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.

For posterity, he has bred a progeny 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.

 

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.

 

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 a 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

Associate
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 management 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 fit-outs. Jane believes in the importance of the client brief, response to site, the interconnection between the built, natural and social landscape, and places a high value on aesthetics.

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

 

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.

 

Evan Howard

BA(Arch) (UTS) 2005
M.Arch (UoN) 2008

Evan is passionate about creating unique homes that complement and enhance his client’s lives. Before joining Luigi Rosselli, he worked for some 15 years on may different project typologies, most recently on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, designing and delivering many successful high-end residential projects. Evan completed his Bachelor’s degree at UTS studying part-time, which allowed him to gain extensive and valuable practical experience working in one of the largest architectural firms in Australia. After travelling the world, he completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Newcastle where he also tutored in design.

Evan is experienced in all stages of project delivery, has a keen eye for detail and aesthetics, and believes the best projects start with a good plan and a strong client relationship. When he’s not tackling DIY projects, Evan spends his weekends outdoors sharing his love of cooking, music and nature with his family and friends.

 

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.

 

Jeffrey Blewett

BDesArch (Hons. 1) 2017 (USYD)

Jeffrey is passionate about holistic design outcomes, where architecture, interiors and landscapes are all entwined to reflect a singular concept. A keen collaborator and problem solver, he is interested in highly client specific work, bespoke details and forming a strong connection to the immediate environment. He joined the studio in 2016, drawn not only to Luigi Rosselli Architects’ use of signature curves and sinuous forms but also their eclectic approach to adaptive-use and reinvention of historical typologies within contemporary contexts. In his time at Luigi Rosselli, he has worked across all stages of the design process on residential, multi-residential and commercial buildings in both urban and rural contexts.

Jeffrey studied at the University of Sydney, graduating with First Class Honours in 2017. He was awarded the Faculty of Architecture’s Graduate Award in Innovation and Design Excellence and the university-wide scholarship for honours research, among other distinctions. His thesis project focused on an adaptive re-use design for Australia’s first hospital, Sydney Hospital, which served to develop his sensitive understanding of the relationship between human proportions and architecture as well as a love for working with existing sites interwoven with history.

 

Diana Yang

B.Arch Studies 2014 (UNSW)
M.Arch 2016 (UNSW)

Diana joined Luigi Rosselli after working three and half years with jaa studio, gaining extensive experience working on high-end residential projects in Sydney and its surrounds. Concurrently, she also tutored at UNSW, mentoring the first year architecture students. She completed her final semester of masters in Italy, in an interdisciplinary summer design studio collaborating with local and international students of IUAC University of Venice.

Diana is interested in the mediation that the built environment can provide between program, composition and surrounding context, both natural and artificial. Nature loving and adrenaline seeking, outside of the studio, you will find her rock climbing the cliffs or running the trails of the blue mountains.

 

Dorothy Tran

B DesArch 2009 (USYD)
M Arch 2014 (USYD)

Dorothy’s interest in design and problem solving first manifested as a young child when she built gravity fed marble obstacle courses out of her mum’s VHS tapes. When it progressed to building spaceships out of Tazos for her Power Rangers, it was clear where she would end up being.

After graduating from the University of Sydney in 2014 Dorothy gained experience in the educational, commercial, hi rise multi res and hospitality sectors at Fulton Trotter Architects and Fender Katsalidis before realising she should pursue her original architectural passion, residential architecture. The ability to influence how people live, work and play on the large as well as the intimate scale is what first drew her to architecture – and this still inspires her today. She joined Luigi Rosselli Architects in September 2018 to immerse herself in this pursuit.

Outside of the studio, Dorothy is her happiest when she is playing music, reading or relaxing at a beach on a sunny day.

 

Daniel Nunez

B.Arch, 2013 (Universidad de Los Andes), Bogotá
M.CPM, 2016 (UNSW)

After graduating from architecture in 2013, Daniel started his professional career in Colombia working for the internationally renowned practice El Equipo de Mazzanti, where he collaborated in public competitions and the design of public projects looking to improve social and economic conditions of communities. Later on, Daniel collaborated with design focused practices, gaining experience and exploring his passion for residential architecture in both design and project management roles.

In 2015 he moved to Sydney where he finished his Masters in Construction Project Management at UNSW. Prior to joining Luigi Rosselli Architects, Daniel worked as a graduate architect at Corben Architects, specialising in high-end residential projects.

Daniel is passionate about architecture as a collaborative process with a socio-economic and environmental impact. In his free time, Daniel enjoys outdoor activities and exploring different places and cultures.

 

Callum Coombe

B.Arch, 2015 (USYD)

Callum sits somewhere between designer and maker. With a childhood spent creating backyard sculptures, and years helping his parents renovate their Sydney home, Callum came to architecture through his love of making. While studying, Callum worked as a labourer on constructions sites, as a fabricator in an artist’s workshop, and as a bush regenerator across Sydney’s remaining bushland.

In 2015 Callum graduated from the University of Sydney, where he received multiple scholarships, most notably the prestigious MADE scholarship which saw him travel to Spain and Denmark, to study the principles of Jorn Utzon, Architect of the Sydney Opera House. After working for a two years with CPLUSC, a Sydney architect/builder, Callum met Luigi through his collaboration on the multi award winning studio ‘The Beehive’. Callum thinks about architecture through the frames of his many passions, its materiality, its process, its effect on the people who inhabit it and its place in nature.

 

Carl Rutherfoord

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

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