Our talented people make us different and enable us to be innovative and creative. We are a practice of problem solvers; our depth of knowledge as well as our adaptability will ensure your experience with us is a smooth uncomplicated one, respectful of you, your brief, timeline and budget. We will provide you with strong idea-driven designs reflective of client and end user needs combined with accurate documentation. Effective communication and a truly collaborative relationship is our commitment to our staff and to you.

Nicole Armitage



Nicole is an Interior Designer with a diverse skills portfolio. She has extensive experience in developing interiors which focus on a human centred design approach, creatively resolving spaces beyond the expectations of the end user. Consideration of all aspects of a space, balancing aesthetics and functionality with bespoke, innovative solutions that are, where possible, within a sustainable framework.

Close collaboration with the architect and client in the early stages of a project, ensure a seamless design outcome. This relationship has been instrumental to her success in resolving interior/exterior colour and finish concepts, joinery design and in creating refined, cohesive interiors, interior and space planning and fit-out specification.

Certificate IV in Design / Interior Decoration

Phil Ludbey

Project Leader


Phil is an experienced member of our architectural group; he has a diverse range of skills, acquired from working in both architectural and engineering firms.

As a Project Leader, Phil coordinates with the Project Technicians and sub consultants; his careful and considered approach ensures the project documentation is delivered on time and to a high level of design accuracy.

With an extensive knowledge of detailing and construction as well as past experience in estimation and supply of building product, Phil has a firm understanding of the industry that enables him to coordinate documentation across a wide range of project sizes in the following sectors: residential; commercial; education; sports and health.

Diploma of Building Design – Queensland TAFE

Timothy Cuthbertson

Project Leader


Tim is a Graduate Architect with a background in drafting and documentation. He has comprehensive knowledge across all project stages. Tim thrives on the collaborative process with clients, offering design solutions to help them to see their visions realised. He embraces our principles of universal design and end user focus.

Tim takes pride in producing accurate and detailed construction documentation and overseeing projects from beginning to end. He understands the importance of excellent communication and contract administration and enjoys the challenges of resolving and rectifying onsite issues in collaboration with builders and other contractors. Tim has the lead in contract administration on a number of specialised sectors which include education; and senior living.

Bachelor of Environmental Design - University of Tasmania
Master of Architecture - University of Tasmania

Heath Clayton

Senior Project Architect


Heath is a registered Architect in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. His background is complimented by extensive experience in construction and project management, specialising in education, aged care, health and multi-residential developments.

Heath is a people focused problem solver able to deliver whole of project services from feasibility and concept (across all aspects of design) to detailed design and coordination. This, together with his high level project management abilities and on site experience, ensures all aspects of project delivery are first class, incorporating best environmental practice on every project.

Heath’s ability to provide an extremely high level of client satisfaction is testament to his comprehensive methodology and client consultation processes with a history of producing architecture that is not only human centric, but on budget and on-time.

Registered Architect in Tasmania (881)
Registered Architect in NSW (8923)
Registered Architect in Victoria (18309)
Australian Institute of Architects A+ Member
NSW Board of Architects BWrP
Graduate Diploma (Environmental Planning)
Accredited Building Practitioner Tas (Architect)
Planning Institute of Australia (Member Urban Design)
Diploma Leadership and Management

Eloise Collins

Administration Officer


Eloise is our National Group Administrator and is your first point of contact when you get in touch with our office.

With over 8 years experience working in the architectural industry, Eloise has a thorough understanding of the administrative needs of an architectural practice. Invaluable in keeping everyone organised behind the scenes, Eloise is also involved in bid preparation and manages our social media.

Business Certificate II

Scott Curran



Scott is a registered Architect and our National Group Director. He provides a wide range of expertise from both Australian and International projects. He has worked extensively in London, Malaysia and Australia on a large number of prestigious projects.

Scott has a proven ability to communicate with people at all levels and deliver outstanding projects in a timely and cost effective manner. This approach allows Scott to deliver outcomes that far exceed client expectations. The Charles Hotel, Apartments and mixed use development is an example one of such project which won a Property Council of Australia Innovation Excellence award for the best Mixed use Development in Australia.

