About HLA Architects

Founded in 2013 by Hong Lau as a specialist architectural practice focusing on industrial, manufacturing and logistic building solutions. Previously a founding director of Twoarchitects (PLARCH), Hong Lau established HLA in recognising the need for innovative and personalised architectural services for the industrial sector. The practice has since, in less than five years, completed a range of commercial/industrial projects for tier one clients, at various locations across south-eastern seaboard of Australia. Some of the more notable projects include large coolroom and food processing facilities for Martin Brower and PFD Food Services, manufacturing & assembly facilities for GME Kingray, OJI Paper and Beaulieu Carpet, as well as logistic and warehousing facilities for Nick Scali, Rhino Rack and OI Glass.

We are solution focus and strive to achieve optimal design solutions through research and value management process. We take an active interest in emerging technology, and all our projects are BIM and cloud-based. Quality and consistency are hallmarks of our projects, and we are ready to draw upon decades of combined experience in commercial/industrial design and building to provide valuable input and solution.

Hong Lau – Director

Hong graduated from The University of Sydney in 2001 with Bachelor of Architecture and spent his first decade as a project architect at practices of various sizes on projects ranging from medium-rise & multi-unit apartments, commercial & industrial facilities, to large scale shopping complex and bulky goods centre. In 2009 Hong co-founded Twoarchitects/PLARCH with an aim to provide architectural service with a strong focus on innovative design, timely project delivery and solution driven apporach. The ethos of the practice conveyed across to his new venture through HL Architects, which he founded in 2013. Under Hong’s sole directorship and supervision, HLA has since delivered many large and complex industrial projects for tier-one clients.

Our Team

The team at HLA Architects consists of the principal and highly experienced team of architects and designers. We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients as well as project stakeholders. We bring highly qualified and experienced team to every project. Our most senior team members have over thirty years of experience, and our most ‘junior’ staff is an experienced professional with more than a decade in the industry. Every team member get involved with all projects to ensure knowledge gap is kept to minimum. In doing so, individual team member learns continuously to keep the project experience rewarding.

We operate as a small and close-knit team, and greatly value a balanced and family-fiendly lifestyle. We are proud to say that all our current staff who have joined us since the inception of HLA are still with us today. This record translates to high-level of personal attention, seamless service and quality assurance. Our people are what makes HLA a thriving, progressive, and people-first architectural practice.

Client Testimonial

CIP is a diversified Investment, Development, Design and Construction Company combining a range of in house design and development skills.

During our high peak periods, we have appointed HLA Architects to prepare Development Application Drawings & Documents for council and to assist with detailed design for construction documentation. We have always received quick and professional service from HLA Architects together with a mutual passion for detail and accuracy.


I have worked with HLA on various projects over the years and found the team to be innovative and at the same time also very practical with the design solutions that they provide. We have no problem recommending HLA if you are looking for personalised architectural service.


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Hong Lau and his team on several projects big and small since 2010 and each time they have introduced a unique perspective to the architectural and overall project design process. They always achieve the architectural vision of the project accurately and have a deep understanding of our priorities as their customer. They operate responsively and professionally at all times.

Working with Hong and his team is always a pleasure. Hong’s paramount craft in architectural design services is exceptional and I sincerely look forward to working with him and his team on every single occasion.


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