John Patrick

Founder

For over 40 years, John Patrick has provided expert knowledge and advice, well beyond the realms of traditional architectural services to the Department of Education, Independent Schools, and Catholic Schools. He has completed hundreds of primary schools, secondary colleges, and private school projects.

Tom Vanovac

Founder

Tom has over 40 years of experience in the design of a wide variety of commercial and residential buildings, aged care and healthcare projects, industrial developments, hotels and interiors in Australia, Asia and Europe. Tom holds post-graduate qualifications in architectural conservation.

Austin Tuon

Founder | Director

As a founding partner and director, Austin has been the source of leadership in the design, documentation, and delivery of the practices' major projects. He has a strategic approach to residential, commercial, interior and healthcare developments which ensures a consistently positive project outcomes.

Toan Ngo

Director

Toan continually seeks to question design norms and conventional planning paradigm, and with a strong commitment to architectural integrity and environmental sustainability, he and the practice have been able to navigate the challenges of the contemporary architectural environment to deliver design excellence.

Nathan Marshall

Design Principal Melbourne 

Head of Education Projects

+61370182189

nathan@vtas.com.au

Nathan has over 15 years experience in educational projects with further background in residential, community and commercial projects. Nathan’s passion is for creating exemplary educational facilities with a long history of delivering education projects, acting as project team leader, with particular interest and expertise in all aspects of architecture from conception to delivery.

Daniel Phillips

Associate

Daniel has a combined experience of 15 years overseas and in Australia as a design manager and architect, on large scale residential, retail, educational, commercial, healthcare & age care buildings. He has strong communication skills that are critical in fast-paced, high-pressure site and office environments to assist in leading contractors, consultants and team members.

Chloe Sheridan

Associate - Head of Interior Architecture

Chloe is a highly versatile, ambitious and conscientious interior designer with excellent design sensibilities and great dedication to the highest standards of architectural design. With 8+ years experience in interior architecture in a variety of projects including educational & commercial, she has extensive knowledge and insight into interior spaces and their occupants

Andrew Varga

Associate

Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of architecture, including residential, commercial and educational projects. He is now specialised in Education projects, mostly for the Victorian Department of Education & Training, and the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA)

Eriks Rozitis

Associate

Eriks has over 30 years of experience working with some of Melbourne's highest profile firms on a wide variety of projects. Eriks has focused on delivering education projects, acting as project team leader, with particular expertise in design development, contract documentation, coordination of the consultant team, specification writing, tendering and contract administration.

Richard Lowe

Project Architect

Richard has enjoyed working in the education sector for many years, with particular recent focus on specialist school solutions. Drawing on the expertise and knowledge of the teaching community at each school, has allowed the creation of innovative and successful learning environments.

Xiaoyi Sun

Project Staff

Xiaoyi has a passion for human interaction and user experience in architecture, with particular interest in the use of colour and texture. She has assisted in a broad range of work from concept to handover. Xiaoyi holds a master of architecture (Monash Univerisity, Australia) and bachelor of architecture (Tianjin Chengjian University, China).

Mihali Mahairas

Project Coordinator

Mihali’s enthusiasm for the industry has driven him to acquire and develop the understanding necessary to develop designs with particular attention to detail and creativity. Over the past several years he has coordinated with various consultants, suppliers, and contractors to produce a high-quality output for each stage of the design.

Vanessa Khoury

Project Coordinator

Vanessa has over 5 years of experience in Architecture & Design working on a range of projects including residential, commercial, mixed-use developments, interior and retail fitouts. Vanessa has used her presentation and technical skills in the preparation of conceptual proposals, design briefs, construction documentations, 3d modelling and rendered imagery. She believes that the main objective of Architecture is to solve problems, that Architecture should be sustainable, evolving, and innovative.

Phat Truong

Project Staff

Phat always discovers and learns new things about architecture, working skills in order to implement breakthrough work methods to speed up work to save working time. His working guideline: Time is money.

Hai Tran

Project Staff

Since Hai was a child, Hai has had a special love for architecture. Hai always learns to practice, cultivate himself and often finds new methods at work. His passion for work is to do thing differently and set recording achievements in career path. "I am a calculated risk-taker who always wants to try and explore new things".

Hien Ho

Project Staff

Hien believes that, when people are learning, they are growing. She always tries to develop the inability to relate things and to accumulate experience. She strives to create fresh, creative and high-quality functional work.

Lam Do

Project Staff

Lam always strives to speed up the workflow of the team members. Fresh and creative ideas are the principles of Lam's practice. Lam's combined skills in architecture and engineer enable him to ensure that high-quality functional solutions are delivered on time and within budget.

Ngoc Tang

Coordinator

Ngoc serves as HR officer and Accountant for HCMC Brand. Focus areas and core functions of the department include benefits, compensation management, payroll administration, recruitment and staffing management, organizational and employee development. She controls cost, corporate cash flow in the budgeting process.

Hanh Le

Marketing Officer

Hanh helps to empower individuals and organizations to accelerate digital marketing capabilities in awareness and revenue opportunities. Hanh experienced in marketing, social media and design development. She holds an Academic background with a degree in Business (M.Econ) focused on Business Administration and Management from the University of Economics

Hien Nguyen

Administrative Staff

Hien Nguyen loves the value of respecting differences and diversities, that is the best way for anybody to maximize their powers. She always keeps listening to people with the belief that each person has different vigor, she either. Although architecture is the new major with Hien, she will seek to develop the skills and accomplish her job more exceptionally, become useful, support her teammates further.

Anh Do

Intern

Anh is currently a student of Construction Architecture major at the University of Architecture, HCMC. She likes to solve environmental problems with architecture, with energy-saving solutions. Her design works always in harmony with nature, therefore It will be useful for the environment and society.

Chuong Nguyen

Intern

He's an Architecture Student with the ability of architecture and research combined with design thinking for contributing to the society and affecting positively the planet.

Linh Phan

Intern

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