Our People

Meet the Team

Our People are our greatest asset

Our team of highly skilled and experienced clinical health planners and technical architects bring individual expertise and focus to each project, to optimally meet our clients needs and aspirations. Each member of the team is carefully selected for their unique skills, potential, and ability to contribute to the health environments they design. We strive to keep up to date with current trends and advancements and continually develop our skills and knowledge base.

Chris Doufas

Chris Doufas

Managing Director

Chris assumes primary executive leadership of the HSPC team. His experience includes conceptual planning, master planning, feasibility studies, design development, building survey and assessments and overall client/user group liaison. Chris understands the fundamentals of health projects including the requirement to maintain full clinical services during any redevelopment project and the business imperative of the health care sector. He has developed strong client relationships to ensure health planning is efficient, effective and value for money. Chris is an expert in aligning the requirements of equity capital funds, health care providers and constructions companies, particularly in the design and construct procurement approach.
Peter Timmins

Peter Timmins

Director

Peter has over 35 years’ of professional experience, with a particular focus upon health care and scientific projects. During that time he has been involved in a wide variety of developments, encompassing every field of medical architecture. He has proven skills in all aspects of project delivery, from master planning through detailed planning, documentation and project implementation. He manages our detailed technical standards, documentation protocols and contract preparation in the practice.
Martin Hall

Martin Hall

Director

Martin Hall holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Bristol University, England, Master of Arts in Architecture, Royal College of Art, London, England and is a Member of the Royal Society of Designers. Martin is a Technical / Project Director, responsible for the documentation and delivery of a wide range and scale of work from the master planning of international educational campuses to multi-storey commercial towers and luxury residential projects with an emphasis on the Middle East. Over the last few years he has, together with our expat staff stationed in Qatar, been responsible for the design of a number of innovative, cutting edge projects in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Qatar.
Stephen Sinclair

Stephen Sinclair

Principal

Stephen's experience lies across a variety of health care projects including acute, rehabilitation and mental health facilities. His role in the HSPC team includes client/user group liaison, high level master planning and detailed health planning for a wide variety of facilities, following the projects through to design development and delivery.
Matthew Szymula

Matthew Szymula

Principal

In his role as a Principal, Matthew's strength lies not only in the coordination of the internal office team, but also the various consultant disciplines when managing the design and documentation through the BIM models. Matthew has a proven experience with architectural documentation through the various stages of project delivery, with particular attention to detail and time management. His architectural skills range from health planning, notably in translating client/user group requirements, to design and documentation.
Patrick Dewhirst

Patrick Dewhirst

Associate Director

With over 30 years' experience in health and aged care architecture, Patrick often stated that he is in the best job in the world, with the core requirement being to help people. He is passionate about delivering facilities that are practical, accessible and promote well-being for all occupants and users. Patrick’s experience encompasses all aspects of project delivery, from master planning through to detailed documentation and contract administration. Patrick’s wealth of experience enables him to be a mentor to help guide projects from technical detailing to contract management.
Askolds Petersons

Askolds Petersons

Associate Director

Askolds has been involved in a large and very diverse range of projects from hospitality through to gaming and currently medical facilities. A background in Fine Arts (Painting) prior to Architectural studies lead to an interest in Interior Architecture and Design and he has been involved in this area of the architectural process for some time. Over the last 17 years, Askolds role has involved health planning and preparation of interior / design concepts and documents for a diverse range of health projects.
Socrati Seretis

Socrati Seretis

Principal

Socrati has extensive experience, with his portfolio covering commercial, residential, health and sports and recreation. His strengths are establishing client-architect relationships to help deliver a vision and evoke an emotional response whilst having a strong understanding of the client brief.
Lauren O'Donnell

Lauren O'Donnell

Senior Associate

Lauren is a dynamic Senior Associate and project leader with extensive healthcare experience in both the UK and Australia. She excels in creative problem-solving within healthcare design, fostering collaborative relationships with clients, stakeholders, and consultants.

As a vital team member, she is dedicated to exploring innovative approaches to health architecture. Her unwavering passion drives her to constantly push the boundaries of design, resulting in inspired solutions that are accessible to all.
Garry Calderwood

Garry Calderwood

Senior Associate

Garry Calderwood is a Senior Associate with the company and has been with us for over 32 years. As Senior Associate, Garry’s role involves the documentation, coordination and delivery of some of our largest and most complex and technically challenging projects. Garry has a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the University of Auckland.
Elio Mirabelli

Elio Mirabelli

Senior Associate - IT Manager

As well as having a bachelor of Architecture, Elio Mirabelli is our IT Manager responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our office IT systems and servers. Elio also ensures that we remain abreast of the latest trends and advancements in software and technology and its application and introduction into our management systems.
Fotine Doufas

