How can we help you?

Queenslander architecture is our forté. As your renovation architect – Brisbane is our home too. After 25 years designing for SEQ home owners, we know your backyard better than you do!

Sloping or difficult block? No problem. PlaceMate architecture is all about solutions. We raise houses, reposition them and open up spaces to bring inside light, air and hidden views.

PlaceMate designs complete new builds too. Sometimes it’s better economy to replace what you’ve got and start from scratch.

Every Queensland home needs a deck. PlaceMate’s residential architects know how to make the most of Australia’s best climate, so you can too.

Some of our favourite transformations

Our 6 Step Process

Free on-site consultation & full project outline

Prepare & commence Concept Design


Building Application & Details

Save Time and Stress. Let us 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

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Best use of a steep site

PlaceMate designs topped the state at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards for best use of a sloping site over $250,000 for two contemporary townhouses built on a 500sqm site that dropped 10 meters from a busy road. All four bedrooms and living areas captured the city views.  

Best renovation $250-$500,000

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

Recognised in The Courier-Mail

PlaceMate's skills were recognised in The Courier-Mail in January 2016 for our transformation of a Shorncliffe residence originally built around 1910.
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The Placemate Team

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