How can we help you?

Queenslander architecture is our forté. PlaceMate Architects design your renovation to fit your individual needs. After 25 years of designing Brisbane homes, we know your backyard better than you do!

Sloping or difficult block? PlaceMate architecture is all about solutions. We raise and reposition houses to open up bright spaces that let in light, air and hidden views you didn’t even know you had.

PlaceMate also designs complete new builds. Sometimes it can be better and cheaper to achieve your dream home by starting from scratch.

If there’s one thing every Queensland home needs, it’s a beautiful outdoor deck. We tailor homes to make the most of Australia’s best climate, so you can too!

Some of our favourite transformations

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Our 6 Step Process

Request on-site consultation and full project outline

Prepare and commence concept design

Development Application

Building Application & details

To save you time and stress, we can look after your admin and select the right contractor for you.

Start building your dream home

Our experience with Placemate Architects was outstanding. They did three things we appreciated, and nothing we didn't. They focused on understanding our needs and what we wanted. They, Jan specifically, consistently generated creative design options to assist in the extraordinary number of decisions that need to be made from the very big to the very small. And they matched us with exactly the right builder, the excellent Harris Constructions. Our decision to work with Placemate Architects meant we got what we wanted, on time and on budget.

-Stephen and Lynne Day

Want more inspiration?

Download our Project Magazine to view all of our transformations, showcasing the before and after’s, and what solutions were provided.

Best use of a steep site

PlaceMate topped the state for best use of a sloping site over $250000 at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards. The award was for the design of two contemporary townhouses built on a 500sqm site that dropped 10m from a busy road. All the bedrooms and living areas captured picturesque city views.


Best renovation $250-$500,000

PlaceMate took home the prize at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards for the best renovation between $250,000 - $500,000. The winning renovation was a 1910 cast concrete Californian bungalow-style home in Indooroopilly. The design added a new wing and unified alterations undertaken in 50s, 70s and 80s.

Recognised in The Courier-Mail

PlaceMate's skills were recognised in The Courier-Mail for our transformation of a Shorncliffe residence originally built around 1910.

Registered with Board of Architects Queensland

Registration Number 2457

Our Team

Placemate Architects works with successful and innovative clients. Together we achieve significant and lasting transformations of cities, houses and landscapes.