Conceived as a multi-disciplinary design studio, HATZ provides services in architecture, urban and interior design. They deliver professional high-end contemporary design solutions. The work method focuses on collaboration with clients, consultants and contractors to achieve progressive and sustainable environments. The design philosophy is founded on the premise that architecture must project beyond the current status quo. The practice is engaged with contemporary cultural and design trends, emerging digital technologies and production methods and environmental sustainability. We maintain close ties with university institutions that engage in design research with a view to its application in the built work.
The company was established as West Simpson Hatzellis in 2004 and rebranded as Hatz in 2009. HATZ Architects was awarded the emerging designer of the year in the 2009 IDEA awards and represented Australia in the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. HATZ Architects is a design practice the utilizes cutting-edge digital and hand-crafted techniques to create memorable and unique solutions. The practice's spectrum of work ranges from educational refurbishment, social housing, luxury residential, commercial to urban design schemes.