Father of our growing family and a leader in the architectural field with over 39 years of experience. Daryl founded the company in 1999 and has successfully grown the business for the past 24 years. He is responsible for oversight of all work completed in all 4 offices. He has achieved much in his life, but his proudest accomplishments are his marriage to his wife Deanna of 32 years and his three beautiful daughters. An avid football, cricket & golf 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 golf & competitive cricket and following the mighty Richmond Tigers 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.
Matthew joined our Ringwood office in the capacity of Office Manager in March 2020. He bring with him a wealth of 18 years of knowledge in the commercial & residential fields of building design. Matt recently moved to The Basin with his new Bride & has since welcomed his first son into the world. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking and exploring the great outdoors. He enjoys a good pizza & gets to the AFL footy whenever he can. It must be said that, as an Essendon supporter, he rarely enjoys it!
Ash is an experienced building designer with a passion for building design in Tasmania. More recently becoming an office manager in Hobart, he is enjoying the responsibility and challenges the work brings.He is dedicated to creating functional and sustainable buildings that enhance the built environment. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring Tasmania's natural beauty through hiking and camping.
Matthew is one of our office managers and is responsible for all workflow decisions in the Bunbury office. A skilled Revit documenter & problem solver, Matthew has been with us for 11 years since 2012 and manages all the Revit templates & drawing standards. Outside the office he is a keen golfer and 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.
Evangelo holds several years of experience in architecture & construction. He brings a passion for meeting clients’ needs. Thriving on challenges, he goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional results, ensuring that each client’s vision is transformed into reality. Beyond the world of design, Evangelo finds joy in adrenaline-fueled sports, embracing the thrill of pushing boundaries. Additionally, as a skilled DJ, he channels his love for music into creating captivating mixes that elevate any atmosphere.
An experienced CAD and Revit designer with passion for both architecture design & construction. When not immersed in drafting projects, you can find Al pursuing his love for music as a dedicated singer in a band during his free time. Outside of work and music, Al is a true food enthusiast who delights in the art of cooking. He thoroughly enjoys preparing delicious meals for his loved ones, always striving to impress his toughest critic, his beloved spouse, with culinary masterpieces prepared “at home”. With expertise in drafting, soulful singing voice and culinary prowess, Al brings a unique blend of creativity, precision, and flavours to every aspect of his life.
Michelle has a wealth of experience in the field of architecture design and construction specializing in multi-storey residential and commercial areas. She has a keen eye for detail and is always dedicated to her works and clients. Michelle adores spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys outdoors and going for long drives, camping, hiking, and exploring nature with her family. She has so much love for coffee, yoga, fashion, travelling and is a real foodie! She is also the best food critic of her husband's culinary masterpieces!
Cassie joined our Ringwood East office during the 2021 Covid 19 lockdowns. She is an experienced designer & loves helping bring her clients visions to life with a vast array of knowledge having come from a family in construction. She has a bright and bubbly personality and is the ultimate professional when relating to clients & their specific requirements. Outside of work Cassie has spent most of her life riding horses and participating in competitions. Cassie loves spending time with her family, travelling, & being in the great outdoors whether it be camping, hiking, snowboarding, or gardening. On weekends you may also find her enjoying some wine & cheese around local Yarra Valley vineyards. She also enjoys most chocolates & loves it when clients come prepared to their meetings…hint, hint.
Ethan joined the Hobart team in 2021, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a graduate structural engineer and building designer. With experience in structural engineering design and building design, Ethan has developed a keen eye for detail and a strong passion for creating safe and aesthetically pleasing structures. He enjoys taking on challenging projects that allow him to think outside the box and find innovative solutions. His expertise makes him an invaluable member of the team. In his free time, Ethan enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors.
Deon joined our team in 2020 and brings with him a wealth of national &, being born in Pretoria, international experience. He is a specialist on commercial construction & works well collaboratively other consultants. Through the wonders of modern technology, Deon works remotely from Port Albert in Gippsland (Vic) producing quality documentation for our Bunbury (WA) office. Outside of work Deon has a keen interest in nature, conservation & environmental issues. He is a qualified horticulturalist & enjoys kayaking & hiking in nature. He has recently graduated from kayak to paddle board but we are yet to hear how smooth that transition has been. As a vegetarian, his ideal meal would be either Thai or Indian with a nice glass of wine. A Christmas party at a winery is music to his ears.
