+61 3 9534 5515
Suite 13/9 Inkerman St
St Kilda Victoria 3182 Australia
Artisan Architects Pty Ltd is a registered company with the Architect Registration Board of Victoria.
Who we are
Artisan Architects is a boutique architectural practice based in Melbourne, Australia, specialising in large scale residential and mixed-use developments.
Artisan Architects also has a wide range of experience in individual retail, hospitality and commercial projects.
The directors of the practice have over 30 years experience in the Melbourne development market. Artisan Architects is committed to provide the best results for each of our clients. Our consultative approach ensures that the needs of our clients are ultimately understood and delivered with the best results.
We are dedicated to creating responsive built environments through well resolved design.
The practice is led by its two founding directors: John Hair and Andrew Pham.
With 25 years in the profession, John has a wealth of design experience on projects of varying scales and types including residential, retail, commercial and hospitality.
Over the past 20 years, he has focused his attention mainly on the residential and commercial sectors, working on a succession of large scale signature projects in Melbourne and throughout the rest of Australia.
John works directly with clients from the project inception through the town planning process, marketing, design development and onto the completion of the development.
John’s fundamental strength lies in his ability to ensure that projects are managed successfully through each stage of the process and that outstanding results are achieved under the guiding influence of the client brief.
Andrew has over 15 years of experience having worked at some of the leading practices in Melbourne. He has been involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from single houses, multi-unit, mixed use residential developments to commercial and educational projects.
Andrew is involved with the projects from the schematic stage, town planning application through to design development, contract documentation and site administration.
He brings to the projects a strong conceptual design framework, underpinned with a wide range of experience in construction techniques to create elegant and buildable solutions for each project.
What we know
Astute Market Awareness
The directors extensive knowledge of the development market assists our clients in achieving the best possible results for their projects.
We believe that the best outcome is achieved through a rich process of exploration and the testing of new ideas. We invest time and energy to harvest well considered designs that are responsive to people and place.
We strive to achieve the best integrated result of architecture, interior and landscape for each project to ensure a total built environment is delivered.
Design Identity Creation
Artisan Architects strive to achieve unique designs to create an identity for each project within the budgetary allowances.
Artisan Architects know the relationship between architecture, structure and cost. We spend a great deal of our time at the conceptual stage saving our clients’ money by making designs work in a structurally rational manner.
Modular Planning and Flexibility
Artisan Architects know the importance of building in flexibility to projects. Being able to adapt designs to shifting market conditions or in response to town planning issues can protect a projects’ viability.
Repetition and Modulation
Artisan Architects have learned that another key element in the viability of projects is the introduction of repetition and modulation into the design concept. We endeavor to use as few kitchen and bathroom types as possible in every residential project unless instructed otherwise. This approach ensures substantial savings in both cost and time for the projects.
Artisan Architects understand the importance of knowing market place/buyers and end users.