Practice

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Antony, Michaela, Tom and Cam at our Brunswick studio.

 

Handpicked materials, thoughtful features, spaces that work, sustainability built in from the start. We design unique homes for you and the way you live, for enjoyment and delight as well as practicality and functionality, for life not just a few years.

Wherever you are on your journey, whether it’s a beach getaway, country escape or city sanctuary, for you, your family, or retirement, it’s never too early to talk to us. Finding the right partner’s about chemistry as much as ticking boxes. So while we’re proud of the awards, personal recommendations, magazine features, experience and the special homes we create, it’s what’s behind them that counts – close collaboration, really listening, from the first time we meet to the moment you get the keys.

Our front-loaded process culminates in an illustrated brief, where we drill down into the details as well as exploring ideas, sooner rather than later, flagging potential issues and crunching budgets before we even put pen to paper. And, once the design’s underway, we take the strain, handling decisions, putting in the hard work so you don’t have to. The result’s a home that’s cost-effective and efficient yet full of warmth, character and generosity, a journey to it that’s smooth and worry-free.

It’s never too early to call or email us at our Melbourne studio for an informal chat.

Antony

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Director

Antony established the Melbourne based architectural practice, MRTN Architects, in 2011. Since that time the studio has been fortunate to deliver homes in a variety of locations and settings. Antony takes particular pleasure and pride in the diverse relationships that are fostered through the conceptualisation, design and realisation of new home projects.

Antony has practised for a variety of high regarded and awarded architectural firms in New Zealand, Australia and New York prior to establishing his own practice. Along the way he has honed his skills and experience so that the journey of designing a home from start to end is an enjoyable one for all involved. The architectural process is lengthy and there are many decisions to make along the way, Antony likes to provide the information needed at every step of the way.

Architecture for Antony is a profession but also a passion. Family trips are often punctuated by side excursions to buildings of note. He also enjoys being active within the architectural community, giving talk, sitting on the awards jury for the Institute of Architects and generally giving back when given the opportunity. He believes in affordable housing models, sustainable design practices and architecture for all.

Antony was an inaugural investor in the Nightingale Housing model and is frequently invited to mentor and present his approach to design.

Cameron

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Associate Architect
Architect ARBV, Masters of Architecture (Professional) with Distinction (Victoria University).

Cameron has achieved considerable experience since then working in esteemed architectural offices both in New Zealand and Australia.

While working at Six Degrees Architects in Melbourne he worked extensively on a new technology center for Melbourne Grammar School. With 8+ years experience at MRTN Architects, he has performed the role of Project Architect for a number of residential and community projects. Cameron has excellent skills in Revit documentation, building design and contract administration.

Michaela

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Project Architect
Architect ARBV, Bachelor of Design (Architecture) with Distinction (Deakin University), Master of Architecture with Distinction (Deakin University).

Michaela specialises in highly detailed residential design, having worked on numerous homes around Victoria including inner city Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, South Gippsland, Murrindindi and the Macedon Ranges.

She is no stranger to navigating local council planning regulations, designing in bushfire prone areas and resolving details on site with builders. Her particular interests are sustainability, accessible design and environmental psychology; the relationship between architecture and wellbeing.

Tom

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Graduate Architect
Bachelor of Architectural Design with Distinction (RMIT University), Master of Architecture with Distinction (RMIT University).

Since graduating from RMIT University, Thomas has worked in both architecture and landscape architecture offices, developing a broad range of experience ranging from strategic master planning and large-scale international projects, right down to highly detailed urban interventions and residential architecture.

His grounding in both architecture and landscape architecture allows him to think both outside-in and inside-out. He is passionate about how buildings can be influenced and shaped by their physical and social contexts.