Meet the Team

Anthony Kelly


RAIA Registered Architect 6999
B.ARCH (University of Technology, Sydney)

Anthony has been the Director of ADG Architects for the past seventeen years, producing high quality architecture and project management for valued clients that continue to demand his services.

Anthony has extensive experience in a broad range of projects, including high, medium and small scale residential work, exhibition centres, high-end retail, aged care, commercial, hotels, resorts, modular & prefabricated housing and Retirement living.

As a Director, Anthony provides a new, exciting, fresh design approach to all projects, adopting environmentally sustainable design initiatives. He provides innovative, cost effective solutions in Architecture, Master Planning and Interiors supported by a fully integrated building information management system.

Prior to establishing ADG, Anthony’s extensive career enabled him to work with many prestigious architects and architecture firms, including Harry Seidler, AJ + C, the Buchan Group and Kohn Pederson Fox –London.  Anthony has worked internationally and throughout Australia.


  • Burjuman Shopping centre and serviced apartments, Dubai – Value $1 B with KPF
  • Shell House, Melbourne – 27 storey commercial – Value $27 M with Harry Seidler
  • Sylvania RACF – 160 bed facility – Project Value $27 M
  • Engadine RACF – 152 bed facility – Project Value $30 M
  • Kellyville RACF – 120 bed facility – Project Value $25 M
  • Forresters Beach RV – community centre, villa design and master planning – Value $5M

PROJECTS cont...

  • Lennox Head Multipurpose sports hall – Lennox Head Sport and Rec With AJ +C – Project Value $5 M
  • Pt Wolstoncroft and Myuna Bay – Sport and Rec dining halls with AJ +C – Project Value $5 M
  • Armidale Retirement Village – Community centre and new villas
  • Sydney Central Plaza – Project Architect with TBG – Project Value $300 M
  • Town Hall Arcade – Project Architect with TBG – Project Value $150 M
  • Broadway Shopping Centre, Project Architect with TBG – Project Value $250 M
  • Gosford Waterfront Master planning & Performing Arts & Cultural Centre
  • Bundaleer 140 bed RACF – conceptual design and DA plus 50 bed sub acute hospital -Project value $60M

Graham Mann

Senior Associate
AIA Member No. 63602

Affiliate Member of the Australian Institute of Architects
Chartered Member of the Building Designers Association
Accredited with Building Consultants Accreditation P/L

Graham has had over 30 years’ experience in the design and construction industry and has a portfolio covering a wide range of building types including new homes, Childcare Centres, aged care facilities, multi-unit developments, commercial and industrial developments. Graham understands that a high level of client communication is required throughout the design and documentation process to ensure the designs meet our client’s expectations. He also understand that each site is as individual as the requirements of the client.

Graham has a philosophy of adding value to every design commission undertaken while delivering an innovative and imaginative design solution that strives to exceed the expectations of our client.


  • Vertical Wind Tunnel Project, Penrith NSW – $10M
  • 3 Storey Commercial Office Building, Tuggerah NSW – $5.2M
  • 4 Storey Commercial Office Building, Wyong NSW – $4.8M
  • 20 Bed Extension to Residential Aged Care Facility, Noraville NSW – $3.5M
  • 16 Bed Extension to Residential Aged Care Facility, Noraville NSW – $2.5M
  • 101 Room Boarding House, Ourimbah NSW – $5.7M
  • 65 Place Childcare Centre, Pennant Hills NSW – $2.5M
  • 30 Place Child Care Centre, Bardia NSW – $0.9M
  • 6 Townhouse Development, Long Jetty NSW – $1.2M
  • Place of Public Worship, Terrigal NSW – $3.5M
  • Refurbishment of exsiting RACF for Bundaleer Care Services – $2.5M
  • Bundaleer 140 bed RACF – Conceptual design and DA plus 50 bed Subacute hospital – $30M

Frank Torbica

Senior Architect

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Newcastle

Frank is a dedicated professional who enhances any project he becomes involved with. With over 35 years in the architecture industry, Frank enables projects to run smoothly, on time and on budget.

Frank’s extensive experience in the construction industry   caters for a myriad of projects, from small domestic construction to large complex developments. Frank’s expertise in contract administration guarantees compliant projects to all local and state legislation.


  • Engadine Aged Care NSW – 150 bed facility – Project Value $30 M
  • 36-38 Showground Rd, Gosford – 29 apartments, childcare centre & retail – Project Value $15 M
  • Kellyville Aged Care NSW –120 bed facility – Project Value $25 M
  • PCYC Umina – Project Value $1 M
  • Muswellbrook Wholesale Meat Processing – Project Value $3 M
  • Forresters Beach Community Centre – Retire Australia – villa design and master planning – Project Value $5 M
  • Al Mamzar Teaching Hospital, Dubai  – Project Value $100 M

Jason Unwin

Senior Architect

Dip. Arch Technology Science of Architecture
Bach. Architecture

Jason joined ADG Architects in September 2014. His experience includes residential, commercial, industrial design as well as Master Planning , Aged care, rehab and dementia facilities.

