PlaceMate Architects

Brisbane Architects



PlaceMate Architects renovate and design great houses and extensions to fit the everyday lives of real people. At PlaceMate we reckon houses should flow around the people who live in them – not box them in.

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what we do

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.

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