A bit of background
This is not a large impersonal firm. In fact it is so small that it is sometimes only two people, Simon and Freda. But most of the time there are a few others around to help.
Most of the work you will see is small in scale because both partners enjoy forming close personal contacts with their clients, and are not afraid to deal with such issues as the location of a cutlery drawer. On the other hand, they are happy to consider projects as large as institutional buildings, factories, libraries and community centres.
As you will notice, each project has the destinctive flavour of the author - Freda's designs are identifiable immediately by her individual language of detail and her gentle form-making, while each of Simon's projects adopts an entire style or aesthetic to serve the underlying design concept.
Simon and Freda met at Melbourne University while studying Architecture, and after circling around each other for about a year finally realised that they were deeply in love, and might as well get it all on. In subsequent years (to keep this short) they started a practice together, had two lovely dogs, then two lovely children, and by now have completed many dozens of exquisite buildings for satisfied customers. Most of these have been houses or extensions, but there have also been office and school buildings, and Freda has also maintained an interest in landscape design. While this all represents a formidable specialisation, they are always willing to branch out and design NEW THINGS!!.
Their office is located at the rear of their house in leafy Alphington, a few kilometres to the north-east of central Melbourne, but like most architects they are keen to work anywhere, including Ecuador and Bucharest, providing that YOU pay the air fares (and the carbon credits)!