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Our architecture studio employs a personable bunch of individuals who care about all of our people: our clients, suppliers, stakeholders, and preferred partners. The lead architects team is a diverse group with roots from around the globe. We utilise the varied background of our team to deliver the most innovative designs.


lead architects incorporates sustainable practices such as reducing paper use, recycling and energy-saving initiatives to substantially lower our carbon footprint and reduce our environmental impact. We also support the re-purposing of furniture and building elements where possible. We are advocates of sustainable architecture and doing our part to preserve our planet.  

design. define.

the executive team.

simon tonks

Simon specialises in commercial architecture and has extensive experience with community-based projects including regional hospitals, schools, and sporting facilities. His expertise in spacial planning and concept design has seen him complete successful projects Australia-wide.


Simon is interested in how the community interacts with buildings and how architecture can transform the lives of the people living in a community. He is skilled at conducting feasibility studies and analysing the commercial viability of potential projects.




B.Env.Des.                     Bachelor of Environmental Design

M.Arch.                          Master of Architecture

registered architect

New South Wales           8871

Victoria                           19967

Tasmania                        869

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stuart smith
architectual lead

Stuart is a commercial architect who enjoys finding innovative solutions to complex problems. He specialises in greenfield construction, fit-outs, and general upgrades. Stuart is interested in the technical details and in finding inventive ways to use construction products.


Stuart’s keen analytical skills and attention to detail ensures the delivery of superior designs that enhance the lives of users. His ability to provide exceptional and creative design outcomes is a testament to his practical methodology and client consultation process



B.Env.Des.                     Bachelor of Environmental Design

M.Arch.                          Master of Architecture

registered architect

Tasmania                        969

Building Practitioner       CC6350

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shannon lancour
head of marketing

Shannon utilises her experience as a journalist, copywriter and graphic designer in order to successfully spearhead brand and marketing at lead architects. Her aspiring passion for the creative coupled with her extensive experience in the design and construction industries have proven an ideal pairing to manage the lead architects brand.


Shannon is originally from the United States, where she obtained two degrees in Journalism and Psychology from The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Shannon draws on both her educational background and professional experience in order to ensure lead architects succeeds their industry goals.



B.A.                  Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Communications

B.S.                  Bachelor of Science in Psychology


rob smith
visualisation lead

With over 22 years of experience in the architecture industry, Rob leverages decades of experience in 3D modeling, rendering, animation, and compositing in association with lead architects. He is driven by a desire to infuse projects with his distinct style and expertise.  

Rob's unwavering passion for delivering unparalleled architectural imagery fuels his every endeavour. He firmly believes in upholding the utmost quality in every project, dedicating himself to ensuring every detail is immaculate. This steadfast commitment to excellence has established him as a prominent figure in architectural visualisation.

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