Collingwood, VIC, AU Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Collingwood home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through Collingwood, VIC, AU interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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A fresh take on architectural services for renovations, new builds and developments. Access a team of... Read More
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  • 13 miles from Collingwood, 1 project in Collingwood
Contemporary Architectural Design Studio Based in Melbourne
Our developments are clear results of good communication between client & architect, encouraging a close...
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  • 3 projects in the Collingwood area
Dr Retro is the Mid-Century Specialist. Since 2010 Secret Design Studio has been helping clients in... Read More
Melbourne Architect Specialising in High Quality Homes
Small business firm, Alison Dodds Architect, focuses on designing custom homes + extensive renovations &...
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  • 4 projects in the Collingwood area
We are passionate about architecture and dedicated to working with our clients to bring out the best in their... Read More
Design-Focused Architectural Firm Servicing Melbourne
The practice is structured as an intimate hands-on studio. This enables complete, personal involvement from the...
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  • 5 projects in the Collingwood area
Taylor Knights believe in creating exciting and meaningful spaces that can enrich our lives. We believe that good... Read More
Melbourne Award-Winning Building & Interior Design Firm- Best of Houzz
In2 is an award winning design firm with an uncompromising passion for human centred bespoke designs from...
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  • 6 projects in the Collingwood area
As a boutique residential building design and documentation consultancy, we specialize in taking the stress out... Read More
Bespoke Melbourne Based Architectural Studio
We offer integrated architectural, interior design and landscape services. Our mission is to design and oversee...
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  • 2 projects in the Collingwood area
We are passionate at Detail 9 Architects! Passionate about design, passionate about delivering fabulous projects,... Read More
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Richmond-based Architects Specialising in Residential Developments
alsoCAN specialises in contemporary, inner city, unit developments, residential additions, new houses & warehouse...
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  • 12 projects in the Collingwood area
An Innovative, Client Focused Architectural Studio.
We understand the design process starts with listening to our clients’. Drawing on our experience & ability to...
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  • 9 projects in the Collingwood area
My approach to projects is one of close collaboration with my clients to ensure the design brief is met within... Read More
Bespoke Architectural & Interior Design Studio Based in Melbourne
We aspire to express a design that exceeds your requirements and hopes, adding value and a stronger sense of...
Melbourne Based Boutique Architecture & Interior Design Studio
Taylor Knights strives to achieve a sense of order that will deliver an architectural experience of enduring...
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  • 6 projects in the Collingwood area
mcmahon and nerlich is a boutique architecture studio based in South Melbourne, founded in 2013 and formalising... Read More
Innovative Building Designer With 15 Years Of Experience
Attic Building Design offers you the opportunity to create your dream home or investment property, whether it be...
Boutique Architecture Practice Based in South Melbourne
Rob and Kate are easy to work with, and believe great design is born from a genuine bespoke commission...
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  • 9 projects in the Collingwood area
Lisa Breeze designs homes for and with the people who live in them. Bringing a personal touch to architecture,... Read More
Boutique Melbourne Architecture Practice - Best of Houzz Winner 2016
Rebecca Naughtin Architect has over 15 years experience in residential architecture. Our focus is on providing...
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  • 9 projects in the Collingwood area
Melbourne's Inspiring Architecture & Interior Design
At NORTHBOURNE, we design + deliver inspiring and functional bespoke homes for people who appreciate the...
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  • 3 projects in the Collingwood area
Welcome to JRSconsult Architects + Engineers. We are brothers who create streamline Architecture and combine it... Read More
Emerging Melbourne Architecture Studio Recommended By Houzz
Mihaly Slocombe are adaptable to any client, brief, site or challenge. As an emerging architecture practice, our...
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  • 6 projects in the Collingwood area
Architecture has always been part of my life, in one form or another. Growing up on a farm in rural Victoria, I... Read More
Melbourne's Collaborative & Innovative Architectural Firm
We bring together experienced architects and designers to collaborate in response to every brief, because we know...
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  • 8 projects in the Collingwood area
Ardent Architects was formed as a practice in 2009. It was started by it's current managing director Justin... Read More
Expert Building Designers in Melbourne Best of Houzz 2017 & 2018
I believe good design will produce functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces and buildings that have an...
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  • 11 projects in the Collingwood area
SG2 design is a multidisciplinary practice that specializes in Architecture, design and project management. It's... Read More
Melbourne Based Architecture Studio
The opportunity to design someone's home is a privilege that we approach with a sense of intrigue & respect.
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  • 5 projects in the Collingwood area
Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) is a sustainable and client-oriented Australian design practice, delivering... Read More
Established Architect in Melbourne Specialising in Bespoke New Homes
We are a client orientated practice where each design evolves from working closely with you to understand your...
  • Click to Call+61 3 8797 5340
  • 7 projects in the Collingwood area
www.pauldistefanodesign.com With over 20 years in the industry, Paul Di Stefano Design specialises in... Read More
Experienced & Innovative Architect servicing Greater Melbourne
By building full scale mock ups that you can stand in and interact with, where any changes you want can be made...
  • Click to Call+61 3 9429 2791
  • 10 projects in the Collingwood area
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
My Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"We have always planned to renovate our existing house but had been unsure as how to overcome some flow and function issues. We wanted to add a bedroom/study, an alfresco entertaining space and a garage/carport onto our existing house. We had seen lots of renovations of similar houses but they always seemed to have something missing or were not quite right! The My Architect team were recommended after a chance conversation at a child's party - the initial meeting and concept plans really appealed to us, the idea of a relatively small outlay to see what the options and initial costings were. We contacted Cate at My Architect who set us up an appointment with Lyndal Williams. We had quite set ideas about what would be possible. Lyndal patiently worked through our needs/wants and has put together the perfect floorplan for us. It is quite different to what we had imagined and we have managed to tick off all the priorities as well as adding some wonderful extras that we feel will make our home function more efficiently as well as being a great entertaining space! We had initially planned to only use the My Architect team for the concept plans. However after dealing with Lyndal we felt that we simply had to continue to utilise her skills to help us complete the project. The set pricing for the My Architect services made us confident that we were clear about this cost from the beginning. So far we have completed plans for tendering and are waiting for building to commence in September. Cate has followed up and sought feedback along the way and despite our project taking quite some time we have never felt rushed! Lyndal has done a great job with our plans and really understood what we wanted before we did in some ways. She has also dealt with our questions and queries patiently!!!! We can highly recommend that anyone considering renovating or building use the My Architect team!"
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Dr Retro House Calls
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"We highly recommend Alistair from Secret Design Studio for any mid-century modern project. Alistair's knowledge and enthusiasm for MCM design is apparent in the amazing on-line resources that he provides and he has the skill to create great MCM spaces that are compatible with contemporary lifestyles."
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Rebecca Naughtin Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"Rebecca was the architect and site manager for a substantial renovation to our house in Moor Street Fitzroy. The house, which had been converted in a very haphazard fashion into 3 apartments 30-40 years previously had great bones but needed considerable and skilled renovation to return it to its former glory as a family home. The building had a long and chequered history, including as a boarding house where Weary Dunlop lived as a student. We were keen that we retained the unique character and feel of the house and made maximal use of its position, natural light and views over Fitzroy Town Hall. Rebecca was a joy and inspiration to work with from the outset. She was innovative, rigorous, and listened carefully to our suggestions, especially around environmental impact and overall feel of the property. She was incredibly resourceful in sourcing products and ideas, which made a huge difference to the final design. For example, the suspended cupboards in the kitchen – a real winner given the relatively small size for storage – came from a 1950s design magazine. She managed the project meticulously all the way through, and worked extremely well with the builders and other contractors, who clearly respected her professionalism and skill. This was not an easy project – the house had been renovated repeatedly over the years and the legacy meant no wall was straight and no two doors the same size. The final renovation is superb – understated but spectacular. We haven’t had a visitor who hasn’t been amazed by the house and renovation. I’ve lived in over 40 houses and flats in the last 30 years and this is undoubtedly the best house yet. This is partly due to the original structure but also because of the renovation; I’m sure a less skilled architect could easily have made a dog’s dinner of the project. Rebecca also clearly has an aptitude and commitment to teaching and I know that she is heavily engaged in community and voluntary work in Australia and overseas."
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Taylor Knights
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"I recently designed a front and rear landscape for a Balaclava project designed by Taylor Knights. I saw the house before the major renovation which was a fairly standard Edwardian with little space to extend beyond the existing footprint without diminishing the much needed outdoor areas. I thought this would be tough to achieve anything special. How wrong I was! Not only have they created extremely livable and open interior spaces filled with light, plus a private upstairs suite but it’s their considered choices using off the shelf cost effective materials in unexpected ways, that sets these guys apart. Wainscoting and standard pegboard by way of example, become jewels when handled with such care and without blowing the budget. Sure, there are some architectural tricks you’d expect from a young architectural firm, but they don’t take over and create unique textures that are very easy to live with. For me, the test of great design is when you look at the finished project and if you are not too sure what year it was completed then that’s a mark of great architects. They have achieved a ‘timeless’ outcome, which takes real skill and is why I would highly recommend Taylor Knights for a renovation or new residential build. Andrew Plymin Andrew Plymin Garden Spaces."
- Andrew Plymin Garden Spaces
Sketch Building Design
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"We engaged Darrin Albert from Sketch Building Design to design our family home renovation. Darrin came highly recommended and we were certainly not disappointed. Our vision was to develop a contemporary two storey addition to our Edwardian home. The design delivered and service provided exceeded our expectations. Darrin and the team were professional, enthusiastic, responsive and focused on our needs and budget. They were a pleasure to deal with and we would happily recommend."
- melindahogan12
Detail 9 Architects Pty Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"Detail 9 assisted us in renovating our old home into a fantastic modern home. We approached them when we were just starting out and they were amazing. We worked with them from concept ideas all the way though to the end of construction. We always felt that they listened to our needs and incorporated all that we wanted in our plans. They assisted us in finding a high quality builder and getting quotes and all the way throughout the build. Their knowledge of the building industry, design and styling is second to none and we couldn't be happier with the finished product!"
- jbes3
Mesh Design Projects
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"I am currently working with Matthew Duignan at Mesh Design and find them to be highly professional and very attentive to detail. His team is always there to help and be of assistance with all the details. I highly recommend Matthew and his team at Mesh design."
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mcmahon and nerlich
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"We hired MAN architects to renovate our terrace house in Balmain. We couldn't have been happier with the end result. The passion for their industry and enthusiasm for our project was evident. They listened to our brief and created solutions that we couldn't have dreamed of. Kate and Rob are a pleasure to work with."
- moisenunan
Lisa Breeze Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"It was great working with Lisa on our deck/roof extension. She listened to our ideas and requirements and designed a great extension that's very sympathetic to the style of our home. Thanks Lisa!"
- Glenn Dawson
JRSconsult Architects + Engineers
Architects and Building Designers in Collingwood, VIC, AU
"Can’t say enough good things about JRS - what a fantastic experience! On a personal level Raph and Julian are just delightful, and professionally very talented and approachable with great insight and problem solving skills. We’re thrilled with our project and know it wouldn’t be what it is without JRS - thank you!"
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How do I find the best Collingwood architect for my home design project?


