We describe our design philosophy in the shorthand of 5Ps: people, place, purpose, planet, and production. This is our framework for creating, discussing, and assessing our design.
Human experience is at the heart of our approach. We design for all people who work, travel, visit, learn, and live in the spaces and places we create.
We recognise the sacred lands of our First Peoples, and through design we respect and acknowledge the landscape, climate, history, culture, and custodial presence that defines place.
Working with all stakeholders, we explore the purpose of each project, to reach its full potential beyond the functional brief.
We champion sustainability and resilience in every aspect of our business and aim to make our environmental impact a net positive for the planet.
Our design thinking revolves around intelligent, efficient, and safe ways to contribute to the built environment. We use the term ‘production’ to describe our technical and digital expertise in creating resilient, liveable places.
Human experience is at the heart of our approach.
Architectus has built a culture around the exceptional skills of our people – committed designers and professionals who our clients can trust to realise their vision.
Our talented architects, urban designers and planners, interior designers, landscape architects, and digital specialists bring together deep expertise, local and global experience, and a commitment to enduring design that improves people’s lives.
We embrace the diverse backgrounds of our people and the rich perspectives they bring to our studios and our work.
Partnering with clients, collaborators, users, and communities is a fundamental part of how we work – and how we create exceptional places together.
As a practice, we follow a rigorous creative process that draws on the latest design thinking and technologies.
Our design teams uncover, test, and refine what makes each project special. Working alongside them, our in-house technology consultancy uses advanced tools to analyse data, forecast challenges, and help clients visualise design solutions.
This process of research, iterative exploration, invention, and refinement pushes the boundaries of what’s possible, leading to design outcomes that combine rationality, ingenuity, and beauty.
Architectus is governed by a Board made up of executive directors Ray Brown and Ruth Wilson along with non-executive directors Chris Criddle, James Penn, Lawrence Toaldo (Conrad Gargett) and Clark Perkins (Chair).
The Board presides over the Executive, Client, Operational, Delivery and Design Management Groups, a company structure that institutes best practice across all aspects of operations.
All shareholders in the business, our Principals are invested in providing our clients with excellent outcomes.