Our Team

Daryl Hargreaves

Father of our growing family and a leader in the architectural field with over 35 years of experience. Daryl founded the company in 1999 and has successfully grown the business for 20 years. He is responsible for oversight of all work completed in the office.  He has achieved much in his life, but his proudest accomplishments are his marriage to his wife Deanna of 28 years and his three beautiful daughters. An avid fitness and sports fanatic, Daryl brings the same intensity to his sporting & spiritual life as to his family and work.

An unabashed follower of Jesus, Daryl spends as much of the little free time he has working in his local church, volunteering as a Chaplain at his local football/cricket club, playing competitive cricket and following the mighty Tigers (current premiers again in case you didn’t know) in the AFL.

A self-confessed chocoholic, don’t even think of walking past him with any Cadbury chocolate. You might just lose a finger.

Steve Wyatt

Steve is our Office Manager and has over 21 years of building and home design experience and 17 years of mastering Revit. Steve likes to explore his creative side in music, painting, animation and photography and loves to get out into the wilderness hiking and exploring other countries and cultures. A lover of most sports and a keen cricketer and cyclist, who loves to watch the Le Tour, so doesn’t get much sleep in July. Steve is also a Collingwood member who loves to get to the footy with his old man. He is part of the elite ‘Chompers Coterie Group’ reserved for those members with all their own teeth. Just don’t mention Richmond’s record winning margin in the 1980 Grand Final!

Scott Ramage

Husband and father of two beautiful children, Scott is one of our office managers & resident outdoors-man and adrenalin junkie. He loves spending his time riding motocross, trail biking, surfing, snowboarding, fishing, camping, and landscaping. Supremely confident, but never arrogant, Scott brings the same passion he possesses for the outdoors to his work.

A master of 3D visualisation Scott is passionate about contemporary design, construction techniques, and customer satisfaction. He has been with us for 6 years but has been in the design industry for 20 years and still brings youthful exuberance to work each day.

Nick Tzovaras

Nick is an avid sportsman and handyman who loves his time in the gym almost as much as his time at work.

Nick has been with us Design for 6 years but has been handling Architectural Documentation for 9 years. His greatest strengths are his good attitude, adaptability, reliability, perseverance, and high level of motivation. He is as dedicated to documentation as to his family and friends and that is saying something with this young man (He doesn’t even remember Bob Dylan).

Nick is one of our managers in the office & performs all his duties with aplomb.

Matthew Fenwick

Matthew is one of our office managers and is responsible for all workflow decisions in the Bunbury office.  A skilled Revit documentor & problem solver, Matthew has been with us since 2012 and manages all the Revit templates & drawing standards.

Outside the office he is a keen golfer and current premiership player with Harvey Brunswick in the SWFL.  Having grown up locally he has a good understanding of local regulations & building conditions.  If you have Matthew handling your job you’re in good hands.

Paul Reilly

Paul is one of our Registered Architects with over 35 years of experience in various offices in WA, Queensland, Perth, Albany & Melbourne.  Paul’s strengths lie in fully managing procurement, tender preparation, specification writing & adding valuable knowledge to our staff.  Paul is comfortable managing $10m+ projects and his common sense approach keeps all projects on time & budget.

Outside of the office Paul loves staying healthy on his electric bike & preparing his ‘renovators delight’ boat to sail the world.  Judging by his progress so far the world may wait a little longer.

Malcolm Williams

Malcolm joined our team in 2018 after 24 years in private practice and over 30 years as a registered architect. Malcolm is a family man with a wife of 29 years & 2 adult children. He is a mad keen Richmond Tigers member who gets to as many games as he can. He enjoys the great outdoors having camped for many years with his family. He has had a distinguished career in competitive Floorball & still manages to play on the odd occasion. Malcolm wa slast seen at the 2019 AFL Grand Final. If anyone sees him please return to one of our offices.