It is best to hire a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. The architect is often the first person you will hire for your project. If necessary, they might also help you select and hire Victoria subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscaper. Interior architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely important for you to have a good relationship with the Collingwood residential architect you hire. He or she can be the tie-breaking vote between you and the general contractor and can be your biggest advocate during the construction process. Different architecture firms in Collingwood, VIC, AU provide different services, so the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes, depending on what your specific needs are.

What sort of process can I expect from a residential architect?


As far as the process goes, the architecture firm or individual that you choose will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D renderings and videos, but that should not be assumed. There should be plenty of meetings between you and your building designer until you have agreed upon a design that you are completely happy with. Always keep in mind that the designer will have building codes to follow, and likely pre-existing design limitations when dealing with a remodel, so while they might not be able to execute your exact ideas they always have your safety and aesthetics in mind. One of the most important duties of a residential architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors, so you can expect them to be present throughout the entire building process to ensure everything is executed as planned.

It is very important to hire the right professional for the job. Remember that the most well-known or established designer might not provide the best architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project. Research and ask people whose work you like for recommendations. It's important to have somewhat of an idea of the style of house architecture that you prefer, as well as the amount you would like to spend. Residential architects in Collingwood, VIC, AU are natural problem solvers. They will assess the entire situation and help you to solve your problems too. Don't settle for a single company too early. Call and interview a few. Make sure that you feel like your personalities will mesh well and that you like their professional perspective.

Questions to ask prospective Collingwood interior architects:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • Can you handle my special requests (ADA, LEED etc.)?
  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?


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