Privacy Policy

At Habitance, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information to carry out our functions or activities under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 (AIC Act), the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

This Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time) outlines our approach to privacy and how we collect, use and protect your personal information. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal information. By using this website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

How we modify this privacy policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and without prior notice, by posting an amended Privacy Policy that is always accessible by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link on this website’s pages. Your continued use of this website indicates your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy.

The types of personal information we collect

“Personal Information” is defined in the Privacy Act and means information and or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. Personal Information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Any information that you directly provide to us whether through our contact form, over the phone, by email or otherwise
  • Technical data such as your IP address, details about your browser, time zone settings, and other technology on the device you use to access our website
  • Information about how you use our website
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Why we collect personal information

The primary purpose for which we collect your personal information is to provide you with information about the services you have requested and/or are provided by this website. If you do not provide us with the information that we request, we may not be able to provide you with the service information. 

Retention of personal information

We will retain your Personal Information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Personalised Ads

We may participate with our marketing partners for purposes of providing personalised ads based on your interests. This activity is performed by collecting Usage Data and by using cookies and other tracking and data collection methodologies discussed above to transfer information to our marketing partners which manage advertising activities.

  • Google Analytics (Google): Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities, and to share them with other Google services. Information collected: cookie and Usage Data.

Contact us

Under the Privacy Act, you have certain rights to access and update the personal information we hold about you.

Personal information we hold about you can be accessed by making an access request to us. When you make a request to access your personal information we hold about you, we will ask you to verify your identity and may charge a fee to cover the reasonable costs of meeting your request. We will then provide the personal information we hold about you within a reasonable time. 

To seek access to your personal information or request a correction about the personal information we hold about you, or if you have any questions or complaints about how we collect, use, disclose, manage or store your personal information, please contact us.


Business Development Dog

Bella is an integral part of the Habitance Team, taking her role as Business Development Dog very seriously. She encourages people walking by to stop and pat her, offering an opportunity for them to ask what we do. She also likes to woof at other dogs and make friends with people eating pizza next door. Bella also likes photobombing, sleeping and chewing her feet.

Maggie Buckle

Design Techncian

Dual Diploma in Building Design and Interior Design

A multi skilled individual, Maggie’s creativity and passion for nature, nurture, the arts, and architecture has led her to complete a dual diploma in Building Design and Interior Design.

Formerly working in Real Estate, Maggie observed a growing distance between buildings and the personalities that occupied them. Her aim is to create environments that value personal expression within the individuals’ space. With a growing interest in gardening, self-sufficiency and landscape architecture, Maggie aims to develop her diverse range of talents with the team at Habitance.

To relax, Maggie likes gardening, painting portraits in her home studio, playing the banjo and driving round the sunny coast in her MX5.

Ali Hoffmann

Studio Manager

Bachelor of Business
Diploma of Events
Diploma of Travel & Tourism


Ali is a motivated and enthusiastic professional with over 30 years’ experience in business, sales and marketing, and business development. Customer-focused and driven, Ali has the ability to deliver targeted marketing campaigns, and industry relevant events.

A natural problem solver with strong networking capabilities, Ali’s business acumen enables her to ensure the studio runs smoothly, allowing the team to focus on design.

In her spare time Ali enjoys camping, beachcombing, jigsaws, music, jumping on the mower, and organising social events.

Josh Scott

Design Techncian

Diploma of Building Design

Josh combines Gen Z computer skills with a positive and hard working attitude. After completing his Building Design Diploma Josh worked in construction acquiring manual and practical experience on site to add to his skill set.

This combination enabled Josh to understand the whole process from designing the build, following the plans as a tradie during construction, to seeing the completed project and handing the keys over to the client.

Josh enjoys investigating design solutions utilising his innate understanding of complex computer programs to create compelling 3D models.

Away from work Josh is a keen amateur cook, is a hobby blacksmith and enjoys being a positive role model to his three nephews.

Patrick Nispel

Senior Urban Designer

Master of Design (UrbDes)BA (Hons) Architecture

With a passion to shape the built environment and local communities in a healthy and sustainable way, Patrick uses his extensive knowledge, diverse skills and broad project experience in architecture and urban design from across multiple countries.

Patrick believes the opportunity lies in challenging the norm to identify opportunities to create energy positive environments for individuals and communities alike.

Bilingual, logical and an analytical thinker, Patrick is a highly self-motivated individual, with the ability to work effectively with internal and external team members. He has a passion for sustainable design solutions including passive solar design, sub-tropical design, energy efficiency and ‘Passivhaus’ principles. Patrick used to compete internationally in Athletics and having pursued the Olympic Dream as an athlete his aim is to be involved with architectural and urban design projects related to Brisbane 2032.

Away from work Patrick plays sports, enjoys camping with his family and has just finished designing his own energy efficient home on the Sunshine Coast which his family plan to move into in 2022.

Alex Hoffmann


Master of Design (UrbDes)
BA (Hons) Architecture

With over 28 years’ architectural experience, in London and Brisbane, Alex has a passion for energy positive architecture delivered through a discerning eye for design.

With experience across complex user-oriented projects and a particular expertise in transport, residential, education and civic architecture. Alex is recognised as having an ability to work at both a city and building scale leveraging this capability to unlock better places through design.
Using a unique combination of creativity, vision, and an acumen for understanding the bigger picture enables Alex to engage in rigorous design processes leading to high quality outcomes for clients. Habitance is Alex’s vehicle to offer clients a high level of international expertise through a personable and professional approach, creating mutually beneficial interactions.
Alex has lived in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for 13 years, commuting to Brisbane for 12 of them. Now with a 5 minute journey to work, he is able to enjoy more time with his family, being out in the garden, managing his veggie beds, making furniture, and following sport, particularly rugby union.