About Us

Our People

Cameron Chisholm Nicol’s centrally located office above the Hay Street Mall in Perth has a staff of over fifty people lead by five directors, two associate directors and three associates. Every project has a dedicated team led by a Director who is the primary point of contact.

Our size and low staff turnover ensure we can confidently offer continuity of service on all concurrent projects, and deliver integrated design solutions with efficiency.

Key Team Members

Dominic Snellgrove

Managing Director

Since joining Cameron Chisholm Nicol in 2004, Dominic Snellgrove has been instrumental in developing the practice’s strong design culture and commitment to client service.

Dominic has over 25 years of architectural experience in London, Berlin, Sydney and Perth. His project sector experience includes urban design, multi-residential, commercial, hospitality and leisure,  education, and sports and entertainment. Dominic’s approach demonstrates a commitment to environmental and social sustainability within an economic framework.

Dominic was the Cameron Chisholm Nicol project and design director for the Perth Arena, a joint-venture collaboration with Melbourne-based architects ARM. He is currently overseeing the design and delivery of over 2,000 apartments in and around the Perth metro area, and is providing consultancy advice to the Department of Planning on the DesignWA Apartment Design Guidelines.

Dominic has taught at the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Australia. He provides consultant and advisory services to a number of Government departments, and is an active member of the Property Council of Australia. He sits on several local government design advisory committees, and has been an Alternate Specialist Member of the Joint Development Assessment Panels (JDAPS) since 2012.

Project Awards

The Pocket
2017 WA Architecture Awards
– The Harold Krantz Award for Residential Housing – Multiple Housing

Heirloom by Match
2017 State Heritage Awards:
– The Gerry Gauntlett Award
– Conservation and Adaptive Re-use Award
2017 WA Architecture Awards:
– Commendation – Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Perth Arena

2013 AIA Awards / National:
– The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture
– The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture
2013 AIA Awards / WA Chapter:
– The George Temple Poole Award for best building overall
– The Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture
– Architecture Award for Interior Architecture
– The Colorbond® Award for Steel Architecture
World Architecture Festival Awards
– Shortlist – Sports category
Sheffield House
2009 AIA Awards / WA Chapter:
– Architecture Award – Sustainable Architecture
30 The Bond (whilst at LendLease)
2005 National and NSW Property Council of Australia Rider Hunt Awards
Australian Institute of Architects Awards / National:
– Commendation for Interior Architecture

Focus Sectors

  • Multi-residential
  • Mixed-use
  • Commercial office

Notable Projects

Gavin Broom

Director / Practice Manager

Gavin has over thirty five years’ experience as an architect and is the Practice Manager at Cameron Chisholm Nicol. Gavin has extensive experience across project sectors including commercial, retail, multi-residential and education, following projects from inception through design and contract documentation to completion.

Over the duration of his career Gavin has worked on most of Perth’s largest metropolitan shopping centres. He leads Cameron Chisholm Nicol’s education team and is currently working on the first of the State Government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects as part of the EduWest consortium.

As our Quality Assurance Manager Gavin continually strives to maintain and improve the quality of systems, services and outputs across all operations and projects. He encourages a rigorous approach to project delivery, including the use of in-house developed systems for monitoring, controlling and mitigating risk.

 

Keat Tan

Director

Over a twenty five year career Keat has worked with some of Perth’s most renowned design firms across project sectors including commercial, education and public architecture. He is widely recognised for his design expertise. Prior to joining Cameron Chisholm Nicol, he was principal design architect on award-winning projects including the Association for the Blind WA, TVW Telethon Child Health Research, Barrack Square Redevelopment, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, and the Glendalough and Stirling Stations.

Keat has extensive experience in a range of building typologies, with a focus on the master planning and urban design of large residential and commercial mixed-use projects. He has worked with property developers such as Australand, Cedar Woods, Match Group, Georgiou and TRG, and has consulted with government departments including BMW, Landcorp, DPI, MRA and SRA.

Keat has a deep understanding of planning and urban design issues and how to facilitate optimum design and commercial outcomes. He is known for his rigorous pursuit of design excellence.

Project Awards

The Pocket, Claremont
2017 AIA Awards / WA Chapter:
– The Howard Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
All Saints College Performing Arts Theatre (whilst at Parry and Rosenthal)
– 2013 AIA (WA) Commendation, Public Buildings
– 2013 AIA (WA) Architecture Award, Interior Architecture
Barrack Square Redevelopment (whilst at Hames Sharley)
– 2002 RAIA (WA), Civic Design
– 2002 Australian Institute of Steel Construction Design Award
TVW Telethon Institute of Child Health Research (whilst at Cox Architects)
– 2000 RAIA (WA), Architecture Award, Public/Institutional
Mandurah Cultural Centre (whilst at Hames Sharley)
– 1998 RAIA Commendation, Civic Design
Bankwest Joondalup (whilst at Hames Sharley)
– 1996 RAIA (WA), Commercial Design
Glendalough Station (whilst at Cox Architects)
– 1993 RAIA (WA), Public/Institutional
Stirling Station (whilst at Cox Architects)
– 1993 RAIA (WA) Award of Merit, Public/Institutional
– 1993 RAIA Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings
CRA Advanced Technical Development Facility, Melbourne (whilst at Cox Architects)
– 1992 RAIA Victoria, Energy Efficiency
– Quaternario Foundation, International Laboratories

Focus Sectors

  • Multi-residential
  • Mixed-use
  • Urban design / master planning
  • Cultural and public

Notable Projects

Peter Keleman

Director

Peter has over 25 years of national and international experience in the master planning, design, documentation, contract administration and project management of complex multi-million dollar developments. These include major health, sports and entertainment, education and multi-residential projects.
In the government sector, Peter is currently consulting to the State on the new Perth Stadium, New Children’s Hospital and the Karratha Health Campus, and delivering projects for the Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI).

Peter has lead multi-residential projects across Australia, and has international experience on commercial projects in the UK and across Europe. He is currently working in collaboration with leading national developers and architects to deliver several $60m+ multi-residential and mixed-use developments, commercial mixed-use projects and feasibility studies.

Peter was the Project Architect for the Perth Arena Project from 2006-2012.

Peter has strong leadership, management and communication skills. He is a lateral thinker with an intuitive design sensibility and a passion for sustainable solutions. As former Chair of the Property Council Planning and Urban Economics Committee, he contributed to the development of policies and initiatives that support quality urban infill and liveable neighbourhoods.

Project Awards
Perth Arena
2013 AIA Awards / National:
– The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture
– The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture
2013 AIA Awards / WA Chapter:
– The George Temple Poole Award for best building overall
– The Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture
– Architecture Award for Interior Architecture
– The Colorbond® Award for Steel Architecture
World Architecture Festival Awards
– Shortlist – Sports category

 

Focus Sectors

  • Health and aged care
  • Sport and entertainment
  • Multi-residential

Notable Projects

Kelly Rattigan

Director

Kelly Rattigan is a highly respected architect with a rigorous approach to design and management. In 2012, Kelly was named the AIA National Emerging Architect of the Year, and she is one of only two Australians to be named to the Public Interest Design Global 100, a list of people influencing public design worldwide.

Kelly joined Cameron Chisholm Nicol from Formworks Architecture, the practice she founded as Managing Director in 2001. At Formworks Kelly built an award-winning portfolio of health, education and social housing projects across regional and remote Western Australia.

Kelly has a reputation for design innovation and for her ability to work with clients and stakeholders to deliver complex briefs where no previous precedent existed.  An example is the $30m St Bartholomew’s Lime Street Crisis and Aged Care Accommodation Facility. A first for Western Australia, the project provides an integrated accommodation model supported by onsite support services and training for its clients. Completed in 2012, the building was an immediate success as a vibrant new community for the formerly homeless and their service providers. In 2013 the project received the AIA WA Harold Krantz Award for Multi-Residential Architecture, and the UDIA WA Awards for Excellence – Sustainable Urban Development Award and Presidents Award.

Kelly’s current projects include :
– Wooree Miya Womens Centre, Perth
– Southern Inland Health Initiative – Kondinin, Corrigin and Narembeen Hospitals
– Badgebup Training and Cultural Centre, Badgebup
– Yaandina Aged Care Facility, Roebourne
– Pilbara Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility, South Hedland

Awards and recognition
2016 Public Interest Design Global 100

2012 AIA National Emerging Architect Award
2011 AIA Emerging Architect Award, WA Chapter
2011 WA Business News 40 under 40 / Entrepreneurial Achievement and Business Leadership

St Bartholomew’s Lime Street Crisis and Aged Care Accommodation Facility
– 2013 AIA – WA Chapter / Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
– 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia – WA Chapter / President’s Award
– 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia – WA Chapter / Sustainable Urban Development Award

Media
Australian Design Review – October 2012 / One to Watch

Focus Sectors

  • Health and aged care
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Cultural and public

Craig Forman

Associate Director

Craig is a creative design architect with expertise in solving complex architectural briefs across a broad range of building typologies.

