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’.
Valuing a healthy lifestyle, the environment, and sustainability, Hayley grew up in a small coastal surfing town on the east coast, which fostered her with an appreciation of regional architecture. Specialising in boutique projects, Hayley studied her undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle,where she was influenced by the likes of Stuchbury and Leplastrier, and gained invaluable experience in the field, working for a construction management company. During this time, Hayley’s architectural knowledge, married with hands on practical building principals, set her foundation for future endeavours.
After taking a subtropical sabbatical to Mexico, Central America and Asia and then moving to Byron Bay, Hayley studied her Masters degree at Queensland’s, Griffith University; while working full-time at HGA Architects. During this time she also toured to the Green School in Bali where she was immersed in the field of bamboo Architecture. Since joining HGA in 2013 Hayley has been involved numerous projects from concept to completion; ranging from small residential, to large scale commercial projects such as Stone & Wood Brewery.
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.
PAM ‘PJ’ DEASY
PJ graduated with the Master of Architecture from Griffith University, on the Gold Coast. Her final-year dissertation looked at the role of breeze block within contemporary architectural history in South East Queensland from 1955 to 1970. Her longstanding interest in contemporary architectural history was marked by academic journal Fabrications in the publishing of her co-authored article Lovely home in 2017. Before starting at HGA she worked with residential and small commercial projects on the Gold Coast. PJ kick-started her career working on an extension of her own home, which was featured in the annual Gold Coast Open House Event 2016 & 2017. In her spare time she works for charity Gumtree Greys rescuing, re-homing and rehabilitating ex-racing greyhounds.
Jeremy moved all the way from Adelaide to join HGA. He has over a decade of experience spanning architecture (both residential and commercial) through to urban design. He started his career at Troppo Architects & then worked with South Australia’s inaugural Government Architect at the Integrated Design Commission, followed by a stint at the Adelaide City Council. At the University of Adelaide, Jeremy won the Executive Deans Award for Outstanding Achievement in his Master of Architecture in Digital Media. Jeremy also operates a successful fashion and wedding photography business on weekends. Jeremy has been in several professional bands and among his other passions are Muay Thai & surfing.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Broken Head Eco Tourism project really flying 🦅 thanks to @belcon_constructions @byronbeachretreats @tyler.gwyther and engineer Phil Wallace…. . . . #byronbay #brokenhead #ecoretreat #sitevisit #construction #fly #byronbayarchitecture
One of Australia’s finest contemporary artists @laurenbrincatstudio meandering around ‘the crab’ at Linnaeus estate.. . . . #thecrab #contemporaryart #linnaeus #byronbayarchitecture #recycledtimber #brokenhead
😮 @vitrocsaaustralia panels craning into Mona apartments in Brunswick Heads… Masterfully built by @heanesbuilt proj arch: @pjdeasy . . . #architecture #brunswickheads #monalane #concrete #vitrocsa #byronbayarchitecture #construction