Idle Architecture’s team is creative, professional and exceptionally dedicated. Its carefully balanced composition of youth and experience gives it the ability to respond with the personal touch to both large scale commercial projects and intimate residential briefs. A respectful and enlightened company culture results in smooth, well established team that can adapt and deliver when challenges arise.
They’re also really nice people. Meet them here.
Director Chris Idle is passionate about innovative design and how it can change our life. Chris has created a company culture that is committed, professional, dynamic and fun. He has gained a reputation in the industry as an innovative conceptual thinker with the ability to combine creativity with practical and economic considerations.
Above all, he enjoys working closely with clients to build mutual respect and natural rapport to achieve the best possible outcome for the many projects types that the practice works on.
Chris established Idle Architecture Studio in 2005, bringing to the practice a passion for design and the built environment and a depth of experience gained through nearly a decade of private practice in the capacity of co-director of Neil+Idle Architects. In this time he received numerous design industry awards and amassed an impressive body of built work.
Chris graduated from Deakin University in 1993 and has taught at Deakin, RMIT and Melbourne University.
“I have always had an interest in making, and the sculptural and formal ways with which things could be put together. The buildings we design are robust yet playful, and stand the test of time. I enjoy the challenge of working in cities and developing the new urban design paradigms that will be part of our lives”
Megan is a senior architect with over fifteen years’ experience. She is passionate about the built environment, especially as a vehicle to enhance daily life.
Her portfolio of work encompasses an array of public and private projects, ranging from intimate residential designs to schools, community projects and religious buildings.
Using her excellent communication skills she has worked closely with various community groups in the procurement of their projects. Similarly these skills are integral to her role in the shared management of Idle Architecture, where she works closely with Chris Idle.
Evan has been with Idle Architecture since its formation in 2005, bringing to the table solid all-round experience in the full breadth of the architectural procurement process. He now heads up major projects in both the residential and commercial sector and is as adept at running large project teams as he is at creating intimate and detailed residential designs.
His personable and genuine nature enables him to build strong, trusting relationships with clients and colleagues alike.
Anthony has been working in the field since graduating in 1995. He has worked in Perth, NSW and Victoria on too many projects to mention. He an exceptional understanding of how good buildings go together and is a clear communicator and a thoughtful and rigorous designer. There is not a delivery method he hasn’t been involved with, from the traditional client-architect- builder role to the fast-track, novated models.
Anthony is totally comfortable running large project teams and if he’s working for you, you can relax.
Adrian has significant overseas and local experience and has worked on various projects in both the public and private sector ranging from $2m to $45m. He has built a strong knowledge of composition and an understanding of materiality and construction detailing due to his extensive travels throughout the world.
Like all our staff he is a strong communicator and likes working problems through until he is happy with result. Adrian is registered with the Architects Registration Board (UK).
Tom spent many years doing and apprenticeship under Gregory Burgess, assisting with complex cardboard model building and figuring out how to put things together. Now Tom is our key delivery person, who has transferred his problem solving skills to the digital realm, working on complicated CAD software, co-ordinating the office standards and making projects happen.
Emma graduated with her Masters Of Architecture from University College Cork, Cork City, Ireland in 2016. She worked at Sean Harrington Architects in Dublin for over two years, before moving to Melbourne and joining Idle Architecture Studio. Passionate and enthusiastic, Emma brings a range of skills and knowledge to the team. She has a wealth of experience in multi-residential development projects, and a keen interest in civic and public realm projects as well.
Stephen graduated from a Masters of Architecture from RMIT in 2015. He has an amazing work ethic and has been applying his university knowledge to work on numerous schematic design and early project phases within the office, whilst also teaching part time at RMIT.
Stephen is a talented, young professional and has a great sense of how projects should look and feel.
Maddy has recently completed her Masters of Architecture degree at Monash University. Throughout her student years she has balanced regular work at Idle Architecture Studio with the demands of her course. Organised, enthusiastic and committed she has carved out a diverse role in the office that encompasses all stages of the architectural process from marketing & feasibility to documentation. She inspires us all with her with her year-round, all-weather, early-morning paddling habit on bay and river.
Kiona is an energised, driven professional who has a genuine passion for architecture. The combination of practicality and creativity, required day to day in the practice of architecture, is what she thrives on, enjoying the need to find a balance in the final built outcome. Prior to commencing at Idle Architecture Studio, Kiona worked in a small practice where she developed valuable skills in multi-tasking, communications, consultant coordination and contract documentation
A recent member of the Idle Architecture team, Paul brings with him some invaluable post graduate experience, having worked with Architects Eat and Mcildowie Partners. He has worked both in the public and private sector on education projects, as well as hospitality and retail. Although he possesses great talent and experience in the area of rendering/visualisation, he has a breadth of skills that will see him involved in all aspects of project procurement, both front end and during construction.
Nathan is currently studying his Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) at Monash University. During his time at Monash, he has actively been involved in a variety of studios looking at the way that spaces in the built environment can help or hinder social connection. He is outgoing and inquisitive, with a great eye for detail. Quickly gaining experience in the field, Nathan is always looking to try new things and learn more about the industry.