Fotine Doufas

Associate

Fotine provides leadership and strategic advice across our architecture and interior design teams. Through her extensive experience, she has gained a reputation for the excellence of her healthcare design, particularly her interior treatments. Whilst Fotine was with the Victorian Department of Health, she was closely involved in the delivery of high quality design outcomes on a range of projects. She believes that good design is essential for an inclusive, healthy and beautiful environment that is accessible to everyone.
Mary Monaghan

Mary Monaghan

Associate

Mary has over 22 years of professional experience working for a number of Australia’s leading specialist practices. Throughout her career, Mary has been involved in a wide variety of health-related projects that range in type, location and scale. Mary is extremely detail focused and possesses a strong set of skills in design, detailed documentation, client and consultant liaison and construction contract administration. She also has proven ability to work effectively with user groups and authorities.
Anthony Radl

Anthony Radl

Associate

Anthony has been responsible for the delivery of a number of highly complex and technically challenging commercial and residential projects. His background and attention to detail allows Anthony to lead and nurture the project team in delivering high quality documentation and delivery.
Elizabeth Kules

Elizabeth Kules

Associate - Administration Manager

Elizabeth Kules is the Administration Manager at Peddle Thorp / HSPC working together with Elio Mirabelli and our Administration Team to ensure the successful day to day running of the company. Elizabeth, together with the Directors and Marketing Team, is responsible for the preparation and production of presentation and submission work and the marketing of the firm. She is also Chief Fire Warden for the building - so if you see her running... just try and keep up.
Abigail Hamm

Abigail Hamm

Associate - Interior Design

Abigail works with our Interior Design team to bring a cohesive all of building design approach for our clients. With a background in commercial, hospitality, residential and retail projects, Abigail works with the team to bring this background, unique approach and design ethos to our health and aged care projects.
Joseph Bisset

Joseph Bisset

Senior Documentor

Joseph is a Senior Documentor with the company, he has a vast and diverse technical knowledge base and skill in documentation.
Lou Butrakoski

Lou Butrakoski

Senior Documentor

Lou joined HSPC in 2007 as a CAD / REVIT Technician. With over 20 years of experience Lou has worked on a large number of technically challenging projects. Lou is a highly committed and motivated professional who delivers accuracy and efficiency. Lou holds an Associate Diploma in Architectural Drafting and an Advanced Diploma in Building Design both from NMIT.
Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Senior Documentor

Having started at HSPC Health Architects in 2016, Matthew is a Senior Revit Technician with extensive experience in the sports and aquatics sectors. He has played a crucial role in the successful completion of numerous major sports and aquatic projects.
Matthews expertise ensures project quality, compliance with regulations, and efficient workflows are met and is committed to innovation and quality.
Sarah Crozier

Sarah Crozier

Architect

As a registered Architect, Sarah has over 20 years of local and international industry experience of which extends across all phases of Architecture including planning, design, documentation and contract administration. Sarah’s diverse portfolio spans across residential, commercial, education and transport typologies, and of more recent in complex, largescale healthcare facilities.
Some of the projects worked on include Melbourne airport upgrades, Casey Green Residential Development, Oasis Hospital Al Ain, the Royal Childrens Hospital, and currently is working on Mulgrave Private hospital expansion, an X Million multi-staged brownfield development.

Sarah takes a holistic approach to the architectural process starting with a pencil and progressing to BIM to explore the design and functional opportunities that unlock the potential of each project.
As part of the quality assurance team, Sarah also works to ensure rigorous office wide quality systems are developed and implemented and also maintains a keen interest in architectural education having taught at multiple institutions including Melbourne University, RMIT, Princeton University and Wellington University as a way to give back to the community and to explore ideas in architecture and city design.
Slave Slavkoski

Slave Slavkoski

Senior Documentor

Slave is an accomplished Senior Documenter, taking charge of coordinating and meticulously crafting documentation for a variety of major projects, ensuring that they are executed with precision and attention to detail. His wealth of experience and expertise in this role make him an invaluable asset to our team.
Timothy Chan

Timothy Chan

Architect

Tim plays a pivotal role within our project delivery team, contributing to the execution of complex projects throughout Australia. His versatile skill set enables him to engage with a wide range of projects, spanning all phases from initial sketch design to comprehensive construction documentation.
Ana Viscaino

Ana Viscaino

Architectural Designer

Ana is an integral part of the documentation and delivery team, contributing her expertise to a diverse range of architectural projects. She is a registered architect in Brazil and has further enriched her knowledge by completing a master's degree in interior design in Barcelona, Spain.
Tristan Brewerton

Tristan Brewerton

Project Architect

In his role as project architect, Tristan has experience across healthcare and age care architecture, with experience across various stages, from project conception, procurement and delivery.

