Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.
— Thomas Mann
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.
— Thomas Mann
conceptualise: realise

We believe that a deep appreciation of nature, culture and identity is the foundation for supporting thriving communities wherever they are in the world.

We are inspired by the opportunities there are to improve people’s quality of life, to enhance the visitor’s experience of place, and to engender a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world in which we live.

Our projects span the cultural, tourism and education sectors. Our clients are leaders who want to use their assets to achieve their vision and goals.

We know that ideas need creative and targeted conceptualisation, sustainable business planning and be made investment ready. 

This is what we do.


Investigation... We scrutinise the local context. We scan the globe for information and inspiration.

Intersection... We examine ideas from different sectors, different disciplines and different contexts.

Intuition... We dig deep into our own knowledge, experience and judgement.

Realisation... We design places and experiences that work.

Finance... We plan for capital investment and operational viability.


We know that no matter how good the idea, it must have buy in and support. This is a strong feature of all our work. People make things happen, and can stop things happening. 

We engage deeply, widely and meaningfully throughout the process.


Hirst Projects often works in collaborative teams to achieve project goals. 

We engage specialists such as architects, landscape architects, designers, cost planners, project managers, economic analysts, market researchers and other expert advisors, creating the team that is exactly right for the job.

We only work with people we know and trust, people who share our values and understand the power of true collaboration.