Meet the Team Behind the Design

Damian Rogers AM and Darren Jones are the Managing Directors and Principal Architects at BPSM, applying a strong project management and design ethos.

Their complementary skills and experience drive a tight-knit and passionate creative team. This partnership has stood the test of time, contributing significant value to Tasmania’s built landscape, and the architecture profession.

Management Team

Damian Rogers AM

Damian Rogers AM

Director / Principal Architect

Bachelor of Arts
Diploma of Architecture
Trade Certificate

Registered Architect: TAS, NSW, VIC, QLD, and ACT
Tasmanian Building Accreditation

Member of the Order of Australia
Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects
Fellow, Australian Institute of Building
Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Chapter Secretary, Australian Institute of Building
National Councillor, Australian Institute of Building
Co-Chair, Tasmanian Building Information (BIM) Hub Group
Examiner, Board of Architects Tasmania

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Damian Rogers has many years of high level experience running projects in his capacity as a Director of BPSM Architects, and possesses a broad range of complementary skills for application to the most complex of projects, including project management, master planning and design management.

Damian is one of Tasmania’s leading construction consultants, having started his career as an apprentice on major building sites in the mid 1970’s, progressing through to site subcontract foreman before returning to study Architecture at the Advanced College under famed local Architect, Barry McNeill. Damian joined the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) whilst working for construction company, Hansen Yuncken, in 1988, and has served as a Chapter Council Member, National Vice President, National Councillor, and today as Chapter Secretary.

Damian has also had the honour of serving as a judge at National Professional Excellence in Building Awards for 2014 and 2015.

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Darren Jones

Darren Jones

Director / Principal Architect

Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

Registered Architect: TAS, ACT, VIC, SA, and NSW
Tasmanian Building Accreditation

Associate, Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Fellow, Australian Institute of Builders
Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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Darren Jones has many years of experience running projects in his capacity as a Director of BPSM Architects. Darren has a close and long standing working relationships with many local Councils and businesses including continuing development works at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

As a BPSM Director, Darren is in charge of overall project management including; programming, cost control and procurement methods. Darren is also responsible for the companies IT systems and interstate expansion programme.

Darren has more than 21 years’ experience in the building industry. After graduating from the University of Tasmania, he went on to gain his registration as an architect, joining BPSM Pty Ltd at the start of 2005. He progressed quickly within the company, becoming a director in 2008.

During Darren’s time in the construction industry, he has been involved in a large range of projects throughout Tasmania, and brings a mix of architectural and development management skills across multiple project sectors. With his unique skills developed within the construction industry and architectural profession, Darren can offer innovative yet practical solutions to any challenging project.

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Shane Cox

Shane Cox

Senior Associate / Architect

Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

Registered Architect: TAS

Associate, Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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As a Senior Architect, Shane is in charge of overall project management including programming and cost control. Shane is a skilled communicator, and makes time in his busy project schedule to offer mentoring to the students and graduates within the BPSM team.

Graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1995, he spent the early years of his career building his skills and experience at firms in on the mainland and in the UK before returning to Tasmania. In 2016, Shane joined BPSM Architects as a Senior Architect. Shane has built close and long standing working relationships with numerous clients, local councils, and government departments across the state.

In early 2020 Shane was appointed Senior Associate at BPSM, delivering successful projects such as the $4.5M Kingston Health Centre development, and continues work on the $65M Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hobart, and the $1.5M Podium Office Fitout at Parliament Square.

On the weekends, Shane can be found on the sidelines of a wide variety of competitive sports as a volunteer, cheering on one of his three daughters, chasing down the Southern Lights, or enjoying a good run in any of the local fun runs.

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Design Team

Bree Hanacek

Bree Hanacek

Interior Designer

Honours, Interior Design
Bachelor of Environmental Design
Diploma of Project Management

Registered Project Manager (CPPP), Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

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Bree has recently returned to BPSM Architects and brings with her experience across a diverse range of residential, commercial, tourism, education & health projects for both cool temperate and tropical climates.

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Su Jan New Clark

Su Jan New Clark

Architectural Graduate

Master of Architecture (First Class Honours)
Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture)

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Jan is a passionate and dedicated young professional, graduating from UTAS in 2012 with a Master of Architecture and First Class Honours. She brings with her a range of skills and experience from a number of architecture firms from Hobart to Sydney, and is driven team member, skilled in design and documentation using both 2D and 3D drawing programs.

Dusty, Jan’s gorgeous brindle Staffordshire Terrier, is Jan’s constant companion at home assisting her with her “walkies”, finding all her hidden sticks, and selflessly opening all her mail.

