Our people & our philosophy

Hugh Campbell

Hugh started Campbell Architecture in 2011 to be a small, low volume, high service practice concentrating on residential projects.

Born and bred in Sydney, Hugh’s particular interest is on the exploration of the meeting of the contemporary living with the comfort of familiar form to create environments that nurture both body and spirit.

Aside from a consuming passion for architecture Hugh is likes ocean paddling, theatre, empty space & being barefoot.

BSc(Arch) BArch Syd; AIA Nom Reg 8324

Andrew Diggle

Born in England, Andrew studied architecture at Westminster University in London & has worked for Wilkinson King Architects & DSP Architecture with a focus on bespoke residential projects.

Andrew has a passion for all things design related & seeks to create beautifully designed, culturally appropriate architecture that enhances the lives of its users.

In his spare time Andrew enjoys travelling, photography, visiting galleries & playing squash.

Andrew relocated to Sydney with his wife & joined Campbell Architecture in early 2018.

PGDip GDip BA(Hons) UK ARB Reg. 083107G

Gregory Phillips

Gregory joins Campbell Architecture with over twelve years experience in boutique residential architecture and interior design.

Competent in all facets of the architectural process from creation to realisation, Gregory draws on his multidisciplinary education with both a Bachelor of Design and Masters of Architecture from UNSW Sydney, as well as time spent at Technische Universitat Berlin.

Gregory believes in the positive impact of good design and that architects should, to paraphrase the late design provocateur Tibor Kalman, inject art into the everyday.

An avid tennis player with a passion for architecture, design, art and music, he most enjoys time spent with his young family.

MArch BDes (UNSW)

Jonathan Plant

Born in Leicestershire, England, Jonathan has a MArch Applied Design in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University & BSc (Hons) in Architecture & Environmental Design, from Sheffield Hallam University.

Previously working for Simon Gill Architects in London, Jonathan moved to Oxford to complete his Masters, achieving the OBU Sustainability Award for “Best Use Of Low Carbon Concepts In Design”. During this time he also completed two freelance development applications. A sustainable live-work dwelling and a town-house.

In 2014 Jonathan relocated to Australia joining Campbell Architecture.

He enjoys wood-working, cycling and exploring Australia.

MArch OBU BSc(Hons) SHU

Andres Rodriguez

Born in Bogota, Colombia Andres first completed a Bachelor of Industrial Engineer & Management at Monash University, Melbourne in 2007.

After working for two years as an Industrial Engineer for Onesteel, in 2009 he followed his creativity to commence architectural studies, completing a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and Masters In Architecture at The University of Sydney.

In 2013 he was selected by the University of Sydney to represent the faculty for an Architecture intensive at AEDES Berlin. In 2014  he was awarded the second prize for Innovative Digital Manufacturing for the Sydney Design Festival .

Following supporting CAT- Alice Springs (Centre for Appropriate Technologies) in the elaboration of architectural  community projects and then working with TEAM-2 Architects before joining Campbell Architecture.

Andres has an ongoing fascination with the inter relation of the body and the objects we construct and inhabit. He has been working as part of his studies with glass and photography and is planning his upcoming exhibition exploring these ideas.

MArch BDesArch Syd BIE Mon

Amandine Simonetti

Born in La Rochelle, France, Amandine studied Architecture at the Architecture & Landscape School of Bordeaux, France.

Upon graduation in 2009, Amandine relocated to Australia to expand her experience, and stayed.

Amandine has substantial experience in quality residential architecture, working with JAA Studio and Bruce Stafford Architects in Sydney before joining Campbell Architecture.

She enjoys the Australian lifestyle, mountain biking and exploring Australia.

Architecte D.E Bordeaux Reg 10238

Robin McBride

With a background in corporate IT Robin worked for Macquarie Bank, Lend Lease & Wesfamers in Sydney, Perth and Chicago. Refocusing life back in Sydney, Robin decided to focus on her passion for administration and process especially as they relate to small organisations.

Joining us from the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens Robin handles accounts, finance & administration.

Robin’s other interests include gardening, bushwalking, discovering urban areas by walking and making her house a home.

BSc Syd

Campbell Architecture is a small practice that undertakes residential projects on a high service, small output basis – taking time to build relationships and craft a beautifully detailed environments.

The philosophical framework within which we design is well summarised by William Morris:

simplicity of life … is the very foundation of refinement

Within this framework, we work to craft environments particular to each clients needs. We shy away from a dogmatic dictation or description of style – our work is clean, contemporary and functional, and yet comfortable and familiar.

Our framework is based around three touchpoints – simplicity, durability & refinement.

Simplicity: an architecture of simple ideas; looks good when it is real; impresses by function & finesse rather than excess; when you think you are finished, take one more thing away.

Durability: durable architecture should look as good and work as well in 10 years and more as it does now; avoids the latest fads, if designing for kids will withstand them; looks good and can be kept looking good.

Refinement: an architecture that does not need to be iconic, does not shout, but that will work and breathe in the way you choose to use it; never forgetting the pleasure of whimsy, the unexpected, the soft against the hard, curved adjacent the straight, the new against the old.