The team. 


We operate with a core team of architects backed up by a growing gang of studio collaborators in the fields of product design, graphics, film and manufacturing.  


We truly believe in a cross disciplinary approach, and actively seek collaborations with industry, academia and community groups.

Lovely Collaborators

Past and present 

Alexandra Dangaard

Aki Michelle

Alexandra Cooke

Ang Drake

Arkie Rice

Allan Anderson

Ambica Beri

Ann Houston

Becky Trilsbach

Ben Harms

Bob Cameron

Catherine O’Shea

Chris Cameron

Chris DellaCa

Casey Jackson

Ebony Fowler

Giselle Penny

Harry Pulller

Hunter Eccleston

Jack Birtles (film)

Joe Anderson

Kate De Pina

Kelly Nortje

Luke Massingham

Lincoln Savage

Lloyd Gainey

Luke Robertson (graphics)

Marilena Hewitt

Markos Huges (photos)

Matt Ashby

Matt Lenz

Mick O’Shea

Mike Lepre

Niini Soisalo de Mendonça

Nobina Gupta

Natalia Salgues

Paul Clarke

Paul Sanders

Olivia Daw

Rob Arcidiacono

Sean Ryan

Sobi Slingsby

Tom Collins

Taran Smith

Tim Bauer

Tom Emmett

Will Harvey Jones

Will Swain

Zana Wright


Project Partners


Architectural Association

Abode Boutique Hotels.

Art Ichol

Bretts Hardware

Big Red Shed


Bond University


George Alexander Foundation

Jungle Love Festival

Private Forestry Services Queensland



Soil Science Australia

Clare Kennedy 



Clare Kennedy is a registered architect trained in Australia and London.  She had 7 years experience in offices in Brisbane, London, India and the UAE on projects of varying scales and complexities before founding Five Mile Radius in 2015.


Clare has held teaching positions with Kent School of Architecture, The Architectural Association, Bond University and QUT Brisbane.  She is the current recipient of the George Alexander Fellowship for research comparing earth construction in arid deserts of the USA with that found in Australia.  Clare also sits on the committee of the Earth Building Association of Australia. 


Clare’s is particularly fascinated by earth construction. She makes bricks, tiles, plasters by hand using clay, lime and sand. She is equally fascinated by India, travelling there frequently for both work and inspiration.


Tom O’Shea.

Project Architect.


Thomas is a registered Architect with more than 10 years experience in architecture and construction in Australia. He has been working with his hands for many years with a focus on timber and earth. Through this he has built a valuable knowledge of construction and a love for the hard work, passion and toil that goes into building. This has informed his work with Five Mile Radius.

Thomas has learned from award winning architects and is experienced with home renovations, commercial buildings and multi-story residential buildings.

He received the Deans commendation during his Masters in Architecture and travelled with an international humanitarian competition in Japan looking at rehabilitation of the Tsunami devastated Tohoku region.

Management Committee

Clare Kennedy

Tom O'Shea

Steve Szell

Acacia Stevenson

Kara Simpson

Marilena Hewitt



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The Foundry Studios

10 Atkins Street, Red Hill

Brisbane, QLD. 4059

Our History

Five Mile Radius respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we work, looking for ways to understand a place through its history, climate and  its  resources.

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