Grant Amon Architects Pty Ltd 2014

Grant Amon Architects involvement in design & architecture has spanned a variety of projects ranging from residential, office, community and commercial through to the hospitality industry with a range of restaurants, hotels, bars and cafes. Based in St.Kilda, the practice actively pursues an ongoing interest in spatial manipulation, the crafting of objects and incorporation of local references and histories.

Recently expanding to include larger scale multi- use projects, including inner urban renewal, coastal and alpine resorts, tourism, landscape & retail projects, GAA capabilities are broad based, flexible and environmentally responsible. With a high emphasis on design particular to each project we aim to produce unique and efficient solutions for our clients.


2015/2016 Uncommon Cafe, Windsor. Chaucer St Townhouses, St Kilda. West Beach Townhouses, St Kilda. Absinthesalon, Rose St Fitzroy. Roof Deck addition to Sackville Gallery, Fitzroy. George Apartment Renovation, St Kilda. Masonic Lodge Renovations, Canterbury. Brooklawn Apartment Renovation, St Kilda. Yah Yahs Nightclub Renovations, Fitzroy. Alex Theatre/George Apartment Foyers, St Kilda. Wisteria House, Moondarra. Kookaburra House, Koonwarra. Astra Lodge Renovations, Falls Creek.

2014 George Hotel Bar Renovations, George Apartment fitout, St Kilda Residence and Renovations, Malvern Residence, Fitzroy Bar/Restaurant, St Kilda Cafe fitout, Melbourne Apartment re-fit, South Melbourne Rooftop Addition, Kew Bathroom Renovation.

2013 Walnut Tree House, Dogs Bar Rooftop Hotel development St Kilda, Marine Parade studio office redevelopment Abbotsford, The Esplanade renovation St Kilda.

2012 Enrich Shop fitout Seddon, Chapel Street Cafe Prahran, Primrose Crescent multi residential development proposal Brighton, Vineyard development proposal St Kilda, West Beach Road Townhouses, Mesa Verde Bar Curtin House Melbourne CBD.

2011 Sharry Residence Seperation Creek, Khokolat Bar Melbourne, Mitchell Street renovation St Kilda, Park Street renovation St Kilda, Charwood Road renovation St Kilda, Black Swan Hotel renovations Bendigo,The George Apartment Renovations, Bourke Street Apartment renovations Melbourne, Grey Street Apartments (25 Units) St Kilda, Autore Heritage Office and & Retail Building, Renovations York Street Sydney , Murphy Street renovations South Yarra.

2010 Bluebottle Bar and Restaurant Olsen Hotel Chapel Street South Yarra, Readings Bookstore Acland Street St Kilda, Ilona Staller Carlisle Street Balaclava, Apartment complex (15 units) Panama House for Neometro Smith Street Fitzroy, Pearl Autore four level shop fitout Sydney, Radio Mexico Taqueria St Kilda, Gannon Residence, Wye River, Unsworth renovation Elsternwick, Bloomquist renovation South Melbourne.

2009 Rutledge Ranch Gladysdale, Retail/Residential Development Bay Street Port Melbourne, Rooftop Cinema Paramount Building Surrey Hills Sydney, LLoyd Residence Seperation Creek, Draper House Dayelsford, CSIR Lodge Falls Creek.

2008 Pearl Autore Shop 1 + 2 Macau China, Pacific Dining Room Beach Hotel Byron Bay, Separation Creek Residence, Wye River Residence. Moonambel Residence, Winery and Museum, St Kilda Hill House renovation, Terminus Hotel renovation Abbotsford.
Venice Biennale New Australian Pavilion Di Stasio Ideas Competition, Longrain Upstairs Bar Restaurant CBD Melbourne.

2007 St Kilda Triangle Site, Cosi Canopy Courtyard, Pound 1 renovation, Svarmisk Resort Centre Mt. Beauty. Summerland Apartment renovation St Kilda. Onesixone rooftop & bar additions.

2006 Alannah Hill Residence renovations. Sarnies Café, Melbourne CBD. Svarmisk Resort Apartments built. Curtin House Rooftop Cinema office & retail, Melbourne CBD.