Jason enjoys working and living in Gosford. He would love to see Gosford thrive with new and revamped buildings and is keen to be part of that revitalization. Jason feels it is important to look at preparing for the growing and ageing population of Gosford and the Central Coast.

Jason’s strengths include a strong building and construction knowledge and his ability to communicate well with his clients, council, builders and consultants. He is an important part of our Quality Assurance team and works alongside our Managing Director to manage resources in the office.


  • Kennedy Health, Kogarah Aged Care Facility – Project Value $15 M
  • Pacific Smiles Dental Studios, VIC – Project Value $.5 M
  • Forresters Beach Community Centre – Retire Australia. Villa design and master planning – Project Value $5 M
  • Bundaleer Aged Care facility and Sub acute Hospital Wauchope -Project value $60M

Johann Strey

Senior Architect

March (University of Pretoria) BArchHons BSc (Architecture)

Johann has experience on an extensive range of projects- ranging from exhibit stand design, to modular design to master planning for a ski resort. Having worked in diverse offices, he has gained skills in many aspects of architecture.  He understands that spaces should be comfortable to live, work and play in. This is not just accomplished through creative design but more importantly by listening carefully to the client’s needs.

Having lived and worked on motor yachts, Johann understands the luxury and use of each square metre to get the fullest use out of a space. He has a passion for and understanding of, passive design elements and strives to create sustainable architecture.



  • Strathfield Boarding House, Sydney – $2 M
  • Fairy Meadow Boarding house, Wollongong – $2 M
  • Dakabin Crossing Town Houses, Dakabin – Value $20 M with Arqus Design
  • Rothwell Aged Care, Brisbane – value $20 M with Arqus
  • Tricare Aged Care Ashgrove, Brisbane – value $20 M with Arqus
  • Tricare Aged Care Carindale, Brisbane – value $80 M with Arqus
  • Libya Hospital, Libya – with RRP
  • Xinlan Offices – with Haack Hoephner
  • Transnet Engineering Offices, SA – with Strey Architects
  • Soccer City Phase 2 Masterplan, SA – with Strey Architects
  • Afriski Masterplan, Lesotho – with Strey Architect

Daphne Kua

Architectural Graduate

Bachelor of Architecture (Design), Newcastle University
Masters of Architecture, Newcastle University
Daphne Kua has seven years’ experience in the industry with a passion for designing large and complex projects.

Daphne utilises her professional experience to answer design problems with innovative solutions.

With particular experience in residential and mixed use developments, Daphne’s strong attention to detail maximizes the potential of any project she delivers. Daphne’s sense of architectural integrity ensures quality designs that exceed her clients’ expectations.


  • Mann Street, Gosford – mixed use development – 23 apartments plus commercial offices – Project Value $12 M
  • 69-71 Hills Street, Gosford – residential apartments – 48 apartments – Project Value $10 M
  • 36-38 Showground Road, Gosford – mixed residential – 26 apartments, childcare centre & retail – Project Value $15 M
  • Wynnum Rd, Norman Park QLD – 20 residential apartments – Project Value $7 M
  • Maroomba Rd, Terrigal  Multi unit residential -Project value $5M
  • Woy Woy Sporties Club  Seniors living, mixed use and club -Project value $40M
  • Ettalong multi unit and residence -Project value $5M

Shea O'Donoghue


RAIA registered architect 9748 Bachelor of Design (architecture), N. Bachelor of Design (Architecture), Newcastle University. Master of Architecture, Monash University

Shea O’Donoghue is a highly motivated, enthusiastic design architect with nine years’ experience in the field. Along with her invaluable skill set, she has strong technical knowledge, detail design experience and on-site acumen.

Shea’s background encompasses a broad range of projects both nationally and internationally, including the Noble Park Aquatic Centre worth $18M and Holden Street, Gosford apartments with valued at $14M. In 2009 Shea was awarded the exclusive Eric Parker Travelling Scholarship. This gave Shea the opportunity to travel internationally and thus develop a sense of delightful buildings and understanding of the various architectural designs in a global context.


  • Warner Medical Centre – QLD. Project Value $3 M
  • Echuca Regional Hospital Redevelopment – VIC – Project Value $66 M-with Suters
  • West Gippsland Hospital Emergency expansion – Warragul VIC – Project Value $3.1 M – with Suters
  • 75-77 Faunce St Gosford – 41 apartments – Project Value $7.2 M
  • 46-48 Holden Street, Gosford  – 44 apartments – Project Value $14 M
  • Bent Street, Gosford – 120 apartments – Project Value $ 30 M
  • Wollombi Eco village Resort – 120 units -Project value $5M
  • Doonside Micro apartments- 11 units -Project value $2M
  • Heath St Affordable Accessible housing -11 units -Project value $2M
  • Trinity Point Townhouses- 12 townhouses -Project value $4M
  • Blue Bay duplex-Project value $1M
  • Woy Woy micro apartments -30 units-Project value $2M

Peta Rogers

Senior Architectural Technician / Draftsperson

Diploma Architectural Technology (Sydney). Diploma Graphic Design (Melbourne)

With an interest in art and architecture, and a background in both visual arts & building design, Peta has a solid understanding of the Elements of Art & Design, which are paramount in creating innovative architecture.

