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Established in 2013, Cavill Architects was created to deliver civic-minded projects of the highest quality.


Having practiced together in their formative years, Directors Andrew D’Occhio and Sandy Cavill now lead the studio across an expanding range of briefs including public works, education, heritage revitalization, master planning, accommodation, and single residences.


After developing a strong early reputation within the commercial development community, the company is now considered a leader in this field.


Cavill Architect’s Quality Management System is certified to meet ISO 9001:2015 under JAS-ANZ by Certification Australia.

Sandy Cavill | Practice Director


Prior to the establishment of Cavill Architects in 2013, Sandy developed a particular area of expertise in commercial and public architecture while collaborating on an array of notable projects in former practice.

Of this earlier project work, it was Sandy’s experience in market retail design that led to one of Cavill Architects’ earliest commissions, ‘The Stores’.

Completed in 2015, this and other award-winning projects established the office’s reputation for civic-minded architecture and led to a number of increasingly important commissions.

Along with co-director Andrew D’Occhio, Sandy continues to drive the office in its ambition for civic-minded contributions in projects large and small.

Lucy Hinchliff | General Manager


Equipped with a Bachelors degree in Architectural Studies, Lucy marries her background with her aptitude for people and project management in our General Manager role.
Lucy’s understanding of management, organization, and administration within architectural practice is key in driving the studio’s operations and strategic vision. Collaborating closely with the directors, Lucy handles the optimization of Cavill Architects processes, overseeing workplace systems, financial management, marketing, quality assurance, communication, event coordination, resourcing and HR.
Her collaborative spirit and commitment to learning is integral in fostering our office culture. With a keen awareness for the evolving needs of the team, she plays a pivotal role in steering Cavill Architects towards continued success.

Andrew D’Occhio | Practice Director


Andrew is the co-director of Cavill Architects, sharing leadership and managerial responsibilities with Sandy the practice’s founder. In practice since 2006, Andrew’s delivery experience ranges civic, commercial, institutional, accommodation, cultural, and retail sectors, coordinating services across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Japan.

Skilled in leading from concept to completion, Andrew’s particular specialty lies in leading large-scale projects where technical and organizational complexity must be carefully interwoven with experience, delight and economy of construction.

Outside of practice Andrew has taught urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture. His involvement in academia is continuous as a regular guest critic to Brisbane’s architectural schools.

Angus McNichol | Senior Architect


Angus brings broad interstate project experience, having lived and worked extensively in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. With a specialty in large and complex projects he applies great attention to interrogating the technical and social issues framing any architectural problem or opportunity.

With a varied technical and strategy skillset, he can consider procurement and construction issues in tandem with conceptual design thinking from very early design phases through to completion.

Angus finds great value in curating an inclusive and collaborative team setting and is unafraid to challenge those in the broader project cohort to achieve a high-quality outcome.

Ysabel Usabal | Architectural Graduate


Ysabel completed her Masters of Architecture in 2022 at Queensland University of Technology, during which she worked in practice on a range of educational and residential projects across Queensland.

Ysabel’s prior experience has informed a detail-oriented approach and understanding that supports all project phases across a variety of typologies. She looks forward to honing her technical and visualisation proficiencies to support her values as a young designer to improve the social, cultural, and environmental conditions of the built environment.

Adam Bergendal | Senior Designer


Adam is a highly skilled senior designer with over a decade of hands-on experience in guiding design-focused projects across diverse architectural sectors. He has led award-winning projects in Sweden and the UK, establishing a track record of design-driven project development and delivery, along with international expertise.

Driven by a passion for rigorous, detail-oriented design, Adam has a highly honed eye for quality. His extensive experience includes delivering mixed-use developments, as well as residential and healthcare buildings.

Adam thrives in collaborative, open-minded environments, infusing each project with curiosity and a passion for innovative, inclusive solutions that benefit all stakeholders.

