JMH Design was founded in 2012 and since that time we’ve grown into a multi-disciplinary team and established a reputation for design excellence in the Brisbane area.
WE ARE LEADERS
JMH Design are leaders when it comes to innovative and quality custom home designs in the Brisbane and Sunshine coast areas. We listen to your needs and use our expertise to design a custom plan that will help bring the vision of your home to life. At JMH Design we create house plans that will meet the needs of your growing family.
WE ARE INNOVATORS
We can help bring your plans to life through innovative technologies such as realistic renders and fly-throughs that will allow you to visualise what your home could look like prior to building.
WE ARE COLLABORATORS
JMH Design collaborates with builders, town planners, private certifiers and structural engineers to ensure your design needs are met at every stage of your home design journey.
Whether you’re a homeowner looking to renovate your existing home or if you’re looking to embark on a new build, JMH Design can create a custom design solution that serves the needs of your family.
MEET OUR TEAM
Director and Designer
Jacob Hipwood is the Director and Senior Designer at JMH Design. He has more than a decade of experience designing for both commercial and residential projects in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
In addition to Jacob’s extensive design knowledge (Diploma of Building Design and Technology) he also holds a Certificate IV in Building (Low Rise). This ensures that every house design Jacob creates can be achieved with modern construction techniques. Jacob is proud to be from a family of builders and to be combining that family legacy with his design capabilities.
Jacob is passionate about modern design principles when it comes to the aesthetic feel of contemporary homes. He also ensures that he is designing for place when it comes to functionality and sustainability within the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast climates.
Shane’s passion for building design started at a young age. Some of his earliest memories are of going to work with his dad, a builder and drafter, and being fascinated by the design and building process.
Shane started a Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) at Queensland University of Technology and not long after built his own home. It was the building of this home that led to his undertaking a Diploma in Building Design and took him back to the construction industry that he loves. Shane has also had extensive experience using computer based home design programs meaning he can create realistic renders to help customers visualise their new home.
Shane loves building homes that are perfectly suited to the Queensland climate. His background in Landscape Architecture means he has a strong understanding of site considerations and this allows him to build homes that are comfortable year round in the warm Queensland environment.
His favourite types of projects to work on are family homes. He loves listening to the needs of families and designing a house that works for them. Shane feels that his greatest reward is seeing growing families enjoy their Queensland lifestyle to the fullest in a custom home that’s been designed just for them.
Ashlea Carvel is our most experienced Senior building Designer with over 16 years working in the industry and is certified in Building Design and Technology.
Through working with custom and project builders, directly with clients, certifiers, town planners and other professionals, there is no design challenge that Ashlea has not faced and solved in collaboration with her clients.
Ashlea has been recognised in the industry for her modern, innovative, and creative designs for new builds and renovations and enjoys workings with clients to help create their dream homes in a flawlessly functional capacity.
Ashlea can be engaged from concept to working drawings and liaise with certifiers and trades when required.
In her personal time, Ashlea likes to draft her own dream home in cities around the world, fit for her personal library, her plants and her spoilt king kitten – Foxy.
Jenny joined the JMH Team in mid-September 2021 and is currently completing her qualification in Building Design – Low Residential. Buying, renovating and selling a number of family homes over the years inspired a desire to get into the industry so she decided that the time was right for a career change.
Jenny has an interest in how spaces can be designed, or re-designed, to provide functional, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing homes to live in. Working at JMH allows her the opportunity to partner with clients to bring to fruition the ideas and concepts they have and assist in making their dreams a reality. Working as a Building Design Consultant is very rewarding and finalising a concept design for someone is one of the highlights of the job.
Celeste van Griensven
Celeste is our Melbourne import and boy we are glad to have her. With a background in customer service and help desk support she is our man on the ground with all customer relations. Call us up and Celeste would be thrilled to have a chat about all your reno and new home dreams to get the ball rolling on making them reality
Design has always been a passion of mine, from playing with Lego and Meccano as a little kid through to art in high school. The ability to create something meaningful really appeals to me and has long been a major criterion for the career I chose.
A future in architecture and building design first occured to me while studying Graphics in high school. The sketching and the programs were new and exciting and I felt that a job in this field could definitely be for me (and with the last name Window, it seemed fitting).
Four years and one degree later I was welcomed onto the team at JMH. I’ve learned a lot in my short time here and am excited for what the future holds.
Hazel is our super Admin Support, she has been with JMH Design for over 3 years and counting.
Hazel is the behind-the-scenes office ninja. Although you do not hear from Hazel too often on the phone, you will find yourself receiving friendly emails or an automated checklists from her on a daily basis.