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David Jordaan

David Jordaan

Architectural Graduate

Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture)

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David is extremely passionate and committed to all things architecture and has gained valuable experience in the design, documentation and administration of a wide variety of commercial and domestic projects. He is currently working alongside Darren on a number of crucial redevelopment projects at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

When David isn’t designing he actually enjoys reading architectural theory, with a particular interest in Neuroscience research for Architectural applications. He hopes to gain a greater understanding of how the built environment and our design decisions as architects affect us as human beings. He also has a keen appreciation for the finer points of a good dram with a preference for a Speyside drop.

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Josh Halliwell

Josh Halliwell

Architectural Graduate

Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture)
Certificate IV Residential Drafting

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Josh joined BPSM after completing his Masters in Architecture at UTAS in 2017. Josh is passionate about responsive architecture, and design that delivers enhanced, and quality experiences in places where people live, work, and play. His has an appreciation of contextual environmental factors and habitual socio-cultural patterns of living.

Josh is an avid guitar enthusiast, amassing an enviable collection over the years. He often enjoys his quiet time playing and writing music.

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Neda Bagheri

Neda Bagheri

Architectural Graduate

Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture

Published Paper: Healthy City from the Citizens’ Perspective at the first national conference on new horizons in empowering and sustainable development of architecture, civil, tourism, energy, and urban and rural environment.

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Neda is a passionate Building Designer and Drafter with over 8 years of experience in design and construction for complex projects involving residential houses, office buildings, multi-storey housing estates, hospitality and commercial units, educational, urban and public projects. She is great team player who is energetic and positive, responsible and supportive, and has excellent attention to detail with a passion and talent for creating stunning 3D visualisations.

Photography is a favourite hobby of Neda’s, who can often be found in and around Hobart discovering hidden gems through the lens of her camera.

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Mark Hudson

Mark Hudson

Architectural Technician

Certificate in Architectural Practice

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Mark started at BPSM in 1987 as a fresh-faced graduate, contributing his invaluable talent, knowledge, and industry experience as a skilled draftsman to projects both large and small ever since. Mark has a keen eye for detail and precision and works closely with the documentation team to effectively translate design ideas into clear drawings, able to be understood and interpreted by both the Client and the wider consultant team.

As a competitive snooker player, Mark is a member of both the Bellerive Yacht Club and the Southern Snooker and Billiards Association, representing each club in statewide and national events. He is also a keen gardener and home renovator.

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Genevieve van den Bosch

Genevieve van den Bosch

Architectural Student

Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture)
Master of Architecture - current study

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Genevieve is a currently a student at the University of Tasmania, where she is completing her architectural Master’s degree. She is a genuine, openminded, and versatile individual with a passion and innate talent for architecture.

Gen has been fortunate enough to be an exchange student twice, spending 2013 as a Rotary International exchange student in Austria, and a full semester in 2018 studying architecture at the University of Liverpool in the UK. While overseas, Genevieve developed a broader knowledge of different architectural styles and a deeper understanding of European vernacular architecture.

Genevieve has been an active member of the Scouting community for many years, spending her free time adventuring around Tasmania with her Rover Scout crew and getting stuck into anything from camping to kayaking and hiking, as well as volunteer service within the local community.

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Administration Team

Rick Straatsma

Rick Straatsma

Business Services Administrator

Advanced Diploma in Business (Accounting)

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Rick has over 20 years of hands-on experience delivering high-level service together with a dedicated, hardworking approach and passion to be part of business success.

As a motivated leader, Rick enjoys collaborating with and inspiring others to achieve positive outcomes. He actively seeks opportunities for improvement and development, and has a commitment to delivering results and service excellence, with a clear focus on strategic goals and objectives. Rick also particularly enjoys being able to identify and implement potential improvements to achieve greater efficiencies.

Rick enjoys engaging in all kinds of sports (basketball, football, cricket, tennis, volleyball, and a dabble in lawn bowls), with a modest shift more recently to either a sofa spectator or animatedly encouraging his teenage offspring. Rick also admits to having recently developed a secret love of puzzles.

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Frith Williams

Frith Williams

Administration Assistant

Certificate in Printing and Graphic Arts

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Frith comes from a diverse working background in administration, marketing, and graphic design roles across the globe, and lends her expertise and professionalism to almost all facets of the day-to-day running of the business. Her skills are also utilised in compiling and editing tender submissions, and assistance with project administration and specifications.

Frith is also a keen artist, with much of her down time spent sketching, painting, crafting, or designing – whilst her two mischievous bengal cats tear her house down around her ears.

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