Gavin joined the Pakenham 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 for Gavin is that he supports Hawthorn, but we don't really let him talk about that.
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 a real advantage when dealing with difficult design issues. He is a jovial individual who enjoys a good laugh & is terrific conversationalist. Gary enjoys a beer or 3 with friends & visiting his Grandchildren in Dubai when he gets the chance.
Jack is a dynamic individual who has been with the Hobart team since July 2022. He's a regular gym-goer who enjoys staying active through sports such as soccer and basketball. Jack has a passion for music and enjoys playing bass guitar in his free time which means he moves to a different beat to most people. Jack also loves being outdoors and taking in all that nature has to offer. His diverse interests and active lifestyle make him an engaging and multifaceted person to be around.
Jameson is an enthusiastic assistant building designer who began his career in 2020. Jameson has a passion for designing buildings using Revit and is constantly learning new techniques to improve his skills. He particularly enjoys creating renderings using Enscape to bring his designs to life. In his free time, Jameson likes to stay active by going to the gym as often as he can. He finds that working out helps him stay focused and energized, which is important when he's tackling complex design challenges. When he's not at the gym, Jameson can often be found skateboarding around town or playing the drums. He's recently picked up music and loves the creativity and expression it allows him.
Katie graduated from University of Tasmania in 2021 with a Masters of Architecture, and has been with the Hobart office since. Her favourite projects include renovations and additions to existing homes, and she finds fulfilment in seeing her client's visions come to life. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her greyhound, Carter, sitting down with a good book or working on her latest knitting project.
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 this stage of life with her two children & husband Matthew. Her bubbly personality adds life & humour to the office on a daily basis.
Lisa joined the team in 2018 after many years’ experience in Administration & Personal Assistant roles within Education & Public organisations. She brings a sense of order to all our offices & 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 keeping us organised & she is enjoys working in the building design industry. She also makes a mean hot chocolate!
Sharon has only been with the Hobart team for short time but her expertise has had an immediate impact. An experienced administrator Sharon is always ready with a smile and is the first person you speak to when calling. Her happy demeanor ensures every client feels welcome.
In every company someone has to keep the boys and girls in line. In our office that's Deanna. Responsible for accounts payable, 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 every 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).
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 at HDG for 10 years but has been handling Architectural Documentation for 13 years. His greatest strengths are his positive attitude, adaptability, reliability, perseverance, and high level of motivation. He is as dedicated to his work as to his family and friends and will always go the extra mile to keep his clients happy. Nick can often be found washing everyone else's dishes in the communal kitchen which tells you something of his character. Nick is one of our Victorian managers in the Pakenham & Bentleigh office & performs all his duties with professionalism.
Richard joined our Bunbury office in 2020 at the height of the COVID 19 pandemic. Originating from Bromwich in England, he had worked for the previous 9 years in Perth with Architectural firms. He brings with him 17 years of experience in commercial, hospitality, health & residential spheres. His recent move to Donnybrook in the sunny South West has enhanced our office's capacity to produce quality designs over a broad spectrum of projects. A soccer player & big fan of West Bromwich, you may find him knocking out a tune on the guitar or painting the new 'Corona Lisa' when not on the pitch. Richard is married with two young daughters & is a lover of all things chocolate.
Rose joined the Pakenham office in 2019 & brings with her 7 years of engineering experience & 6 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.
Husband and father of two beautiful children, Scott is one of our office managers in the Pakenham office. He is also our 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 design work. A master of 3D visualization, Scott is passionate about contemporary design, construction techniques, and customer satisfaction. He has been with us for 10 years but has been in the design industry for 24 years and still brings youthful exuberance to work each day.
Taj is one of our building designers in our Bunbury office. A skilled Revit documentor & problem solver, Taj has been with us since 2015 and manages all Revit documentation with skill & precision. Outside the office he is a keen photographer and has travelled extensively internationally. His photos have been the subject of special exhibitions at the Bunbury Gallery. Having grown up locally he has a good understanding of local regulations & building conditions. If you have Taj handling your job you're in good hands.