Architects Registration Board of Victoria member no. 19966
Deakin University, University of Nottingham UK.
Matthew has been working in architectural practice since 2001 for both small and large scale firms in Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat and Daylesford on a range of projects from small town amenities facilities to city block sized mega-developments. Amassing a broad scale of experience in design and project management, founding Enduring Domain Architecture has allowed Matthew to indulge his expertise and passion for environmentally sustainable building projects. You can now regularly see Matthew working from his new office in the Flecknoe Building, Ballarat Central.
From an early stage Matthew had an interest in alternative building methods and traditional vernacular design. Matthew first knew he had taken a different fork in the road than most when at university he lumbered in a straw bale and hand puddled mud-brick to a design presentation, much to the bemusement of his peers.
Numerous expeditions were spent studying traditional built environments across Asia and Europe, and six months as part of an international team building a straw bale house, or ‘maison ecologique’ in a traditional fishing village on the coast of Brittany, France. These were important lessons in discovering how and why different cultures from different parts of the world have evolved their buildings in a certain way, in order to suit their climate and serve physical, cultural and emotional needs.
Matthew has also been an endurance mountain bike racer for ten years, competing in East Timor, Mongolia and around Australia.
Rachel joined Enduring Domain Architecture in 2020 as client liaison and practice manager. She studied visual art through the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Melbourne and loves to draw houses and cities. She is passionate about beautiful and interesting architecture and enjoys walking around Ballarat looking at the historic buildings. Rachel has travelled widely to experience local life in different parts of the world.