To Hao, architecture represents an opportunity to demonstrate the best of humanity. Across two decades he has developed a strong standing as an architect, best known for the level of care and passion shown when managing complex projects for community and justice sectors. An attentive listener and detail focused, Hao seeks to improve the user experience, creating environments that offer empathy, connection and healing through design.
Most recently leading the $188.9M expansion of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) – the main women’s correctional facility in Victoria – Hao also completed the DPFC Health and Wellbeing precinct in 2019. He previously led expansion works at Langi Kal Kal Prison, and delivered the $100M Karreenga prison at a greenfield site in Lara in 2016.
Projects like the Centre of Learning for Family Violence at the Victorian Police Academy have allowed Hao to demonstrate his appetite for research and innovation in developing trauma-informed architectural approaches.
In addition to justice projects, Hao previously delivered the Banksia Gardens Community Centre expansion – a neighbourhood house committed to community development in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.