Site Update - PEGS Sports Pavilion

January 19, 2020

Construction is progressing well at the PEGS Sports Pavilion, with finishing touches to the external building work, and landscaping to be completed in the next couple of weeks.

Pictured above is the central entry pergola which connects the new and existing pavilions, and creates a visual link between the arrival area and football field.

Site Update - Flinders Lane Apartment

January 12, 2020

Work is nearing completion on site at our Flinders Lane apartment project. Joinery and painting is currently being undertaken, with the finishing touches to be finalised in the next couple of weeks.

Pictured is the Master Bedroom, which includes a make-up nook with luxurious feature wallpaper and front-lit mirror.

Stay tuned for photos of the completed project.

ArchiSoccer & Christmas Break

December 15, 2019

PTA Architecture have enjoyed the first half of the ArchiSoccer season, joining with Silver Thomas Hanley Architecture again for our second season together. We look forward to a competitive second half of the season after the break.

Our last business day will be Friday, 20th December 2019 and we will reopen on Monday, 13th January 2020.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Construction Complete - Lorne Street

December 08, 2019

Construction is now complete at our Lorne Street residence in Moonee Ponds!

Click the link below to see more photographs of the project, which includes a new open plan living, dining and kitchen area, new bathrooms, and refurbishment of the bedrooms and study.

Heathcote Health Aged Care Alterations and Additions

November 17, 2019

PTA Architecture is currently working on a number of projects for Heathcote Health Aged Care including Master Planning.

Through this, we aim to redesign and extend a variety of spaces to improve the quality of life for the residents and their families.


Stayed tuned for more design updates!  

Master Planning in Mansfield

November 05, 2019

PTA Architecture is currently designing a Master Plan for the Kareen Hills Estate in Mansfield, which is proposed to include independent living units, and aged care facility, and community hub.


We recently met with Taungurung representatives to discuss the Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural significance of the site and wider area. Testing will be undertaken on the proposed site, which will further inform the Master Plan design.

Site Update - Shepparton Villages

October 27, 2019

The administration wing slab has been poured and the framing is taking shape at Shepparton Villages Mooroopna Place. The entry point is identified by the canopy and curved facade, which links the refurbished and new residential wings.

Site Update - Lorne Street

October 20, 2019

The final touches are being added to the rear external area at our Lorne Street residential project. The generous deck will link the open-plan kitchen, dining and living spaces to the landscaped backyard through large, glass sliding doors. Designed for year-round entertaining, the roof will provide the deck with protection from the elements, while letting natural light in.

Construction Commencing - Flinders Lane Apartment

October 13, 2019

We are excited to announce that work on our Flinders Lane Apartment is commencing on site this week.

The works includes the redesign of the kitchen with adjacent butler's pantry, and the main bedroom including ensuite and walk-in-robes. The balance of the spaces, including the generous living and dining areas, will also be refurbished with a contemporary material palette. Stay tuned for site updates.

Image: Existing conditions on site

Construction Commences - PEGS Sports Pavilion

October 06, 2019

Construction has commenced on the Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School Sports Pavilion extension. The new pavilion sits adjacent to the existing, and will double the number of change rooms available for school and club sport. Stay tuned for site updates.

Site Update - Shepparton Villages

September 29, 2019

Site preparation for the new building is currently being undertaken at Shepparton Villages Mooroopna Place, following the completion of the demolition stage. The slab for the administration wing will be poured in the coming weeks.

Global Climate Strike

September 22, 2019

On Friday 20th September, PTA Architecture joined over 100,000 others in Melbourne for the Global Climate Strike, demanding government action on climate change. Over 600 Australian architecture firms have committed to supporting industry change which addresses the impact of the changing climate and biodiversity loss.

Archi Soccer Season 2019-20

September 15, 2019

PTA Architecture are excited to announce that we will be joining with Silver Thomas Hanley [architecture] for the 2019-20 Archi Soccer season, following our successful first season last year. We are looking forward to kick off in the next couple of months!

Concept Design - Echuca Courtyard Houses

September 08, 2019

PTA Architecture are currently preparing concept design sketches for a series of proposed Interdependent Living Units (ILUs) in Echuca. The proposed ILUs form part of a larger Master Planning project for the Echuca Community for the Aged.


The proposed development features a range of passive design principles, such as large eaves and considered building orientation, which are well suited to the local climate. Each house is centered around a courtyard, which presents an alternative to the typical backyard for private open space. This enables the backyard to function as a open, community space, connecting residents.

Site Update - Lorne Street

September 01, 2019

External building works are almost complete at our Lorne Street residence, with the focus shifting to the internal works. Plastering, tiling and joinery currently being undertaken throughout the house.

Shown here is the newly extended corridor, transitioning from the old Victorian entry to the modern addition, and the main bathroom featuring a wall of stunning marble tiles, laid in a herringbone pattern.

Design Update - Flinders Lane Apartment

August 25, 2019

Design is progressing on our Flinders Lane apartment project. The internal refurbishment brings a rich pallet of materials to the large, open-plan space, to compliment the original 1930s design. The design remodels the existing kitchen and provides a discrete butler's pantry, a generous island bench, and a compact study nook.

