About Us

Formed in 2012, Pillar+Post is a Melbourne based integrated architecture, town planning and building practice specialising in multi-residential development.

We love seeing good ideas transformed into a building.

Buildings are the end result of an idea coming into contact with a process. The meeting of art and commerce. We take a pure approach to architecture and building, that is to say that architecture must consider building and the other way around.

We believe good architecture is the product of a meaningful collaboration between the client, architect, town planner and builder.

By bringing together the disciplines of architecture, town planning and building into a single practice we simplify the development process and reduce your planning and construction risk.

This collaborative approach simplifies what can be a complex and stressful undertaking.

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We believe high quality and yet affordable medium density housing can be a reality.

 

Why Pillar+Post

 

Integrated Knowledge

By bringing together the disciplines of architecture, town planning and building into a single practice we make the development process as easy as possible. Our cross-disciplinary approach means we are well placed to significantly reduce your planning and construction risk

Experience

As designers, architects, planners, builders and developers our team has managed the delivery of over 300 buildings across Melbourne over the last 20 years.

 

End to End Service

We provide a complete end-to-end service from conception through to construction.

A development is an exercise in the control of time and money. Continuity from conception through to completion is a sure way to save time and manage your costs.

A Robust Project Methodology

Our 7-step project methodology brings together all the professional expertise you need to successfully deliver your project to budget. From assessment and feasibility through to design, construction and completion our methodology ensures your project is delivered in a methodical, considered, timely and efficient manner.

Collaborative Delivery Approach

We believe collaboration leads to better development outcomes. We use our network of builders to deliver better development outcomes through early engagement in the process.

This early collaboration gives us meaningful feedback and reliable cost estimates to ensure projects can meet their quality and budget objectives.

We are Developers Too

Some of our team are active property developers too, specialising in townhouse and low rise apartment developments.

We understand the entire development process intimately, are passionate about design and enjoy helping clients leverage our experience for their projects by assisting clients with site search, acquisition, joint venture structuring and project delivery.

Robin Boyd quote

“This often brutal and always mercenary industry, is in fact, involuntarily directed at a remote distance by intellectual and artistic passion beyond its ken.” Robin Boyd

 

Our Process

 

Development is a complex discipline that requires a deep understanding of property markets, design, construction, planning, engineering, finance, tax and law. To make the development process as easy as possible we have developed a holistic step-by-step process that ensures projects are delivered efficiently.

1. Assessment

Find out what development potential your property has via a Preliminary Development Assessment.

2. Strategy

If your Preliminary Development Assessment looks promising you can obtain a deeper understanding of your development options and the potential risks and rewards via a Feasibility Study & Strategy. We provide you with all the information you need to confidently make an investment decision.

3. Concept

We develop Concept Plans for your project based on your brief and develop a design response that includes floors plans, elevations and 3D models. In this most critical phase we take the time to leverage the integrated design, planning and building knowledge across the team to deliver a quality design response that we can deliver for your budget.

4. Application

We evolve the Concept Plans into a set of Town Planning Drawings and Town Planning Permit application. We integrate private town planning representation in this phase to manage the lodgement of your application and negotiate with Council, objectors and will provide representation at VCAT if required.

 

5. Detail

Development of project specification and construction documentation sufficient for pricing and building.

6. Build

We manage builder selection and contract negotiation on your behalf and administer the building contract to ensure your development is delivered on time, within budget and to the agreed level of finish.

7. Realise

To secure a return on investment we can assist in the sale or lease of your realised properties.

Our People

Lincoln Glover
Director

Lincoln is an architect, planner and an artist. He has over 15 years’ experience in award winning architectural practices in Australia, United Kingdom and Canada.

He has a strong interest in sustainability, has experience in alternative building technologies and green roofs and is a regular participant in public architecture competitions. Lincoln has a Masters in Environment and Urban Planning and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

ARBV Registration Number 19047

+61 407 542 161
lincoln@pillarandpost.com.au

Meagan Oglesby
Architect

Meagan is a registered architect and an industrial designer. She has a Masters in Architecture from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Industrial design with Honours from RMIT.

She has experience with dealing with town planning, multi-unit residential design; both class 1 and class 2 buildings, and alternative housing and construction models. Her continuing aspiration is working towards a streamlined approach between architects, planners and builders for improved outcomes for the client and a better built product.

She sees architecture as an opportunity to have a positive impact on the future through sustainable design, innovative construction and creative housing initiatives. Her desire is to create and enable design outcomes that achieve great spaces to live in and improve livability for both the individual and the community.

ARBV Registration Number 19644

+613 9640 3225
meagan@pillarandpost.com.au
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Hina Panchal
Architect

Hina is an architect with diverse project delivery experience in Hospitality, Education, Community, Health and Multi-Residential. She has 10 years of international experience including built projects in Dubai, India, NZ and Australia. Through this time she has developed strong work methodologies for documentation utilising BIM technologies, for both traditional and prefabricated construction.

Her current area of interest is challenging/questioning architecture beyond aesthetics. Her long-term goal is to participate in creating a built environment that minimises the deterioration of community and land. She is a member of Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).

She is also a passionate traveller, photographer and foodie who loves to experience and share the beauty of this world.

ARBV Registration Number 19646

+613 9640 3225
hina@pillarandpost.com.au
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Katerina Galanakis
Architectural Designer

Katerina completed her Bachelor of Architectural Design at Monash University. She then furthered her education by obtaining her Master in Architecture also at Monash University.

She has a passion and imaginative flare for design. She is interested in high density living as this was a focal area within her studies. Since graduating, Katerina has developed a well-rounded understanding of all elements of architecture through her experience. She has been exposed to numerous aspects of design ranging from town planning to client engagement where she helps clients create personalized internal spaces.

Katerina’s design goal is to always create a space that radiates a positive experience as well as a space that leaves a lasting impression on the client and the people who interact with the built environment.

Katerina’s passion for Architecture has allowed her to teach Architectural students at Monash University.

03 9640 3555
katerina@pillarandpost.com.au