Our commitment to architecturally designed homes

At PlaceMate 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.

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 that not only look good, but will feel good now and in years to come.

New Builds & Renovation Projects

Brisbane’s Architectural Design

PlaceMate’s 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.

These are some of the many reasons why our clients trust PlaceMate with designing their forever 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
  • 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 West End
  • 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