How will you make the right design decisions to benefit you, your family, your lifestyle and optimise your inner city site at the same time?

Have you considered asking a local residential design specialist about your inner city renovation and additions project?

You might like to gain more information about how your draughty old terrace could be transformed into a lighter, brighter, more sophisticated home – a joy to live in, a place to flourish in, and a home to welcome health and well being.

Maybe you’d like to understand how your existing home could be greener and leaner (power bills that is!). Or maybe you just want to speak with a local architect, experienced in inner city renovations, and get the low down on the perils (and hidden costs) of renovating old homes, working with local council, and what consultants you’ll need for an inner city renovation.

Our November “Ask An Architect” Sessions have a focus on inner city and suburban homes.

If you are contemplating renovating your home inside, outside, upwards, or downwards – then this is the perfect opportunity for you. It’s October already and it’s time to get your renovation moving now!

Cathi Colla Architects is offering you a rare opportunity to have an informal chat with an architect, with no strings attached.

Bookings for our next Ask an Architect information sessions are now open.
Book your information session on Saturday 18th November, 2023.

Renovations and additions to existing heritage home in North Fitzroy/ Clifton Hill
New extension, deck and canopy to the rear of existing two storey home in Fitzroy North. The deck links the relaxed living and open plan kitchen and meals area to the garden and pool beyond. The canopy provides shelter from rain and screening from overlooking. Architecture and Interior Design by Cathi Colla Architects. Photo by Emma Cross Photographer.




What previous attendees of our information sessions have said…

“The benefit to us of the (Ask an Architect) 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.”
Robyn M., Daylesford

“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!”
Judy E., Northcote


“Ask an Architect” Studio Session, Saturday 18th November, 2023. There are four information sessions available. Each session will run for 45 minutes. We will be meeting in our studio located at 282 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, VIC, 3054.

Book your information session ticket here.

Time slots are strictly limited, so book your information session with us today!


There’s nothing your really need to prepare for these sessions, but it would provide greater benefit to you if you could bring along:

  • Your renovation challenges – let’s discuss them, so that you can get on with making positive change!
  • Your questions – we’ve 30 plus years of design knowledge, as well as extensive experience with Statutory Planning, builders (and building), project timing and coordination of consultants. We’d like to focus on understanding your challenges, so that we can give you more focused information.
  • (If you have any) Any renovation thoughts or ideas – let’s talk about them, and any information we are likely to have on hand that are relevant to your project challenges.
  • And bring along an open mind…

If you’re super keen: feel free to email us at a few days before your information session. Please include:

  1. Your top two questions or design/ renovation challenges that you’d like us to consider;
  2. The address of your home, or even better, a real estate brochure with the floor plan; and
  3. Your coffee or hot drink preference (so that we can have it waiting for you).

Residential architecture Carlton north
Registered architect Cathi Colla

Who is Cathi Colla Architects?

With over 30 years of combined design and architecture experience, Cathi Colla and her team of talented architects are well-equipped to deliver exceptional home transformations, including renovations, alterations and additions, and new homes. Their projects are approached with intelligence and a holistic mindset, ensuring that desired outcomes are maximized and the space’s full potential is realized.

To learn more about Cathi Colla Architects and their philosophy, visit our website.


Ready to Book Your Personalised Information Session?

Secure  your place in the Spring Series, click here.
Bookings for the Summer Series will be available soon. If you’re eager to reserve your spot, please email us directly at with your request and details.

Start envisioning the home of your dreams today!
Book you’re Ask an Architect session today, and let’s turn your renovation aspirations into reality.

And if you’ve read this far, you must be extremely keen!
Head directly to the booking link here, and if you book early, feel free to use this early bird discount code here.

Happy home dreaming,
Cathi and the team.

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