Profile

We are a design driven Melbourne-based architectural studio. Our focus is houses, but with experience spanning multi-residential, educational, civic and landscape architecture, we are well placed to apply our expertise to a range of design briefs. We believe the fundamentals of good design can be applied across the board. 

Jo and Jon both hold a B.Arch (hons) from Melbourne University, graduating in 2007 and 2005 respectively. Jo also holds a Graduate Diploma in Garden Design from Melbourne University, Burnley. Both have spent time working in to some of Melbourne’s leading architectural practices to develop their creative and professional skills.

Frequent travels abroad have contributed to their design education and continues to inform their work, as do experiences from everyday life. Curiosity, a keen eye for design detail and creating moments of joy through good design are what underpin the practice.

Directors

Jo Wheelahan

MArch (Hons) MSD, Grad Dip Garden Design, Burnley

Jon Whitty

MArch (Hons) MSD

Approach

As a practice, we are driven by creating spaces people want to be in, spaces that enrich the everyday experiences of the people that use them. We are committed to producing architecture that is contemporary yet timeless, functional yet beautiful, clever yet playful.
 
People who build their own home tend to be very courageous. These people are curious about life. They’re thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work.
– Tom Kundig
 
Our process is one where we embrace getting to know our clients and the way they live. First we listen and ask plenty of questions, before responding to your needs. By engaging in a comprehensive and detailed design process a highly considered design solution emerges suited to your aspirations and budget. This collaborative process includes leading a construction and consultant team to deliver a quality and enduring piece of work.

Selected Awards

10.10.18 Australian Design Review

 

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