6a 617 Spencer St

West Melbourne 3003

France

(03) 9326 5366

About us

Ewers Architecture was established with a charter to defy mediocrity in the pursuit of creating inspirational architecture. We produce functional, award-winning buildings on time and on budget.

The studio is design-focused and provides architectural and urban planning/design services. All commissions are seen as a design opportunity, and hence the practice is structured as an intimate hands-on studio. This enables complete personal involvement from the team, which improves client-architect relationships, accountability and general project efficiency.

Presently, Ewers Architecture maintains a small client base comprising of government agencies, commercial developers, retailers and residential owners.

The main studio is located in West Melbourne with a small satellite studio in Geelong. The practice pursues projects throughout Victoria and has also completed more than 50 projects interstate.

AWARDS

2005 Archicentre Service Prize

 

2005 Seaford Life Saving Club

 

2008 Archicentre Design

Awards
(Victoria)
Third Place

 

2010 BPN Sustainability Awards

Best Small Commercial

2010 BPN Sustainability Awards

Finalist; Single Dwelling
(Alterations And Additions)

 

2010 BPN Sustainability Awards

Finalist; Small Commercial

 

2010 & 2009 Look Green Home

Awards
Experts Choice Award for Best Renovation

2010 Caroma Best Bathroom

Renovation

 

2014 ARCHITEAM AWARDS

Shortlisted finalist Small Commercial
'Studio 6'

 

2014 ARCHITEAM AWARDS

Shortlisted finalist Alterations & Additions
Carlton remodel

2014 ARCHITEAM AWARDS

Shortlisted finalist Alterations & Additions
Outhouse Moonee Ponds

 

National Design Competition

Runner Up

Civic Architecture Melbourne

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Radical Renovations; Images Publishing 2013

Fire, Crime and Accident; Braun 2012

21st Century Houses Downunder; Images Publishing 2010

JOURNALS

Projects by Ed Ewers are featured in more than 30 publications.

SERVICES

ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN Design, Documentation, Contract Admin
TOWN PLANNING Development Applications, Authority Liaison, Appeal Representation, Reports
DESIGN & CONSTRUCT Joint ventures with Builders and/or Developers
MASTER PLANNING Commercial and Community Master Planning
DEVELOPMENT FEASABILITY Conceptual Design & Costing Reports
MULTI RESIDENTIAL Development & Interior Design

THE TEAM

EDWARD W EWERS – DIRECTOR

B.A. (ARCH), B.ARCH, R.A.I.A

Edward is a graduate of Deakin University, Geelong. His studies were broken by periods of travel and employment in the hospitality industry. To broaden his architectural education, Ed spent 1992–1994 in America studying architecture at Montana State University. During this time, he was fortunate to work for a renowned American architect, Will Bruder, at his desert studio in Arizona.

Following architectural registration in 1997, Ed travelled extensively to further his knowledge and gain exposure to great architecture. Upon his return to Melbourne, Ed established Architecture Matters P/L where he was the design director. Although a particularly successful business, Ed sold his share in February 2007 and founded Ewers Architecture.

Numerous projects under Ed’s direction have featured in a number of national and international publications. He has received public recognition and commendation in a variety of design awards/competitions. Passionate about architecture, Ed organises regular professional development 'archi-tours' interstate and overseas. He has also presented a number of public lectures to promote architecture.

Edward was a sessional lecturer in the Department of Interior Design at RMIT University for many years. From 2004–2009, Ed was a Building Committee member and advisor at Scope (formally Spastic Society of Victoria). In 2011 and 2012, he was a guest editor of Light Home magazine.

Edward thrives on design challenges and his small part in promoting efficient, practical and inspired contributions to the built environment.

JOSHUA SMITH

Director LEFTFIELD DESIGN

Joshua has over 15 years experience as a contract administrator and as a practice director (Landscape Architect) and has become a vital team member for more than a decade. In particular, assisting with practice management and contract administration.

LEWIS CARR

GRADUATE ARCHITECT & DRAFTSMAN

Lewis has a diploma in building design and drafting and a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) Bachelor Construction Management HONS from Deakin University. He provides design, project drafting and 3D-visualisations within the studio.

MITCHELL HATTON

GRADUATE ARCHITECT

Mitchell has completed both his Bachelor of Architectural Design and Masters of Architecture at Monash University. He provides design, project drafting and 3D-visualisations within the studio.