June 15th from 5:30 pm for a 6 pm start, Montville Village Hall

Want to know more about improving lives through energy positive architecture and thoughtful design? Join us for our next General Meeting, with as special guest speaker Alex Hoffmann from Habitance Architects in Mapleton.

Alex Hoffmann is a QLD and UK registered architect with nearly 30 years’ experience in practice.  In 2008, Alex accepted a job with Hassell in Brisbane, and with his wife Ali and their three children, relocated from England to the Blackall Range, living in Montville, Mapleton and Flaxton. 

With multidisciplinary skills, Alex has worked on a wide range of transport infrastructure, tourism, civic, community, urban design, and residential projects.  Involved with the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Design Books, and recently a judge for the Australian Institute of Architects Regional Awards, Alex is well respected by his peers.  

In January 2021 Alex and Ali launched Habitance Architects from their dining room table and by March had moved into premises next to the Bowl Club in Mapleton and is now a team of five.  Clients include Sunshine Coast Council, South Burnett Regional Council, Stockland, several private developers, and local residents.


Alex will talk about “Energy Positive Architecture – Boost Health and Happiness in Hinterland Living

How can Energy Positive Architecture improve individual homes today, power new buildings, and empower us to be healthier and happier in the future? It’s obvious we can’t keep doing what we are doing to meet environmental goals and house our growing population.  By using clever design and natural resources Alex will offer some thought-provoking solutions to positively impact our needs including the hot topics of affordable housing, aging in place and community living.