Peta’s strengths include a strong attention to detail, coupled with a level of accuracy and an understanding of spatial awareness, proportion, and colour balance. She has extensive knowledge of Revit (BIM) and AutoCAD software having obtained Certificates for Completion in these short courses at the RMIT University of Melbourne.

Peta is particularly interested in environmentally sustainable building design.


  • Sylvania Aged Care – 152 bed facility – Project Value $27 M
  •  Kellyville Aged Care – 120 bed facility – Project Value $25 M

Nathan Shea

Senior Architectural Technician / Draftsperson

Architectural Technology – Certificate IV

A recent addition the ADG team, Nathan brings over 20 years experience working in Architectural practices throughout NSW.

Nathan’s experience includes documentation of a wide range of project types from commercial, retail, hospitality & residential projects.

Nathan has strong documentation skills from initial sketch design stage though to Construction Documentation, including a high level of attention to detail. He also has a keen interest in 3D visualization / presentation. Nathan has extensive knowledge of Revit (BIM) and AutoCAD software.


  • Bundaleer Aged Care Wauchope – Refurbishment of existing RACF $2.5M
  • 17 Mann St Gosford – Mixed use $14M
  • Glengara Aged Care Facility

Ian Smith

Architectural Graduate

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Ian joined ADG Architects in 2015 and has been involved in a broad range of projects in that time- from residential through to mixed use developments and industrial/ commercial projects.

It is Ian’s attention to detail that is one of his many key skills, along with strong concept development and design efficiency.

Ian has extensive experience and working knowledge of Revit,Auto Cad, Photo shop, Sketch up and 3D printing and model making. Ian continues to develop strong and professional client relationships through every project.


  • Trinity Point – Bayssari House – High end luxury residential – Project Value $2.5 M
  • Porteous House – high end luxury residential – Project Value $3 M
  • Britannia St, Umina – Villas /Townhouses – Project Value $ 2 M
  • Woy Woy Serviced Apartments and Club – Seniors Living – Project Value $50 M
  • Camelot Court, Carlingford High end luxury residential – Project value $2M
  • Albany St, Point Frederick- Alterations and additions. Project value $600-800K
  • Bundaleer Care Services- Aged care facility adn sub-acute hospital. Project value $60M
  • Central Coast Sporting Complex- sports facilities. Project value $80-100M

Pareena Lertsurawat

Architectural Graduate

Bachelor of Design in Architecture UTS Master of Architecture UTS

Pareena’s achievements include

  • Shortlisted for Vivid Sydney 2017
  • NSW Graduate  & Student Awards – Structural innovation in Architecture 2016


Pareena joined  ADG Architects earlier this year. She is passionate about illustrating, explaining and improving issues through designs and exploring the concepts between human senses and spatial qualities.


  • 38 room boarding house, Strathfield South
  • 10 room boarding house – Doonside
  • Lavish private residence – Trinity Point
  • Private residence -Woy Woy
  • Dual occupancy -Blue Bay

Breelle Varman

Architectural Graduate

Bachelor of Architecture (Design), UTS

Breelle is an excellent communicator and develops great client-architect relationships ensuring a clear understanding of her clients’ vision for their project.

As well as her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Breelle is currently studying a Master’s degree in Construction Management.

One of Breelle’s strengths is her ability to liaise with local authorities and regulatory bodies to ensure all building regulations are met. Breelle’s strong knowledge of council requirements and planning legislation together with her Quantity Surveying knowledge makes her well place to undertake feasibility studies for proposed developments and future projects.


  • 36-38 Showground Rd, Gosford – 26 apartments, childcare centre & retail – Project value $15M
  • Gertrude St, Gosford – Apartments – 54 apartments – Project value $14M
  • Modular housing QLD
  • PCYC Umina -Project value $1M
  • Bundaleer Aged Care and Sub-Acute hospital-Project value $60M
  • Kellyville RACF- 120 bed Aged Care facility -Project value $25M
  • Glenwood Childcare centre

Kirstie Nicholson

Revit Architect

Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential) Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Kirstie has recently joined ADG Architects in the role of Revit Architect.

Kirstie is also a talented Interior designer who graduated this year from the prestigious Billy Blue College of Design.

Kirstie is an excellent communicator with a gift for sourcing the perfect interiors for her clients and an attention to detail that is obvious in her work. Kirstie has a strong skillset covering Revit, Sketch up, Photoshop, In design and AutoCad.


  • The Boathouse Koolewong-refurbish, fitout, and interior design of new bar area
  • Bundaleer Aged Care Facility – Architectural services (Revit)
  • Kellyville RACF- Interior design
  • Currawong St – Architectural services (Revit)

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