A city that combines social history with 100 years of architecture, the nation’s capital boast homes of distinctive style and rural icons. From original homesteads to sleek, modern homes, Canberra features an eclectic mix of architectural styles that sit among a tree-lined landscapes and natural surroundings.
As a purpose-built city Canberra owes it's distinctive style to the architects and urban planners who have helped to shape the city.This article highlights some of Canberra's most notable architectural studios who have a striking and unique portfolio of dream homes across Canberra.
Our favourite architects in Canberra:
- Ben Walker Architects
- DNA Architects
- Paul Tilse Architects
- Rob Henry Architects
- Townsend + Associates Architects
Ben Walker Architects
Ben Walker Architects (BWA) was established in 2012 by Ben Walker in Ainslie, ACT. The office was formed to undertake small scale residential and commercial projects and conceptual research projects into the design of the city. For the past 10 years Ben has worked for the Canberra offices of Townsend + Associates Architects and The Expert Client. He has undertaken a wide range of projects at both offices.
BWA is committed to high quality design outcomes that respond to the individual client brief requirements. All projects are undertaken with a focus on buildability and sustainability in all decisions. They can offer a range of architectural and urban design services for projects of all scales and types.
(Ben Walker Architects provided the header image for this article which is from a project called LF House which is a modernist Forrest home).
View Ben Walker Architects www. benwalkerarchitects.com.au.
DNA Architects create stunning homes. Their aim is to create and transform spaces that are as individually unique as their clients. They achieve this by listening to their client’s specific requirements and applying their creative expertise to bring that vision to life.
Based in Braddon for 15 years, the success of thisw practice has been achieved through the development of strong, lasting relationships with our clients as much as creating award-winning architectural designs. DNA aim is to ensure that the design and building process is an enjoyable one and that each of their clients is thrilled with the final results.
View DNA Architects www.dnaa.com.au
Paul Tilse Architects
Paul Tilse Architects are an award winning practice that was established in 2003 and since their inception have been involved in a variety of residential and commercial projects in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne & Queensland.
The practice undertakes both small and large architectural and interior design projects for a range of private and government clients. Every project is seen as a new challenge to synthesise the particular client requirements into an efficient & vibrant architectural form. They
View Paul Tilse Architects www.paultilsearchitects.com.au.
Rob Henry Architects
Rob Henry Architects is focused on creating architecture with an understanding of human scale, which is both socially and environmentally sustainable. Embedded in each design process is a commitment to creating spatially rich environments that are evocative and playful yet practical and liveable. By developing a relationship with clients, every project can be delivered with a unique response, tailored to individual needs and aspirations.
Rob has over 10 years of experience and was awarded the 2014 ACT Emerging Architect of the year prize. He has successfully designed many award winning projects over that time. His humble upbringing in rural Australia has influenced his passion for small scale contemporary residential architecture that responds to, and is appropriate for, the Australian environment and local context.
Rob's dedication to education is evident in his ongoing involvement at the University of Canberra as a guest lecturer and tutor in design and sustainability.
View Rob Henry Architects www.robhenryarchitects.com.au
Townsend + Associates Architects
Townsend + Associates Architects is Canberra based and was established in 1993 by Bruce and Catherine Townsend. The practice has achieved recognition for high quality design and construction work encompassing commercial projects, single residences and multi-unit residential works.
The office takes a first principles approach to design and detailing that has produced many highly resolved, refined but practical buildings. Townsend + Associates Architects is regarded as one of the leading architectural firms in the Canberra context and has been awarded fourteen ACT Chapter RAIA Architectural Awards and a National Robin Boyd Award for Housing (Commendation).
View Townsend + Associates Architects www.t-a.com.au.
We hope you found this post helpful. If you are interested to learn more about the the role of an architect, the benefits of working with one, and what to look for when appointing one, please visit our parent article Top Architecture Firms Australia.
Image Credits: Header image by Ben Walker Architects | All other images sourced from the portfolios of each of architectural firms above.
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