About Us:

Peter Thompson – Founding Principal Architect- Melbourne Office

Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Member Registered Architect, Architect’s Registration Board of Victoria

Diploma of Architecture R.M.I.T

Graduate Diploma of Engineering Building Project Management V.U.T

Certificate In Small Business – Kangan Batman Institute


Peter Thompson Architects is an architecture, design and project management practice that was founded by Principal Architect Peter John Thompson in 1976. A practice grew in size and structure to a point where it became a group of mature professionals located in two offices. This practice’s focus has been on all aspects of commercial & domestic architecture including design, documentation and project management, competent in accommodation, hospitality, health care, aged care projects and all ranges of residential projects. Our Melbourne based practice is managed by Peter Thompson and our Sydney associate practice is managed by Anthony Kelly. Our offices comprise of award winning architects, designers and draftsmen with vast, and ever increasing knowledge base. The Melbourne office is also a multi-service operation, working in house along side a Building Surveyor, Structural Engineer and a Land Surveyor.


The design philosophy of Peter Thompson Architects as a collective of mature creative and experienced individuals is to, in every project, provide innovative and successful architectural design solutions that exceed the requirements and expectations, both functionally and aesthetically of our clients. We believe that successful architectural design is achieved by taking a holistic approach to each project in terms of design excellence and innovation, functionality, budgetary requirements, management and communication throughout the design process. Importance is placed upon these five criteria from the outset to the completion of each project ensuring a balanced sustainable design.

High quality design is of paramount importance to us, and this is reflected in the success of our completed projects. Emphasis is placed on concept development for each project, to ensure that every design is unique, appropriate to it’s context and sophisticated. It is our philosophy that architectural design must be sensitive to the site and history and function. Architecture should enhance and or compliment the environment in which it is situated. We thoroughly research and draw creative inspiration for all possible sources when designing which gives our projects character and allows our work to convey sympathetic and appropriate architectural statements.

As Architects, we have a responsibility to those who occupy environments that we design and to the natural environment. This responsibility includes providing environments that facilitate wellbeing in every sense including environmental sustainability and to be environmentally conscious.

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