Grant Amon Architects Pty Ltd 2021

Grant Amon Architects involvement in design & architecture has spanned a variety of projects ranging from single and multi-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.

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.



2019- Los Angeles Court Vacari, 61 Armadale Street, Armadale, Burnie’s Bar, 267 Swan Street, Hocking Stuart, Barkly Street, Lovey Renovation, Wrexham Road, Windsor.

2018 Rocky Valley Ski Club, Victorian Pride Centre, Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda, Hank Renovation, Avonholm Residence, Head Street, Brighton.

2017- Gentry Reno, Penguin Parade, Herbst Houses, Prentice Street Townhouses, Ormond Road Café & Townhouses, Park Lane Reno, West St. Kilda, Little Foot Alterations and Additions, Footscray, Bailey Avenue Renovation, East St. Kilda, Chaucer Street – Tailor Residence, Chaucer Street – Chester and Carradous, Caroline Street, South Yarra, Marine Hotel, Yarra Footbridge, Alex Theatre Refurbishment, Empire Steak.

2015-2016 Uncommon Café, Windsor, Chaucer St Townhouses, St Kilda, West Beach Townhouses, St Kilda, Absinthe Salon, Rose St Fitzroy, Roof deck Addition to Sackville Gallery, Fitzroy, George Apartment Renovation, St Kilda, Masonic Lodge Renovations, Canterbury, Brooklawn Apartment Renovation, Fitzroy St St. Kilda, Yah Yahs Nightclub Renovations, Fitzroy, Alex Theatre / George Apartment Foyer, St Kilda, Wisteria house, Moondarra, Kookaburra House, Koonwarra, Astra Lodge Renovations, Falls Creek.

2014 George Hotel Bar Renovations, George Apartment fit out, St Kilda Residence and Renovations, Malvern Residence, Fitzroy Bar/Restaurant, St Kilda Café 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 Separation Creek, Khokolat Bar Melbourne, Mitchell St. Renovation St. Kilda, Park St. Renovation St. Kilda, Charnwood Road renovation St. Kilda, Black Swan Hotel Renovations Bendigo, The George Apartment Renovations, St. Kilda, Bourke St. Apartment Renovations Melbourne. Grey St. Apartments (25 Units) St. Kilda. , Autore Heritage Office & Retail Building, York St. Sydney Renovations, Murphy St. Renovations South Yarra

2010 Bluebottle Bar and Restaurant, Olsen Hotel, Chapel Street South Yarra, Readings Bookstore Acland Street St Kilda, Ilona Staller Restaurant 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 Separation Creek, Draper House Daylesford, CSIR Lodge Falls Creek.

2008 Pearl Autore Shop1 + 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 St Kilda, Terminus Hotel Renovations, Venice Biennale New Australian Pavilion Di Stasio Ideas Competition submission, Longrain Upstairs Bar Restaurant Melbourne City.

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

2006- Alannah Hill Residence renovations. Sarnies Café, Melbourne. Svarmisk Resort Apartments, Curtin House Rooftop Cinema Office & retail, Melbourne.

2005 - Pound 2 Café, House Renovation St.Kilda, Cox Renovation Sth Melb., Autore Building Renovation (Office, Pearl Shop, and 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, 3 house development, Surf Beach Phillip Island
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, and 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 Bookshop

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

1990 – 2 Yamashita Sekkel Architects & Engineers, Tokyo Japan, Conceptual Design, Architect & Urban Planner
1988-89 Amon Foster P/L ,Range of residential & commercial work, Lake Mountain Amenities Building.

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


Teaching et al
1995 -2019 Guest Critic Department of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, RMIT University & Deakin University.
2008- 2016 Work Experience program, various Secondary schools
2015 Guest Lecturer, Swinburne University
2011 Guest Lecturer, Deakin University, Geelong
2006 - 2007 Mentor, Architecture Department. The University of Melbourne, Interior Design Department Monash University
1993 - 1995 Design Tutor, Department of Architecture RMIT University

