HARLEY GRAHAM ARCHITECTS
We love to collaborate with clients, artists, ecologists, engineers, planners, councils… anyone with good ideas really. We love creating buildings and spaces around them. We love coming in on budget. We love using natural materials. We love arguing about design. We love connecting indoors and outdoors. We love surfing. We love art and music.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Harley graduated from UNSW in Architecture and received the Board of Architects prize. He was then selected to be a part of an innovative team within Lend Lease Design working on Masterplanned communities in Australia and the USA. Soon after he travelled to Berlin, where he worked with Studio Daniel Libeskind on large mixed use and cultural projects in Switzerland, the UK, and China. HGA was then founded in Berlin and slowly came of age in Byron Bay, Australia. Harley has held teaching positions at UNSW, UTS and has tutored at Bond Uni.
Max graduated from a masters at ENSAT National Architecture School of Toulouse. He was born in France but grew up in Tahiti and the Reunion Islands. These experiences gave Max a strong understanding of tropical architecture. After working for PPA architects in Toulouse he travelled to Australia and joined HGA in 2012. When he is not running the larger projects in the office he makes amazing art with spray cans and carves up his local break, ‘Dolphins’.
Hayley studied Architecture at University of Newcastle and Griffith University. Originally residing in a small coastal town south of Newcastle, she moved to Byron Bay in 2013 and has been working at Harley Graham Architects since. Hayley wrote her thesis on ‘The role of Women in Architecture in the Modern Metropolis’ and when she’s not designing amazing buildings she’s playing guitar and travelling the world with her favourite single fin.
Elodie grew up in Brisbane where she studied Architecture at Queensland University of Technology. She then decided to move to Byron Bay instead of moving to the USA to play college volleyball. She started working for us in 2016 and when she isn’t doing amazing things in the office she can be seen driving her gold van named ‘Holiday’, surfing or playing in Byron’s local all girl rock band, the ‘Galaxy Girls’.
Peter also studied Architecture at Queensland University of Technology. Previously working with award winning Brisbane practice Bureau^Proberts, he gained experience working with high end multi-residential and commercial projects in the Brisbane CBD, as well as international memorials and urban art projects. He was the recipient of the Noel Robinson Award for Sustainable Architecture in his final year at university. Peter has come to HGA with the conscious pursuit of contextual detail and intricacy in architectural practice. Additionally he has a keen interest in developing his practical application of sustainable concepts in a strong community setting…full computer geek as well.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Just about to build this beauty for one of the most amazing company’s in the northern rivers @stoneandwood !!! Something is brewing here… . Project architect: @hayley_arch Engineer: @westera_partners #australianarchitecture #byronbayarchitecture #regionalarchitecture #byronbay #architecture #stoneandwood
The ever funky @bask_and_stow nestled into the middle of Byron… #byronbayarchitecture #byronbay #boutiqueaccommodation #architecture #archilovers #mcm #breezeblocks
Our project ‘Carlyle Lane’ was also joint awarded along with our mates at @studiotakt in the NSW New Houses category. Thanks everyone who helped this come together! @jebbuild @joshneale @westera_partners @lucasbertoldo7
So excited our ‘Hidden Studio’ was joint winner in the small projects section of the institute of architects nsw regional awards last night! Congrats to @dfj.architects for their awesome studio that won too! #winnerwinnerchickendinner #nswcountrydivision #australianarchitecture #byronbayarchitecture #regionalarchitecture