TT Architecture carried us through the entire house design process. They advised us on the optimal block to buy, navigated us through heritage and other planning guidelines, and designed our house around a beautiful protected oak tree. They listened carefully to our ideas (architecture lovers have a lot of ideas). Their design has delivered the balance we were looking for – respect for the Ainslie heritage context, but a fully modern and interesting house behind the facade. The house balances privacy with our desire for light and openness to the outside. They guided us through the technicalities of orientation maximisation and the use of cutting edge materials. Most importantly they helped us navigate the contracting process and the identification of an excellent builder. We completed the process while overseas and they were always available for updates by phone.
They have been a joy to work with – great patience and senses of humour. Tony and his team do more than design houses – they’re participants in the debate that shapes Canberra’s future architecture and planning. We can’t recommend them highly enough.
Cheers, Tim + Mona
When we bought a run down heritage home in Barton, in 2016 we sought the advice of TT architects regarding sympathetic extension and renovation of the property. Tony and his team responded promptly,meeting all our wish list,dealing professionally with the various regulatory issues peculiar to heritage properties,whilst providing excellent advice regarding light access and interior functionality.
The result is a comfortable and energy efficient 1928 home now modernised to provide all the amenity and convenience of a new home,but retaining the character and charm that attracted us to the area in the first place.
We are grateful to TT for their constant attention to our requests and concerns as the build progessed,and would recommend them without reservation to anybody seeking sensible architectural advice at a reasonable price.
Jim + Liz
My wife and I wished to build a house down the coast in 2012. We researched the architects and decided upon Tony Trobe. He had an unique interpretation of Australian design particularly with his incorporation of wood, galvanised steel ,and expansive use of glass. His unique roof design was his trademark. He also incorporated outdoor living areas which is so important in Australian lifestyle. His reputation preceded him.
TT Architectural gave us a design which we are happy with to this day. It was sympathetic to our requests. Tony Trobe helped with the selection of the builder, who was excellent. His firm supervised the construction of the house which is an undervalued aspect of the architect but in my experience and essential aspect. The house was built on time and on budget (Yes on budget) I would therefore sincerely recommend TT Architecture and I have already done so to my friends.
Jenny + Robert