Team

Luigi Rosselli

Principal
M. Arch EPFL (Switzerland)
NSW Registered Architect No. 4895 (Nominated Architect)
AIA, AAA

After many years seeking wisdom and knowledge from the world, from eminent architects including Mario Botta, Alvaro Siza, Umberto Riva and Aldo Giurgola in universities and workplaces in Milano, Lausanne, Switzerland and New York, Luigi settled in Sydney in 1984 and shortly after commenced his practice in Surry Hills.

He immediately embraced with enthusiasm the Australian culture, landscape and spirit and married his international upbringing to the local.  The result was a great number of buildings that are not parochial or provincial, and his best projects are the fruit of a marriage of cultures.

He has bred a posterity comprising a successful architect, a challenging artist and a world recognised musician.

 

Simon Hassall

Senior Associate
B Arch 1991 (UNSW)
NSW Registered Architect No 7826

Simon joined Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd in February 2007 and prior to that spent 15 years working with a Port Stephens (NSW) firm of architects where he was also an Associate Architect.

He has experience in the design and documentation of a range of building types, from residential and commercial, to light industrial and community facilities. With Luigi Rosselli, he has contributed as part of the team to the completion of a series of prestigious houses for the firm’s discerning clients.

Simon is committed to excellence in the practice of architecture through careful client consultation, finely realised design, and with a firm eye on sustainability.

 

Edward Birch

Senior Associate
BDes (Arch-digital media)
M Arch 2009 (USyd)

Edward graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters in architecture in 2009.

He joined Luigi Rosselli in 2005 after completing a bachelor of design (architecture).  In 10 years he has worked and led project ranging from the country to the city and from single dwellings to multi-unit residential buildings.   In 2014 Edward was appointed associate for his contribution to the modernisation of the practice and for the execution of some of the studio’s best projects

 

Kristina Sahleström

Associate
B Des (Arch-Digital Media), USYD, 2007
M Arch (Sustainable Design), 2010, Chalmers University of Technology, (Gothenburg, Sweden). Swedish registered
Arkitekt SAR/MSA.

Kristina joined Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd in 2010, previously working at SWECO in Sweden while completing her masters in architecture at Chalmers University.

An ardent traveller, Kristina’s first encounter with architecture was at 14, during work experience in Fresno, California, Her studies in sustainable design have taken her to Kenya for the Reality Studio with UN-Habitat in Kisumu and Nairobi, and also to the COP15 meeting in Copenhagen 2010, where she represented Architects Sans Frontiers-Sweden.

For Kristina architecture and design comes down to the pursuit of “making better”, creating resilient environments that derive from the fact that architecture is always site specific and based around the people inhabiting it.

When she can’t sleep, sometimes she dreams up a new public transport solution for Sydney and Stockholm.

 

Carl Rutherfoord

Associate
DipDes 2006 (TAFEWA)

Carl joined Luigi Rosselli in 2010 from Western Australia, after tasting the hospitality industry and realising his passion had always been architecture.  Carl gained experience while studying, spanning housing, public buildings & multi-storey commercial developments.

Winning the Building Designers’ Association of Australia best student design award in 2006, relating to a sustainably designed community café, spurred him on to focus his design process around clean, simple, sustainable architecture, focusing on spaces that uplift and inspire.

 

Sean Johnson

BDesArch 2007 (USyd)
M Arch 2010 (USyd)
NSW Registered Architect No 9584
Associate

Having worked previously at Group GSA, Sean moved to Luigi Rosselli in 2007 where he is developing his practical design skills.

Sean is particularly interested in the way that cooperative design efforts between architects, artists and other professionals can lead to socially and environmentally sustainable design outcomes.

Sean’s travels in Europe and India have furthered his understanding of differing architectural typologies and given him an appreciation for salty milk.

 

Jane McNeill

B.F.A.  B.Env.Des. (UTAS)
B.Arch, hons. 1999 (USYD)

Jane’s first architectural project was designing “Buckingham Palace” in Lego on a boat heading the UK when she was 4.  She then resisted the architectural urge until her 20s, working in the areas of fine arts & restaurant management.

After running her own practice for 7 years, Jane joined Luigi Rosselli Architects in 2010.  Jane has experience across a wide range of architectural projects including, restaurants, schools & office fitout, with a predominance of individual residential design.  Her work focuses on the importance of the client brief and the response to the site, with the belief in the importance of the interconnection between the built, natural and social landscape.

Jane loves remote beaches, big cities and good food and wine and enjoys hanging out with her young family making extensive variations of “Buckingham Palace” in lego.

 

Rebekah Munro

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (USyd 2007)
Masters of Architecture (USyd 2011)

Rebekah joined the Luigi Rosselli team in 2014 after working for 5 years at an award winning local Sydney office. During that time she gained valuable experience in high end residential projects with particular excitement for inventive alteration and additions.

Rebekah believes Architecture has a time and a place, and it is the architect’s role to bring together the brief, technology and design sense for a timeless solution. She fosters close relationships and a collaborative approach to architecture and the creative process to deliver solutions beyond expectations.

Rebekah loves designing, creating & fabricating furniture at home. She previously worked on a competition winning design for Bunning’s flagship store, and a knowledge of the endless rows of products has come in handy for such an avid DIY-er.

 

Blake Letnic

B Arch Stu 2008 (UNSW)
M Arch 2011 (UNSW)
NSW Registered Architect No. 9445

Blake joined Luigi Rosselli in 2015 after working for 2 years at a local, award winning office and more recently working in private practice on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. With a primary focus on high-end residential work, Blake has also worked on numerous multi-unit residential buildings, commercial fitouts and civic buildings.

Blake was attracted to the work of the Luigi Rosselli team by its signature blending of organic forms in response to site specific characteristics. He is deeply interested in the architectural typologies which continue to develop the Australian vernacular, in particular the evolution of the 1950’s Sydney School principles in suburbia.

Whilst at university Blake completed an international exchange to Valencia, Spain where his work was invited to be exhibited in Ibero Americano Bienalle of Architecture & Urbanism in Medellin, Colombia. This year long Spanish excursion sparked a travel bug which has seen Blake travelling throughout Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.

 

Raffaello Rosselli

BDesArch 2006 (USyd)
M Arch 2011 (USyd)

Raffaello worked previously at Vo Trong Nghia Architects in Hanoi, Vietnam where he helped deliver the Vietnam Pavillion at the Milan World Expo. Prior to this he worked for Candalepas Associates gaining experience at various scales from small pool cabanas to 300 unit multi-residential developments.

Raffaello’s private works have been published extensively online and in print. He was featured in the Italian architecture magazine Casabella’s 85 year anniversary issue (832) as one of the up-and-coming architects under 30.