ARM Architecture is an award-winning architecture, urban design and interior design practice. We work around Australia and are known for our scholarship and creativity. We enrich our design work by incorporating aspects of each project’s culture, environment, history and character as well as its purpose. The outcomes are individual and distinctive. Each could exist nowhere else, and for nobody else.
This administration building is part of ARM’s masterplan for Digital Harbour’s technology-based community. It is aimed at start-up and research businesses in the IT industry.
This massive masterplanning project repairs one of Adelaide’s most important—yet flawed—urban places.
This building houses the Albury region’s library, museum, community centre and IT facilities, all under one roof.
Ambient is the smallest building in its Keppel Street apartment complex. It is part of a significant inner-Melbourne multi-residential development undertaken by the Living Carlton Consortium.
This is Australia’s leading centre for the research of our early Australian peoples.
This is the distinguished face of William Barak, the last traditional ngurungaeta (Elder) of the Wurundjeri-willam clan. From our apartment tower, his portrait oversees Melbourne’s Swanston Street axis.
Elizabeth Quay is a new waterfront precinct that unites central Perth with the Swan River. Its focus is a 730m terraced promenade surrounding a newly formed inlet, and a completely new island created by excavating the land that joined it to the shore.
ARM has completed projects on both campuses of this Melbourne private school. Both have historic buildings that have inspired our new designs for children’s technology-based learning spaces.
This is a busy community gathering place and techno-resource centre for residents of one of Australia’s fastest growing regional cities.
This project leads the thinking in placemaking philosophies for universities. Stage 1 of the ambitious Greater Curtin Masterplan adds significant commercial and residential space to the Curtin University Bentley Campus, Perth.
Hamer Hall is Melbourne’s main concert hall. It is the home of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the premier venue for visiting orchestras and other acoustic and amplified music.
This was the first building completed from our Docklands Digital Harbour Masterplan. It is an incubator hub for new enterprises in the IT industry, as well as the research and development components of larger organisations such as Telstra.
ARM won a 2014 design competition for this new building in suburban Perth. It is currently at schematic design stage.
Local is one of several high-density multi-residential buildings that surround a new public park in Melbourne’s inner-city Carlton. All apartments have generous balconies overlooking Canning Street and the park’s tree-clad contours.
The site of this small apartment building was originally occupied by the Golden West Aerated Water Company. The idea of aerated water inspired the bubbly façade.
Adelaide’s Marion Cultural Centre is on a busy corner surrounded by arterial roads and next to Westfield Marion shopping centre.
Melbourne Central is a major retail and commercial centre above a busy underground railway station. From the time it opened, it struggled financially. A decade later, ARM won an invited international competition to masterplan, design and revitalise it.
The Melbourne Recital Centre has revolutionised classical music in its city. It has the acoustic and architectural qualities of the great old-world concert halls but on a smaller, chamber-music scale.
MOMENTUM is a dowdy old 1970s office block that we have recycled into a multi-residential building. It is in inner-suburban South Melbourne.
MTC is Australia’s oldest professional theatre company, yet the Southbank Theatre is its first permanent performance home and headquarters.
The National Museum of Australia is one of ARM’s most inventive, daring and controversial buildings.
The National Museum of Australia is one of ARM’s most inventive, daring and controversial buildings. ARM and Peck von Hartel Trethowan Architects jointly won the project in a 1997 international design competition. Later, we expanded its workplace facilities.
The National Museum of Australia is one of ARM’s most inventive, daring and controversial buildings. ARM and Peck von Hartel Trethowan Architects jointly won the project in a 1997 international design competition. NMA occupies 11 hectares of Canberra’s Acton Peninsula, on Lake Burley Griffin.
One East Melbourne is a luxury 19-storey apartment tower plus a three-level commercial building holding 6000 m2 of office space.
Orbis illustrates our philosophy that an apartment building should contribute to the urban life surrounding it, not just exist for its residents.
Parklands, currently under construction, is the biggest urban renewal project ever undertaken on the Gold Coast. In late 2017, it will be leased to GOLDOC and transformed into the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games athletes’ village.
Peninsula Link celebrates the art of driving. The freeway is a 15-minute ride through multiple character zones and it features the Road Biennale, a public art program.
Here is a new attitude to the stadium. This major sports and entertainment venue is not just a concrete box where mass audiences and spectators are herded in and out. It is a work of design whose story and history are drawn from the Western Australian identity.
Our two green projects for RMIT distinguish the campus precinct from the rest of Melbourne’s CBD.
The Shrine of Remembrance is Melbourne’s most visible and poignant war memorial. ARM’s additions have expanded it from purely a monument to an exhibition space and education facility. Our designs are full of references and symbols—overt and otherwise—to Australians at war.
The historic and richly cultural Melbourne suburb of St Kilda has a vocal and passionate community. For our masterplan to be feasible, accepted and built, it was essential that St Kilda residents be involved in a genuine and collaborative way.
St. Collins Lane is a new high-end retail precinct in Melbourne’s CBD. It comprises four floors of luxury retail and dining, both formal and casual.
The Face is at the very heart of St Kilda’s beachside retail, hospitality and tourist precinct.
The Carlton and United Breweries Malt Store is an industrial building with a spectacular redbrick façade and Romanesque features. It was designed by HV&A Champion in 1904.
Arts West is a new University of Melbourne building. Its striking façade features images of objects from the University’s cultural collections.
The Desalination Plant is an insurance policy for our most precious resource.
If you fly in to Port Hedland (as pretty much everyone who goes there does), beyond the vast expanses of red desert soil you’ll see the black-and-white striped roof of Wanangkura Stadium. The colours are for the local South Hedland Swans football team, one of several local sporting groups who use the venue.
Our wintergarden transforms an interstitial space into something useful, social and beautiful. It has a glass roof to keep the aggressive northerlies out, and a view to die for.