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MECWACare Golf Day

On the 15th of March PTA Architecture director Philip and associate Vignesh attended the MECWACare Annual Charity Golf Day.

From left to right : Andrew Fenner from Gerflor, Nick Chen from NCE Consulting, Vignesh, Philip are pictured here enjoying the golf course.

Site Update – MECWA Mont Albert

Demolition works has commenced on the proposed redevelopment for MECWA Mont Albert aged care facility that will be accommodating 100 residents.

We are adding finishing touches to our documentation before commencing construction which we are very excited about.

Stay tuned for more updates!

PTA is back and ready to bring on 2021!

After a long and unimaginable 2020, we are back in the office and full steam ahead!

We would like to thank everyone who helped us in 2020 which included the completion of Shepparton Villages 100 room facility at Mooroopna late last year.

We look forward to continuing our relationships and forming new bonds this year.

Please contact us for any enquiries on (03) 9376 6162

Introducing Mercy Place Montrose

PTA Architecture are currently refurbishing and redesigning certain areas of Mercy Place Montrose.

We intend to refurbish common areas including dining, activities spaces, as well as upgrading staff amenities and facilities.

We will soon commence Tender stage with construction to commence early next year.

Flemington Cup Carnival with a difference!

Congratulations to Chantelle McDonnell for winning the PTA Melbourne Cup sweep!

Runner up was Carolina Costa, and Third to Gina Dahl.

On behalf of PTA Architecture, we hope everyone had a lovely day!

Introducing Uniting Agewell Strathaven Rosetta – Hobart Tasmania

Alongside Ningana Sorrell, we will be designing and redeveloping for an existing Aged care home at Strathaven.

The proposal is  for the development of an additional 54 resident rooms and associated Facilities capturing the scenic views of Hobart.

The project will be in partnership with Local Hobart firm – Jaws Architects.


Stay tuned for updates!

Mooroopna Place Completion Update

Construction is nearing completion on site for the redevelopment of 100 beds for Mooroopna place Shepparton Villages.

Pictured above to the left is the front façade leading into the Open Reception / Promenade area which will provide a welcoming and warm atmosphere to residents and their families when in need of assistance.


Pictured above to the right shows one of the corridors which leads into the resident rooms located in the Varapodio Way wing.


Stay tuned for more updates!

Golden Rise Community Hub Completion Update

The final touches are being added for the official opening of the Interim Community Hub at  Golden Rise  Bendigo.

The hub will provide a range of Community facilities for the first stage of Independent Living Units currently being completed.


Residents will soon be able to utilise the lounge areas, a games and/or theatre space, library,  café and external deck with  expansive views across Bendigo.


Click the link below to see more photographs of the project!

Introducing Uniting Agewell Ningana Sorrell – Hobart Tasmania.

We have been awarded the commission for  significant expansion of the existing Aged care home at Sorrell.

We will design an additional 40 beds and new Entry/ Administration block to expand this Home to 100 residents.

The project will be in partnership with Local Hobart firm – Jaws Architects.


Stay tuned for updates

Mooroopna Place Shepparton Villages

Mooroopna Place Aged Care redevelopment is completed.

We are proud to announce the completion of the 100 bed redevelopment of Mooroopna place for Shepparton Villages.

This project has come in on time, on budget and represents a significant achievement during this challenging Covid times.

All parties worked cohesively to make this a success  and Shepparton Villages look forward to bringing their new residents into the new facility over the coming months.

Mercy Place Bethlehem Interim Community Hub

Construction for Mercy Place Bethlehem Interim Community Hub is now complete.


This project will facilitate  a new Community space for Independent Living Unit residents. The space incorporates a variety of lounge areas, a games and/or theatre space, library and café.

The space opens out to an external deck with sweeping views over Bendigo and surrounds.

The newly opened  communal space is integral to the delivery of the new residential Village which is to be named Golden Rise.

Introducing Mercy Place Rosebud Community Hub and facility Refurbishment

We are currently designing  a new Community Hub  for the existing Mercy Palace Rosebud Aged Care Home. The space shall provide a spacious open area at the entry.


The design elements will include;


  • New reception space.

  • Café and seating

  • Library and sitting space.

  • Bifold doors to access the north garden.

  • New gym equipment for active living.


The new Café will be the focal point of the entry area, serving beverages and light refreshments, while  both the café and Library will connect to the north-facing garden and exercise area.

The aesthetic  will take its cues from the seaside environs, offering a beachy feel using both colour and texture for the new spaces.

These key spaces are part of the central “Hub” of the home, and will provide residents and their families with lively and welcoming spaces to enjoy.


Planning has been submitted and we expect the redevelopment to be completed by Christmas.

Stay tuned for updates.

MECWA Mont Albert

We are pleased to announce that we have just obtained the planning Permit for the multi -level redevelopment of MECWA Mont Albert and will commence construction soon.

The proposed redevelopment for this aged care facility will be accommodating 100 residents in large rooms and Suites over three levels, with  a  lower Ground car park and services.

