Heffernan Button Voss Architects is an established and respected Tasmanian practice combining the best design skills with experience and a commitment to quality.  We provide services in architecture, urban design, interior design, building conservation, planning and project management.  The practice comprises four directors supported by eight experienced and talented staff made up of registered architects, graduate architects, qualified technicians and an office manager. Directors John Button, Charles Voss, Paul Newman and James Jones have had considerable experience in a diverse range of projects and are actively involved in all design and documentation undertaken.  Our practice offers the full range of architectural, interior and urban design services including feasibility planning, brief preparation, design, contract documentation and contract administration.  Our integral approach to sustainable design ensures the reduction of built running costs and healthier environments for our clients.  The practice enjoys a reputation for design and architectural realisation developed through combining design skill and a commitment to quality within budget and time constraints.  The practice has been the recipient of many state and national architecture awards for a variety of commissions and our work has been published nationally and internationally.

Operates: South-west

​Name: Mr Craig Rosevear, Rosevear &​ Stephenson Pty Ltd

Address: 22 Salamanca Square, Sandy Bay TAS 7004

Phone: 6223 4471

Mobile: 0404 892 202



​Rosevear & Stephenson is a highly awarded architectural partnership between Craig Rosevear and Martin Stephenson. We work throughout Tasmania, Victoria and NSW and specialise in contemporary architecture and spaces in new and heritage contexts. We have expertise in adaptive re use and the  alteration or additions to Colonial, Georgian, Federation and Modern heritage buildings. Please refer to our website for further information.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr Peter Walker, Cumulus Studio​ Pty Ltd

Address: PO Box 95, North Hobart TAS 7002

Mobile: 0407 819 080


​Cumulus Studio provides Architectural services for projects ranging from small residential extensions through to large commercial developments. The Directors have had substantial experience working on heritage listed buildings and our approach is to accentuate the essential character of the existing building through contemporary additions or insertions whilst working with scale, form and material that is appropriate to the place.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr Todd Henderson, Cumulus Studio Pty Ltd

Address: 60A Cameron Street, Launceston

Mobile: 6333 0930


​With the largest number of heritage-listed buildings in Australia located in Tasmanian Cumulus Studio have gained extensive experience in dealing with sites and structures with heritage or cultural significance. Cumulus Studio describe to the view that out of constraints come opportunities and it is their observation that rather than limiting the project, the inherent features and qualities of the heritage listing add value to the final design.

Heritage projects that Cumulus Studio completed range from the heritage conservation of buildings of State significance (such as Domain House) through to adaptive reuse for commercial clients (The Apple Shed) and work on world heritage listed sites (Pumphouse Point), through to small extensions for residential clients.

Operates: State wide

Name: Lucy Burke-Smith, Purcell

Address: Brickfields Studio, 5 Queen Street, Sydney NSW 2008

Mobile: 0415 423 497


​Purcell is an internationally recognised heritage and architectural practice established over 70 years ago in the UK.  With studios in the UK, Delhi and Hong Kong, and Australian staff in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart, Purcell can offer its dedicated team of heritage consultants and conservation architects to provide invaluable guidance and advice regarding the management, repair and sensitive change to historic buildings. Services include conservation/architectural services/condition surveys, technical advice, conservation management planning, and heritage impact assessments.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr Robert Morris-Nunn, Circa Morris-Nunn Assoc

Address: 27 Hunter Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: 6236 9544

Fax: 6236 9564

​Morris-Nunn & Associates are multi award winning architects responsible for many innovative recycling projects involving important sensitive heritage listed buildings & & precincts.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr Paul Johnston, Paul Johnston Architecture

Address: GPO Box 521, Hobart TAS 7001

Phone: 6231 1541

Mobile: 0402 908 751

Fax: 6231 1541

​Paul Johnston Architects are actively involved in a wide range of architectural work and have pre-qualification with the Tasmanian State Government. The practice has developed skills in heritage evaluation, conservation and planning, and in particular adaptive re-use as a design strategy for conservation and development outcomes including extensive experience in universal access design for heritage places in accordance with access standards and legislation. Paul Johnston has appeared in the RMPAT tribunal as an expert witness, is an advisory architect for the Works Committee of the Tasmanian Heritage Council and convener of the AIA Heritage Committee in Tasmania.

Operates: State wide

​Name: Rebecca Fullerton Architect

Address: 11 Weld Street, South Hobart TAS 7004

Mobile: 0410 283 525



​Assessment of existing premises with regard to their requirements and potential. Redesign of building layout for efficient and contemporary living whilst maintaining the quality and layered history of the building/residence. Attention to material selection, detailing and integration of services. Aesthetic, sustainable and contextual solutions.

