1+2 Directors Cath Hall, Mike Verdouw, + Fred Ward                   Image: Jonathan Wherrett

1+2 ARCHITECTURE is one of Tasmania’s most highly awarded and publicly acclaimed architecture practices. Our work is distinguished by its environmental and social awareness, attention to detail and user satisfaction. We offer professional services in architecture and interior architecture.

From small beginnings in 2002, our portfolio now includes master-planning for urban centres, projects for state and local government, commercial development, multi-unit residential developments, educational facilities, commercial fit-outs and private residences. Often these occur within the heritage sensitive context of Tasmania’s small, beautiful cities or within the environmentally sensitive contexts of Tasmania’s spectacular yet delicate non-urban areas. 

Our work has been recognised at local, national and international level through books, journals and exhibitions and continues to be awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects at both state and national level.


Registered Architects and Practice: Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.
A+ Practice Member of the Australian Institute of Architects
Accredited Building Service Provider Tasmania 
Pre-qualified Consultant DOTAF Tasmania
Listed Service Provider - Heritage Tasmania

CATH HALL   Director

ARCHITECT AIA  B Arch (Hons), BA Env Des , A.Mus.A    
Cath is a founding director of 1+2 Architecture. She has over 25 years of experience locally and internationally. Cath is a passionate designer, motivated by opportunities to exercise her skill in exploring beauty and providing memorable spatial experiences. She brings architectural clarity and programmatic efficiency to her design work that routinely exceed expectations. She is a widely experienced Project Director with experience in challenging planning and contractual processes.

Cath graduated from University of Tasmania in 1992 with first class honours and has been a practising registered architect for 19 years. She has travelled extensively and lived and worked in New Zealand and New York. She ran her own practice for 2 years prior to the establishment of 1+2 in 2002. 

She has recently been elected to the AIA Tas Chapter Council. She was a board member of the Board of Architects of Tasmania for 10 years and is a Board of Architects registration examiner. In recent years she has been a jury member for the RAIA Tas Chapter Awards, a member of the National Visiting Panel to UTas School of Architecture and a guest lecturer at UTas School of Architecture.

Cath is passionate about Tasmania's natural environment and spends as much time “out there” as possible. She has a strong desire to contribute positively to the quality of our built environment.

FRED WARD  Director

ARCHITECT AIA  B Arch (Hons), BA Env Des

Fred is a founding director of 1+2 Architecture, with 25 years of local, national and international experience. Fred's experience has provided the skills to design and co-ordinate multifaceted projects within tight budgets and time constraints. His strengths lie in directing complex and demanding design and procurement processes, working closely with clients and contractors and achieving optimum outcomes.

Fred graduated from University of Tasmania in 1992 with honours, was registered in Victoria in 1998 and went on to practise in London on projects across Europe and the USA before returning to Tasmania. Fred is an active member of the RAIA, has been a visiting tutor and examiner at University of Tasmania School of Architecture and has been a jury member in the Australian Institute of Architects awards programme.

MIKE VERDOUW    Director


Mike is a founding director of 1+2 Architecture, with 25 years of local, national and international experience. He is a skilled designer with an acute ability to draw together people and place in a meaningful way. Mikes strengths include drawing out inherent and sometimes less apparent qualities that ensure the design intent of projects are realised and optimised at the highest possible level, no matter what the scale. 

Mike graduated from University of Tasmania in 1992 and worked in Melbourne for Denton Corker Marshall on large public buildings before heading to the UK and then Russia where he assisted in the establishment of the St Petersburg office of DCM. 
He is an active member of the RAIA and other local community organisations and boards. In recent years he has been Chair of the AIA Tas Chapter Awards Jury and other design competitions and a visiting lecturer at UTas School of Architecture.