From concept to delivery, Archipelago offers holistic expertise in architecture, urban design, landscape and strategic planning.
Our thoughtful consideration of the bigger picture - including how different services interact and complement one another demonstrates our thorough understanding of industry requirements, regulations, expectations and opportunities.
We believe architecture does not exist in isolation, so our services and expertise don’t either.
Our approach, driven by creative ideas and grounded in evidence-based research, unveils opportunities often unseen at a project's inception. This methodology ensures we reach positive, transformative outcomes.
Our portfolio of city-shaping master plans and extensive urban projects showcases our ability to harness opportunities within the context. We unlock each site's full potential, crafting public spaces and respectful buildings that enhance the unique character of the neighbourhoods we engage with.
Looking widely, we are able to discern opportunities, patterns, and connections. This results in improved project quality and amenity, without compromising on cost-effectiveness.
The value we infuse through design benefits not only our clients but also those who live, learn, work, and play in the places we shape.
Our Approach to
Delivering Enduring Value
Precedent-based research and benchmarking informs project analysis.
Leading design thinking with big ideas and city making (best for city) outcomes in mind.
Urban context studied and leveraged to inform strategic site response and alignment with planning mechanisms.
In our language, processes and approach.
Communication, workshop processes and stakeholder engagement is front and centre.
We value inclusivity and the benefits it brings to our teams and our work.
Project drivers / values are developed with project stakeholders to guide design direction.
Our team is multi-disciplinary and collaborative.
We work rigorously with internal, client, and consultant teams.
We work with government, private sector and non-profit organisations to provide strong urban frameworks which unlock density and leverage their assets for maximum public benefit.
Major urban projects and large-scale developments have the potential to make the greatest contribution and benefit to our cities. The creation of vibrant, connected places for people is central to any future development.
We are subject matter experts in Athlete Villages and have proven expertise in Olympic precinct master planning, venue design and games overlay. We understand and amplify the relationship of legacy outcomes and citymaking opportunities.
We bring big ideas underpinned by strategic thinking to every housing project to provide innovative living solutions that support the growth of our knowledge economy and the sustainability of our future cities.
By working together early in the design process, landscape architecture is integrated with architecture, providing high quality indoor / outdoor spaces which engage with and celebrate our subtropical climate.
Transformative urban renewal projects and precinct plans breathe new life into tired spaces to activate the urban experience and enhance communities and life.
Our integrated architecture and interiors teams work together to develop the vision, select furniture and finishes and document three-dimensionally, which translates into a cohesive design strategy.
We look beyond the traditional engineering and economic feasibility aspects of transport + infrastructure systems to understand the wider public realm benefits of the significant investment required in a new or existing movement system.
From youth hubs to club houses to performing arts centres, we understand the importance of community infrastructure in creating meaningful and memorable focal places which celebrate inclusivity and connectivity.
From transit-oriented developments, to commercial and mixed-use towers, we generate value by negotiating and unifying the operational, social, and economic imperatives of the project through shared visions that are both creative and pragmatic.
Our multi-disciplinary team design buildings and campus master plans for universities, hospitals, science, research and advanced manufacturing facilities where knowledge is created, exchanged and transformed.
We provide expert advice and design review services. As urban design leaders, we craft development guidelines which reflect planning aspirations for best practice approaches to both architecture and urban design.
Archipelago are award-winning designers. We believe that all projects have the potential for excellence, regardless of scale, scope or budget, and that a thoughtful and considered design process is the key to unlocking this value.
Ashgrove West Village Precinct
Moreton Bay Polycentric City Vision
Logan Central Civic and Community Precinct Plan
The Mill Interim Activation
HOTA Green Bridge
Poona Community Infrastructure Plan
HOTA Green Bridge
The Urban Ground Design Guidelines
Woolgoolga to Ballina
Bundaberg CBD Revitalisation
Opera in the Reservoir