Design excellence is the result of a strong team, focused on continuous development and refinement.

Kreis Grennan Architecture (KGA) is a passionate team focused on creativity and collaboration. Working in a design driven environment that encourages openness and critical thinking, a diverse range of skills and experiences gained all over the world, are brought together in KGA’s projects.

The studio is a place of fertile cross-pollination, where ideas are shared, brainstorming is encouraged and talents are fostered through ongoing professional development. Design Director Christian Grennan oversees all projects, ensuring the energy and ideas of the team are harnessed towards the crafting of great spaces.  General Manager Chris Kreis is focused on creating a supportive environment in which individuals — and the studio as a whole — can grow. 

Christian Grennan

Design Director & Principal Architect

Born into a family of makers, Christian has worked as an architect for more than 20 years both locally and internationally on multi-residential and mixed-use projects. He takes great pleasure in learning from all those around him — clients, professionals, tradespeople and the team at KGA — enjoying the process of crafting unique spatial solutions for people to enjoy.

Christian currently lectures in design and construction at UNSW, having taught design, design theory and construction for the last 10 years at various universities. His interests outside of architecture and design include woodwork, metalwork, contemporary art and film, nature, poetry and landscape design. 

Registered Architect #8036, Builder’s Licence, Bachelor Philosophy

Chris Kreis

Managing Director, Project Manager

Chris loves working with people and property, a joy that has developed over 20 years in the architecture and property development industries. In this time, he has managed small to large scale development projects, enjoying the delivery of unexpected design solutions to clients and seeing their response. Critically, he applies both precision and creativity to project management, providing solutions to complex challenges that enable projects to come to life.

His role at KGA revolves around the big picture — preparing complex development strategies, ensuring the business runs smoothly, clients are taken care of and projects progress according to schedule. When away from the studio, Chris enjoys spending time with family and being in nature hiking, camping, skiing and diving. His passions for travel and photography go hand-in-hand, while he stays mentally and physically balanced by practicing yoga regularly.. 

Ann-Elise Hampton

Project Architect
B. Arts B.Architecture (Hons 1)

With more than 15 years in the field working with some of the best architects in Sydney, Melbourne and Holland, Ann-Elise has been exposed to diverse and exciting design approaches. As an architect and team leader, she enjoys mentoring and sharing knowledge, and brings an understanding of planning processes and construction knowledge to projects, so that they can develop on a practical, as well as creative level. Ann-Elise sees workshopping as an invaluable process — “It brings me the most satisfaction, even if it means steering away from the original idea; this is when the best designs are created” she believes.

Felipe Zuniga

Project Architect
Bachelor Architect, Bogota 2007

Felipe has over 10 years experience in the architectural field. As a project architect at KGA, he enjoys the autonomy and freedom of design he is offered. Originally from Colombia, Felipe brings with him a certain South American design influence and experience. His favorite part of the design process is the concept design, where he enjoys the opportunity to collaborate with other team members. Cooking, music and surfing are his hobbies outside of work hours and he describes the beach as his second home, enjoying the feeling of being connected with nature. 

Lin Lee

Graduate Architect

Originally from Malaysia, Lin worked for 6 years as an interior designer, before feeling a need for better integration between interior design and architecture and that neither should be designed in isolation. Aspiring to find a better integration between the two, she has recently completed a Master of Architecture degree and is bridging her old school way of thinking with new digital tools and systems. She describes herself as an 'Internet Junkie', who can spend hours perusing random online content. Outside Architecture, Lin enjoys a game a tennis and cats.

Lara Motschi

Assistant Architect

Lara comes from Switzerland, where she completed a degree at the ETH Zürich and previously worked in local design studios.

At KGA she works primarily developing residential renovations and extension and enjoys being involved in the whole design process, meeting the clients personally and finding the best design solutions.

Romina Rodriguez

Assistant Architect

Romina, also from Argentina, has a Master Degree in architecture and worked over the past 7 years in architecture design studios. 

KGA is her first international work experience and provides her with a challenge she really enjoys. She has a special interest in ecological and low cost construction, to make buildings more accessible for the public. Besides architecture, Romina likes to draw, run in nature, cook, read and learning new things. 

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