Prior to joining Cameron Chisholm Nicol, Craig was responsible for concept design and team leadership on award-winning projects around Australia including the Silky Oaks Resort in Far North Queensland, the Karijini Visitor Centre in the Pilbara, Rydges Perth Hotel and 2 Victoria Avenue in the Perth CBD. At Cameron Chisholm Nicol Craig has built a substantial portfolio of multi-residential and commercial work. Recently completed projects include the Helm boutique apartments in Port Coogee, and the Bravo commercial office at Perth Airport.

Craig is passionate about good design and about Perth’s evolution into a more compact and cosmopolitan city, with all the benefits that well-designed civic spaces and higher-density development can deliver. He has been Design Architect for projects including the re-development of Forrest Place for the City of Perth, the award-winning Agonis Civic Place in Gosnells, and the Town of Kwinana’s Community Resource and Knowledge Centre.

Craig has a talent for resolving design challenges with clarity and legibility, and a flair for hand drawn sketches that help articulate his vision. This is appreciated by clients, who benefit from his creative and commercially-astute approach.

Project Awards
Helm, Port Coogee

2015 AIA Awards / WA Chapter
–  Commendation, Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Forrest Place, Perth (whilst at Woodhead)
Planning Institute of Australia
– 2014 National Planning Great Place Award
QT Hotel, Gowings and State Theatre Buildings, Sydney (whilst at Woodhead)
2013 AIA Awards / NSW Chapter
– Francis Greenway Award for Creative Adaption in Heritage Architecture
Cevue Apartments, Scarborough (whilst at Woodhead)
– 2011 Property Council of Australia 2011 Innovation and Excellence Award for High Density Residential Development.
2 Victoria Avenue, Perth (whilst at Woodhead)
2010 Australian Institute of Architects Awards / WA Chapter:
– The Ross Chisholm Award for Commercial Architecture
– The Walter Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture
Karijini National Park Visitor Centre (whilst at Woodhead)
2001 Australian Institute of Architects Awards / National:
– Commendation, Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture – BHP Colorbond Steel Award
2001 Australian Institute of Architects Awards / WA Chapter
– BHP Colorbond Steel Award
Rydges Hotel, Perth (whilst at Woodhead)
– 1997 RAIA WA Chapter 1997 Merit Award for Recycling
– RAIA National Commendation for Recycled Buildings

 

Focus Sectors

  • Multi-residential
  • Mixed-use
  • Commercial office

Notable Projects

Deborah Binet

Associate Director

Deborah is a senior project architect and one of Cameron Chisholm Nicol’s key young leaders. She has managed and delivered complex projects across a range of types and budgets, and has extensive experience in design development, documentation and contract administration.

Deborah’s experience includes three years leading a large architectural team on the documentation of the $550m Perth Arena, where her organisational and leadership skills were integral to the project’s successful delivery.

Most recently she was project architect on the adaptive re-use of the Dalgety woolstores, which have been re-purposed into the Heirloom apartments. She also recently delivered the City of Perth’s C-grade Office Study. Current projects include confidential defence projects and a large multi-residential development at Leighton Beach.

Deborah is the current chair of the AIA Heritage Forum, and Deputy Chair of the Property Council’s Sustainable Development Committee. She is committed to sustainability in architecture and has been a speaker at GBCA events.

Deborah has tutored at the University of Western Australia, and mentored students from the both the University of Western Australia and Curtin University. She established and manages the mentor scheme at Cameron Chisholm Nicol, and plays an important role in supporting the career development of young architects.

Project Awards
Heirloom by Match

2017 State Heritage Awards
– Winner / Conservation and Adaptive Re-use
– The Gerry Gauntlett Award for outstanding achievement in the category
2017 WA Architecture Awards
– Commendation / Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Perth Arena
2013 National Architecture Awards:
– The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture
– The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture
2013 WA Architecture Awards:
– The George Temple Poole Award for best building overall
– The Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture
– Architecture Award for Interior Architecture
– The Colorbond® Award for Steel Architecture
World Architecture Festival Awards
– Shortlist – Sports category

Industry roles
Chair – AIA Heritage Forum
Deputy Chair – Property Council Sustainable Development Committee
Mentee – Property Council’s 2016 Women in Property Mentoring Program
Participant -100 Women in Property initiative

Media
Ten from Ten / The Architect / Autumn Winter 2017
Deborah Binet Profile / Builder’s Choice December 2015

Focus Sectors

  • Adaptive re-use
  • Multi-residential
  • Sport and entertainment

Notable Projects

Irold van der Sar

Associate

Irold is an experienced project leader who has worked on a range of projects both in Perth and internationally. Since joining Cameron Chisholm Nicol in 2010, he has undertaken senior roles on projects across sectors including commercial, health and aged care, and multi-residential.

