About us


Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects- Philosophy

Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects is a design focused Architectural and Town Planning practice recognised for continued success in achieving high quality designs and  development approvals. We believe that the main challenge facing designers today is to think beyond standard solutions and incorporate economic, legislative, environmental, cultural and community demands and expectations.

The practice has responded to the ongoing demands for wider housing choices as well as the associated demands for new types of retail and business environments. These changes in demand have been associated with the worldwide growth in urban areas and growing client appreciation of the importance of good design. The designs are sensitive to the region in which we live and work. We focus on listening to and understanding the needs of our clients. Through our appreciation of the complexities of the modern world, we bring to life buildings that exceed our clients’ aims and aspirations.

The variety of projects in which we have been involved range from residential projects through to large mixed use and commercial buildings. Our client base includes developers, householders and a number of institutions. These projects involve a range of work including new houses and apartment buildings, refurbishment and adaptation of old commercial/industrial buildings into residential uses, commercial buildings, master planning for religious and student accommodation, strata titling of older buildings, creating infill solutions for spare development potential, the design of new apartment and mixed-use buildings and resorts.

The company operates out of its own building in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, and consists of an Architectural Core, a comprehensive Town Planning team as well as an Interior Design group. The current overall team of twenty is available to tackle the problems and achievements required in designing and attaining approvals for construction work for residential and working environments.

Our awards

40+ Years, 14+ Awards

Over the 40 years HAL Architects (Kevin Hayes Architects) has been in business they have won many national and international awards, below are a few of the awards received during that time.


  • 2009UDIA Development Excellence Award
  • 2008 Women in Business Awards
  • 2007 RAIA Regional Commendation
  • 2006 RAIA Queensland Architecture Awards
  • 2006 ASI Steel Awards Queensland
  • 2005 UDIA Suncorp Queensland Awards for Excellence
  • 2005 National Association of Women in Construction
  • 2004 UIA International Union of Architects
  • 2004 UDIA of Australia Queensland Awards for Excellence
  • 2002 RAIA Queensland Architecture Awards
  • 1999 RAIA Queensland Architecture Awards
  • 1998 RAIA Queensland Architecture Awards
  • 1997 RUDIA Queensland Award for Excellence
  • 1996 UDIA Queensland Award for Excellence

Our history

Over 40 Years of History


Kevin Hayes Designs and Builds the first home


Kevin Hayes establishes building company "Kevin Hayes Builder"


Kevin Hayes converts from builders to architects and operates from the basement of his New Farm house


Practice becomes a Pty Ltd company and moves the office to Merthyr Road New Farm. Gerard Lynch joins Practice


Kevin Hayes Architects begins to focus on Urban Renewal


Gerard Lynch becomes part owner and Directer of Kevin Hayes Architects


1st Major award won, to be followed by over a dozen major national and international awards


Elizabeth Anderson joins the firm


Elizabeth Anderson becomes part owner and Director


The Practice designs, builds and relocates to new headquarters in its current location in Fortitude Valley


Adam Lockhart is appointed associate Director


Adam Lockhart is appointed Director of HAL Architects

The Evolution of HAL Architects

A Short message from founding director Kevin Hayes

Capability Statement

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