• “The team at Select could not be faulted for their creative free thinking which has delivered an exceptional ‘home’ for my wife and I into retirement.”

    Doug, home owner
  • "Just a short note to say thank you for the support of Select Architects in delivering our project at 41 McKillop St, it has been quite a transformation from where we were a couple of years ago at the time of purchase.  I would also like to make special mention of Haylea and Dierijk for their ongoing support to keep the project on track and on budget, they were very tolerant with a couple of hurdles that threatened to delay the project and their design work has given us a great result."

    Rob Birch Chief Executive Officer, G-Force Employment Solutions
  • “Country Club Villages have now engaged Select Architects for a third Luxury Retirement Village. Our multi-level apartment development in Noosaville benefitted immensely from Chelsea and Haylea’s passion, dedication and professionalism. They left no stone unturned!” 

    Anthony Singleton Senior Project Manager
  • “Thank you so much for your wonderful design for our new house and all of your thoughtful and considered responses to our needs and our journey. It is truly amazing”

    Residential Client
  • “I can hardly believe how amazing you have designed it. I can’t stop walking around the place and admiring everything. It’s beautiful… I can’t fault one thing, honestly, it’s immaculate. You are very clever with your style and your flair for space. The wardrobes are a lifesaver, for all of us. I could go on and on.”

    Residential Client
  • “Your considerations of the local community, library membership/patronage and socioeconomic considerations such as literacy are also inspiring”.

    Tutor International School of Colour and Design
  • “Thank you to you and to your colleagues too, who have worked so hard to make Lisieux Catholic Primary School so spectacular!”.

    Senior Planning Officer Catholic Education Office, Melbourne
  • “Yes [they] deliver on time and on budget, but what really differentiates selectNOWarchitecture is their quality of service and design.”

    Elvis Jeannot Former Facilities Manager, Northern Metropolitan Region, DEECD
  • "The Bairnsdale Library had undergone poor 1970’s alterations resulting in a steady decline in usage. Obtaining community support was paramount as previous architectural concepts were met with a hostile and frustrated community. The way selectNOWarchitecture managed the design process, interaction with Council staff and informing the community, often under severe time constraints, is to be commended, particularly as it resulted in restoring community trust in the Council and confidence in the design. It was very apparent that the intense consultation with staff made a significant difference to the workflow and spatial relationships but not always clear how community consultations informed the conceptual design. The Jury appreciated the architect’s incorporation of many environmental elements and their ability to restore to civic prominence the existing heritage building and integrating it into the new library design. This was assisted by the orientation of the new addition in such a way as to showcase the restored 1889 building, thus creating a fabulous public courtyard and other outdoor learning areas. Overall, a very well thought through library project which has re-engaged all age groups back into the library and creating a community facility of which Bairnsdale can be proud. Congratulations to selectNOWarchitecture and Bairnsdale Library”

    Jury comments 2015 CEFPI Victorian Educational Facilities Awards (Renovation /Modernisation over $2 million)
  • “The Meadows Early Learning Centre and adjoining Welcome Hub facility is accommodating even more community engagement programs than we had originally conceptualised...I have been speaking with many visitors to the school who have been extremely complimentary. Thanks again for all your work.”

    Maureen Leahy ELC Coordinator, Meadows Community Hub.
  • “Both Neville and Judith were eager to work with staff, willing to listen to all suggestions and keen to provide practical advice and guidance...their attention to detail has been exemplary [and] their dealings with the builder have been most professional.”

    Ron Edwards President, Werribee Secondary College Council
  • "Our teachers, students and parents are honoured by this building. I wanted the students to learn in a space they love. Through extensive collaboration with our community and our architects, we have achieved that goal"

    Mary Pendergast Principal, Warrnambool College
  • "It has been a joy to observe students peer teaching, teachers team teaching, students in break out areas and community members enjoying the spaces and technology. We work towards individual learning plans and differentiating the curriculum [and] the architecture of our facility enables these practices. Instruction has moved into a different realm."

