Alterations and Additions to Existing Home, Fitzroy North

It was during construction that their value shone through for me. I remember the first site meeting. They were asking questions that I would never have dreamed of asking at the time. They were able to nip a couple of issues in the bud – issues that would have become crises had they not been worked through early.
They dealt with the issues in a calm and constructive manner with the builder.


Architeam Award – Alterations and Additions to Existing Home, Thornbury

This project displays a thorough understanding of the aesthetic and functional subtleties of residential space and skilfully revitalises this prosaic mid century suburban house.

It manipulates outlook, function and circulation to create a sophisticated contemporary dwelling.

Judges Comments, Architeam Awards 2011

Sun Seeker – A Home Renovation for a Growing Family, Brunswick East

We engaged Cathi Colla Architects to design, plan, document and project manage our home renovation and extension.

Our 2 bed, modest Californian bungalow was transformed into a bright and light, 4 bed family home with dual living spaces. We had some planning challenges which CCA helped us navigate through.

We are thrilled with the end result.

C.B., Brunswick East

Re-Cladding An Existing Town House Development, Clifton Hill

Thank you Cathi, you were brilliant!

After three years of no direction, finally we have a professional. Thank you for an excellent presentation and clear ideas.

B.H. and M.D., Owners Corporation (Clifton Hill)

Alterations and Additions to Existing Residence, Thornbury, Victoria

I could see Cathi understood where we were at.

I knew how I wanted it to function but I didn’t know how I wanted it to look, or how it could look.

That is where Cathi came in.

Visit the project via this link.

Donna M., Thornbury

Renovations and Extensions to Existing Home, Brunswick East

Thank you for your professionalism, dedication, decisiveness and committed nature to which you conducted your role as a superintendant on this project.

Having now completed a few projects it is becoming easier to recognise the architects who can combine their attention to detail, creativeness and architectural style with a practical approach to building.

I would most definitely be happy to work with you again in the future.

A.K., Richmond

Melbourne Tianjin Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria (with Williams Boag Architects)

I would like to take this opportunity to express both the City of Melbourne’s and my appreciation of the effort that your company expended and the fine architectural result that has been achieved. I have received nothing but glowing reports on all aspects of  the project.

I would like to personally thank Cathi Colla for her involvement and her assertive point of view in endeavouring to achieve the results of which she had asked and we would expect. She was at all times courteous and a pleasure with whom to work.

James A. Jackson, City of Melbourne, City Projects Division, Project Management Branch

Alterations to Existing Apartment, Toorak, Victoria

When we sat down with Cathi and went through the scheme I was really impressed.

Cathi had listened to our requirements, addressed them, and came up with some really interesting ideas for our apartment. I was impressed with Cathi’s attention to detail and professionalism.

The work she did exceeded my expectations.

Don C., Toorak

Site Appraisal Service, Existing Residence, North Sydney, NSW


We especially appreciated the time and effort you put into understanding our needs and clarifying the brief. This was very much appreciated given that we are living on the other side of the world.

Bernadette H., Vancouver