We design buildings that simply connect people to place. From houses hinged around a garden, or framing a panoramic view, no two dream homes are the same. Each is a special response to client and context. As vision custodians, our job is to distil the essence of a site, and its owners’ aspirations, to craft a beautiful, functional sanctuary. Because architecture is for life.

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.”

Simon explores the relationship between climate, landscape and people.

“Apart from rigorous design, what’s crucial are the connections between indoors and out, and how we use materials to strengthen those connections.” ︎
+61 416 235 661 ︎
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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.

Ben is informed by an understanding nature and has a curated approach to the design process.

“We design for how a space makes you feel, as well as how it looks and functions. In every site there are opportunities to make a special building that lifts the spirit.” ︎
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Annie Edwards

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 ︎

Alex Fotherby

Project Lead
B.Arts (Hons), M.Arch

Alex moved to Australia in 2019 having worked for serval years in London and Oslo. He joined THOSE Architects in 2021 with experience in bespoke residential and office projects, pavilions and interiors in Hong Kong and the US and infrastructure projects in the UK and Norway. In the UK, Alex was nominated for the RIBA President’s Medal and named one of Blueprint Magazine’s ‘Ones to Watch’. He took his passion for architecture and culture to the US to help build a Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. ︎
+61 421 209 128 ︎

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 ︎