Luke Buttenshaw

Luke’s strong architectural experience in houses and boutique apartment projects in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs spans the design, documentation and construction administration stages.
Since joining MHN Design Union over 10 years ago, Luke’s exceptional attention to detail, practical approach and ability to drive collaboration with contractors and clients has been fundamental in ensuring our designs meet or exceed our client’s expectations.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1120

Richard Storey

Richard is a UK and Australian registered architect, having graduated from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 2000. He worked for a number of renowned London architectural practices on a diverse range of building typologies including Ministry of Defence work, education and hospitals, before relocating to Sydney in 2007.

Since his arrival in Sydney, Richard has worked for several high-profile boutique architectural practices and has been involved in the design and delivery of multiple award-winning buildings from single residential, multi-residential and commercial buildings. If he had to choose a favourite, he would pick MHNDU’s Curlewis Street project as the most memorable he has shepherded to date, highlighting the project’s contextually sensitive design to its Bondi surrounds as an exemplary form of architectural response.

Richard’s architectural interests centre around modern, sustainable and functional design that can enhance people’s lives through careful and considered planning and detailing. He finds particular enjoyment and fulfillment from collaborative problem solving through design, spanning from his working relationships with clients to knowledge sharing with his colleagues at MHNDU.


[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1116

Ann Elise Hampton

Since graduating from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in 2001, Ann-Elise has worked for some of Sydney’s premier architectural practices on residential and cultural projects.

Before joining the team, Ann-Elise worked collaboratively on the design schemes for some of Sydney’s most prominent art galleries. As Project Architect at MHNDU, her projects have ranged from multi-million-dollar waterfront residences to a backyard tiny house. She leads her team from concept design through to council approval, documentation and construction of many high-end houses. Each project is met with a fresh approach to meet the desires of clients and take best advantage of the sites, which have been predominantly on steeply sloping sites with extensive harbour views.

Ann-Elise has also tutored various subjects at the University of Technology, Sydney and Sydney University, and has represented on design juries at various universities.

With her knowledge of Sydney architecture greatly influenced by working as an editorial assistant and researcher on the book, Guide to Sydney Architecture by Graham Jahn, she considers her specialty gaining council approval for contemporary projects within heritage contexts. Her personal passion is for the ‘Sydney School houses’ built in the 1960s and 70s in bushland settings.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1104


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