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

Christian Burnside
Design & Construction Advisor

Christian is a builder and an artist. Starting his working life as a carpenter he has been a builder and developer for the last 20 years. Christian’s building and development experience and his passion for design means he is uniquely positioned to help our client’s successfully negotiate the tension that typically exists between architects and builders.

Christian manages Pillar+Post’s network of builders and ensures our projects are designed so they can be delivered to budget.

+613 9600 4541
christian@pillarandpost.com.au

Lincoln Glover
Senior Architect

Lincoln is an architect and an artist. He is a registered architect with 15 years’ experience in award winning offices 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).

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

Tim Riley
Marketing & Acquisitions

Tim is a marketer and a developer with an active interest in architecture, design and collaborative models of development. Tim helps clients to find and secure development sites, conduct assessments and complete feasibility studies for their projects.

He has completed a number of medium density townhouse projects and has extensive experience in establishing and running joint venture projects.

+61 407 846 965
tim@pillarandpost.com.au
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Hina Panchal
Architectural Designer

Hina is a graduate of Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. She has over 5 years of industry experience, including  involvement  in building for the Education, Health & Residential sector.

Hina has travelled and worked in Dubai and India. Her area of professional  interest are in affordable housing and how BIM technologies and prefabrication  can be utilized in early design stages to enable this. She is also a passionate traveller, photographer and foodie who loves to experience how other cultures live their daily lives.

+613 9600 4541
hina@pillarandpost.com.au
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Meagan Oglesby
Graduate Architect

Meagan is a Graduate 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. Megan has a passion for good design, sustainability and furniture.

+613 9600 4541
meagan@pillarandpost.com.au
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Lloyd Anderson
Town Planner

Lloyd is an Urban Planner with more than nine years experience in the government and private sectors. Lloyd entered into private consulting after being a Senior Planning Officer in local government and backs up his planning expertise with a Masters of Property from the University of Melbourne.

His skills as a statutory planner allow him to provide advice across a range of regulatory frameworks and development scenarios. This includes project positioning, due diligence and approval strategy investigations and the preparation and management of an array of planning applications.

Lloyd has an excellent record in obtaining approvals through government authorities and has a thorough understanding of the broad range of factors influencing development within the urban planning sphere

+61 438 941 783

lloyd@pillarandpost.com.au
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Heather Davis
Project Manager

Heather has worked in the building design and construction industry over eight years and has a passion for sustainable design and sustainable building products.

Working closely with our architects and network of builders, engineers and surveyors, Heather helps manage projects from the contract to completion stage and with her eagle eye for detail she makes sure the team is held accountable and project timelines and costs are closely monitored on your project.

 

+613 9600 4541
heather@pillarandpost.com.au

Sean McKenzie
Builder – Pillar+Post Projects

Sean is a carpenter by trade and a builder in his 30th year in the building industry. He has vast experience in all facets of building having delivered a wide range of projects on time and budget to a high standard.

With a keen eye for detail Sean’s experience ranges from the most intricate of period home renovations to the most sophisticated of modern multi-residential projects.

 

+61 411 557 203
sean@pillarandpost.com.au

Justin Marden
Senior Architectural Technician

Justin Marden has more than 10 years local and international experience in a wide range of sectors and project scales.
He has worked with a number of leading practices in Melbourne and abroad with both a design and delivery focus.

Justin’s has a keen eye for detail and his personal work has been published and presented in Europe and Australia.

 

+613 9600 4541
justin@pillarandpost.com.au