The ARTAS Team

Our talented team makes 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.

Scott Curran

Director

Scott is a registered Architect and a Director of ARTAS. 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.

Qualifications:
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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Sharon Bugg

Sharon Bugg

Director / Accountant

Sharon is a Director and 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.

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

Alisdair McPhee

Associate Director / Architect

Alisdair has 9 years of professional experience working between Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston coupled with experience in voluntary positions including teaching and mentoring, research scholarships and representation through professional local and national bodies.

Alisdair has worked on a broad array of projects across all phases of design and documentation ranging from residential renovations and additions, mixed-use developments and community facilities varying in value from $0.5m to $500m.

A strong advocate in the value of teamwork, Alisdair strives to work closely with, and develop strong collaborative relationships with teammates, clients and consultants.

Qualifications:
Registered Architect 1270 (TAS)
Bachelor of Environmental Design, UTas 2009
Master of Architecture, UTas 2011
Cert.IV Residential Building Design, TAFE Tasmania
Cert.III Land Conservation, Greening Australia

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Senior Associate / Systems & Training

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 manager of our Training and Systems, 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.

Qualifications:
Cert IV Residential drafting – TAFE Queensland
Cert IV Small Business Management – The Training & Business Company
Diploma of Leadership & Management – Learning Partners
Green Star Accredited Professional

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Bobby Tieman

Bobby Tieman

Senior Associate / BIM Manager

An enthusiastic and reliable senior project technician as well as our BIM Specialist 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.

Nicole Armitage

Senior Associate / Interior Designer

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.

Qualifications:
Certificate IV in Design / Interior Decoration

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Ian Kirk

Ian Kirk

Associate / Architect

Ian is a registered Architect and Associate in our Hobart office, 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.

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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Timothy Cuthbertson

Timothy Cuthbertson

Associate / Architect

Tim is an 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.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Environmental Design - University of Tasmania
Master of Architecture - University of Tasmania
Diploma of Leadership and Management - TCCI
Registered Architect Tasmania (1200)

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Mia Marelja-Williams

Mia Marelja-Williams

Architectural Graduate

Mia is an Architectural Graduate with comprehensive experience in creating architectural designs from conceptual design to completion of residential and commercial buildings. A team player with excellent communication skills and academic qualifications, her ability to deliver projects to completion stage utilising excellent computer skills, attention to detail, creativity and most importantly through collaboration with teammates, clients and other personnel involved in decision making.

Qualifications:
Master of Architecture (Hons.) - University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Environmental Design – University of Tasmania
University of Architecture - Zagreb Croatia 2009

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Jasmine Griffen

Jasmine Griffen

Graduate of Interior Architecture

Jasmine is an Interior Designer and Project Leader. 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.

Qualifications:
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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Tom Schuemaker

Tom Schuemaker

Architectural Project Technician

Tom joined ARTAS in 2018 as an Architectural Project Technician, while he completes his degree in Architecture at UTAS. Already skilled in hand drafting and sketching Tom is now developing his technical skills across a broad range of commercial projects.
As well as his role on the technical team Tom provides support to the administration team, works as part of the team ensuring our QMS policies and procedures are upheld and keeps the office up to date with new industry products.
Luke Ellery

Luke Ellery

Architectural Project Technician

Luke completed his Master of Architecture degree in 2016 at UTAS. Since graduating Luke has worked on projects in both the residential and commercial sectors further developing his understanding of computer-based design through consistent use of various CAD programs and working alongside Architects to produce accurate documentation of drawings.

With an eye for detail and an interest in graphics Luke has begun to establish himself as a skilled 3D illustrator in addition to his building design skills. His passion for producing exceptional architectural images and 3D renders has proved invaluable and is vital to helping our clients to visualise the end product.

Luke’s creativity and enthusiasm for architecture and the environment has also seen him develop a passion for photography capturing landscapes and built form.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Environmental Design - University of Tasmania (2014)
Master of Architecture - University of Tasmania (2016)

Marck Guimaraes

Architectural Project Technician

Marck is a Brazilian registered Architect and Urban Designer who has worked across the globe and now calls Tasmania home.
Joining ARTAS in 2021 as an Architectural Project Technician, he has contributed to a wide variety of projects across different scales, typologies and budgets.

Marck has firmly developed his skills in CAD software, he has worked internationally, and is also an Urban Designer.

Jeff Murphy

Architectural Project Technician

Jeff started with ARTAS in 2021 as an Architectural Project Technician.
His experience creating high quality documentation make Jeff valuable asset to our team.
Jeff has worked on a range of projects across many sectors, including health, aged care, education, justice, corrections, midrise apartment complexes, hospitality, industrial warehousing, and heritage.

Having worked on projects nationally and throughout Malaysia and India, Jeff has a history of involvement from sketch design through to design development, documentation, and site supervision.

Ann Shelley Francisco

Architectural Project Technician

Ann joined ARTAS this year as an Architectural Project Technician

Ann has years of experience on various fields of architecture, interior design, and exhibition design. Ann was also involved in the design development of international projects and major brands.
She was responsible for producing architectural drawing details for submission to authorities,
building a commendable reputation for professional dedication and quality of work.

Ann is embracing new challenges as a fresh member of the ARTAS team.

Stephanie Keir

Architectural Project Technician

Stephanie is the newest member of the ARTAS team and is
already proving herself to be a valuable asset assisting with
coordinating presentations and community engagement
workshops.

A team player with excellent communication skills and
attention to detail, Stephanie's background is in structural
engineering drafting and BIM coordination. She also has
an in-depth knowledge of project management and data
based software.

Brad Dean

Trainee Architectural Project Technician

Brad joined ARTAS this year as a Trainee Architectural Project Technician while studying for his qualification certificate IV in engineering drafting.

Brad started his traineeship late April of 2021 and began learning and developing skills within the CAD software ARCHICAD and under the guidance of the Artas staff. Brad looks forward to beginning his certificate IV in engineering drafting and expanding his knowledge in the subject, whilst being apart of the ARTAS team.

Angie Evans

Administration Officer

Angie joined ARTAS this year as our administrator.

Angie has a background in Graphic Design, Administration, Publishing and Small Business Management.