Sienna Townsend-Sim | Student of Architecture


Sienna is a 3rd year Architecture major at QUT, joining Cavill Architects in April 2021 as the Studio Assistant.

Sienna’s early administrative experience and background in high-end fashion retail has informed her highly transferable skill set involving a methodical, considered approach to her project work as well as a client focused sensibility.

Her passion for Architecture and dedication to her current studies allows Sienna to provide a level of understanding that is highly valuable to the Cavill Architects team.

Grace Pemberton | Graduate of Design


Grace joined the Cavill Architects team in November 2021 after finishing her 3rd year of Architecture and is set to commence her masters early next year.

Her enthusiasm towards learning facilitates both a flexible and creative environment, fostering her growth within all facets of architecture. Grace’s existing experience in residential design, along with a background in sales, has provided her with a broad scope of knowledge & client service which she looks forward to expanding.

Georgia Sewell | Graduate of Architecture


Joining Cavill Architects in 2024, Georgia brings a breadth of project experience working alongside both private and institutional clients within the education sector. Her enthusiasm for socially and environmentally sustainable architecture is what drives her pursuit of engaging design in every project.
Graduating with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Queensland at the end of 2019, she hopes to continue honing her skills in problem solving, detailed design and adding to her construction knowledge.

Jodi Alexander | Accountant


Jodi’s initial accounting training was in Chartered Accounting learning the ropes of compliance accounting, followed by five years in the commercial field with Shell Retail.

She was awarded a Fellowship by CPA Australia on the 1st of June 2015 for her long-term service to the accounting profession.

Jodi is passionate about setting up efficient and effective accounting systems which will produce timely and industry specific financial and management reports.


Awards & Publications



Australian Institute of Architecture, Brisbane Regional Awards (Commendation) Residential Architecture – New, Earl Parade

Australian Institute of Architecture, Brisbane Regional Awards (Commendation) Commercial Architecture, Hyperdome North Mall

Australian Institute of Architecture, Brisbane Regional Awards (Commendation) Interior Architecture, Hyperdome North Mall

Australian Institute of Architecture, Queensland Architecture Awards (Commendation) Interior Architecture, Hyperdome North Mall



Prix Versailles Shopping Mall Special Prize Interior award for the South Asia & Pacific, 2021

Excellence in Development (Properties >35,000 sqm) Award for the Hyperdome North Mall Expansion, Property Council of Australia’s Queensland Retail Property of the Year Awards

Australian Institute of Architecture, Queensland Architecture Awards Small Project Architecture, Doggett Street Showroom

Australian Institute of Architecture, Brisbane Regional Awards (Commendation) – Commercial Architecture, Byres Street

Australian Institute of Architecture, Brisbane Regional Awards (Commendation) – Small Project Architecture, Doggett Street Showroom

The Monocle Book of Homes Gibbon Street

Houses Magazine Issue 143 (December 2021) Earl Parade



Artichoke Magazine Issue 70 Byres Street

The Australian: The List 2020 Magazine – Australia’s Top 20 Architects



Habitus House of the Year – Season 1, Episode 3 1:15-4:55

Australian House & Garden Magazine January Issue Gibbon Street

Resident Dog, The Book  Gibbon Street

Denizen Modern Living Magazine Summer Issue Gibbon Street

Elle Indonesia Magazine August Issue Gibbon Street



National Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions), Australian Institute of Architects, National Architecture Awards, Gibbon Street

Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects, Queensland Architecture Awards, The Stores

Elina Mottram Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions), Australian Institute of Architects, Queensland Architecture Awards, Gibbon Street

World Architecture Festival Shortlist, Gibbon Street

Habitus Magazine Issue 41 Gibbon Street

Monocle Magazine Issue 113 Gibbon Street

Brisbane News Magazine Issue 1163 The Stores




Houses Magazine Issue 118 Gibbon Street

Inside Magazine Issue 98 Gibbon Street

Brisbane News Issue 1128 Gibbon Street