Kim Lange

Kim studied Architecture at the University of Sydney and Technische Universität Berlin. During her studies, Kim was shortlisted for the NSW Design Medal, and received the Sir John Sulman and AIA Graduate of the Year Award.

As Associate and project lead at MHNDU, she works at the helm across all project stages, from feasibility studies through to on-site construction. Her expertise lies in high-end multi- residential projects, including those shortlisted for architectural design awards, and procured through successful Design Excellence Competition entries.
Kim’s fascination with architecture started early in childhood, observing the process of her family home extension. Cementing this early interest, her uncle was instrumental in the planning and revitalisation of Johannesburg’s CBD through his role as a key architect for the scheme. Her eyes were opened to the widespread social power of architecture, which can set the stage for the civic and cultural aspects of our daily lives. With a continuing interest in urban design and the way buildings shape our human experience, she has a passion for sustainability and innovation, viewing smart architectural design as crucial tool for lessening the collective ecological footprint.

Weaving an ethical and contextual design approach into her own practice, she welcomes the complexity of the architectural process, a journey which ultimately culminates in the creation of a unique and tailored architectural offering.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1111

Luke Buttenshaw

While still a student at Sydney University, Luke became a part of the team at MHN, and has now been with us for over a decade. Luke has cultivated a career focused on­ houses and boutique multi-residential buildings. He has particular know-how with DA’s, CDC’s, planning proposals, LEC, and construction documentation.

Since childhood, Luke has been drawn to visual art, while also possessing a technical mind. Growing up on a farm, he routinely tinkered with motors and building contraptions. His pursual of an architectural career represents a logical fusion of his two interests and skills.

While Luke loves the modern design MHNDU is known for, and the incorporation of clean lines and raw materials, he also has a fondness for the Art Deco movement, which imbues him with a wide architectural and cultural knowledge and an edge to his creativity. He is inspired by the varying landscapes and climates Australia has to offer and enjoys reflecting on how buildings and their designers have responded to their unique environment.

One of the standout projects of his career at MHNDU is ‘On the Rocks’, a clifftop home in North Bondi; its bold and weather-responsive design resulting in a meticulous and high-quality build. Another of Luke’s recent team projects, ‘Chainmail House’, fetched silver at the 2022 Sydney Design Awards.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1120

Ann Elise Hampton

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 her clients and take best advantage of the sites, which have been predominantly steeply sloping 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


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
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