Operates: Statewide

Name:  Philp Lighton Architects Pty Ltd

Address: 49 Sandy Bay Road, Battery Point TAS 7004

Phone: 6223 2333



​Philp Lighton Architects, established in 1934, is a long standing practice specialising in commercial projects and residential development. We provide a state-wide service with offices in Hobart, Launceston and the North West coast.

Operates: State wide

Name: Ms Gayle Plunkett, Gayle Plunkett Architect

Address: 26 West Barrack Street, Deloraine TAS 7304

Mobile: 0418 873 112

​Gayle Plunkett Architect has newly relocated to Tasmania and brings 22 years of architectural experience on diverse projects mostly in harsh climates.  Heritage services are provided to private and public clients for: conservation management plans, historical research, building assessments, conservation and restoration and, especially, adaptive re- use for modern habitation, energy efficiency and longevity of service.  No project is too small or too large and each is approached in the same detailed manner - with the utmost respect for the place and for all involved in the process of reviving it - and determination for each project to be successful beyond expectation.

Operates: North,  North-east, North-west

Name: Mr James Wilson, Field Labs Pty Ltd

Address: Suite 3, Level 2, 49-51 Murray Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: 0437 255 439



​Field Labs has extensive experience working within a range of heritage-listed buildings across scales, ranging from contemporary extensions to 1830s cottages to commercial fit outs in heritage-listed warehouses in Salamanca and the Hobart CBD. Our approach reflects our values, treating the existing building fabric and context with respect and integrity within a carefully considered contemporary design response. Field Labs is focused on creating quality architecture through considered observation, investigation, and exploration of environment and outcomes. Key to this delivery is in establishing a collaborative dynamic between client, architect, consultant and builder.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr Neil Shillito, Neil Shillito Architects

Address: PO Box 4600, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: 6234 5297

Mobile: 0488 350 995


​Neil Shillito Architects is a small practice specialising in repair, conservation, adaptation and new additions to heritage listed buildings - from the traditional small, weatherboard cottage to substantial sandstone and brick structures.  Whatever the scale or budget the same depth of experience, care and consideration are given to the project from advice and design, to working drawings and finding the right builder and trades skills.

Operates: State wide

Name: MGArchitecture.Interiors (Directors: Kate Symons and Rosa Douramanis)

Address: 14 Molle Street, Hobart, TAS 7004

Phone: 6223 3446

Mobile: Kate - 0407 061 983; Rosa - 0429 726 588


​MGA.I are experienced in the design of sympathetic yet contemporary alterations and additions to heritage listed properties.

Operates: State wide

​Name: Mr David Button, Jaws Architects

Address: 21 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS 7004

Phone: 6223 4366

Fax: 6223 5726


​Jawsarchitects is a skilled and enterprising team of architects, with an established reputation for design excellence and practical experience in historic conservation and adaptive reuse of old buildings. Jawsarchitects believe heritage sites present an opportunity to not only expose, conserve and celebrate significant places but also, an exciting basis for combining historic conservation, adaption for reuse and complete new structures in a dynamic vision of the future.

Operates: North,  East , South

Name: Mr Richard Nicholls, Richard Nicholls Architect Pty Ltd

Address: PO Box 5230, Launceston TAS 7250

Mobile: 0418640824



​Richard Nicholls Architects is a design lead architectural practise.  We provide a range of consultancy services, predominantly in the residential sector, with an emphasis on creating a sense of place and unlocking the potential in heritage and other sensitive buildings.

Operates: State wide

​Name: Mr David Denman, David Denman + Assoc

Address: 7/59 William Street, Launceston TAS 7250

Phone: 6334 4899

Mobile: 0418 145 969

Fax: 6334 6889

​David Denman + Associates (DDA) is a small architectural firm providing full architectural design and contract administration services in a wide variety of small to medium size projects including residential, multi- residential, heritage works, commercial, industrial and schools. David Denman began his career in architecture in 1967 and has worked in private practice, local and state government since. David completed a short course at the University of Canberra on the conservation of traditional buildings in 2001 and also established DDA that year. DDA has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. The practice specialises in heritage works providing heritage advice to individual clients as well as Launceston, Northern Midlands, Latrobe and Circular Head Councils on a regular basis.

