Team Spirit: Select’s role in transformative Geelong project

Select Architects is working with Kane Constructions to deliver the new Geelong passenger terminal for Spirit of Tasmania. The iconic Spirit of Tasmania is relocating its Victorian operations from Port Melbourne to Corio Quay. Once complete, the facility will include a world-class three-level boarding ramp for cars, caravans and trucks to board simultaneously, an impressive […]

15 years on: customer service still at the heart of Select

A strong belief that he could “give more to clients” saw Peter Serra launch Select Architects from the laundry of his Belmont home 15 years ago. “The laundry had been converted into a bit of a study,” Peter explained, reflecting on the journey from fledgling business to respected national architectural firm. Peter founded Select Architects […]

World-class Bannockburn shopping centre on the way

Work is underway on a long-awaited expanded shopping centre for Bannockburn and surrounds. Select Architects was engaged to develop the preliminary design into a world-class shopping centre and community hub for people to work, shop and play. Scheduled for completion in 2023, the expansion has been keenly sought by the local community. The project requires […]

Good design starts at the very ending

The starting point for any building design project is at the ending. What does that mean? Understanding the client’s desired outcome, including who will be using the space and how they will access it, are vital considerations in any building design. In Australia and overseas, we’re seeing many examples of buildings being utilised for shared […]

Spaces for learning: why traditional classrooms are so old-school

New gymnasium at St Helena Secondary College

Hands up if you remember sitting in the classroom at desks all in rows, with the teacher up front, writing on a blackboard? Well, that was old-school. In recent years there’s been a huge shift in the way teaching and learning happens in schools and in the community. If you have children at school today, […]

Our changing workplaces: Five trends set to outlast the pandemic

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1668492866200{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] 2020 we saw a mass exodus of people from office buildings. Many people worked from home for the first time, from kitchen benches, dining tables and even ‘soft offices’ (the couch or bed). Meetings were held via Zoom, school and training moved online, we rediscovered our own neighbourhoods. As COVID-19 […]

Giving back to our community: a founding principle

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1668492805432{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] A founding principle of our practice is giving back to the community that supports us, as well as paying forward opportunities for others. For our Founder and Director Peter Serra, one of the benefits of running his own business is having the freedom to focus on community. Peter is a […]

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