Established in 2012 as a rebuttal to the traditional mode of practice, Those Architects was founded on a dedication to building lasting client relationships based on collaboration, accountability and open dialogue.

The fit-out for an expanding young tech company that responds to the changing needs of the business. Taking a jack in the box approach, nothing is quite as it seems with every architectural intervention within the heritage listed space having a second and third purpose.

It's sophistication simplified. 

The transformation of a small, inter-war semi detached dwelling into a light-filled home for a young family.  The new addition wraps around a north-facing courtyard whilst re-connecting the dwelling to the outdoors and gardens beyond.

Small but thoughtfully formed.

The fit-out for an expanding young tech company that personifies the maturation of the business. The project further explores the architectural ideas incubated in the Sydney headquarters project whilst specifically responding to the context of Chicago more broadly.

A next generation workspace. 

Ben Mitchell

This Architect

Ben is one of the founding partners and project director at Those Architects. He gained his design degree and his architecture degree from the University of Sydney, graduating in 2006 with first class honours. He quickly established his own studio and gained extensive experience, often collaborating with other leading practitioners on projects of varying scale. He has a highly informed design sensibility underpinned by a passion for classical, high modern and contemporary Architecture and has a reputation for considered design solutions based on honesty, material expression and rigour. As a founding partner and project director of Those Architects, Ben’s role as this Architect sees him oversee the running of the studio and retain responsibility for project delivery.

Simon Addinall

That Architect

Simon is one of the founding partners and practice director at Those Architects. Graduating from the University of Sydney in 2006, Simon set about establishing a reputation working with Crone Partners on numerous large scale multi residential and commercial projects throughout Sydney and Asia. Seeking further experience on smaller scale projects, Simon moved to leading Sydney architecture firm Fox Johnston where he quickly became an integral member and lead a wide variety of projects ranging from award winning high end houses to public works such as the Cook Park amenity buildings for Rockdale City council. As a founding partner and practice director of Those Architects, Simon’s role as that Architect sees him oversee the running of the practice and lead with a strong sense of direction and vision.

A Melbourne espresso bar built with a minimal material palette within an exposed concrete shell. Belying its small budget the project delivered a highly functional space with a robust aesthetic suitable for both high volume passing trade and casual coffee lovers. 

Durability and finesse through material honesty.

The new headquarters for Australia's leading distributor of premium meat is a place where paddock quite literally meets plate. Sitting at the juncture between Australia's primary producers and their urban gastronomic counterparts, it's part office, showroom, film set and playground to Australia's top culinary minds.

A rich, textured and resonant office with deep Australian roots.

The office of the Australian Design Centre encourages innovation and exploration through design. Conceived as a series of flexible architectural spaces it provides a multi functional environment for a highly mobile and evolving organisation. 

Adaptability through intelligent design.

The refurbishment and addition to a sprawling heritage listed house for a growing family. The refurbishment of the existing cottage respects its heritage whilst the new addition stands in contrast so that the Architecture of each component may be clearly legible. 

Carefully curated and clearly defined.

The insertion of a new space saving stair well to enhance the functionality of a small attached inner city dwelling. A steel balustrade doubles as the main structural member for the stair treads, folding like a ribbon up through the light well. 

Sun drenched and finely detailed.

The gallery of the Australian Design Centre is an amalgamation of two disparate spaces inherited by the organistaion. Inserting a terraced stair and seating at the level change between the two floors creates an active zone which is used for physical connection, interaction and education. 

Connectivity through creative thinking.

A temporary community installation housing a cafe and amenities block. Utilising highly transportable and relocatable recycled shipping containers the accommodation sits under a tensioned fly roof structure much like a large scale camp site.

A model for relocatable architecture.