B.Arch (Hons) M.Arch (RMIT) LFRAIA Adjunct Professor & Senior Research Fellow Monash University
Peter Elliott is the founding Director and design leader of the Practice which commenced in 1975. He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University. He has a special interest in the design of the public realm, and has lectured and written extensively on contemporary architecture and urban design. The work of the practice has won more than 60 National and State architectural and industry awards including the RAIA Victorian Architecture Medal 1991 for the Carlton Baths and Community Centre. Peter received an Order of Australia in 1987 for services to architecture (public housing)
Sean van der Velden
B.Arch (Hons) (RMIT) BA (La Trobe University)
Sean commenced work with the practice over 10 years ago as a first year architecture student at RMIT University. He has worked on a diverse range of projects during this time and has developed a good working rapport with many of our ongoing clients. Sean has a close working relationship with Peter Elliott, typically working closely together during the development of concepts at the early phase of a project. He has also been involved in many of the firms continuing Master Planning commissions with Melbourne Grammar School and RMIT University among others. He has an enthusiastic interest in graphic communication and wayfinding strategies. He has designed and developed the practice website and is responsible for much of the promotional and presentation material produced by the office.
Senior Project Architect
B.Arts (Deakin) B.Arch (Hons)
Chris joined the practice in 2012 as a senior project architect. He brings with him fifteen years of hospitality, institutional and educational project experience having worked in Melbourne, Sydney and London. To date, Chris’ project work in the office has included building procurement work from documentation to construction stages at Trinity College, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Grammar School. He is currently involved in a wide range of projects at all stages of development. Chris thrives within the project team environment, enjoying good relations with clients, consultants and contractors. He understands that communication, whether verbal, written or drawn is the key to successful working relationships and to a successful project outcome.
Senior Project Architect
B Arch (1st Hons) BPD (UoM)
Jonathan joined the practice in 2010 bringing with him expertise in the documentation and administration of intricate residential and institutional buildings, having 9 years experience with a wide range of building types in Melbourne. Jonathan’s significant exposure and interest in projects involving heritage and existing building fabrics are of value to this practice, which has a strong reputation with managing complex proposals. Jonathan’s involvement in the office has included leading the documentation for projects such as the Carlton Baths and Family Resource Centre, the International House Centre for Living and Learning (UoM), and the final phase of the William Buckley Bridge.
B.ArchDes (Hons) M.Arch (RMIT)
Daniel joined Peter Elliott Architects in 2006 whilst studying at RMIT University. He has completed a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Architecture and a Master of Architecture. Since joining the practice, Daniel has been involved in a diverse range of projects across multiple project stages. His experience ranges from design development and documentation through to project procurement. In addition to Daniel’s comprehensive knowledge in digital design, he works meticulously with the cross-disciplinary project team to achieve innovative design solutions.