Scott has experience in precinct master planning, commercial, retail, education, health, recreation, hospitality and multi residential. His depth of experience in many building types is shown by his continual striving for excellence, innovation and cost effective solutions for his clients.

Associate of the Australian Institute of Architects (AAIA)
Registered Architect in Tasmania
Registered Architect in Victoria
Registered Architect in Queensland
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) – University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design (B.Arts.(Env.Des.) – University of Tasmania

Mark Miller

Resource Training and Systems-Associate


Mark is one of our longest standing and experienced employees. In this time he has developed a wealth of industry knowledge in design and documentation delivery over a broad range of projects in the education, health and aged care, multi-residential and commercial sectors.

As the Resource, Training and Systems associate, Mark now uses his experience to train and mentor our team members on the software and systems that we use daily, ensuring each team member is always learning and evolving.

In his role as resource manager, Mark also works closely with the project architect team and the documentation team, ensuring a high level of design, accuracy in documentation and project coordination that is consistently at industry best standard.

Cert IV Residential drafting – TAFE Queensland
Cert IV Small Business Management – The Training & Business Company
Diploma of Leadership & Management – Learning Partners

Jasmine Griffen

Project Leader


Jasmine is an Interior Designer and Project Leader based in our Sydney Office. Jasmine’s passion and skill in interior design was developed while studying at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy followed by a short stint with local Italian Architect Bettazzi & Percoco. On her return to Australia Jasmine completed her degree in Interior Architecture.

Jasmine has been involved in a range of projects with a focus on high end corporate office refurbishments from design development to delivering detailed, accurate documentation.

Certificate IV in Design – Brighton Bay Art and Design School, Melbourne
Certificate IV in Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft - Brighton Bay Art and Design School -Melbourne
Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons) – Monash University – Melbourne

Bruce Hains

Senior Project Leader


A Senior Project Manager, Bruce provides invaluable support in his central senior role at ARTAS Architects and regularly undertakes project reviews, auditing project documentation, project management.

Bruce is articulate and can express his passion for the architecture industry and regularly shares his vast experience by mentoring many of our staff who have benefited greatly from his advice.

Bruce successfully ran his own architectural practice for 27 years. His depth of experience can be seen in his intuitive approach; - understanding the nuances of a project from inception through to construction and a personal commitment to deliver them to the highest standard.

Bachelor of Architecture – University of Auckland
Registered Architect No. 847 in Tasmania

Jan Hemesath

Senior Associate


Born and educated in Germany, Jan studied architecture at the Bauhaus-University-Weimar. Joining us in our Sydney office in 2007, Jan brings a wide range of experience with him, having worked both overseas and in Australia. Since 2015, he has been our Sydney Practice Manager.

Jan has a passionate interest in providing innovative designs that follow universal design principles with a focus on designing better spaces, fit for intended purpose in both urban and rural areas.

A testament to Jan’s extensive knowledge, he has assisted ARTAS Architects in developing an audit platform that can be applied across any building type/structure to assess what areas of the building require change to ensure compliance with the current standards and legislations.

Registered Architect in NSW #8691
Master of Science Architecture - Bauhaus - University Weimar – Germany
Bachelor of Science Architecture – Bauhaus - University Weimar – Germany
Joiner / Carpentry Degree

Ian Kirk



Ian is a registered senior design Architect and Project Group Leader at ARTAS Architects, he successfully ran his own firm for over 20 years and prior to that worked as a local commonwealth government architect.

Ian’s thoughtful and informed approach to architecture supported by his 25 years of experience both locally and nationally along with a diverse skill set spanning across project management, construction, design, documentation, planning, heritage and furniture design.

Design focused, Ian is a solutions-driven leader. He is acknowledged for his capacity to identify problems, weigh alternative options and take decisive action. Ian’s common-sense approach underscores all business communications and decision-making, serving to build teams, maintain customer relationships and refine internal processes to optimum levels.

Bachelor of Architecture - Honours - University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Environmental Design - University of Tasmania
Registered Architect Tasmania (571)

Kate Gooch

Project Leader


Kate has over 17 years of professional experience gained throughout Australia and the United Kingdom. She has considerable experience gained leading teams from design inception through to completion on a diverse range of complex projects including urban design, master planning commercial educational, residential and public domain commissions. Kate’s ability to develop excellent working relationships within the design team and with clients means she facilitates outstanding outcomes for every project.

