It’s not about us, it’s about you. We design buildings that simply connect people to place. From houses hinged around a garden, to workplaces where play is pivotal, each is considered in its context. We distil a site to its essence, crafting materials, form and spaces to meaningfully relate. Spaces that are rigorous, responsive and resonant. Because architecture is for life.

Ben Mitchell ︎

Co-founder & Director
B.Design, B.Arch (Hons)
NSW Registered Architect No. 8787

“We design both for how a space makes you feel, and for how it works. Every site, no matter where it is, offers opportunities to make a building that lifts the spirit, and works for the people who live there. Finding those unique opportunities is what drives us as architects.”

Ben’s approach to architecture is shaped by a love of nature and a curiosity about cities, as well as the similarities and differences between the two. Ben is an invited guest lecturer and critic at professional forums and schools of architecture. ︎
+61 414 494 837 ︎
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Simon Addinall ︎ 

Co-founder & Director
B.Design, B.Arch

NSW Registered Architect No. 8420

Underpinning Simon’s approach is the relationship between climate and landscape as the defining elements in how a structure is conceived and designed. This applies to both commerce projects and bespoke housing.

“What’s really important, apart from rigorous design, are the connections between inside and out, and how we use materials. Whether you’re designing a coastal house, a country residence or a city home, the same broad principles apply, it’s just that different climates and sites will invite different responses.” ︎
+61 416 235 661 ︎
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Annie Edwards

Project Architect
B.Design, M.Arch
NSW Registered Architect No. 9919

Annie joined THOSE Architects in 2016 as a project architect with experience across commercial, health care, public and residential sectors. Annie is involved in the design and creative direction of projects, as well as documentation, management and delivery, with a special focus on interiors. To this she brings a passion for vernacular Australian architecture that responds uniquely to people and place. Annie holds a Bachelor of Design and a Masters of Architecture from Queensland University of Technology. ︎
+61 431 977 287 ︎

Emma Butterworth

Project Architect
B.Design, M.Arch, M. Heri. Cons.
QLD Registered Architect No. 4758

Emma joined THOSE Architects in 2019 fresh from three years working in North America – on shingle and Shaker style houses in upstate New York, and weekenders in Napa and Sonoma. Emma’s passion for storytelling in architecture combines with her Masters in Heritage Conservation to offer a unique skillset on adaptation. ︎
+61 411 180 524 ︎

Luke Hallaways

B.Design, M.Arch

As a graduate in a key support role, Luke’s passion for big outcomes on small-scale projects is growing. Running the @australian_architecture instagram account keeps him in tune with new projects, events and happenings in the profession. He joined THOSE Architects in 2015, having graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2014. ︎
+61 411 568 393 ︎