We specialise in environmentally sustainable and ethical architecture including residential, and small scale public and commercial buildings.

Our practice has been based in Hobart for twenty years and we love Tasmania and the particular challenges our climate poses.

  • energy efficiency through passive solar design and effective insulation (for thermal comfort, low carbon footprint and minimal running costs)
  • low embodied energy
  • low impact on the site
  • sensitivity to the unique aspects of the site, views and the local landscape
  • water conservation
  • healthy and ethically sourced building materials
  • high quality construction and finishes
  • design for future flexibility, climate change resilience, longevity and low maintenance

Our houses are generally over 8 stars, the optimum for energy efficiency and economy. We design passive houses and enjoy implementing designs which need no heating or cooling.

We use an energy rating tool to forecast the home’s heating requirements and increase the performance. Our 3D modelling software allows clients to explore our buildings before the finished product. We can also model sun penetration any time of day and year, views from particular windows etc.

Our projects enhance the site conditions and values and are also an expression of their owner’s desires and ambitions.
We listen to our clients. And we love our work.

Renew, Australian Institute of Architects, Sustainable Living Tasmania, Architects Declare (climate emergency), Architects Assist (bushfire), AusBale, Australian Passive House Association, Green Building Institute, IPH

Our People

Uta Green

Dip.-ingenieur architektur.
Bachelor of Architecture.
Registered architect.

With a head start in research and consultation in Germany and Austria around the turn of the century, Uta has been dedicated to sustainable architecture all her professional life. She has drawn on these skills to establish Green Design as a leader in its field in Tasmania. Uta serves as secretary on the Sustainable Living Tasmania (SLT) board, and is involved in the Tasmanian renew committee and the Tasmanian AIA Environmentally Sustainable Design Committee.

David Green

Bachelor of Architecture.
Associate Diploma of Art, Craft and Design (Furniture Design).
Registered architect.
Design Director.

David has worked as an Architect for 35 years in Tasmania, Adelaide and London. He established Green Design in 2001 to pursue his passion for environmentally conscious architecture and design.

David has previously worked in the fields of aged care design, heritage architecture, furniture design and as a bushwalking guide.

Scott Christensen

Bachelor of architecture (Hons).
Bachelor of planning and design.
Registered teacher.
Project architect.

Scott has 25 years of experience in residential, education, community and tourism buildings. He has also taught design, drawing, and sustainable design at the UTAS school of architecture and TAFE Tasmania for the last 18 years.

Kristen Molhuysen

Certificate IV residential drafting.
Bachelor of business administration (RMIT)
Licensed building designer.

Kristen has been a building designer since 2013. Prior to that she worked in arts management, as general manager for Terrapin Puppet Theatre, and with other Tasmanian performing and visual arts organisations. Kristen loves to work with clients to develop designs that connect with the landscape, and which invoke an energising sense of wellbeing and joy.