This facility will  offer a fresh and  a comforting new home for all it’s residents.


Stay tuned for more updates!

Blackburn Building

Construction for Blackburn commercial fit-out is now complete. This project refurbishment includes, a formal reception, a large board room, offices spaces for over 20 staff and staff kitchenette and amenities.


The soft and simple colour pallet with the contrast of bold and raw materials timber, concrete and black steel create a rich and lively environment.

Brookfield Residence

We are currently completing the final touches to  a new  2 level Contemporary residence in Kensington.


The design focuses on developing an open plan layout for a young family within a confined site. The concept takes a sympathetic stance to integrating the front elevation into the typical Victorian streetscape whilst ensuring that the Interiors are flooded in light.

Features include passive house design elements and active solar and water retention systems to minimise the carbon footprint.


Interiors include polished concrete floors and recycled timber and masonry elements as a nod to the past.


Starting Soon.

Design Update - Doutta Galla Yarraville Village and Woornack Aged Care

We are currently refurbishing a series of spaces at Doutta Galla Yarraville Village and Woornack Aged Care.


Pictured above to the left is the proposed Café located in the existing dining room, which will allow residents and their loved ones to obtain refreshments.

Pictured above to the right is the proposed Hairdressers Salon, with the crisp pallet featuring timber finishes, brushed copper and calm blues tones creates a welcoming space.


Stay tuned for more updates.

Design Update – Blackburn Offices

We are currently designing a refurbishment to a three-story commercial building in Blackburn.


The proposed new façade will bring the building forward towards the boundary to allow for a new lift. Charcoal aluminium framing and a two-tone curtain wall present a modern, corporate appearance to the street.


Stay tuned for further updates.

Office Update - Working from Home

The PTA Architecture team will mainly be working remotely for in the coming weeks. The team can still be contacted on 9376 6162.

Introducing Mercy Place Colac Refurbishment

We are currently designing and documenting a proposed refurbishment for Mercy Place Colac.


A new Café will be the focal point of the entry area, serving beverages and light refreshments, while the new Pub will connect to the north-facing alfresco BBQ area. An expansion of the Chapel will more than double the current seating capacity for large services, and the Hair Parlour will be expanded and refurbished. These key spaces are part of the central “Hub” of the home, and will provide residents and their families with lively and welcoming spaces to enjoy.

Stay tuned for updates.

Site Update - Shepparton Villages

Our Shepparton Villages Mooroopna Place project is progressing on site, with works expected to be complete soon.


Pictured above to the left is the timber ceiling of the curved entry promenade of the administration wing. Pictured above to the right is one of the resident room corridors, with bright colours identifying the entry of the resident rooms.

Future of Aging Awards - Mercy Place Ballarat

PTA Architecture is very pleased to announce that Mercy Place Ballarat has been Highly Commended in the category Property & Design, at the Future of Aging Awards, 2019.

This awards recognises the innovative "small scale living” house model implemented in Mercy Place Ballarat. The three level home provides 14 separate houses where eight residents share a domestic-sized dwelling including their own dining, kitchen, and lounge spaces. These spaces are complimented on the ground floor where the public face is the main street - offering retail communal and community facilities such as the Café, Supermarket, Activity Hub and other complimentary retail spaces for resident’s use.

Click on the link below to see more images for the finished project.

Site Update - Shepparton Villages

Work is progressing at our Shepparton Villages Mooroopna Place project. Externally the cladding is being installed while the internal fit out is taking shape.

Pictured above is the main entry point of the building, leading into the curved administration wing.

Introducing Mercy Place Bethlehem Community Hub

We have just obtained the Building Permit for the Community Hub component of the new Mercy Bethlehem Independent Living Unit (ILU) development, and construction will commence shortly.


The new Community Hub will provide community facilities for residents of the first stage of the ILU development which includes 25 units.

Residents will soon be able to enjoy the hub facilities in the refurbished aged care buildings, offering a generous mix of Lounge areas, a Library and Theatre space, a games space, and Café-style eatery. The design includes both internal and external decked areas, with picturesque views across Golden Square. The Community Hub is linked to the existing Aged Care Home and offers a new level of continuum of care within the precinct.


Click the link below fo more images of this exciting project.

Construction Commences - Blackburn Office Fit-Out

Construction has commenced at our latest commercial project, a corporate office fit-out in Blackburn. The completed project will include Offices, a large Board Room, formal Entry and Reception, as well as a new staff Kitchen and Amenities. Stay tuned for further site updates.

Introducing Craigcare Moonee Ponds

We are currently preparing designs for Craigcare Moonee Ponds, located at 88 Holmes St Moonee Ponds, which is the former Essendon District & Memorial Hospital.


The five storey building was previously converted into a 115 bed aged care home on the upper floors, together with a mixture of childcare and commercial uses at the lower levels.


Our proposal is to refurbish and extend the existing aged care home and provide additional resident rooms through three stages of development.

