About Tanner Architects

Tanner Architects is an award winning architectural practice based in Hobart, nipaluna Tasmania.

Project context, either urban, rural landscape or coastal margin, greatly inform our processes and we strive to reflect this relationship within our architecture. We take an exploratory approach to the spatial arrangement & materials of our buildings and we encourage our clients to engage with us on this journey.

Sustainability is an integral facet of any design we undertake. The impact of a particular project is considered as a combination of factors, such as scale, relationship to site and broader context, in addition to its passive heating and cooling ability. Containment of built scale is one of the primary drivers that underpin our approach to sustainability.

Client communication is a criterion of the design process that we take seriously. We employ multi layered methods of communicating design and have considerable experience with the planning processes necessary to achieve successful outcomes at a planning application level. We aim to ensure our client is aware and comfortable at each step of a project’s navigation, from pre-design through to administration of the building contract.

Tanner Architects view contemporary architecture as a pivotal ingredient to a rich environmental culture and a vitally important aspect of a future sustainable society.

Our project spectrum includes residential architecture, commercial, tourism projects and public infrastructure.

The practice is pre-qualified with Department of Treasury and Finance for Strategic and Project Services. Stuart and all professional staff are members of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Being an AIA A+ registered practice we comply with AIA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

  • Department of Treasury & Finance Second Party Certification No. 500-09491- DTFSPC
  • Professional Indemnity PPI/0/329535/21/M4
  • Australian Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) Membership No. 19035
  • Australian Consulting Architects (A.C.A.) Membership No. 3094
  • Board of Architects Tasmania Registration No. 565
  • Board of Architects Queensland Registration No. 5945
  • NSW Register of Architects Registration No. 8700
  • Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) Registration No. 17820
  • Building Practitioner Accreditation No. 329877575
staff image

Stuart Tanner


Stuart Tanner is the founding Director of Tanner Architects. Stuart has a strong connection to the Australian landscape and it's relationship to Architecture.

Stuart’s depth of experience and ability to manage the Architectural process ensures that strong communication and considered practice prevails. His passion for architecture, music, literature and art influences his conceptual thinking at every level.

Stuart is also a ocean swimmer, surfer and musician.

His engagement with the Tasmanian wilderness is key to Tanner Architects' success.

staff image

Lara Maeseele

Master of Architecture

Lara's career began in London working with RIBA Award winning Allies and Morrison.

During this time she gained extensive design and documentation experience on multi-residential, commercial and urban planning projects.

Since arriving in Tasmania in 2012, she has been an integral member of Tanner Architects.

Lara's international design knowledge and experience from conceptual stage through to completion on site is evident in every project through a deep understanding of form and space.