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

Kim Lange

Kim studied Architecture at the University of Sydney and Technische Universität Berlin. During her architectural education, Kim was shortlisted for the NSW Design Medal, and is the recipient of the Sir John Sulman and the AIA Graduate of the Year Award, amongst numerous other scholarships and accolades. As Project Architect at MHNDU, she enjoys the complexities that arise with each project stage, and the unique design opportunities presented through rigorous analysis. Her expertise lies in high-end residential projects, including those shortlisted for architectural design awards, and procured through successful Design Excellence Competition entries.

Kim has a continuing interest in urban design and the way buildings shape our human experience, taking note of the interplay between culture, climate and creative expression that is evident in cities during her extensive travel through Europe, Asia and Africa. With a particular passion for sustainability, Kim views smart architectural design as crucial tool for lessening the collective ecological footprint.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1111

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


Amanda Stollery

Amanda has developed a diverse portfolio of architectural projects and research over many years. Her experience spans across a variety of architectural typologies from boutique apartment developments through to large-scale public and competition projects.

Developing a particular interest in architectural design and theory as a student at Sydney University, Amanda was awarded with a scholarship to pursue her passion for design and curatorial practice. Amanda excelled in her Masters of Architecture and tutored Architectural Theory whilst completing her studies. Amanda has travelled abroad to work on international competitions for Golden Lion architect Junya Ishigami in Tokyo, as well as architectural and curatorial projects for the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation in New York.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1111
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