The completed building is envisaged to have two new residential aged care floors above the existing roof level, offering open communal and retail spaces and generously sized resident rooms with magnificent views of the Melbourne CBD skyline and surrounding suburbs.

Stay tuned for the design updates coming soon!

Design Update - Shepparton Villages

The Hairdressing Salon is an integral part of the Shepparton Villages Mooroopna Place project, providing a focal point for residents, staff and family alike.

The Salon is located  in the Community Hub and is adjacent to the formal entry, thus ensuring the activation of the space within the new Home.

​The soft material pallet features white, timber and light green to create a calm and welcoming space.

Office Update - Working from Home

The PTA Architecture team is now working from home, pictured above is a selection of our home offices. Stay tuned for design updates!

Site Update - Shepparton Villages

Amidst the global pandemic, work is still progressing in Shepparton Villages. Hats off to the construction workers and the contractors who make it possible by staying safe. Pictured above is the main building entry, into the administration wing.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Office Update - Business As Usual

PTA Architecture plans to maintain business as usual during this uncertain time.

We have now closed our office doors but remain fully operational as we work remotely. We are determined to keep our projects on schedule in every way we can while keeping our staff, consultants, contractors, suppliers, and clients safe.

Above Image: Southern Cross Care Dandenong

Office Update - COVID-19

Statement from Philip Templeton, Director of PTA Architecture:

Due to the current challenging times due to the outbreak of COVID-19, PTA is taking steps to ensure the safety of both staff and clients.

We understand that the industry will feel the economic effects of this pandemic and we will endeavour to work cooperatively with all affected parties to ensure business can continue as per normal.

We have instructed our staff that site visits must be kept to a minimum for the foreseeable future, especially to aged care facilities. Where possible, we will conduct meetings via phone or video calls to minimise unnecessary contact.

Staff have also been instructed to monitor their health and to stay home if there are any concerns over contracting or spreading the virus. Our staff have the capabilities to work from home if need be on our current projects, which will ensure minimal delays.

We have also implemented additional hygiene practices within our office, such as:
• Increased frequency of hand washing
• Disinfecting surfaces
• Providing hand sanitizer
• Reduction of air conditioning use

Our team is informed and are being diligent regarding the spread of COVID-19 and we want to reassure all parties whom we interact with that we will continue to do everything we can to remain safe and operational.

Site Update - Shepparton Villages

The external cladding is being installed at our Shepparton Villages Mooroopna Place project. Pictured on the right in the photo above is one of the the two new internal courtyards which will be landscaped to provide residents with a variety of outdoor spaces to enjoy.


Work is now turning to the internal areas which are beginning to take shape. Pictured on the left in the photo above is the curved promenade of the administration area, which links the existing and new aged care wings.

Finishing Touches - Flinders Lane Apartment

Construction is nearing completion at our Flinders Lane Apartment project. Pictured above is the new kitchen with stone benchtops and island bench.


The alterations to the apartment include the addition of a concealed walk-in pantry and laundry. The industrial aesthetic of the original heritage building has been retained through the exposed structure and services on the ceiling, which have been painted white to emphasise the height of the space.

Construction Complete - PEGS Sports Pavilion

Construction of the sports pavilion extension is now complete at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. The extension doubles the number of football change rooms supporting the Keilor East sporting grounds, which will accommodate the growing number of girls playing football.

The new pavilion is connected to the existing through a large entry arbour and through a complimentary material palette.

Click the button below to see more images of the completed project.

MECWACare Golf Day

Last week PTA Architecture director Philip and associate Vignesh attended the MECWACare Annual Charity Golf Day at Kew Golf Club.

Vignesh, Philip and MECWACare CEO Michelle Lewis are pictured here enjoying lunch after the game.

ArchiSoccer Season

Our second ArchiSoccer campaign is coming to a close this week after another season of teamwork with Silver Thomas Hanley Architecture. We have enjoyed the competitive and social nature of the season, and are looking forward to our final match.

Introducing Royal Freemasons Victoria Re-cladding Projects

PTA Architecture are currently undertaking the design and project management of two re-cladding projects for Royal Freemasons Victoria. The two buildings are Coppin Centre and Redmond Park, both of which are clad in aluminum composite panels which require replacement under the VBA and local council code compliance.


The project is currently at the tender stage, with an expectation for the replacement to be completed by late this year.

Site Update - Shepparton Villages

Work has commenced on the external cladding at Shepparton Villages Mooroopna Place, including the brickwork pictured. Internally the spaces are taking shape, with plastering and other finishes being installed.

Click on the image above to see more construction progress images.

Introducing Doutta Galla Yarraville Village

We are excited to have started designing a series of upgrades at Doutta Galla Yarraville Village. These are intended to refurbish key communal areas, including the main dining room and small lounge spaces, as well as upgrade staff facilities.

The image above shows the proposed cafe in the existing dining room, which will supplement the main kitchen, to provide residents with refreshments.

Site Update - PEGS Sports Pavilion

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

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.