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“Architecture is the art of improving people’s lives through well-considered design” – Alan Hayes

At the heart of every great building project in which HHH has been involved is the way it improves the way people occupying the space interact with the built environment and its surrounds. To deliver on the promise of value for money, the team needs to get it right the first time and avoid costly revisions and rework. Success depends essentially on effective communication between the client and the HHH team. This can only be attained through asking over and over throughout the process from concept through design development to project initiation and finally to delivery: ‘Does this solution meet your needs?’ ‘How can we better satisfy your needs?’ And HHH service to the client does not stop there.

The firm upholds the values defined by the founder partners who can proudly point to continuous service to many clients and design flexibility. 

Over time, HHH clients’ user needs change; thus, the built environment needs to be adjusted to meet the new ways the spaces in which people live, work and relax each day can accommodate new activities.

HHH portfolio of completed projects are a testament to the rigour applied to working with great entrepreneurs who engage HHH to deliver their projects and at the same identify and help minimise the risks entailed in all projects. The portfolio also demonstrates the necessary skills required to lead and work with the firm’s professional peers.

ALAN HAYES

Director & Partner
QUALIFICATIONS: B DES ST B.Arch (Hons) FAIA
QLD Registered Architect 1789
NSW Registered Architect 5320

With more than 35 years’ experience across a broad range of building types and contract arrangements incl. education, healthcare, residential, sports & hospitality, commercial and public sector projects, Alan has built an industry-wide reputation for commitment and success.

His tenacity and ability to create successful outcomes for complex developments through strategic design and thinking is second to none and combined with his friendly and personable approach, this makes Alan’s professional advice highly sought after.

Alan is a former Board Member of Arts Centre Gold Coast (HOTA) and actively involved with numerous charitable organisations when not catching a wave at The Alley.

AARON BEATTIE

Director & Partner
QUALIFICATIONS: B.Arch (Hons) AIA
QLD Registered Architect 3679
NSW Registered Architect 7942

During his 25 years of working in the Gold Coast design and construction industry Aaron has always had an equal focus on design and project management.

With emphasis on completing Local , State & Federal Government sector projects, sports and education facilities, commercial developments and a vast number of private residential new-builds and high quality renovations, the promise of quality and experience in delivery is a key reason why Aaron continues to gain referrals from happy Clients and Builders alike.

Aaron is formerly Principal of Northerly Aspect Architects.

NIK MITENS

Director & Partner
QUALIFICATIONS: MA(Arch) PG Dip MAA ARB RIBA

Spanning 4 continents and a diverse range of practices, Nik has 20 years’ experience specialising in design and innovation in the hospitality and leisure sector, complex mixed use, commercial and high-density multi-residential projects, as well as landscape and urban design. Bridging multiple scales of design expertise all the way from master planning to interiors, allows Nik to bring lateral thinking to any project team.

Having a focus on international trends from his former role as design & development director at DMA in London, Nik continues to be heavily involved with the real estate industry, site acquisition and front-end design, always a firm believer that commercially astute advice from the outset of a project creates value far beyond the application of pure aesthetics.

LACH HENDERSON

Senior Consultant
QUALIFICATIONS: B Des St B.Arch (Hons)
GreenStar Professional FAIA
QLD Registered Architect 1688
NSW Registered Architect 5321

Having 35+ years’ experience across a broad range of building types including high-rise apartments, luxury waterfront residential, commercial, retail, leisure and entertainment venues. Lach is a well-regarded Gold Coast property and construction industry veteran.

After a lifetime of dedicated and spirited service to his Clients and team, Lach is now trying to take the odd day off to pursue other interests, but remains an integral part of HHH

and continues to provide our team with guidance, know-how and enthusiasm for architecture and development.

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