Practice Profile

ORA (Optimum Resource Architects)
Established: 2006
Employees: 3
ORA (optimum resource architects) is a practice which has developed an established tradition in the design of housing, the beginnings of which can be traced back to Peter Overman at Overman and Partners with whom Paul Odden worked from 1975 to 1982. After Paul Odden left Overman & Partners the practice evolved during the 1980s with the successive addition of partners including Ross Coulter, Murray Etherington and Paul Jones. Etherington Coulter and Jones left the partnership in 1987 to form an association with Philip Cox. Simon Rodrigues worked with Paul Odden from 1982 and became a partner in Odden Rodrigues Architects in 1992. Simon Rodrigues left to form his own practice in 2006 and ORA (optimum resource architects) was formed thereafter. ORA consists of Paul Odden, Mark Petley & Michal Pyrchla. The practice undertakes work in three main areas - residential, hospitality and commercial.