About us

Finnis Architects finds the extraordinary potential of any project, no matter the scale. The studio is made up of a young, dynamic team of architects and designers, who are dedicated to producing architecture that is considered and creative, and who also understand the realities of commercial constraints and the planning process. Finnis Architects specialises in a multitude of projects, from residential housing to multi-residential apartments and community housing to single dwellings. The studio’s constructed work tells the story of a practice that has carved a niche through a commitment to first principles environmental design and social responsibility. This philosophy is expressed through an uncluttered modernism appropriate to each project’s place and specificity. A collaborative approach, both within the studio and with clients and stakeholders, not only means that unexpected solutions are explored throughout the design process, but also that projects run seamlessly. At Finnis, relationships are a priority and the studio is proud of the great results it has attained with its clients.


Finnis has established itself with an extensive Architectural portfolio in both the private and public sectors of development. Recognizing the importance of environmental issues within our projects, we continually strive for energy efficient solutions that are cheaper to operate, easier to maintain, healthier to occupy and can adapt throughout their lifespan. Integrating best practice sustainability with leading edge design is not only fundamental to good architecture, but a responsibility and duty we share in planning and constructing our built environment.


Finnis Architects is an award winning Melbourne architecture firm recognised as a true leader in the field of residential, multi-residential, and community architecture. As well as being regularly profiled in leading architectural journals, Finnis Architects also has received many prestigious design awards. In 2011 Finnis Architects received an A+ rating, the highest honour given to any firm, from the Australian Institute of Architects.

See a list of our awards here.


Our firm is a leader in Australian architecture, as well as having our projects regularly featured in international design publications, we have also provided views and expert opinions to news and design articles.

See a list of publications here.