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.

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Interior Design Tasmania, Nicole Armitage

Nicole Armitage

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.

Certificate IV in Design / Interior Decoration

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Phil Ludbey

Phil Ludbey

Senior Project Technician

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

As a Senior Project Technician, 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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Timothy Cuthbertson

Timothy Cuthbertson

Architectural Graduate

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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Niamh Ohara

Niamh O'Hara

Project Technician

Niamh Graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2018 with a Bachelor of Environmental Design Majoring in Architecture and joined ARTAS in 2019 to gain insight and industry experience before completing her Masters of Architecture. Throughout her degree Niamh has developed a strong set of communication skills, worked successfully as part of a team for a diverse range of projects and gained skills in a range of computer programs.

She is now putting those foundation skills to use as part of our technical team and is mastering Project Documentation across a range of live commercial project.

Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture Major), University of Tasmania, 2018

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Eloise Collins

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 the team organised behind the scenes, Eloise is also involved in bid preparation and manages our social media.

Business Certificate II

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Scott Curran

Scott Curran

Managing Director

Scott is a registered Architect and our Managing 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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Associate / Resource Training and Systems Manager

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 Manager, 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
Green Star Accredited Professional

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Bruce Hains

Bruce Hains

Project Architect

A Project Architect, 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 team 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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Jan Hemesath

Jan Hemesath

Associate / Senior Project Architect

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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Nita Donovan

Nita Donovan

Finance Assistant

Nita is our Finance Assistant providing accounting and finance support to our business. Nita works closely with our Accountant and capably manages the day to day transactions of our company.
With strong administration and financial knowledge, Nita provides a valuable contribution to our finance and operational processes.
ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Febianca Sampson

Febianca Sampson

Project Architect

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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Jeremy Oldham

Jeremy Oldham

Project Technician

Jeremy joined our architectural team 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.

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Amy Morris

Amy Morris

Project Technician

Amy, a Project Technician, is a valuable member of our architectural team. 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

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Ian Kirk

Ian Kirk

Senior Project Architect

Ian is a registered senior design Architect and Hobart Office Manager 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)

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Rob Smith

Robert Smith

Associate / 3D Illustrator & CAD Modeller

Rob is an Associate and leads our graphics and rendering team, 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.

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Kate Gooch

Kate Gooch

Architectural Graduate

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)

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Anthony Raad

Anthony Raad

Senior Project Technician

Anthony is an accomplished Architectural Drafter with over 18 years of industry experience in sectors such as Residential, Retail, Bulky goods retail, Health, Education, Commercial, Defense and Science Research. After graduating as an Architectural Drafter, Anthony joined the esteemed practice of Rice Daubney where he was involved in undertaking a number of key projects including the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Coca-Cola tower in North Sydney. During his career Anthony has also worked with highly regarded firms such as Woods Bagot and Gardner Whetherill.

Anthony is the lead Architectural Technician in our NSW office. His role is to oversee and co-ordinate all of the CAD technicians & sub consultants to ensure that all of the documents reflect the project brief and the Clients expectations. Anthony works closely with the project architect to ensure these outcomes are achieved.

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Bobby Tieman

Bobby Tieman

Senior Project Technician

An enthusiastic and reliable Senior Project Technician 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.

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.

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, Sharon Bugg

Sharon Bugg

Senior Associate / Accountant

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)

ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Tom Schuemaker

Tom Schuemaker

Project Technician

Tom joined ARTAS in 2018 as a 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.
ARTAS Architects team, Architects Tasmania, Jasmine Griffen

Jasmine Griffen

Interior Designer

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