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We create design experiences that contribute to a better quality of life. We make spaces for families to grow and live better together and develop products that connect with the environment they are a part of. We collaborate – with each other, our clients and other makers – to find solutions specific to the process we are engaged with.

Our work encompasses residential, commercial and government architecture; public and private landscape projects; as well as the design and manufacture of furniture, lighting and fabrication. Our directors have over 25 years of combined experience and were drawn together to create an inclusive practice that is truly outcome orientated. We have won awards across a range of disciplines connected to the built environment that recognise our design excellence and innovation, along with our commitment to sustainable buildings and the environment. Our innovative designs are focused on material honesty, thermal performance and constructability, as we strive for affordable and responsive architecture that contributes to the public domain.

We are not focused on specific sectors – if it’s an interesting project, we’re interested in discussing it.


Our process is an evolving framework, enabling us to work toward your goals. It has been developed to reduce risk and maximise opportunity.

You define the goals that we work together to achieve. We engage those goals to clarify a long-term value and outcome for the project.

During the concept phase, we look at the building from the outside-in, focusing on key areas and relationships.

The detail phase is about how things work, from the interior to the exterior.

The resolution phase is about the nuts and bolts, getting everything we need for the builders on paper.

Finally, we engage with contractors directly, working with them to make their job easy and the building process simple.

Chris Gilbert
Design Director, MArch, BDes(Env)

Chris is a founding director of Archier with extensive design experience in award winning residential and commercial projects. Material research, construction and procurement methodologies sit at the core of his design approach.

His agenda is one of procurement of quality design through the technical simplification of sustainable advanced construction methodologies. He is also actively involved in education through the School of Architecture & Design at RMIT University as a design studio leader.

Chris Haddad
Product Manager, RA, MArch, BDes(Env)

Upon graduating from RMIT with Distinction in 2010, Chris began his architectural career at award winning practice Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. Working at JCBA, Chris was involved in a range of award winning projects with varying scales and budgets.

As a Director at Archier Chris has developed a strong product and material focus through his architectural practice. He is embedded in the design processes of the studio whilst also furthering our industry and manufacturing partnerships to deliver custom architectural products.

Josh FitzGerald
Technical Director, MArch, BDes(Env)

Educated in architecture and design, Josh leads Archier’s analytical approach to architectural production and communication. As a co-founder and director of Archier, he is responsible for the realisation and delivery of projects across Australia.

Josh returned to Tasmania in 2013 to establish the Hobart studio of Archier.

Jon Kaitler
Studio Manager, MLA, BDes(LArch)

Jon is a Landscape Architect with extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors. His work includes projects across a range of scales and phases; from concept design through to documenting and delivery.

His project experience includes commercial and mixed use development, public parkland, residential development and health. Much of his work to date has an urban focus and he is particularly interested in how people occupy the landscape.

Corner House

Finalist / Residential Architecture / The Design Files Awards

Davison Collaborative

Commendation / Sustainability / Houses Awards

Shortlisted / New House Under 200m2 / Houses Awards

Davison Collaborative

Winner / ArchiTeam Medal / ArchiTeam Awards

Commendation / Residential New / ArchiTeam Awards

Commendation / Residential Architecture / The Design Files Awards

Parks Victoria

National Commendation / Public Architecture / National Architecture Awards

Winner / Public Architecture / Victorian Architecture Awards

Winner / Commercial / ArchiTeam Awards

Hampden Road House

Winner / Residential Architecture / Alterations & Additions / Tasmanian Architecture Awards

Commendation / Residential Alts & Adds / ArchiTeam Awards

Caroma on Collins

Honourable Mention / The Shopping Space / INDE.Awards

Commendation / Commercial / Interior Architecture / NSW Architecture Awards

Caroma on Collins

Winner / Commercial / ArchiTeam Awards

Winner / Commercial / Sydney Design Awards

Willisdene House

Commendation / Residential Architecture / Alterations & Additions / Tasmanian Architecture Awards

Five Yards House

Winner / Residential Houses (New) – Esmond Dorney Award / Tasmanian Architecture Awards

Winner / Sustainable – Tasmanian Chapter Award / Tasmanian Architecture Awards

Commendation / New House Under 200m2 / Houses Awards

Shortlisted / Residential Architecture – Houses (New) / National Architecture Awards

Denfair/Rakumba Lighting

Commendation / Installation Design / Australian Interior Design Awards

Denfair/Rakumba Lighting

Best Large Stand / Denfair

Sawmill House

Shortlisted / Residential Design / Australian Interior Design Awards


Winner / Emerging Architecture Practice / Houses Awards

Sawmill House

Winner / Residential Architecture – Houses (New) / National Architecture Awards

Winner / Residential Architecture – Houses (New) / Victorian Architecture Awards

Winner / New House Under 200m2 / Houses Awards

Commendation / Sustainability / Houses Awards

Commendation / Sustainable Architecture / Victorian Architecture Awards