Kate’s extensive experience in a number of high quality architectural projects, coupled with design leadership and stakeholder management make her an invaluable part of our management team.

Bachelor of Architecture - University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Environmental Design - University of Tasmania
Certificate IV in Project Management - Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)

Robert Smith



Rob is an Associate in our graphics and rendering group, he specialises in architectural rendering and graphic design. Rob has a broad understanding across a range of architectural services, from sketch design right through to full documentation.

His passion for producing exceptional architectural images and 3D renders is invaluable and is vital to helping our clients to visualise the end product. Rob’s outstanding ability to collaborate with architects, interior designers, developers, and marketing firms through presentations that include engaging architectural graphics, illustrations and video animations.

He combines cutting-edge software and a strong architectural background, his skills and experience deliver high-end rendering and graphics, a streamlined process with on-time delivery.

Amy Morris

Project Technician


Amy is a valuable member of our architectural group and is our Project Technician. Amy combines her knowledge of engineering and architecture to ensure all aspects of a design will work cohesively, with a particular focus on the buildability of project details.

Since joining ARTAS Architects, Amy has worked on a number of significant projects in the hospitality and education sectors. Her multidisciplinary experience across our projects ensures the best possible outcome for our clients.

Bachelor of Environmental Design - Architecture Major – University of Tasmania
Engineering Drafting – Launceston TAFE

Jeremy Oldham

Project Technician


Jeremy joined our architectural group as a Project Technician in 2016 and quickly proved himself as a dedicated and enthusiastic member of our technical team always going over and above in all of his tasks.

Jeremy has firmly developed his skills in CAD software, as proven by his involvement in a range of complex projects across the practice, particularly in the education, health and tourism/hospitality sectors.

Continually striving for self-improvement, Jeremy is currently working towards a certificate in drafting which will enable him to develop further in his role as Project Technician.

Febianca Sampson

Project Leader


Febianca is a highly respected and talented Architect/Interior Designer with national and international experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge of running both small and large projects from inception to completion.

Her extensive experience within the residential, multi-residential, retail, commercial, Indigenous, education, events and sporting sectors with a particular interest in climate and user responsive design. Febianca has outstanding people skills; she delivers projects on time and within budget, while achieving a high level of client satisfaction.

Registered Architect in QLD (4979)
Registered Architect in TAS (1000)
Licensed Building Service Provider (CC7318)
M. Arch. in Sustainable Design (First Class Honours) - NICAI - University of Auckland
B. Eng. in Architecture - Faculty of Engineering - University of Indonesia

Sharon Bugg

Senior Associate


Sharon is a Certified Practicing Accountant with over 20 years experience in the public and commercial accounting sectors. Sharon joined ARTAS Architects in 2012 and provides a thorough and acute understanding of the complexities of business.

Sharon’s diligence and integrity support her focus on nurturing the financial and strategic growth of the business.

Her involvement in human resources, practice management and strategic planning reflects Sharon’s commitment to ensuring ARTAS Architects continues to achieve first class outcomes for our stakeholders.

Bachelor of Commerce – University of Tasmania
Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)

Bobby Tieman

Project Leader


An enthusiastic and reliable Project Leader Bobby is an integral member of our team. He has a wealth of experience in drawing and delivering accurate and detailed documentation.

With a strong background in education, commercial, residential and hospitality architecture he has an exceptional working knowledge of current standards and building codes.

Bobby has a proven track record in a range of high profile, complex projects, achieving quality outcomes. Bobby’s trademark is a commitment to doing whatever is required to achieve a successful and timely delivery of all projects.

Jeremy West

Trainee 3D Illustrator / CAD Modeller


Jeremy joined ARTAS Architects in 2018 as part of our graphics and rendering team as a trainee 3D illustrator/CAD Modeller; this is due to the current high demand for architectural graphics, illustrations and video animations.

He assists our senior architectural 3D illustrator in delivering high-end rendering and graphics. Jeremy’s position involves producing 3D renders of our projects as well as editing images and videos.

Jeremy offers another layer to our graphics and rendering team, providing engaging digital media to assist our clients in seeing a visual representation of their proposed ideas and plans.