Tristan has a keen focus on developing 3D assets and Revit workflow strategies, to ensure the team is adhering to the most efficient and effective BIM processes.
Salomé Bricker

Salomé Bricker

Architect

Salomé is a vital member of the design and delivery team, where her responsibilities encompass creating designs and generating tender documents for numerous projects within our practice. In each of these tasks, Salomé consistently demonstrates her dependability, unwavering commitment to quality, and acute attention to detail in documentation.

Jacky Berry

Jacky Berry

Architect

As a talented and conscientious Architectural Graduate, Jacky has become an invaluable addition to our design development and delivery teams – with a growing portfolio of projects over a range of sectors including commercial, residential, sports and health.
Phalhong Mao

Phalhong Mao

BIM Leader

Phalhong is a valuable asset in our team, providing support across all documentation phases, from design development to construction administration and delivery. Her exceptional proficiency in BIM plays a pivotal role in guiding the documentation team and enhancing Revit workflows.

Her experience includes involvement in the most intricate healthcare projects, where she skillfully coordinated consultants to achieve a high-quality final outcome.
Jit Mishra

Jit Mishra

CFO

Jit (Jitendra) is a qualified CPA (Australia) and a Chartered Accountant (India). As the Chief Financial Officer, Jit is responsible for overseeing the Group's Finance and Accounts department, including coordination and administration. Jit Works closely with directors, other executives and stakeholders in co-ordinating informed financial decisions. Additionally, along with working directly with staff, Jit manages department resources and processes, contributing to project delivery.
Thomaista Scimia

Thomaista Scimia

Administration Assistant

Thomaista is an Administrative Assistant for the Peddle Thorp Group. As a long serving employee, Thomaista provides administration support across the board, ranging from reception relief, assisting the accounts department, and organising bookings for in-house formal CPD and product presentations, together with a variety of tasks to help with the smooth running of the office.
Thuy Hua

Thuy Hua

Administration Assistant

Having joined the Administration Team in 2004, Thuy has continued to grow into her position with the firm and is an invaluable addition to the Administrative / Accounts Departments, helping to ensure that things run smoothly.
Hana Hong

Hana Hong

Marketing Lead

Marketing Lead, Hana brings a fresh perspective and genuine passion for design with over 13 years of diverse experience in the marketing industry. Her strong creative and strategic vision delivers our company ethos through marketing and communication activities, including social media management and events
Gabrielle Buckley

Gabrielle Buckley

Architectural Graduate

Gabrielle’s passion for healthcare architecture began during her postgraduate studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. In early 2023, she obtained her RIBA/ARB Part 3 Professional Practice in Architecture Certificate, making her eligible to join the UK Architects Registration Board.

At HSPC, Gabrielle has worked on several complex projects, playing a crucial role in meeting client needs and delivering on programme. Her responsibilities have also included the implementation of dRofus into the office workflow, enhancing coordination and quality assurance.
Josephine Wong

Josephine Wong

Architectural Graduate

Josephine is an accomplished architectural graduate with a master’s degree in architecture from Monash University, Melbourne. Her professional journey is multifaceted, covering various stages of documentation, from design concept to tender packages. She excels at delivering quality work and ensures a holistic approach to project development through effective coordination with consultant teams. Josephine's deep appreciation for design, drives her to continuously improve and contribute her skills.
Hailey Li

Hailey Li

Architectural Graduate

With a dedicated focus on healthcare design, Hailey has actively contributed to design documentation at various architectural stages. Her professional journey has nurtured a robust foundation in architectural principles, a patient-centric mindset, and a meticulous attention to detail.
Wenting Gan

Wenting Gan

Architectural Graduate

Wenting joined HSPC Health Architects in 2021 after graduating with a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. She has become an integral and invaluable team member and has been involved in numerous large projects, contributing her skills to various stages of documentation, from design concept to tender packages and has advanced to the role of visualization and VR experience.
George Avraam

George Avraam

Architectural Graduate

Joining HSPC in 2021, George has brought a wealth of knowledge across the feasibility, concept and town planning stages of projects. George works across the HSPC and Peddle Thorp design teams to create architecture which envisions a connection to its place to produce meaning through these designs. With degrees in Architecture, Urban Design and Urban Planning, and having worked as an Urban Designer, George brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the design team. George was also awarded a Commendation in the 2022 Graduate Prize (Victorian Chapter) by the Australian Institute of Architects.
Mia Pearn

Mia Pearn

Student of Architecture

Since joining the HSPC team, Mia has been committed to enhancing her skills in documentation while pursuing a master's in architecture at the University of Melbourne. Her dedication to healthcare architecture is evident in her ongoing journey of learning and growth.
Ricky Yuan

Ricky Yuan

Architectural Graduate

Ricky's exceptional skills are centered around 3D modeling and visualization. He excels in crafting high quality renders and animations that enhance the visual aspects of a wide array of projects throughout the office. His skills play a pivotal role in bringing our projects to life and capturing their essence with precision and flair.
Eric Feng

Eric Feng

Architectural Graduate