Racquelyn Isip

Racquelyn one of our Senior Architects with over 20 years experience in all facets of Architecture.  She has both a Bachelor of Architecture & Bachelor of Planning which means she is fit to tackle any project, no matter how big.  Having worked with many of the larger Architecture firms in both Melbourne & overseas has prepared her for your next project.

Racquelyn is a wife & mother & loves to spend her spare time shopping, which is technically not hobby nor a sport, and having a quiet Sauv Blanc with friends.  She describes herself as a soccer Mum (not the type you see on TV) as she lives her sporting life vicariously through her son who is planning on being a future soccer star.

Japanese & Korean are her preferred gastronomic experiences so the end of year BBQ is going to be a real let down.

Liana Naughton

Liana joined us in 2013 & is one of our Registered Architects who tackles some of the larger commercial projects our office brings in.  Her quiet demeanour belies a quick, intuitive mind & her design skills are finely honed.  Delivering well designed projects on time & on budget are her key strengths with an excellent understanding of aesthetics, sustainability and maintaining
compliance with relevant standards.  Outside of work she is managing her time as a new Mum with the help of her husband.

Gavin Scott

Gavin joined the team in 2016. He brings with him a wealth of volume building knowledge. He is proficient in both architectural & structural drafting & has been involved in all aspects of pre-construction in a builders office. His addition brought the combined experience in the office to over 150 years. Proficient also in martial arts, the only downside of Gavin is he supports Hawthorn, but we don’t let him talk about that.

Gary Ramm

Gary owned & operated his own award winning design business in Esperance for 20 years before joining us in 2017.  Gary has a breadth of professional experience which would raise most people’s eyebrows.  His construction knowledge gives us areal advantage when dealing with difficult design issues.

He is a jovial individual who enjoys a good laugh & is terrific conversationalist.  Gary enjoys a beer with friends & visiting his Grandchildren in Dubai when he gets the chance.

Andrew Stubbs

Andrew started with us in 2014 & quickly slotted into office life. He comes to us with 15 years design experience and a wealth of other life experience as well. A former Marine Technician in the Royal Australian Navy, painter & decorator, factory hand, hospital orderly & kitchen hand, Andrew’s skills are many & varied. He has a keen eye for photography in the great outdoors & you will find him squinting into the sunset many nights trying to capture that elusive perfect print. Andrew has specialised in the volume building industry & has good experience in what builders need to see on their plans

Andrew Berry

Andrew has been with us for over 7 years and brings 11 years of building design experience with him. A dedicated family man he is currently father to 4 children. Please pray for him. Andrew is an avid family man who embraces all that is required of a father & a husband. He does like to catch the odd movie when there is time between changing nappies. Unfortunately Andrew is a Collingwood supporter and lives in a perpetual state of disappointment. If you happen to be talking to him please try to cheer him up.

Alicia Abbott

Alicia joined us in 2017 and has recently returned to her home town of Perth where she manages our Perth Office.

She is an experienced designer with a vast array of experience.  Whilst Alicia still services her Melbourne clients, if you live in Perth and require a building designer Alicia will be happy to meet with you to discuss your project. Whether it be a new residential build, an addition to your existing home or commercial work.

Outside of work, Alicia is a mother of two children and a loving wife. As a family they enjoy sunny days relaxing at beautiful Western Australian beaches, spending time with extended family and travelling.

She also enjoys a nice glass of wine or 3.

Leah Assan

Leah joined us  in November 2016 as a work experience student & joined the team full time as a graduate building designer in 2017. Leah has travelled extensively and this has provided a diverse background from which she draws fresh insights regarding the use of building form. Leah has brought to us a variety of skills including her passion for design combined with her previous experience in customer service.

Leah is enjoying her new stage of life as a new parent with her husband Matthew.  Her bubbly personality adds life & humour to the office on a daily basis.

