Do you have a renovation idea that you’d like to run by your local architect and renovation expert?

You might like to know more about how a draughty old terrace could be transformed into a lighter, brighter, home – a joy to live in, and easier to be healthy in.

Maybe you’d like to understand how your existing home could be more tailored to suit you and your family’s current and future living requirements, or how to be leaner and greener (and reduce your power bills too). Or you might just want to meet an architect and talk design!

If you are contemplating renovating your home, inside, outside, upwards, or downwards – then this is the perfect opportunity for you. It’s winter very soon, summer is on its way, and it’s time to get your renovation moving.

Burning questions about design?

Cathi Colla Architects is hosting a series of personalised round table discussions on renovating and building. Bookings for our next sessions are now open.


‘Ask An Architect’ is your opportunity to get an expert opinion or tailored advice on any design or renovation-related queries. Whether it’s about an upcoming project, or you simply need a sounding board for an idea, Cathi and her team of problem solving architects will ensure that the potential of your dream is reached without compromising on design or functionality.

Each session is focused on empowering women who are on the path to renovate, add, or build their new home.

This event is provided in-house and with expert guidance delivered with no further obligations or strings attached. Simply bring yourself and your burning design questions and challenges.

Your opportunity to Ask an Architect

Please bring along your:

  • Renovation ideas – lets talk them through
  • Renovation challenges – lets break them down, so that you can get on with making positive change!
  • Questions – we’ve a lot of design knowledge, as well as extensive experience with Planning, Building and the construction world, and
  • An open mind…

We will discuss:

  1. Keeping the design and the construction process simple, predictable, and stress free
  2. Managing your budget, including achieving a healthy balance across quality, time, and cost
  3. The primary stages of the design, project approvals, and building process
  4. A typical renovation project – and what should be considered?

What previous attendees have said…

“The benefit to us of the session was the time to explore our general questions about renovation ideas, and to have that combined with a discussion about the project management process.”

“I think the biggest single benefit for us was helping us take the first step by chatting to an architect about our project. It can be a daunting exercise to start, especially as first home owners, so it was a fantastic way to make it more accessible for us. We were grateful for the general guidance as it’s given us food for thought!”


Winter Series – Saturday 29 July, 2023: 3 x 45 minute time slots will run on the hour between 10:00am and 12.45pm.

Spring Series – Saturday 28 October, 2023: 4 x 45 minute time slots will run on the hour between 9:00am and 12.45pm.

Summer Series – Saturday 10 February, 2024: 4 x 45 minute time slots will run on the hour between 9:00am and 12.45pm.


Cathi Colla Architects studio located at 282 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, VIC, 3054.

Cathi Colla, Lead Architect, Cathi Colla Architects and your host for this information session.

Who is Cathi Colla Architects?

With combined design and architecture experience of over 30 years, Cathi Colla and her team of talented architects are well-versed in delivering high-calibre home transformations and perfectly placed to provide renovation advice.

Cathi Colla Architects’ projects are carefully considered both intelligently and holistically, ensuring that desired outcomes are fully maximised and the space’s full potential, reached.

More on Cathi Colla Architects and their philosophy head here.


To book for your spot in our Winter Series, click here.

To book for your spot in our Spring Series, click here.

Bookings for the Summer Series will be posted soon. If you are keen to book for the Summer Series, please email us directly via with your request and details.

Happy dreaming!
Cathi and Team

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