Michael Waterman

A highly experienced architect, Michael is at the helm of our busy multi-residential team. Born into a family of architects, a love for design and building was instilled into him at a young age. Fascinated by the process of bringing ideas to life through design, Michael believes that architecture has the unique power to help shape our world – a concept which motivates his continual exploration of pushing boundaries in the field. Inspired by avant-garde designs by Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas, as well as classical approaches from the likes of Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier, his architectural appreciation and practice straddles both innovative and timeless design.

A standout project in Michael’s career trajectory is MHNDU’s ‘Traces’, a mixed-use building in a prominent Surry Hills locale. Receiving widespread and international recognition, the historically informed design was shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards in 2017, fetched Gold in the 2023 Sydney Design Awards, as well as a commendation by the Australian Institute of Architects and an accolade from the Good Design Awards.

Four more of his team’s projects have gained recognition across a spectrum of major awards in 2023. Pavilion was a finalist in Property Council Awards for best residential development, while Constantia and Pavilion were finalists in the NSW Urban Development Industry Awards. Constantia, Pavilion, and O’Donnell in Bondi received Silver at the Sydney Design Awards for their innovation. O’Donnell also received accolades at the Good Design Awards, and Constantia, Pavilion, and The Carlisle were shortlisted for the World Architecture News Awards due to their architectural significance and ingenuity.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1117

Amanda Stollery

Amanda Stollery has over a decade of experience as a Lead Designer, holding a Masters in Architecture from the University of Sydney. In her role as Director at MHNDU, Amanda draws upon her extensive Industry experience at award-winning Australian and International practices.Amanda’s early experience includes working on large-scale cultural, public and commercial projects within Australia, across Asia and the US. She has also traveled abroad to undertake international competitions for Golden Lion-winning architect Junya Ishigami and Associates in Tokyo.Amanda holds a strong passion for public architecture and formed part of the first Architecture and Digital Initiatives Division for the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation in New York, to work on the Guggenheim Helsinki competition and associated exhibitions, the most popular international architecture competition in history to date.
Her current fields of interest include public architecture and mixed-tenure residential projects that explore opportunities for community facilities and varying business models, having specialised in the design and procurement of several high-end multi-unit residential buildings within Sydney over the last decade.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1130

Brian Welch

Brian has over twenty-five years of architectural experience under his belt since graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Auckland. He has extensive experience in residential, commercial and institutional building and development, and has led the design and documentation for a range of diverse projects, including a regional art gallery/community art centre for Sutherland Shire council; a nightclub in Taylor Square; and a multi-story residential frail and aged care hostel in Surry Hills for Mission Australia.

Most recently Brian was project architect for a large residential development in regional NSW. comprising of a 140-room motel and suite apartments with a value exceeding $30 million. Upon joining the team at BMA (now MHNDU), he has managed various multi-unit residential developments as well as several single dwelling residential developments.

Brian enjoys the challenges presented by the process of delivering quality projects to clients and the general community. Notably, Brian has worked on ‘The Beach House’ on Campbell Parade, Bondi, a forty-apartment complex with ground-floor retail; ‘Kalypso’ in Tamarama; ‘Marmont’ in Double Bay and ‘The Benson’ in Rose Bay.

Brian is drawn to the natural environment as a source of inspiration and spends his leisure time engaged with natural settings either as a keen ocean swimmer or as a crew member of various yachts racing on Sydney Harbour.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1106
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