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Founded in Australia in 1938
HASSELL is a single, privately owned international network of design studios. Each has the flexibility and autonomy to service local clients, and the advantages of access to our integrated culture, combined resources and collective experience.
A multidisciplinary design practice,
we are structured around the key disciplines of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning, with integrated sustainability and urban design capabilities.

An interdisciplinary organisation, HASSELL combines learning and experience from all disciplines to
inform our design work.

  • HASSELL merges with London-based firm FreeState

    HASSELL Managing Director Rob Backhouse says the merger is about expanding the HASSELL offer beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture and design to encompass new and innovative ways to deliver value to clients and end users.

  • Clemenger BBDO

    In its design of the new Sydney workplace for creative agency Clemenger BBDO, HASSELL creates an open-plan environment that responds to the needs and aspirations of the business.

  • George Patterson Y&R

    Housed within the Georges building in Melbourne, this new workplace fitout for advertising agency George Patterson Y&R designed by HASSELL employs freestanding elements to create a practical, modern office that respects the architectural features.

  • Spring Street Apartment

    Located on the upper level of an apartment building on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD, this residence occupies an entire floor. The generous spaces overlook surrounding gardens to the east, with city and bay views to the west. Supplementing the owners’ country property, the apartment reflects the couple’s commitment to a rigorous design aesthetic of […]

  • AXA Asia Pacific Headquarters

    The new AXA workplace brought together staff from separate sites around Melbourne’s CBD to create ‘one AXA’ and established the institution’s new head office for the Asia Pacific region. AXA has created a culture that is progressive yet remains committed to its solid heritage within the financial services sector and sought new premises that reflected […]

  • Dalyellup College

    A new school in Bunbury designed by HASSELL, featuring a ribbon of contemporary architectural spaces.

  • Epping to Chatswood Rail Link

    The Epping to Chatswood Rail Link is a $2.35 billion expansion of the Metropolitan network, providing world class stations at Epping, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde. Signature entry pavilions establish the project identity. Draped in glass louvres they welcome, shelter and direct passengers. They capture light by day and beckon at night. They […]

  • Ross Street Residence

    HASSELL was approached to create the interior of a new house designed by Robert Mills Architects. Having established a design direction a collaborative process was undertaken to review relevant aspects of the architecture, with the goal to create a fully integrated house from the inside out. The owners sought to distinguish their house as an […]

  • SA Water

    The new SA Water building completes the enclosure of the South-Eastern corner of Victoria Square. Occupying a prominent site adjacent to St Francis Xavier Cathedral, it sits in a large public plaza that visually flows into the light-filled foyer. With a cafe, casual meeting areas and a signature sculptural function space, the ground floor is […]

  • HASSELL Warry Street Studio

    The new home of HASSELL gathers people together. The former Keatings Bread Factory building has been extensively refurbished to create a suite of open-plan interconnected studio and gathering spaces that reinforce HASSELL design philosophies. A new pavilion building creates a civic entry sequence and colonnaded courtyard. The central courtyard is the symbolic and physical gathering […]