Jingshi Yang

Jingshi joined our team in 2015 & immediately slipped into the office groove. Bringing 13 years of experience to the office, Jing is fluent in Mandarin which is helpful for our Chinese clients. He is married with one child & is a devoted Father & husband. Jing is extremely polite & if he doesn’t respond it’s normally because he is so engrossed in his wo

Daniel Mattson

Daniel arrived at our office in 2017 having over 4 years of experience in the Victorian residential design industry. His previous experiences in building companies means he fully understands the requirements of our builder clients. With experience in new home sales along with a speciality in I.T. implementation, he brings a variety of skills to the table. Daniel is a fairly passive and laid-back type of guy. There aren’t many things that will stress him out or get him worked up. He enjoys off-roading in state forests and the like, and has built up a Land Rover to take him where he wishes to go. It also gets him to work on time!

Brooke Peterson

Brooke asked to join us this year (2017) in a volunteer capacity as he was currently studying his Diploma of Building Design.  We liked him so much we offered him a full time job & he has thrown himself fully into learning the ropes in our office.   As a mature age family man with a young family, changing professions can be a perilous time.  Brooke has shown that his application & hard work will ensure a long & successful career with the company.

Rose Francis

Rose joined the our office family in 2019 & brings with her 5 years of engineering experience & 4 years of Australian building design experience. She is passionate about design, which runs in the family, as her father is a civil engineer by profession.

Rose was born in Cochin, India & is a loving wife & mother of two little children. Her special talent, outside of design, is Indian Classical dance. She also loves to cook & travel with her family.

Rose rates her three most important things in life as trust, dedication & love. This fits perfectly in the our office ethos & we look forward to watching her develop as a senior designer.

Diane Massara

Diane is the administration guru & director of first impressions in our Bunbury office.  She is well versed in all administrative tasks & also manages the accounts receivable. Di is responsible for the production & submission of all tender documents & follow up with authorities.

Di is always quick with a laugh & has a definite weakness for Cadbury chocolate bars which she keeps stacked in the fridge.  Don’t let the salad she’s eating fool you.

Merritte Sos

Meritte started with us in 2019  after a long career spanning 16 years.  She possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from 2003 & is currently completing the Advanced Diploma of Building Design.

Hailing from Egypt and possessing a bubbly likeable nature, Meritte adds great experience & exuberance to our team.  Unsurprisingly she loves Egyptian food and is not adverse to an after dinner belly dance. (Ok, I made that up).

She loves to spend her spare time painting & is also gifted in playing the keyboard.  When she is not painting she keeps herself busy looking after her two beautiful daughters.

Matej Volavsek

Matej joined the office family in 2018 after working in private practice for a number of years. He brings with him 16+ years of residential experience in renovations & extension work. Matej is a Father to 2 boys & husband to his wife of 19 years.

Originally from Lubljana in Slovenia, Matej has been in Australia for 18 years & has a great understanding of our construction techniques. Mat loves all sports & weekends will find him in the great outdoors either hiking, kayaking or cycling behind two exuberant boys. Mat also loves a Tim Tam or two!

Deanna Hargreaves

In every company someone has to keep the boys in line. In our office that’s Deanna. Responsible for accounts and keeping the business afloat, Deanna cares deeply about making sure things are running smoothly. Her friendly face & outgoing phone manner make her the ideal person to resolve any account issues in a prompt & efficient manner.

Deanna loves a laugh but never at someone else’s expense. She passionately cares about her family & friends and can be trusted to go the extra mile very time. Deanna has been with the company since the very beginning in 1999 and brings common sense with her every day to work. Her weakness…chocolate bullets (Aldi brand please).

Lisa Thomas

Lisa joined the team in 2019 after many years’ experience in Administration & Personal Assistant roles within Education & Public organisations. She brings a sense of order to the office & makes sure the work flows smoothly from start to finish. In her spare time she is a wife & mother to 2 children & loves to spend time at church and camping with her family. Her daughter keeps her active as a ‘Calisthenics Mum’ & she serves on the State Youth Games Committee as well.

We love having Lisa on board & she is enjoying the learning curve of working in the building design industry.

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