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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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PlaceMate Architects
Every project is a collaboration that pullstogether PlaceMate’s tried and trustednetwork of people and skills. But it all starts with a dream: owners who want to feel more comfortable and alive in their home. PlaceMate’s solution is to tailorpeaceful, beautifulspacesthat blendseamlessly with the way you like to live.

We smooth into position that essential first piece of the design puzzle that ensures your build is within budget and according to the rules. Then we connect owners with tried and trusted builders who can build any dream. Simple. Straightforward. Effective.



what we do
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Architects that listen

Whether it’s a renovation or a new build, we find out who you are, how you like to live and what matters to you.

Energy efficiency

We incorporate optimal orientation of doors and windows and building materials so your home is cool and airy in summer and cosy in winter.

Design & building teamwork

We value early input from building professionals. Their expertise is a vital part of the design process and ensures the best possible outcome for you.

Home design that meets your needs

We don’t follow a standard style or tell you what to do. Instead, we tailor spaces to suit your budget, your location and your lifestyle.

Stress-free builds & renovations

We like to keep our builds and renovations stress-free. It means you can relax, while we stay on top of all the details from council approvals to final inspections.

Access to reliable building professionals

We stay in close contact with industry networks of experienced, tried and trusted professional consultants, builders, tradesmen and suppliers.

projects
View our work
Pine Mountain – Family home
The ultimate family home to take their family of young boys through to their teenage years, that won’t date quickly and incorporate plenty of outdoor living areas.
Chelmer – 1920s classic Queenslander
A big white classic, Georgian Queenslander townhouse for her family to live and play in, with lasting value and spaces for art, music and entertaining.
Paddington – City views
Richard and Samantha moved from England for work and to enjoy a tropical urban lifestyle.
Camp Hill – Blue house
A blue and white home for their young family, including toddlers, with spacious living areas on the ground floor opening on to a big back garden and a pool surrounded by greenery.
Taringa – Duplex
To make a ‘silk purse from a sow’s ear’ – an Architect’s dream …and a builder’s nightmare!
clients
What our clients say
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  • Renovating our home with the assistance of Placement and their relationship with Phil Maher Builder was essentially a stress free adventure. PlaceMate worked with us to achieve our dream home. Our home was modernised without losing the charm of a post war cottage. Our house has become a functional, open & light filled home. Which is now the central family meeting place. We even discovered that Architects, Engineers and Builders DO get on and work well together. Even though our budget was small, through the architectural skills and listening skills, PlaceMate turned our needs into the home we wanted.

    Beth & John Owners
  • Builders build, tradies trade, but the architect has the vision and ideas. Thanks Jan for your wonderful suggestions.

    Stephen Stone Owner
  • Jan, you did a fantastic job translating our unformed ideas into a classy home, fulfilling all our requirements. We are most impressed that you were able to design such a unique and spacious home on a small block and yet one that blends in with the ambience of the suburb without being ostentatious. Your choice of building materials was inspired and the design incorporating the high ceiling in the living/dining/kitchen area impresses everyone who sees it. We also appreciated your no-nonsense, straightforward, approach to the whole project. Congratulations on a great job

    Lola & Ian Binch Owners
  • Thank you. I didn’t really understand the drawings, but now the house is finished I can see that you took my ideas and suggestions and made them beautiful. Everything is perfect. Every morning I say to my husband, I love this house.

    Frank and Vilma de Silva Owners