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Michael Waterman

Having graduated from Sydney University with Honours in a Bachelor of Architecture, Michael has had over a decade of experience as a lead designer at a number of award- winning architectural practices.
Since joining MHNDU in 2014, Michael has designed and lead numerous projects of varying scales, including the WAF nominated ‘249 Devonshire Street’.
Michael is highly skilled in all aspects of the architectural process, from the conceptual design stage to the delivery of the finished building.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1117

Leigh Hanekom

Having started at MHNDU in 2017, Leigh Hanekom draws upon her twelve years of industry experience at notable Sydney, Melbourne and overseas practices, to design for the betterment of the urban environment as a whole.

Her current fields of interest include public architecture and projects that combine mixed-tenure residential and community facilities. Leigh is a strong proponent for the adaptive reuse of Modernist-era buildings and is an active member of the international architectural community, having delivered an academic paper at the 14th International Docomomo conference in Lisbon on creative strategies for the future use of Sydney’s notable brutalist building, Sirius, in the Rocks.

Leigh actively mentors her team, is at the helm of many of our most successful projects, and is our in-house research scout, keeping us abreast of current architectural news.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1129

Brian Welch

Brian has over 20 year’s architectural experience, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

He has extensive experience in Residential, Commercial and Institutional projects and has led the design and documentation for a range of projects which included a Regional Art Gallery/Community Art Centre for Sutherland Shire Council, a Night Club in Taylor Square, a multistorey residential Frail and Aged Hostel in Surry Hills for Mission Australia.

Most recently he was Project Architect for a large residential development in regional NSW comprising 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. Most notably, Brian has worked on The Beach House at Campbell Parade, Bondi, a 40 apartment complex with ground-floor retail.

[email protected] +61 (02) 9101 1106
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