Competitions / Awards

2022 World Architecture Festival (WAF): Inside Awards 2022: Finalist: Public Building Interior, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2022 World Architecture Festival (WAF): Architecture Awards 2022: Finalist: Civic and community, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2022 Australian Institute of Architects: National Architecture Awards 2022, National Award for Public Architecture, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2022 Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Architecture Awards 2022: William Wardell Award for Public Architecture, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2022 Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Architecture Awards 2022: Finalist: Melbourne Prize, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2022 Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Architecture Awards 2022: Finalist: Interior Architecture, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2022 Australian Interior Design Awards (IDEA): Finalist: Interiors, Victorian Pride Centre, St kilda
2022 City of Port Phillip: Design and Development Awards, Finalist, Interior, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2022 City of Port Phillip: Design and Development Awards, Commendation, sustainability, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2022 City of Port Phillip: Design and Development Awards, Award for Excellence, Public and Institutional, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2021 Architeam Awards, Winner, Commercial Community and Public, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2021 Architeam Awards, Architeam Medal, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda
2021 Melbourne Design Award 2021: Driven x Design, Gold Winner, Public and Institutional, Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda

2016-18 World Ski Awards, Winner Best Boutique Hotel Australia, Astra Lodge, Falls Creek
2016 Australian Timber Design Awards, Finalist Multi-Residential, West Beach Townhouses, St
2015 Architeam Awards, Commendation Commercial, Astra Lodge, Falls Creek
2015 Eat Drin Design Awards, Finalist Best Bar Design, Astra Lodge, Falls Creek
2015 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards (London) Shortlist, George Bar, St Kilda
2014 Houses Awards, Finalist, Smith Street Apartments
2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards (London) Shortlist, Mesa Verde, Melbourne
2014 IDEA Awards Juror
2014 Dulux Colour Awards: Shortlisted Residential, Charnwood Renovation
2013 Eat Drink Design Awards: Shortlisted, Mesa Verde
2012 Architeam Awards: Highly Commended Commercial, Radio Mexico
2012 Dulux Colour Awards: Finalist Commercial Interior, Ilona Staller
2011 AIA Awards: Head Juror Residential Alts & Adds.
2011 Architeam Awards: Built Work Small,Best DFesign with Nervegna Reed Architects
2010 AIA Awards: Small Project Architecture SKIPPS Shade Structure with Nervegna Reed
2010 AIA Awards: Shortlist ‘a Skafferi’ Commercial and Regional
2009 Interior Design Awards: Commendation Award for Colour in Residential Interior, Summerlands
2009 Interior Design Awards: Residential Design Award, Shortlist, Summerlands Apartment
2008 RAIA Awards: Chair Jury Member
2008 Venice Biennale New Australian Pavilion Di Stasio Ideas Competition, Shortlist
2008 HIA Boral Greensmart Awards: Development of The Year, Svarmisk Resort Apartments
2007 Architeam Award: Built Work Large, Curtin House Rooftop Cinema
2007 Porters Original Paints: Best Use Of Colour, Svarmisk Resort Apartments
2007 RAIA Awards: Commercial Architecture, Shortlist, Curtin House Rooftop Cinema
2005 City of Port Phillip Design Awards Best Refurbishment, Gasworks Art Park
2005 Architeam Award: Built Work Large, Gasworks Art Park
2004 IDA Hospitality Interior Design Award: Commendation, Azalea
2004 RAIA Awards: Jury member, Interior Architecture
2002 Urban Design Award: City of Stonnington, The Pound
2002 RAIA Awards: Interior Architecture commendation, The Pound
2001 RAIA Award: Interior Architecture, Seven Nightclub
2000 Fringe Architecture: Golden Toilet Awards First Prize
2000 RAIA Awards: Jury Member, Interior Architecture
1997 Dulux Colour Awards: Commendation, Residential Interiors
1992 BUFF International competition: First Prize “Housing in Tokyo”
1992 Nigata Theatre and Convention Centre, Japan (with Yamashita)
1991 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Amenities Building: First Prize

2014-2016 Architeam Awards
2008-2014 AIA Awards Exhibition
2011 Boutwell Draper Gallery, After Images, Sydney Australia
2008 Di Stasio Australian Pavilion Venice Biennale competition Heidi MOMA
2008 Venice Biennale ‘Abundant” RAIA Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy.
2008 18 Chairs Exhibition Thonet Showroom
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


Night Fever 4 – Hospitality Design (Frame Publishing), Khokolat Bar, Mesa Verde 2015
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, In Style, Landscape Architecture Australia, Marie Claire, Monument, Specifier, Trends, Vogue Living, Green Magazine
Magazines International
Architecture Plus - Dubai, CE International - Italy, East West - China, Mark Magazine - The Netherlands, Monocle U.K, Sustain - U.K., Wallpaper - U.K., Wind – Japan
Television: 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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