Kim Irons | Brett Stonehouse

Kim Irons | Brett Stonehouse

Irons McDuff Architecture Team 

Kim Irons, Principal Architect


Kim Irons is the Principal of Irons McDuff Architecture. Her architectural skills range from creative conceptual design thinking, to detailed on site problem solving and contractual management. She has extensive experience on institutional and community projects, managing multiple and, sometimes, complex clients and stakeholders. 

Prior to establishing Irons McDuff Architecture, Kim led design teams in local and international design studios, specialising in institutional, community and various residential  projects across metropolitan and regional environments. 

Kim was the lead architect for the redevelopments of Barwon Heads and Tatura Football and Netball Clubs, Moyne Shire Council Offices, Firbank Grammar School and Lauriston Girls School. In her overseas positions she led project teams in the delivery of  hotel and housing developments and designed various master plans for regional centres and schools in the west of Ireland.

Kim is an elected  member of the AIA Victorian Chapter Council, and independent reviewer for Victorian Design Review Panels and Mornington Design Advisory Panel. She provides design advice to Victorian Government, and assists in procurement methods to achieve high quality architecture on major infrastructure projects.  Kim has taught design studios and tutored in Architectural History, and is a regular guest critic and assessor at Deakin University and UTAS and jury member for Architecture Awards.  

Brett Stonehouse, Principal Architect  

B Env Des BArch ARBV  RAIA

Brett Stonehouse is a registered Architect in Victoria with extensive experience in design and delivery of institutional, educational, and high-end residential projects. 

Brett’s effective communication skills and capacity to accurately connect stakeholders ensures project directives are understood and realized. He understands collaboration within the project team is paramount to a successful outcome and this must be built and nurtured from the earliest discussions.

In previous placements, Brett has led teams in redevelopment of a number of Catholic Primary School Masterplans and redevelopments. 

With Williams Boag Architects, Brett led the refurbishment of the La Trobe Art Gallery and new development of Altona Preparatory to Year 9 College; a key project for the Department of Education’s new policy on pedagogical space design.

For two years, Brett transitioned to Senior Project Manager at Montlaur Project Services, facilitating the delivery of the capital works program at RMIT University. 

Two primary projects were a new Lecture Theatre on the Bundoora Campus and an additional floor to an old foundry to become the new Advanced Manufacturing Precinct on Queensbury St, City Campus.  Both projects required high end technical systems integration and achieved 5 star Greenstar benchmarking.  

Finley Van Kruijsbergen, Architect


Nick Jahnecke, Graduate of Architecture

BD, BCM (Hons) MArch


George Meek, Graduate of Architecture

BD (Hons) MArch (Hons)

Josh Cole, Student of Architecture

BD (Hons)


Brooke Davies, Studio Manager 

BD Business (Management)