about archameleon
archameleon architects was formed in 2002 as Justin Moore Pty. Ltd. by Justin Moore and Mariola Kesy.

In 2008 Justin and Mariola began trading as Archameleon.

Archameleon is a boutique architectural studio offering extensive experience in all kinds of residential design, from renovations and additions through to high-end stand-alone houses and multi-unit developments, as well as small to medium commercial projects like office and shop fit outs, community and childcare centers and schools.

Our design is inspired by the way our clients live, work and play and the way that they think about design.

We are committed to environmental sustainability.

We have a stable of builders with whom we have worked satisfactorily on past projects.

We adopt a unique and individual approach to the design of every project. At the outset, we draw on an arsenal of techniques from hand-sketching and collage to the latest CAD technology to develop a scheme from initial concept to a preliminary design. In this way we are able to fully explore the functional, sculptural and experiential potential of every project, and relay this analysis to clients in a meaningful way. In addition, our use of high end parametric modeling software enables studies of interior design, sun penetration and shading. As an example, we can precisely predict sun penetration within spaces of a proposed design for any given date and time of day. Every project is then fully 3-dimensionally modeled from design through to documentation to achieve a high degree of architectural integrity throughout the architectural process. We also make use of a range of industry-best-practice software to ensure the quality of all of our services.

Accreditation and Affiliations:

- Registered Practice with Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV),

- Practice Member of Australian Institute of Architects (AIA),

- Archicentre Architects.

- Natspec Member, Australian Standards

Awards:

- 2005 Archicentre Award for the year’s best Archicentre Design Report

- Participant of RAIA awards 2006

- Participant of 2010 timber awards 2010

- Participant of Duxton Plain Public Housing International Architectural Design Competition 2002

- Participant of Moscow Duma International Architectural Design Competition 2005.

Did you know that architects train at university for 5 years in design, building technology and professional practice. Upon completion of their degrees, architectural graduates must gain a number of years of approved experience with a registered architect before qualifying to sit for a rigorous 3-part registration exam. Only those successful in this exam may register with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria. In Victoria, only those practitioners registered with the ARBV may use the word architect in relation to their practice, by legislation. In this way clients have some protection and certainty over the quality of the service being offered. As architects, we are bound by a professional code of conduct to act ethically and provide our services in a professional manner. Further, clients of architects are protected in Victoria by the Architects Act.