2005 Pound 2 Café, House Renovation St.Kilda, Cox Renovation Sth Melb., Autore Building Renovation (Office, Pearl Shop, Restaurant) Sydney, Autore Renovation Tamarama. Spuntino Tapas Bar St.Kilda. 3 Houses Surf Beach Phillip Island, Wye River House, Elwood Renovation, St.Kilda Renovation.

2004 Penthouse renovations The George St.Kilda. White Bar The George St.Kilda Onesixone nightclub, new bar, renovations/additions Prahran. Svarmisk Resort & Spa Planning: 12 houses, 20 resort rooms, spa resort, pool, treatments, restaurant, bars, etc Mt.Beauty Vic. Astra Ski Lodge Apartments (5) Falls Creek Snowlands renovations Falls Creek, Design Retail: RDX retail shop for Roger David Exhibit furniture & lighting Store Melbourne. Rose & Crown Hotel renovations Port Melb. Azalea Restaurant St.Kilda.

2003 Pffererkorn Ski Lodge renovations,Three house development Surf Beach Phillip Island,Various House renovations: St Kilda, Fitzroy, Elwood. Rutledge Warehouse / office renovation, Sydney New Residence, North Bondi. Cosi Restaurant renovations, Rutledge Engineering Office, Sydney. Retail shops: Kinki Gerlinki clothing, Chronicles bookshop Grand Hotel, Richmond renovations/ apartment development.

2002 Acland St. St Kilda Offices & Carpark. $5.0m office/ residential proposal, Chronicles Bookshop, new displays St Kilda. Cosi Restaurant, Service and Office alterations, Daalder Renovation Cowes Phillip Island, Delerium Café Fitout South Yarra Marque Hotel Ground floor fitout: Café, Restaurant, Bar, Reception. Gasworks Administration Building Albert Park Office building, Rutledge house renovation Enmore NSW.

2001 Cosmos Bookshop, Acland St. St. Kilda, The Pound, bar/café, South Yarra Flower Hotel, Port Melbourne, Saratoga Nightclub South Yarra, Beach Rd Restaurant Sandringham, Bronte Apartments Sydney Planning submission, 6 units Various House renovations: Armadale, St. Kilda & Fitzroy.

2000 Wye River Residence, Windsor residence, (major alterations & addition), Torquay Foreshore Café & public toilet submission, Lorne Recreational Precinct proposal, café/restaurant/swimming pool & associated facilities, Mecca Restaurant, St Kilda Sea Baths proposal, Gasworks Administration, Café, Gallery, Foyer design Dicky Knees Café (with HLS) Falls Creek.

1999 Seven Nightclub Albert Park, Birdcage Restaurant / White Bar The George. Phillip Island Units (3 holiday units), Planetel Office fitouts Melbourne Sydney & Brisbane Rutledge Engineering office fitout Northcote Victoria, Gasworks, masterplan in association with TBLB Landscape Architects.

1998 Autore Residence, Tamarama, Sydney.

1997 Yamshita Sekkei Inc. Tokyo – conceptual design: University Campus and Animal Hospital, Tokyo Wilson St Apartments, South Yarra and Snakepit Bar, St Kilda (in association Chris Connell Design) Mt Buller Apartments (20 apartments & restaurant), design submission with HLS.

1996 Alpine Architects Consultancy with Hayball
Leonard Stent Architects – various commercial & residential projects
Ashton Ragatt McDougall: Storey Hall, Café Revault, Hampton Dental Lab, Cosi Restaurant
Chronicles Booksho.

1993 – 4 Grant Amon Architect Established
The George, St Kilda - Apartments 33 Units, Bars, Restaurants,
Brook Lawn Mansion, St Kilda – Apartments and Shops

1990 - 92 Yamashita Sekkel Architects + Engineers, Tokyo Japan, Conceptual Design, Architect and Urban Planner.

1988-89 Amon Foster P/L ,Range of residential & commercial work, Lake Mountain Amenities Building.


1982 Bachelor of Architecture RMIT
1984 Member Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
1984 Registered Architect (Vic)

Teaching et al

1995 -2014

Guest Critic Department of Architecture, Melbourne University, RMIT University & Deakin University

2008 - 2013

Work Experience program Mentor, various secondary schools.

2008 - 2013

Guest Critic- Department of Architecture, Melbourne University, RMIT University & Deakin University.


