Our commitment to architecturally designed homes

At PlaceMate Architect, our commitment is to architectural values in home design. That means we believe a well-designed home should fit the everyday lives of real people. We build and renovate houses to flow around the people who live in them and benefit their lifestyle. Our commitment to architecturally designed homes also means that your home perfectly suits your budget.

When designing your new home, we consider your lifestyle, your family, and the way you like to live. We work together to bring out the best of your existing home and surroundings. The outcome is practical architecture, aesthetic homes, and clever extensions. These will feel good now and in years to come.

New Builds & Renovation Projects

Brisbane’s Architectural Design

PlaceMate Architects’ new builds and renovation architecture apply the best design principles to create homes of lasting value. Our architects understand that while trends in colours and furnishings can change, good bones and structure will ensure your property remains a beautiful place to call home now and always.

At PlaceMate we believe good architecture is basic to creating beautiful homes that fit the times. By working with you. we make sure your home meets and enhances your lifestyle. Whether you’re an empty nester, with a young family, or somewhere in between. Together, we join your property’s features with relevant design concepts, we develop structurally sound architecture. Our team works in tandem with you towards productive outcomes all through the design process.

“We are very happy with this concept design, it suits us perfectly.”  Karen & Geoff

As a result, these are some of the many reasons why our clients trust PlaceMate with designing their forever homes.


Our commitment to architectural values and architecturally designed homes.

Our commitment to architectural values and architecturally designed homes


Make the most of what you have

We design new builds and renovations that bring out what’s special about your property. Our additions aim to reveal hidden details in your existing home and make the most of your home. 

Work with your environment

We use innovative solutions to make the most of the environment: opening up homes to the north-east; blending indoors with outdoors; bringing in natural light and air; creating flow between rooms and selecting environmentally thoughtful materials.

Minimise surplus, maximise advantage

We design liveable spaces that will bend and stretch to accommodate your lifestyle.

Find the right fit for your family

Building the right home for you and your family is of utmost importance to us. We design functional properties for blended and multi-generational families to uphold their value for years to come.


Wherever possible, we future-proof your ground level. In doing so, you have no limit to who can visit, caring for parents or getting around the home if you find yourself on crutches!

Design that works

We like clean lines and good proportions. PlaceMate designs properties with a liveable mix of private and public spaces, peaceful and loud areas, and lots of storage options.

What our clients say
  • PlaceMate Architects made my house into a home – my home. It’s the little things about this space that make it mine. From the display cabinet in main entrance to the pink hatch I requested in the bathroom, this space has been transformed to suit my needs. The team came up with suggestions that they presented in a way that was easy to visualise. The process was quick, the communication was clear, and their imagination was invaluable.  

    Alaska Montford Owner
  • We engaged Jan and her team at Placemate for our small block renovation in West End, Brisbane. Fantastic result, Jan’s creative genius solved tricky problems related to BCC restrictions and what we were aiming to achieve. Renovation is now finished (Yay!) and throughout the process they were extremely helpful (thanks Amy!), again, jumping in to solve unforeseen technical issues. Everyone who visits always comment on what a clever use of space, thanks Placemate!

    Jason Hawkins and Diana Tolmie Owners
  • 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