PlaceMate Architects

Brisbane Renovation Architects

The Architectural Renovation and Design Process

Brisbane renovation architects perfectly describes who we are and what we do at PlaceMate Architects.

Consider your requirements when you’re about to renovate, extend or rebuild. Keep them in mind as you read on so you can decide the level of service to suit your needs. Will our process and people fit with your design ideas?

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

With two fully qualified registered architects and a design team in various stages of completing their seven-years-long journey to full architectural registration, we walk our talk! This professional team delivers on the promise of design integrity in each and every project as you move through the architectural and renovation design process with us.

Next Steps

Once you have had a chance to look down the page at who we are; how we work; and some of our projects; consider your next steps in the design process.

Do you need to learn more about what’s possible for your home, then download the Traditional Housing: Alterations and Extensions design guide.pdf

When you’re ready, you might like a site visit with our Principal Architect, Jan Hogarth.

What we do as Brisbane renovations architects

PlaceMate Architects renovation design process.


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
  • 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