Guest Lecturer, Deakin University, Geelong


RAIA Awards Chair Jury Member

2000 - 2007

Mentor, Architecture Department. Melbourne University, Interior Design Department Monash University

1993 - 1995

Design Tutor – Department of Architecture RMIT University

Competitions / Awards
2014 IDEA Awards: Juror


Dulux Colour Awards: Shortlisted Residential, Charnwood Renovation


Eat Drink Design Awards: Shortlisted, Mesa Verde


Architeam Awards: Highly Commended Commercial, Radio Mexico


Dulux Colour Awards, Finalist Commercial Interior, Ilona Staller


AIA Architecture Awards : Head Juror Alts and Adds.


Architeam Awards: Built Work Small, Best Design with Nervegna Reed Architecture, SKIPPS Shade Structure


AIA Awards: Award for Small Project Architecture with Nervegna Reed Architecture, SKIPPS Shade Structure


AIA Awards: Shortlist 'a Skafferi' Commercial and Regional


Interior Design Awards, Commendation Award for Colour in Residential Interior, Summerland Apartments


Interior Design Awards, Residential Design Award, Shortlist, Summerland Apartment


RAIA Awards: Chair Jury Member


Venice Biennale New Australian Pavilion Di Stasio Ideas Competition, Shortlist


HIA Borral Greensmart Awards: Development Of The Year, Svarmisk Resort Apartments


Architeam Awards: Built Work Large, Rooftop Cinema


Porters Original Paints: Best use of colour, Svarmisk Resort Apartments


RAIA Awards: Commercial Architecture, Shortlist, Curtin House Rooftop Cinema


City of Port Phillip Design Awards: Best Refurbishment, Gasworks Art Park


Architeam Architecture Award: Built Work Large, Gasworks Art Park


IDA Hospitality Interior Design Award: Commendation, Azalea


RAIA Awards: Jury member- Interior Architecture


Urban Design Award: City of Stonnington, The Pound


RAIA Awards: Interior Architecture Commendation, The Pound


RAIA Award: Interior Architecture, Seven Nightclub


Fringe Architecture: Golden Toilet Awards First Prize


RAIA Awards: Jury Member – Interior Architecture


Dulux Colour Awards: Commendation, Residential Interiors


BUFF International competition: First Prize "Housing inTokyo"


Nigata Theatre and Convention Centre, Japan (with Yamashita)


Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Amenities Building: First Prize

2008-2014 AIA Awards Exhibition
2011 Boutwell Draper Gallery, After Images, Sydney Australia
2008 Heide Museum Of Modern Art - Venice Biennale 'New Australian Pavilion' Di Stasio Ideas Competition
2008 Venice Biennale 'Abundant' RAIA Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy
2000 - 2007 RAIA Awards Exhibition
1999 40 Up - Australia, Architecture Next Generation
1991 - 1997 BUFF International Design Competition, Makahari Messe, Chiba, Japan
1989 Carpet Design - Linden Gallery, St Kilda
1988 Monash University Gallery - "Pholiota"
1988 Architecture International - "New Breed" Sydney University of Technology

Inspire Australian National Architecture Awards 2010
The Phaidon Atlas Of 21st Century Architecture 2008
100 Of The Worlds Best Bars, Aisha Hasanovic, Images Publishing 2007
Beach Houses Down Under, Stephen Crafti, Images Publishing 2006
The Office Designing For Success, Stephen Crafti, Images Publiching 2004
Making More Of Small Spaces, Stephen Crafti, Images Publishing 2003

Magazines Australia
Alpine Style, Artichoke, Australian Design Review, Australian Style, Belle, Home Beautiful, Houses Magazine, Indesign,Inside: Interior Design Review, In Style, Landscape Architecture Australia, Marie Claire, Monument, Specifier, Trends, Vogue Living

Magazines International
Architecture Plus - Dubai, CE International - Italy, East West - China, Mark Magazine - The Netherlands, Sustain - U.K., Wallpaper - U.K., Wind - Japan

Grand Designs Australia, Gladysdale Stone House. 2012

The Age, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Weekly Times, Emerald Hill Weekly, Fine Restaurants & Villas, BMW Magazine, Virgin Inflight Magazine


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