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We have an award-winning architectural team offering a wide range of architectural and design services. Combined with our experienced team of architects, and passion for achieving excellence in design, we ensure every project is nurtured in order to achieve the most desired result.

Les Finnis RAIA


As the founder of Finnis, Les has established a studio with a strong architectural language and open, collaborative culture.


He has a great ability to combine business acumen with a design agenda. He enjoys his role mentoring younger staff and gets great satisfaction from designing spaces that make people feel good.

Les graduated with an honours degree in Architecture at the University of Melbourne in 1981 and began his career with Daryl Jackson architects, then in 1985 assumed the position of Associate Director at NTMH architects.

Damon Hills RAIA

Principal | Architecture

Damon assists Les to lead the architectural team and oversee the design direction of projects.


Creating buildings that will stand the test of time is important to Damon, and he also sees his role as an architect as helping to shape public policy and contributing to wider dialogues about our cities and environments.


Damon studied Interior Design and Architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Michael Welgus MDIA

Principal | Interior Design

As founder of interiors, Michael overseas the practice with an interior-centric approach to architecture. 

Michael takes a considered approach to design, ensuring interiors are woven into the projects at inception. With a focus on spatial planning and restrained materiality he takes care to ensure a cohesion between the two disciplines.

Michael feels a sense of agency as a practicing designer to ensure the spaces we curate can heighten or facilitate the inhabitants daily rituals of work, rest or play. 


Bachelor of Architecture, Honours, University of Melbourne


Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

UDIA Design Committee Advisor



Bachelor of Architecture, Honours, RMIT

Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design), First Class Honours, RMIT


Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)


Bachelor of Interior Design, Honours, RMIT

Advance Dip. Building Design (Architectural), Chisholm



Member Design Institute Australia. (MDIA)

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