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A Humble



We are —
Three Architects,
Making Places,
That Have The Capacity

About Us —

We are doers. We are collaborators. We are architects that have come from and absorbed different cultures.

We have a hunch that putting people first creates a vibe that engenders “success.” We aren’t afraid to borrow or share. We seek a seat at the table; we’ll build a new table if we have to. We check our privilege at the door.

We are Humble — three architects that think, dwell, and act just like you: our users, our collaborators, our peers. We create places that appeal to us (all of us), that have the capacity to surprise. From cafés and co-working to multi-residential living, we work across typologies. We want to create places that are the true manifestation of mixed-use, that expand on the concept of 24-hour activation and approach the city from the ground up. With a combination of our experience in Melbourne and our lived experiences overseas, we want to bring to our home something from out there.

Tom Orton, Director —

Tom is actually a bit of a softie and might let you get away with anything, but he can also figure out how to make anything happen...anything (ask him about vacuum-formed mirror panels or the road trip that touched every every state in the USA.)

Architect ARBV
Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Design, Deakin University
Hollwich Kushner, New York – Associate
Elenberg Fraser, Melbourne – Associate
Fusion Homes, Hakuba

Kim Lai, Director —

Kim does not take any shit (you guess who she got that from) – but she will always reply to your emails, promptly.

Architect ARBV
Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Property, University of Melbourne
Hollwich Kushner, New York – Director
AvroKO (Design & Hospitality Group), New York
Elenberg Fraser, Melbourne – Associate
Peter Crone Architects, Melbourne

Jansen Aui, Director —

Jansen is a perfectionist: he figures being called pedantic is a compliment, he looks at every detail (check his work history, it'll all make sense), you might hate it at the time...but that's why everything looks so good!

Architect ARBV
Master of Architecture [Distinction] & Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington & UC Berkeley
Adjaye Associates, London – Project Lead
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), London – Architect
Elenberg Fraser, Melbourne – Design Architect

humble.email contactus@humble.email
+61 (0) 402 438 648
Nous House —
Level 19, 567 Collins Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia