We don’t subscribe to one particular style, preferring to be fluid so that our work does not necessarily fit into a predictable mould. We feel that the most important ingredient to a beautiful project is the successful partnership between our clients and us. We aim to create projects that are a reflection of the client’s personality and style and our aim is to seamlessly meld it all together.
— Tanya Hancock
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Tanya Hancock

Tanya Hancock of Hancock Architects is more than an Architect
– She is a creator of wonderful environments which encompass those who live there
– She is a creator of homes

Tanya spent her initial years as an architect working in London on projects throughout the UK and European Continent.  Over this time she worked on a range of projects from large scale residential apartment developments to high end residential single dwellings and boutique commercial projects.

In 2002, Tanya returned to Australia and established her initial company T01 Architecture & Interiors with a main focus on her true love – exquisitely designed yet functional residential projects.

The practice moved to Woollahra and emerged as Hancock Architects in late 2015, a multi-disciplinary studio focused on producing contemporary design with timeless beauty. Tanya is the Principal Design Architect on all projects and the firm has gained much recognition for design excellence locally and internationally. She specialises not only in architectural design but also in creating beautiful homes that work specifically for the client and their lifestyle. Her work is defined by a contemporary feel with an emphasis on light, whilst maintaining a level of warmth in the materials and overall space. 

The team has a warm yet sophisticated approach to design with a strong focus on working very closely with their clients on the journey to evolve and develop their brief to provide a comfortable and aesthetically beautiful place to call home.  

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STEPHEN O'CONNOR

Stephen initially joined Tanya's team in 2005 whilst studying architecture at the University of Sydney. After graduating he spent 7 years working for leading architectural firms in London and Copenhagen on high end residential projects throughout Europe and the Middle East before returning to Hancock Architects in 2014.

 

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NICHOLAS BACKHOUSE

Nicholas graduated from the University of Liverpool, England with a Bachelor of Architecture and from the University of Newcastle, England with a Masters of Architecture.

He has architectural and design experience in Europe and Australia and has worked in a variety of practices across the UK and Sydney including a key role in one of London's leading hospitality companies. Nicholas has experience in project management, high end residential and hospitality design.

Since a young age, Nicholas has been involved in property renovation and has built up a substantial skill set in most areas of domestic construction. This hands on practical experience has given him a logical and detailed approach to the design process.

 

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ANGY
ERTel

Angy graduated from the Technical University Hannover, Germany with a Diploma in Architecture.

After graduation she worked for designed focused architects in Amsterdam and Hamburg.

She relocated to Sydney in 2002 where she focused on high end residential design in various roles until 2003 when she played a vital role in setting up Tanya's initial company as a young and dynamic architectural office. She was a key player in the practice contributing to the success of the business over the years.

After several years of freelancing,  Angy has now returned in 2016 to join the team at Hancock Architects.

Her extensive European experience and background provides an international influence and approach to design. 

 

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david
PEKOVIC

David graduated from the University of Westminster, England with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with Urban Design and a Master of Architecture. He recently relocated to Sydney from London and joined the practice in 2017.

Before joining Hancock Architects, David spent several years working on luxury retail projects in locations across Europe, Asia and the Americas. David has experience designing and project managing bespoke, high-end projects with involvement in all stages of the design process, from concept to detailed design and the construction phase.

 

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ZOE ARMSTRONG-BROWN

Zoe joined the team as Office Manager in 2014 with an extensive amount of experience in accounts, administration and office management plus a wholehearted love of art and aesthetic design.

Zoe is an intrinsic part of the Hancock Architects team.

 

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LARRY
ALLPORT

As a qualified carpenter and an experienced builder, Larry has become an integral part of the Hancock Architects team.

Working on a consultancy basis, Larry provides the team with construction knowledge and advice for projects, and assists with the refinement of building details.

With a good understanding of design, he is able to facilitate in evolving designs into a practical outcome.