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Simon Robert Hanson



Current Registered Architect ARBV ARBNSW Reg# 6739   2016
Registered Architect since   1996
B Arts Deakin University   1992
B Arch [Honours] Deakin University   1992
Year of undergraduate study at University of California   1991

Simon Hanson graduated in 1992 and after six years working in offices in Melbourne, San Francisco and before settling in Sydney where he established Bureau SRH.
Simon gained a wide range of experience in residential and hospitality architecture with mentor Peter Maddison in Melbourne. The completion of the ‘C’ House in Skenes Creek, Victoria, saw Simon win two Victorian Institute of Architecture Awards. Simon has worked rigorously since then to establish Bureau SRH as a quality design firm that is reliable in both producing good design and commercial outcomes.

Recently, Simon has been pursuing large scale urban projects and through Bureau SRH has been commissioned to design large scale civic, commercial and residential projects across Sydney


Michael Harris

Senior Architect


Current Registered Architect AIA Reg# 7107  
Registered Architect since   1997
B Arch (Hons) Adelaide University   1991
Winston Churchill Fellow   2000

Michael graduated in 1991 and has worked in design offices in Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney on a diverse range of projects. In 2005 he worked on the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art with Lindsay & Kerry Claire and prior to that worked with Frank Stanisic on a range of urban multi-residential projects. He has maintained a focus on urban architecture and sustainability and brings a depth of design and project management experience to the office. He has worked across sectors including residential, education, commercial, industrial and health architecture.

In 2000 Michael was awarded a Winston Churchill travelling Fellowship which took him to Canada, Japan, Finland, Sweden and The Netherlands to study sustainability in architecture in differing cultural contexts.

Michael is an accredited ABSA thermal assessor and maintains a strong interest in promoting comfort and efficiency through smart sustainable residential design. He is an enthusiastic kayaker and on weekends you will generally find him exploring the waterways of the Central Coast.


Dr Richard Barnes

Structural Engineer

In a sea of architects and interior designers, Drs. Richard Barnes & Gavin Lume are the engineering island. Richard formally joined BureauSRH in 2017, but has been working with Simon and the office for close to 20 years. His structural engineering career exceeds 30 years and has worked for notable international firm Arcadis with Gavin on notable health projects, including the Royal North Shore, Prince of Wales and Sydney Northern Beaches Hospitals. Richard has provided structural engineering design for some of Sydney’s best known landmarks,including the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower.

BureauSRH Structural Engineering provides innovative advice for a wide range of unique houses in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Some of these projects have included glass-walled and cantilevering swimming pools, floating stairs, large column-free spaces, unobstructed window openings, cantilevered and impressively frameless living spaces. Bureau SRH Structure understands the

requirements of designing structures for complex health projects and the importance of integration with architecture and other key services.