Construction is anticipated to commence in the next couple of months, stay tuned for updates.

Introducing the Simon Price Centre

August 19, 2019

The proposed design for the MecwaCare Simon Price Centre in Mont Albert is currently being reviewed by the local council.

The proposed redevelopment will provide a new state of the art “Ageing in Place” environment, accommodating 100 Residents in a mix of rooms and Suites over three levels.

The facade design intends to break up the overall building, into both vertical and horizontal elements, thereby setting up a rhythm of articulated facades along Strabane Avenue. This represents the residential nature of a typical Mont Albert Home.

Demolition Underway - Shepparton Villages

August 11, 2019

Demolition is well underway at Shepparton Villages, Mooroopna Place.


Demolition of the southern wing will precede construction of a new wing of resident rooms, designed around courtyards and communal dining areas. The northern section of the existing building is to be retained, and will undergo extensive remodeling and refurbishment.

Nurse Station Upgrade Complete for Heathcote Health

August 04, 2019

Stage one of upgrade works to the nurse station at Heathcote Health are now complete. These works included new joinery and finishes, and glass screen to the existing nurse station. Stage two will be undertaken in the coming months.

Planning Approval Received - Hyde Business Park

July 28, 2019

Ten new office/warehouses are proposed for Hyde Street in Footscray, located close to the port and industrial areas. These double storey units provide flexible spaces for commercial, industrial and retail businesses.


Town Planning endorsement has now been received, and construction documentation will now be undertaken.  Maribyrnong City Council are pleased with the design outcome for the site and the transition to industrial use.

Child and Family Learning Centers

July 21, 2019

PTA Architecture are currently undertaking a review of the Child and Family Learning Centers (CFLC) briefing document developed in 2010 for the Tasmanian Department of Education.


Director Philip Templeton, in collaboration with JAWS Architects, has undertaken post-occupancy evaluation visits to existing CFLCs to assess built outcomes against the brief. This new brief document will form the basis of the functional requirements for the upcoming round of CFLCs to be designed throughout Tasmania.

Image: Georgetown Child and Family Centre. Image credit: JAWS Architects

Site Update - Lorne Street

July 14, 2019

Work is progressing on site at our Lorne Street residential project, with brick work almost complete. The large timber sliding doors and box window are ready to be installed, which will create a strong connection between the living areas and the landscaped backyard.

Design Update - Mercy Place Boronia

July 07, 2019

Design is progressing on Mercy Place Boronia. The elevation design is driven by a need to shade the entry facade from the harsh western sun. Vertical timber battens and balconies have been used to limit direct sunlight onto the windows.

Wellington Street Residence

June 30, 2019

Design is progressing to give new life to the heritage listed Wellington Street Residence, located within Nathan’s Terrace.


Rear alterations and additions are proposed to the residence to provide a compact kitchen and dining area, and first floor study. Cantilevered angled slit windows have been designed to prevent overlooking from the study in the tight suburban site in Flemington, while giving views to the city.

Stay tuned for design updates.

Early Sketches - Intergenerational Learning

June 24, 2019

Schematic design work has begun for an intergenerational learning space on the site of Mercy Place Bethleham in Bendigo. The program will see year 10 students study at the proposed school, and undertake practical Aged Care based learning in addition to their core subjects.


Catherine McAuley College and Mercy Health will jointly facilitate the project, which aims to improve quality of life for the residents, and learning outcomes for the students. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project.

Indoor Conservatory for Echuca Residents

June 16, 2019

The proposed extension to an existing aged care home includes 12 new bedrooms, as well as new living and dining spaces. The communal lounge room has been designed as an indoor conservatory with a fully glazed façade, sheltered under the Dutch gable roof and featuring exterior timber-look batten screening.

The proposed work is part of a future long-term Masterplan for the Echuca Community for the Aged.

Construction Complete!

June 10, 2019

Construction has been recently completed at the Chaucer Street residence in Moonee Ponds. The renovation of an existing 1890s Boom style residence includes new bathrooms and laundry, and a new open plan living and dining area at the rear.

Check out the finished photos by clicking on the link below.

Turning of the Sod in Shepparton

June 02, 2019

PTA Architecture was excited to attend the Turning of the Sod ceremony with Shepparton Villages at Mooroopna Place last week. Associate Vignesh, and Director Philip are pictured here second and third from the right, with members of the AW Nicholson construction team.


Alterations and additions to the existing 100 bed Aged Care Home will be commencing soon.


Follow the link below for an article by Shepparton News on the state-of-the-art project and local community.

Sporting Pavilion Tender Begins

May 26, 2019

The Tender stage has begun for the Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School Sports Pavilion extension. This addition to the earlier pavilion, completed in 2010 by PTA Architecture, adds four new changing rooms, designed for use by multiple sports and teams simultaneously, along with seated viewing areas.

This project is currently in the tender stage, with construction anticipated to commence in September 2019. Updates to follow.

