Our Leadership Team

The H2o team is led by Tim Hurburgh and Mark O’Dwyer with Associate Directors Cam Clifford and Vieri Nembrini, and Associates Vanja Joffer and Steve Vidovic. The design studio of twenty plus staff that forms the core of H2o Architects continues to develop the close relationships enjoyed between our clients, staff, consultants and contractors.


Tim Hurburgh


Harvard University Summer School, 1985
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, Master of Architecture, 1969
Tasmanian School of Environmental Design, Diploma of Architecture 1966
Professional Associations
RAIA–Fellow, 1980
Professional Committees
Boston Medical Association Committee, 1987
RAIA Awards Committee, 1979, 1987
Foundation Director, RAIA Architecture Foundation Director, RAIA
Jury chair, RAIA Sustainability Awards, 2005
Tim is a nationally known designer with extensive master planning, project design and facility management skills and experience, particularly in the education sector Tim’s work has also focused on high profile ESD projects which include a number of award winning projects throughout Australia. Prior to forming H2o with Mark O’Dwyer in 1999 he was the project director on behalf of Bates Smart Architects for Federation Square working with Peter Davidson, Don Bates and the LAB Architecture Team in London and Melbourne.

Mark O’Dwyer


University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), 1987
University of Melbourne, BSc yr. 1-2, 1980–81
Professional Associations
Royal Aust Institute of Architects, 2003–present
Facility Managers Association, 2000–present
Victorian Theatres Trust, 1996–present
Australian Film Institute Member, 1994–present
National Trust of Australia, 1994–present
Cinemateque Australia Member, 1984–1996
Mark has extensive project experience managing many of the varied projects of H2o including Master planning, Architecture and Project Management. He is particularly skilled at managing large projects, with fast track time lines, and many divergent stakeholders and outside parties involved. These skills have most recently been utilised in his work with Swinburne University on the Advanced Technology Centre and with the University of Adelaide on their highly specialised Plant Accelerator Facility.



Cameron Clifford

Associate Director

University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Architecture, 2003
University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1999
Cam is a highly talented design and documentation architect. He has most recently been lead architect for projects including Genazzano FCJ College Performing Arts Centre, Point Cook Senior Secondary College, Belgrave Community & Multipurpose Facility Hub and Swinburne University Design and Innovation Hub. He has extensive experience with many digital platforms and delivery systems including experience with a number of web-based information transfer systems such as Aconex and Teambinder.

Vieri Nembrini

Associate Director

Politecnico di Milano, Bachelor of Architecture, 2000
Vieri is a senior architect and his experience includes the role of project architect on large scale, high profile projects including Swinburne University Advanced Technology Centre, University of Adelaide Plant Accelerator Facility, RMIT University Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and McKinnon Secondary College Senior Centre. His working experience includes institutional, retail, and exhibitions projects between Melbourne and Milan. He has worked for Studio Terragni where he was project architect for the multifunctional space Spazio Sarpi in Milan.



Vanja Joffer


RMIT, Master of Architecture, 2008
RMIT, Bachelor of Architectural Design, 2005
Vanja has over ten diverse years of experience working on educational and government projects. She has worked on multiple tertiary institutional project, such as RMIT Building 88 Level 3 Business Growth, Swinburne University NICA fitout, University of Technology CB04 Laboratories, and Deakin University Building KA fitouts. Vanja has attentive details on design and documentation and is highly skilled in developing integrative designs and outcomes, while liaising with multiple consultants and stakeholders.

Steve Vidovic


University of Melbourne, Master of Architecture, 2011
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture, 2010
University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Planning and Design, 2008
Steve has over eight years of architectural experience and has led projects through pre-design, feasibility, schematic design, town planning and design development to full documentation and contract administration. At H2o Architects he has worked across a diverse range of projects including, RMIT ARC Centres of Excellence, RMIT SEH and HDR Stage 1, Latrobe University Anatomy Laboratories and McKinnon Secondary College Senior Centre. Steve has excellent communication and coordination skills which have led to projects being delivered on time and within budget, whilst achieving project objectives and strategic visions.