The Team

Adam HobillAdam Hobill –  Director & Principal Designer

Motto – “ If it was easy, everybody would be doing it…

Adam Hobill lives and breathes the building industry. From a young age he explored building projects being constructed by his family’s small  building company. It was a natural progression for Adam to forge a career in the industry, and he is now a sought-after, national award-  winning building designer.

There is nothing he enjoys more than witnessing the enjoyment his clients get as they begin a new chapter of their lives in their new or extended  home. He has a thorough understanding of the residential building industry that has been honed through the completion of over 500 projects, including building two of his own homes.

Adam is a multi-award winning designer with the Master Builders Association, the Housing Industry Association and Building Designers Australia. He has also had several homes featured in Australian House & Garden Home Beautiful magazines, and has contributed to Inside Out magazine.

With 20 years of industry experience Adam has seen it all – the best and worst the industry can offer. He has introduced hundreds of clients to builders and has developed a deep understanding of the key elements that are important to homeowners when navigating the building process.

Adam believes that the building process needn’t be as scary and stressful as it is often portrayed. He is passionate about homes being crafted to suit their inhabitants rather than being mass-produced, and about the idea that a building project should be balanced to achieve a result where lifestyle is enhanced, family relationships are nurtured and the costs are managed.

Adam is also the founding director of , a venture he started trialing in 2011 to fill the void of crucial, yet missing information that is vital to the successful completion of building projects, by creating a level playing field for both clients and builders.

Known for his ability to understand and work with a client brief and for asking the question within the question, Adam is considered to be a leading design professional with a unique ability to deliver so much more than just design services.

His clients regularly speak of his willingness to engage in and enhance their ideas, his insightful design, his generosity of time and his vast industry knowledge, including an ability to help clients prepare for the building process.

Adam is now excited to be sharing his experience and his unique and proven methods through writing and speaking engagements throughout Australia.

Tim BaxterProject & Documentation co-ordinator 
Adv Dip Building Design

Tim is the most senior and experienced member of our small team and a valued contributor to all projects he is involved in.  Tim continues to forge new ground in his use and application of REVIT in the office, ensuring that our small office punches above our weight in the quality of drawings and documentation we produce.  He also ably and enthusiastically shares this knowledge and passion with the rest of the team.

Tim’s involvement in dealing directly with consultants, builders and clients alike has increased in recent years through his role as ‘Project & Documentation co-ordinator’, being a key contributor to many of our award winning projects.

Lisa37155d2 Lockey  – Project & Documentation co-ordinator
Dip Architectural Drafting

Motto – “ Life’s too short to be sensible “

Lisa’s contribution to the AHD office is immeasurable; however it is suffice to say that she just makes everything run smoother.  Her skill and passion for research is a great asset for the office, and she does this with much enthusiasm and thoroughness.  Lisa takes great pride in producing high quality documentation through her advanced Revit skills and design input; and has been a key contributor to many of our most successful projects.

Lisa’s involvement and input in each project is increasing through her role as ‘Project & Documentation co-ordinator’. Her friendly and personable nature helps her to easily relate to clients and industry contacts alike; she is good fun to have around.


Jamie Starling  – REVIT Drafstman
Dip Building Design | B.Des Industrial Design Hons

Jamie is the newest member of the AHD team, having joined us in the second half of 2018 as he completed his Diploma in Building Design.

Jamie’s background in exhibition design, signage design and production has given him a great platform into the world of building design and we welcome those new skills to the office.

His primary roles are to support the AHD team through the various stages of documentation of project delivery.  He has a keen eye for detail and is always keen to get out on site to see how it all comes together at the other end.  Jamie also makes a mean coffee and is always happy to share his love of coffee with the team.