    John Sciacca Principal, Nathalia Secondary College.
  • "I love working in here, it is much better than the old, arranged building. It stays cool, even in 40° plus heat!"

    Student Nathalia Secondary College
  • "The house looks terrific, so take a bow. It's not been an easy ride for you, from trying to communicate with us while we were away last year, to the little catastrophes along the way during the renovation. The clever design for fitting in the lift in...is fabulous and we will be very grateful for it. The kitchen spaces are wonderful and the mobile bench is a miracle of loveliness and function. I can't wait to move in and get organised so we can enjoy using it. You really did understand our lifestyle well."

    Owner Brunswick Residence
  • "[We are] definitely happy with the house, it's fantastic. The number of people who comment is amazing. People even photograph it! Jenny is very proud. It is very, very comfortable especially in the winter and our energy bills are coming down. We never feel cold in winter any more. Our energy savings are improving all the time as we make little improvements, such as mesh blinds."

    Owner Rosanna Residence
  • "It has been a pleasure, and for me an honour to work with someone of your architectural standing. It was just a small renovation, but the outcome has been amazing. Your delight in the world of the child and understanding of the link between pedagogy and space was evident throughout our work together. I do hope we will meet again."

    Carol Morrison Principal, St Columbas Primary School, Elwood
  • "Thank you for our beautiful home. Every day I wake up and I love it; every day I am in it and I appreciate it; every night I go to sleep and I am grateful for it. What abides, for me, is the sense that when you came and looked and listened, you have understood both the history of the house and who we were, living in it."

    Owner Glen Iris Residence
  • "We have been consistently impressed by the Team at selectNOWarchitecture. They have been very conscious of the importance of our project to both Council and the community...They have accommodated both the need to engage with and understand the desires of the community as well as managing the complexity that can sometimes be attached to a major Council Project."

    Kate Nelson Director Planning and Community, East Gippsland Shire Council
  • "Adrian and I have looked back over our 3 and a bit year association with you on this project, and concurred that time really does fly when you're having fun! The laughs certainly did outweigh the angst, which has left us in no doubt that we would do the same again if the opportunity arises. The house is constantly revealing it's ingenuity to us. I often find myself reflecting on the first time the design was presented to us when I have just 'lived' the reality of a space as you described it - like standing at the kitchen sink and conversing with Adrian in the Study whilst Jordan completes his homework at the kitchen bench!"

    Owner Wyndham Residence
  • "Meadows Primary School is one of the most delightful schools I have visited..... Meadows is wonderful on so many levels which photographs don't quite manage to capture. The highlights for me are the kitchen garden at the entry involving and supporting this diverse community, the beautiful light communal space at the heart, the clever sustainable strategies apparent for students to see and feel, the kitchens and gym and even the custom designed furniture. You must be proud of the contribution you are making to children's (and teachers') lives."

    Clare Newton Associate Professor in Learning Environments. Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne
  • "This school in a small country town has been reinvented in a way that has challenged the community but ultimately has exceeded the expectations of the students, staff and the community alike. An innovative approach to heritage, and the challenges this has posed has contributed to community changes in attitude and approach. There is a good integration of passive and active ESD initiatives, that inform the design and the users. The high level of community consultation before and during the design process have led to clear pride and ownership by the school. While most significantly a new build, the connection and response to the existing site, buildings and context is well done and builds on existing relationships."

    Jury Comments Yackandandah Primary School - CEFPI 2011
  • "I was up at Yackandandah on the weekend. You have done a fantastic job with the School and the locals love it. Great Work"

    John Sprunt Architect
  • "We have been in our new school now for nearly 5 weeks and it’s fantastic! I’ve been thrilled about the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program as well and we actually start planting next week! What a superb building it is and I’ve been blown away with the environmental features, especially the wind turbines."

    Mary Cox Environmental Co-ordinator, Meadows Primary School and ELC
  • "Both Neville and Judith were eager to work with staff, willing to listen to all suggestions and keen to provide practical advice and guidance...their attention to detail has been exemplary [and] their dealings with the builder have been most professional."

    Ron Edwards President, Werribee Secondary College Council.