Operates: North

​Name: Mr Tim Penny, Tim Penny Architecture and Interiors

Address: 167 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: 6231 5655

Fax: 6231 4530



​TPA+i has expertise in adaptive reuse of Heritage buildings to accommodate a wide range of contemporary uses, such as residential, community, health, education and hospitality. We have extensive experience in designing for complex sites and managing specialist sub consultants such as palaeobotany, ecology, cultural heritage, archaeology, conservation management planning, interpretation, contemporary art and exhibition design, with the desire to provide outstanding outcome for our clients.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr Gaetano Palmese, Gaetano Palmese Architects

Address: 22 Salamanca Square, Battery Point TAS 7004

Mobile: 0408 018 858


Gaetano Palmese Architects provides a broad range of architectural services from residential to commercial projects. In over 25 years of professional practice, Gaetano has gained a great diversity of experience working on significant adaptive re-use and recycled building projects as well as award winning alterations and additions to heritage listed homes and commercial buildings.
On all projects, by questioning and investigation, GPA seek to understand a client’s project vision and then thoughtfully and collaboratively conceive and deliver a creative and considered, sympathetic and appropriate, socially and environmentally responsible solution that respects the cultural significance of the place whether public or private.
Tasmanian Registered Architect No: 888
Tasmanian Building Practitioner Accreditation: 
CC 6164 O
ABN: 34 934 298 657


Operates: State wide

​Name: Mr Barry Neilsen, Pitt and Sherry

Address: PO Box 94, Hobart TAS 7001

Phone: 6223 1800

Mobile: 0409 354 551

Fax: 6223 1299


​Pitt & Sherry is a leading Australian professional service company, founded in 1963 and based in Tasmania and Victoria.  Pitt & Sherry currently employ approximately 150 people including engineers, scientists, planners, building surveyors, technicians, project managers and other professionals.  Pitt & Sherry's principal market sectors and services are: Community Infrastructure including all types of land development and building design, water and waste water design and management, land use planning, environmental assessments, building surveying, asset management and project management. Pitt & Sherry offer a broad range of products and services to cover the full life cycle of a project, from initial identification through to design development and operation and management to eventual decommissioning and site rehabilitation.

Operates: State Wide

​Name: Mr John Latham, Debox Geographic Architectures

Address: 16 SanFrancisco Street, Midway Point 7171

Mobile: 0447 651 420

​Experienced in heritage stone maintenance, building renovation, additions, management planning and townscape relativities. Happy to interpret and attend to State and local Government concerns regarding new development near or in heritage properties. We are not what one might call a heritage buff, but we are passionate for the value of heritage in craft, urban quality, message, design, interpretation, materials, reference and history. We are equally passionate in same for the cultural continuum, renewal and the way forward (which needs maximum heritage). In addition we fight for natural heritage, including settlement heritage, in our local urban contexts as these in some instances are greater importance than any built heritage.

Operates: State wide

​Name: Mr Steven Last, Last Architects

Address: 2A Nutgrove Avenue, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

Phone: 6225 2337

Mobile: 0418 122 846

Fax: 6225 5337


​Last Architects area  multi-award winning practice and are recipients of the 2009 Tasmanian Chapter, Institute of Architects, Heritage Award for "The Last Villa". Our projects have been completed in high profile heritage precincts in Tasmania and Victoria. Hospitality and large scale residential in South Yarra Victoria, Salamanca and Battery Point are examples.

Operates: State wide

​Name: Mr Alex Brownlie, GHD Pty Ltd

Address: GPO Box 667, Hobart TAS 7001

Phone: 6332 5536

Fax: 6332 5555

​GHD is a professional service company, with a presence in Tasmania since 1937. Our heritage team is comprised of people with demonstrated experience in the management of integrated heritage projects. Our heritage services include historical research, heritage surveys and assessment, conservation management, consultation and social values assessment, town planning and architecture. Our services, include surveys and assessment, management planning, general and thematic histories, social values assessment and the management of integrated heritage projects.  GHD'S heritage services are supported by a wide range of disciplines.  As a result we are able to provide complementary services to your project, in a range of fields including professional town planners, architects, urban designers, engineers and environmental scientists.

Operates: State wide

​Name: Mr Peter Lovell, Lovell Chen Architects & Heritage Consultants

Address: Level 5, 176 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Phone: (03) 9667 0800



​Lovell Chen is a specialist practice of over 30 years standing undertaking work across Australia for government and private clients. Heritage advisory services include specialist input into environmental assessments, municipal heritage studies, conservation management plans, advice on adaptation and development projects of any scale, and management of heritage approvals.

Operates: State wide

​​​​Name: Mr Ryan Strating, Core Collective Architects

Address: Level 1, 30 Argyle Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: 0411 588 603



​Core Collective Architects take an honest approach to working with heritage buildings; we restore and preserve the heritage building fabric, whilst ensuring that all new work is identifiably contemporary. Our portfolio of heritage upgrades ranges from small house extensions to shops and larger commercial developments. Our award-winning adaption of the Old Mercury Press Hall is an example of this approach; the art-deco facade has been restored, with new slim-framed glazing, concrete floors and timber wall lining creating a visually ‘quiet', modern interior.​

Operates: State wide​


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