Whether you need to renovate, build from scratch, or convert an interior space, we are here to help you discover the perfect design – a design distinctly based on you and your individuality.
Our specialty is creating unique environments that inspire the soul, encourage good health, and provide you and your community with purposeful design outcomes with minimal impact on the earth. We are a Melbourne based design studio.
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What We Do
Our focus is on you.
There are plenty of architects who offer design services. What really sets Cathi Colla Architects apart is our singular focus on you. We recognise that everyone is different – so understanding you means understanding your needs.
The first step to a successful project is listening to you.
Every design is unique: it is based on a genuine understanding of you, your site, your project requirements, your time, and your financial drivers. We do not follow a design formula (although we do follow a strict process) to ensure we always deliver to our high standards.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
Time poor? Dreaming of a delightful, well crafted space? Do you want to invest in design that will simplify your life and stand the test of time?
This is your path towards thoughtful and inventive design solutions – especially for you – without the hassle.
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES
Are your interior spaces hindering or helping you?
The quality of the space around us can influence how we live, work and play. Here is the way to achieve a healthy, beautiful and positive space for home or work.
Is your site the right fit for your needs? Will your site suit all of your design aspirations? Does your budget suit your project requirements? What is the real value of your project to you?
This is a quick and inexpensive way to test the reality of your ideas.
SITE APPRAISAL SERVICE
Do you need to understand the real issues and opportunities of your site? Not sure what challenges are waiting for you along the way?
This service can assist you in identifying and clarifying key aspects of site, permits and timing, and to establish a clear project direction.
Do you require specialised knowledge in a tribunal hearing?
We are able to provide specialised knowledge, skills and experience on matters in relation to architecture and design, construction detailing and specifications, statutory planning and construction matters generally.
Freezing in winter and scorching in summer? Want to reduce your cost of living? Do you want to reduce your environmental footprint?
Our assessment of your building can provide insight on how to enhance your energy efficiency (and lower your power bill!)
REQUEST A FREE, NO OBLIGATION, CONSULTATION
To help you to identify and anticipate the potential roadblocks to a successful renovation, we offer a free 20-minute phone consultation with an architect. This will help you to clarify what you need to do, and when you’ll need to do it.
A SELECTION OF OUR WORK
We’ve been lucky to work with some amazing clients and collaborate with great people.
Here are some of our favourite projects.
BLACK BEAUTY – A Multi-Layered Home for the Inner City, Fitzroy NorthResidential, Sustainable Design, Extensions & Renovations, Interior Design, Heritage Buildings, Urban Design
CONNECT HOUSE, Alterations and Additions to Existing Home, Orange, NSWResidential, Sustainable Design, Extensions & Renovations, Interior Design
HISTORY HOUSE, Alterations and Additions to Existing Victorian Home, BrunswickResidential, Sustainable Design, Extensions & Renovations, Interior Design, Heritage Buildings