Practice.

It's your project. It's your home. It should look and act true to you, not us.

Our intention is to unearth what you want your home to look and feel like. And then, create a space that meets your expectations — in every way.

We create homes connecting you with nature. In those tiny moments — when the sun is setting and the house is quiet — we want you to feel calm and still.

Lightly touching the earth, our buildings exist in harmony within their particular environment. Everything we do, from selecting earthy textures of materials to positioning a window, starts with a deep respect for nature. By nature, we mean the land, water, life and vegetation. But also, the sun, the moon, mother earth and the divine.

Working with us is an open, collaborative experience. We love working with big-picture thinkers who share our passion for nature, unafraid of pushing the limits of your imagination and enjoy making decisions together. We’re straightforward, business-minded, and completely transparent when it comes to costs and timings.

We aren’t your typical stiff-collared architects. We don’t like being chained to our desks. Instead, you’ll find us climbing rock escarpments trying to find a new perspective. And, we’re always up for a good laugh.


 

Sustainability.

We believe it’s our responsibility (as architects and humans) to advocate loudly for sustainable design. We’re committed to the fight against global warming and we’ve committed to going carbon neutral in 2020.

Sustainable design means something different to everyone. But to us, it means proactively reducing our environmental footprint wherever we can. Things like: filtering the sun, recycling water, using solar panels, merging natural energy, and natural materials.

We don’t know everything. And don’t have all the answers. But what we do know, is that as nature changes and our relationship to it evolves, so must our designs. Designing with nature in mind guides all our design decisions. And living with nature in mind is a constant undertone to how we live our lives.

Services. What we do.

We design new houses, alterations and additions to existing residences and mixed use residential developments.

We offer full architectural services. Put simply, this means we’re here to help you from start to finish and beyond. From sketching on butter paper to negotiating contracts — we can do it all.

Our services include:

  • Concept design
  • Design development
  • Town planning/ development applications
  • Construction documentation
  • Contractor selection
  • Contract administration
  • Feasibility studies

Whether you’re bouncing ideas around or have a project in mind — Schedule a free consultation call.


 

Process. How we do it.

We don’t like to design alone. We like to design with you.

When everyone is on the same page, things flow easily. In our experience, honesty and openness allows us to create a space which you genuinely love (and will continue to love for years and years).

That’s why it’s important for you to not only understand what we do, but how we do it.

While we acknowledge every project is different, here’s some insight into the stages of our design process.

 

MWA process diagram

 

We know the design process can be overwhelming. Your project is like a jigsaw puzzle — lots of pieces need to fit perfectly together. But that’s why we are here.

To find out more about each stage, the timings, and costs involved - schedule a call.

"After moving back to Australia after NYC, we wanted to unpack all our boxes and feel settled in a new family home. We needed a professional architect to help us take our ideas and turn them into a physical reality (within the confines of the code as well as what was possible). Matthew took our ideas, and made them better. His creativity in both design and selection of materials meant we could expand on our initial concepts and turn them into something better than we ever could imagine. Matthew has a wonderful calm which was immediately noticeable during our first meeting. And during the process of building - when everything is happening at once - his calming nature was greatly appreciated.

We are loving our new home. It has brought us great joy to not only have a wonderful home for our growing family but one that we specifically designed with MWA to suit our lifestyle. Whether quiet nights at home (of which there are plenty these days) or having friends over for an afternoon swim, our home has become an extension of us and we feel incredibly grateful for this."

ETHAN