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.

 

Nicola Ghirardi

Associate

B Arch 2007 (Politecnico di Milano)
M Arch 2010 (Politecnico di Milano)

Nicola joined Luigi Rosselli after working more than 4 years for an international firm in Shanghai. His work experience varies from large scale cultural projects, commercial, workplace and residential, with special focus on museum and exhibition design. In Shanghai, he worked with Mario Botta for the Museum of Ceramic Art in Nanchang, and other competitions. His project for the Museum of Ancient Oracles of Anyang has been shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival 2012 in Singapore for the category “Future Project-Culture”. In 2011 he won the 1st Prize co-winner at the XXI International Prize of Architecture in Camerino with his Laureate Thesis “Design and Enhancement of the 3rd Mile of the Via Appia Antica in Rome”.

Passion and curiosity for architecture, art, design and all artistic expressions took Nicola around the world, moved by the will to learn, broaden his perspectives and promoting the Italian taste in design.

Enthusiast of outdoor sports, acting and singing, when in need of recharging the batteries, Nicola does not hesitate to travel to remote places, to discover other cultures and vernacular architecture, or just looking for new adventures.

 

Jane McNeill

B.Fine Arts (UTAS)
B.Environmental Design (UTAS)
B.Architecture (hons.) 1999 (USYD)

Jane’s first architectural project was designing “Buckingham Palace” in Lego on a boat heading the UK when she was 4. After studying fine arts, working in restaurant managment and extensive travelling, Jane realised her calling and followed her path to architecture.

Jane joined Luigi Rosselli Architects in 2010 after working in various Sydney firms and running her own private practice for 7 years. She has experience across a wide range of architectural project types including residential design, restaurants, schools and office fitouts. Jane believes in the importance of the client brief, response to site, the interconnection between the built, natural and social landscape, and places high value on aesthetics.

Jane loves remote beaches, big cities, good food and wine, and still enjoys building with lego.

 

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.

 

Hanny Liem

B. Plan.& Design (Arch.)(U.Melb) 1999
Master of Business Systems (Monash)2001
B. Architecture (UNSW) 2003
NSW Architect Registration 8887

Among Hanny’s experience at previous firms in Melbourne and Sydney, he has gained extensive experience in design and documentation of multi unit dwellings, private houses, schools, and comercial building.  Hanny believes that the ultimate goal of architecture is to provide a better built environment for its users and functionality before everything else.

In his spare time, Hanny loves to learn new languages and travel to other countries to learn other cultures.

 

Lluis Molins Calvet

M.Arch, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (2014)

Curious, detail-oriented and unconformist since a young age, Lluis has looked to expand his architectural knowledge by learning in some of the most prestigious universities worldwide such as UPC in Barcelona, TUT in Finland, FAU-USP in Sao Paulo and EPFL in Lausanne.   Those experiences have permitted him to be aware of different methodologies, materializations, and conceptions within the architectural creative process.

After spending two years in France working in various scaled projects, especially in heritage context high-end residential houses, he joined Luigi Rosselli Architects in order to continue developing his architectural understanding and to further his career in dynamic, enthusiastic and creative aspects.

 

Harry Pham

Harry Pham graduated as a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Design from the St Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia, in 2009, before embarking on a training program in Osaka, Japan for overseas students of architecture and the arts, funded by renowned, self-taught architect, Tadao Ando.

Following his stints in Russia and Japan, Harry returned to Hanoi, Vietnam to work international firm, Finenco Architects.

After relocating to Sydney in 2014, Harry worked for BHA Architects and Smart Design Studio before joining Luigi Rosselli Architects as a Project Architect and 3D visualisation artist.

Outside the studio, Harry enjoys art, especially pencil hand sketching, playing music, and soccer.

 

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.