Practice Profile

John Wardle Architects
Melbourne
Founded in 1986 by John Wardle, our design-intensive practice fosters a collaborative studio environment to excite and develop ideas. Our broad range of type and scale of project work, across three states, makes us an unusual practice. Among our recent projects, completed or under construction, are single houses, apartment towers, university buildings, commercial office towers and office fit-outs ranging from $0.5m to $200m. We are noted for the degree of intensity we apply to the detail resolution of our buildings regardless of their scale. Our design expertise has been recognised with industry awards including many awards from Royal Australian Institute of Architects, among them Australia's most prestigious architectural prize: The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings. To each project, irrespective of type, we bring an interest in the personal and collective histories of our clients, which enter into and enrich our ideas. We are committed to creating buildings that respond sustainably to their environment.