Interdependent Living Units Under Construction

May 19, 2019

Stage one construction of the Mercy Place Bethlehem Interdependent Living Units has commenced. Stage one includes 21 units, and when complete the site, in Bendigo, is designed to have a total of 176 units. The mix of different unit types and sizes surround the existing Aged Care Home, and the Master Plan features shared facilities in the proposed on-site Community Hub.

Construction Begins

May 12, 2019

Demolition has been completed, and framing has begun at our latest Moonee Ponds residence.

Once completed, the late Victorian residence will feature a contemporary addition with a state-of-the-art kitchen, which seamlessly flows into dining, living and landscaped outdoor spaces for a young family.

Have a Read

April 10, 2019

The Courier have published an article about about Edie Mayhew, a happy new resident at Mercy Place Ballarat. The article talks about her transition into residential aged care and how the facilities and communal house model at Mercy Place made it as seamless as possible. 

Finishing Touches

February 26, 2019

Some finishing touches are happening on site at our Chaucer Street project. This sympathetic modern extension to an existing Victorian terrace house includes a new Living and Dining area, also a new Kitchen pictured above! 

After a wonderful 2018 we are back in the office, full steam ahead!

January 13, 2019

PTA is back in 2019


We would like to thank everyone involved in a productive and memorable 2018, which included the opening of Mercy Ballarat's new 114 bed Aged Care Facility.

We look forward to continuing our relationships and forming new bonds moving forward into 2019.

Please feel free to contact our office on (03) 9376 6162.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

December 19, 2018

Merry Christmas from all of us at PTA Architecture !

2019 is just around the corner and It's that time of year to enjoy the festive holiday season.

We at PTA Architecture would like to kindly wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Kindly note that we'll be closing the office from the 21st of December 2018 and re-opening on the 14th of January 2019.

PTA Archi Soccer

November 12, 2018

Our First Win!

Open Day

August 14, 2018

Mercy Place Ballarat

We are excited that Mercy Place Ballarat has come to completion and is ready to accept the first residents of this unique model of aged care.

Mercy Place Ballarat boasts a new and exciting style of aged care, where residents will enjoy an assisted share house living arrangement. Each of the 14 houses will have eight residents who will enjoy their own kitchen, dining and communal living area. We believe this new style of aged care living will allow for more personalized care, with each house having a designated care companion who will cook, clean and care for the residents. Future residents and members of the public had the opportunity to explore the new facility on Wednesday at the open day.

What You Think Architects Do

July 03, 2018

Heathcote Community Hub Workshop

The PTA team all sat down with colour pens and trace paper at the ready to brainstorm ideas for a Community Hub in Heathcote. The design we came up with aims to connect the existing age care facility with the community and incorporate passive design strategies and natural materials to make a beautiful and functional space.

Having a Ball!

May 25, 2018

Mercy Health Foundation Ball​

The PTA Office recently got all dressed up to attend the Mercy Health Foundation Ball. With proceeds going towards the Imagine Fund, an initiative making dreams come true for aged care residents. Thank you Mercy Health, we had a great night!


To find out more about Mercy Health Foundation and the Imagine Fund, click below.

Check Out That Skylight!

May 23, 2018

Curtis Street Residence

Move-in day is not far away for the residents of Curtis Street with completion scheduled for June. Above is one of our favorite details from the project, the skylight!

PTAs back

January 07, 2018

We're back and roaring into 2018! PTA would like to thank everyone involved with us in 2017, what a year ! 

Merry Christmas

December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas from all of us at PTA Architecture 

It's that time of year again - prepare your stocking and wrap your presents because Christmas is upon us! Here at PTA Architecture we want to wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Kindly note that we'll be closing the office from the 20th of December 2017 and re-opening on the 8th of January 2018.  




PTA Architecture's new website just in time for Christmas

November 22, 2017

PTA Architecture has a new website.


Check out our projects and news feed for up to date information.  

New Aged Care Living

Mercy Place Ballarat 

PTA Architecture is proud to announce the smooth progression of Mercy Place Ballarat in Construction Stage. 

Master Planning in Echuca

Echuca Community for the Aged 

Echuca Community for the Aged has commissioned PTA Architecture to undertake the Master Planning of there Stage 2 construction works at Echuca, with Architectural works in re-designed community hub. 

Proposed Aged Care Facility in Shepparton

Shepparton Villages Rodney Place 

Located at 30-50 Knight St, Mooroopna, the PTA Architecture designed project is set to deliver a development at Shepparton Villages Rodney Park site. 

Community Hub Design

Mercy Place Bendigo Community Hub


Mercy Bendigo planning application for proposed 176 Independent Living Units to be located on the existing Mercy Bethlehem land has been submitted to Bendigo Council. The proposal includes a Community Hub to provide a wide range of services to future unit residents. The development is proposed to be staged over 10 years and offer modern and accessible units, surrounded in a natural environment.

Campaign for Accessible Toilets

June 13, 2017

Changing Places, Going Places 

PTA Architecture attended it's first Informational Forum in the month of June. Located at the 'G' the event collaborated innovative ideas in accessible bathrooms facilities. 

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