Most recently Irold was Project Architect delivering construction and tender documentation for the Empire, Perry Lakes multi-residential development and the Mika boutique apartments at South Beach.

Prior to Cameron Chisholm Nicol, Irold was engaged as an architectural expert for ING Real Estate in The Netherlands, consulting on their 3,5 billion euro development portfolio. At the acclaimed Dutch architecture firm Cepezed, Irold was involved in innovative projects such as the extension of the Dutch Textile Museum, a municipal pool and the redesign of Europe’s largest city square in Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Irold has also worked on projects in Switzerland and The Caribbean.

Irold is a thorough Project Leader who understands commercial parameters and is sensitive to the interests of stakeholders. He is passionate about creating elegant, innovative buildings and is a highly organised individual with strong team leadership skills. Irold holds a Master’s degree from Delft University of Technology and is an alumnus of the 2008 Glenn Murcutt Masterclass.

 

Project Awards
Mika

– 2016 AIA (WA) Architecture Award, Multiple houses
Leeghwater Municipal Pool, Purmerend (NL) (whilst at Cepezed, NL)
– 2004 Swimming Pool of the year, category of more than 200.000 visitors / year
Urban renewal Train station + Central Square Sint Niklaas (B) (whilst at Cepezed, NL)
– 2005 European Lighting award
– 2005 Principal award, public space
– 2004 Flemish urban renewal prize
Bicycle parking 750 bikes, Sint Niklaas (B)  (whilst at Cepezed, NL)
– 2005 Belgium Steel award / concours construction acier, non residential buildings
Thesis, Cruise and Cargo Terminal St.Maarten (Dutch West Indies)
– 1999 Student Steel Award, 2nd Prize

Award Nominations
Dutch Textile museum, Tilburg (NL)
(whilst at Cepezed, NL)
– 2010 National Steel Prize
– 2009 BNA Building of the year
2 level carpark, 1600 bays, Genk (B) (whilst at Cepezed, NL)
– 2008 Belgium Steel award / concours construction acier

Honourable Mentions
Dutch Textile museum, Tilburg (NL)
(whilst at Cepezed, NL)
– 2012 European Museum of the year
Urban renewal Train station + Central Square Sint Niklaas (B) (whilst at Cepezed, NL)
– 2004 Flemish urban planning prize
Distribution centres Royal Dutch Mail (18 locations, NL)
– Urban quality prize, Zuid Holland, industrial buildings and offices
– National steel prize, industrial buildings

Focus Sectors

  • Multi-residential
  • Commercial office

Notable Projects

Ben Tremlett

Associate

Ben is a Project Leader with over ten years of experience across all stages of architectural design and delivery.

Prior to joining Cameron Chisholm Nicol, Ben worked at a practice specialising in international resort design. Whilst there he was involved in commercial, residential and hospitality projects in Australia, the Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia and Barbados. These include the Brookwater Golf and Spa Residential Resort in Queensland, the Sky City Resort Hotel in Darwin, the Bale Resort and Residences in Port Douglas, and the refurbishment of the Hyatt Regency in Perth.

With a focus on innovation in thinking, making and design, Ben is passionate about the challenge of creating built environments for a sustainable future. He has recently presented workshops on sustainable renovation and site planning to the public on behalf of the City of Cockburn.

Ben has high-level communication, problem-solving and leadership skills and a good knowledge of building codes and legislation. He is a valued team leader appreciated for his thorough approach and attention to detail.

Focus Sectors

  • Hospitality
  • Multi-residential

Notable Projects

Jackson Liew

Associate

Jackson is a Senior Project Architect with over 10 years’ experience, focused on the health, education and multi-residential sectors.

Since joining the practice in 2014, he has capably led teams on a number of PPP schools, and on large multi-residential developments including Shoreline for Match and Amara for TRG. His contribution to these projects led to his appointment as an Associate in 2017.

Experience prior to Cameron Chisholm Nicol includes several large projects for BMW. These include the Skills Centre at the Central Institute of Technology, which was WA’s first 6 Star Green Star Green building, and 16 primary schools under the BER initiative. Health projects include the $14 million Osborne Park Hospital upgrade and the Christmas Island Hospital extension.

Jackson has a sound knowledge of construction processes, complex staging procurement and contract administration issues. He is passionate about contemporary, sustainable architecture and believes every project has the potential for innovation and quality design.

Focus Sectors

  • Education
  • Health and aged care
  • Multi-residential

Notable Projects

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