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 registered architect.

Uta has a background in research and consultation in environmentally sustainable design.
Uta serves as secretary on the Sustainable Living Tasmania (SLT) board.

David Green

Bachelor of architecture.
Assoc. dip. of art, craft and design (furniture design).
Registered architect.

David has worked as an architect for over 30 years in Hobart, Adelaide and in the outback.

Scott Christensen

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

Scott has 25 years of experience in residential, education, community and tourism buildings. He has also taught design, drawing, sustainable design and building at the UTAS school of architecture and TASTAFE for the last 15 years.

Kristen Molhuysen

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

Kristen has been working as a drafter and designer since 2013 and has been a licensed building designer since 2017.