Our Practice

Create. Innovate. Engage. Excel. 

H&E Architects is a leading and award-winning Sydney-based design practice specialising in architecture and interiors. We are dynamic, committed and without peer.

As led by co-directors Chris Grinham and Glenn Cunnington, we have, for 20 years, built from a clear and central platform founded on the delivery of standout, enlivened and functional creativity.

Our team of 14 is passionate and driven – inspired by the clients we work alongside just as we aim to inspire with our designs.

We have achieved success and respect on a broad platform of innovative projects that straddle the areas of hospitality, retail, commercial and hi-end residential.

What sets H&E apart is an honest desire to listen to clients and achieve collaboratively - to realise wants with a progressive approach that melds creativity to form and functionality.

Recent projects have been completed in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne – on internationally-recognised ventures for, among others, Solotel, The Feros Hotel Group, Accor Hotels and Frasers Property.

At H&E we strive to achieve tangible, commercially-driven outcomes with flexibility and a focus on consistency and levels of technical precision rarely achieved by a boutique practice.

We welcome further discussion about how we can elevate your next project to a position of excellence. 


They are easy to work with, have no ego about design, and are flexible with working in many different environments. 

- Justine Baker, Chief Operating Officer, Solotel


 Glenn Cunnington  Co-Director of H&E Architects, Glenn Cunnington is a practicing architect with more than 25 years experience. He has delivered a wide range of projects and is recognised as an expert in the use and implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling). He has led H&E's approach to innovative, industry-leading standards – and has been integral in the design and delivery of numerous award-winning venues. 

Glenn Cunnington

Co-Director of H&E Architects, Glenn Cunnington is a practicing architect with more than 25 years experience. He has delivered a wide range of projects and is recognised as an expert in the use and implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling). He has led H&E's approach to innovative, industry-leading standards – and has been integral in the design and delivery of numerous award-winning venues. 

 Christopher Grinham   H&E Architects’ fellow co-director, Christopher Grinham is one of Australia’s most in-demand designers. Over the past 20 years, he has helped enable H&E’s execution of award winning and industry-recognised projects across the areas high-end hospitality, retail, commercial and residential. With an eye for space, design and style, Chris has been central to the development of some of Australia’s most popular establishments. 

Christopher Grinham 

H&E Architects’ fellow co-director, Christopher Grinham is one of Australia’s most in-demand designers. Over the past 20 years, he has helped enable H&E’s execution of award winning and industry-recognised projects across the areas high-end hospitality, retail, commercial and residential. With an eye for space, design and style, Chris has been central to the development of some of Australia’s most popular establishments. 


Awards 

AIDA Awards 2018 I Hospitality Design I Barangaroo House I Shortlisted 

AIDA Awards 2018 I Retail Design I Acne Studios I Shortlisted 

Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence 2017 I Hotel of the Year - City I THE_PRINCE I Winner 

IDEA Awards 2017 I Workplace under 1,000sqm I H&E Studio I Shortlisted

AIA NSW Architecture Awards 2017 I Commercial Architecture I 13 Bowden I Commendation 

AIDA Awards 2016 I Hospitality Design I Gerrale Street Kitchen I Shortlisted

Eat Drink Awards 2016 I Best Restaurant Design I Gerrale Street Kitchen I Shortlisted

Woollahra Design Excellence Awards 2015 I Category C2 - Sustainability I Chiswick, Woollahra I Commendation 

Woollahra Council Heritage Conservation Awards 2011 I Category B2 - Contemporary Design I 168 Oxford I Winner


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