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About
 

Finnis is an award winning Melbourne architecture firm recognised as a true leader in the field of residential, multi-residential, and community architecture.

 

Finnis also has received many prestigious design awards and In 2011, Finnis received an A+ rating, the highest honour given to any firm, from the Australian Institute of Architects.

 

Combining over 50 years experience working in the architecture and building industry, the quality of work that Finnis creates stems from an integrated approach embracing architecture and interior design, landscaping, site works and detail design. In a broader context, the firms’ success originates from its proven ability to manage and build relationships with client/consultant and related authorities necessary to bring each design to reality.

At Finnis, we are extremely proud of the relationships and work that we have done with developers who continue to enhance design, living and built form in the public realm. Our experience has aided us in reducing time spent in planning whilst maximizing yield and loss of wasted space.

 

Architecture

Finnis take a collaborative approach to design, both within the studio and with clients and stakeholders. Briefing requirements and site conditions set the framework to create Architecture with a strong connection to the natural landscape while providing its users with open space and privacy. We recognise the important role in which Architecture plays in shaping peoples lives and the built environment. The studio is extremely proud of the great relationships and results it has achieved with both colleagues and clients.

Interiors

Finnis Interiors create spaces which have a lasting synergy between Architecture and Interior by placing a strong importance on spatial planning and materiality. We focus on curating atmospheric conditions which play with natural light whilst providing comfort, style and imagination to projects of all scales and typologies. At Finnis, we enjoy designing Interiors that you love to live, work and play in.

Communities

Understanding Community Development.

Striving for high quality community developments with diversity and character, we are here to ensure that the vision for each new community is maintained, while guiding and reassuring land purchasers in how best to align with progressive design solutions that strive for excellent outcomes in sustainability and liveability.

Finnis is also regularly featured in both local and international design publications.  


Awards

2017 Victorian Architecture Awards

Listed in Best New Residential Architecture

Red Hill Residence

 

2016 Master Builders Association of Victoria's Excellence in Housing Awards

Finalist in Best Custom Home ($1M-2M)

Red Hill Residence

2015 Victorian Architecture Awards

Listed in Best New Residential Architecture

Willow Grove Residence

2013 Bayside Built Environment Awards

Nominated for Heritage Award

New Street, Brighton

 

2011 UDIA National Awards for Excellence

Winner Aged Care

Richfield Retirement Village

 

2011 Bayside Built Environment Awards

Finalist Best Multi-Residential Development

Beach Road, Sandringham

2011 UDIA National Awards for Excellence (VIC)

Winner Seniors Living

Richfield Retirement Village

 

2010 HIA Victorian Awards

Winner Apartment Project of the Year

Builders: Pace Development Group Pty Ltd

Beach Road, Snadringham

2008 Bayside Built Environment Awards

Winner Most Creative Building Design

Huntingfield Road, Brighton

2019 Australian Interior Design Awards

Short Listed

Restaurant Navi

 

2019 Victorian Architecture Awards

Listed in Best Multiple Housing Award

En Vue

2018 HIA Victorian Awards

Best Kitchen ($30-$50K category)

St Kilda Extension

2018 Bayside Built Environment Awards

High Commendation

En Vue

 

2018 Eat Drink Design Awards

Shortlisted Best Restaurant Design

Restaurant Navi

2018 Victorian Architecture Awards

Listed in Best Residential Architecture 
(Alterations and Additions)

Brace House

2018 Victorian Architecture Awards

Listed in Best New Residential Architecture

Quarry House

 

2018 Victorian Architecture Awards

Listed in Best Heritage Architecture

The Light Box

2017 Victorian Architecture Awards

Listed in Best New Residential Architecture

Plumber’s House