Techne Architects

Practice Profile

Practice Name

Techne Architects






Level 2, 43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne




Hospitality, Commercial, Multi-Residential & Residential

Phone Number

03 9600 0222



Techne Architects is a mid-size studio based in Melbourne’s Hardware Lane. Directed by two energetic spontaneous and creative principals Nicholas Travers and Justin Northrop, who together embody a broad range of skill sets to form a unique culmination of solid construction knowledge, in-depth project experience and a passion for great architecture.

  • Jimmy Grants’ migration story inspires new venue fitout

    The design of each Jimmy Grants restaurant represents a different aspect of the fictional character’s migration story. For Eastland, Technē Architecture designed a space that references the quintessentially Australian back shed, complete with a modern twist and the restaurant’s token shades of blue.

  • Technē makes a mammoth mark in Armadale

    Occupying a triangular tenancy wedged between Malvern Road and Beatty Avenue, Mammoth Café’s unique dimensions provide a dynamic setting for the café’s quirky stylised interior.

  • Technē serves up contemporary Chinese

    With a cool contemporary fit out by Technē, there is not a crystal chandelier or red lantern in sight. Lee Ho Fook’s second incarnation is smart, chic and ready to take your order.

  • Techne pays homage to the 1970s milk bar

    The design avoids the traditional Greek tavern-style restaurant look and instead centres on the timber framed milk bar shop front with a playful feel.

  • Tonka by Techne Architects

    Tasked with a difficult inner-city site, Techne Architects pairs an ethereal installation with a welcome element of restraint to produce a distinctive new bar and restaurant in Melbourne.

  • Fonda Windsor

    Techne Architects present a homely and informal – yet refined – space in Fonda Windsor, the second Fonda Mexican restaurant to open in Melbourne.

  • Interior Design: Lupino

    Drawing inspiration from the menu’s simple Italian food, Techne Architects have created a relaxed restaurant interior with a rustic material palette and chunky macrame elements by Smalltown’s Sarah Parkes.