We specialize in designing creative sustainable architecture. Based in Melbourne, Australia we have designed award winning sustainable buildings across the city’s Inner North, Bayside and Eastern suburbs and rural and coastal locations.
Our design method employs proven techniques of passive solar design, natural ventilation and thermal efficiency making our buildings naturally comfortable.
Our creative approach to design enables us to execute environmentally sustainable design within the constraints imposed on sites and turn pragmatic, scientific theory into unique beautiful architecture.
Our project management method revolves around regular assessment of the brief, budget and timelines empowering our clients to make informed decisions throughout the design, documentation and construction process.
We are an energetic and enthusiastic studio that provides bespoke architecture specific to our clients’ needs. Our team loves working with like-minded people and we develop strong relationships with our clients and builders. Importantly, we subscribe to the theory of taking our work seriously but not ourselves.
“We hired Ben to design our new home in Northcote and we could not be happier with that decision. From the outset he listened and understood the brief of light; trees and breeze with connectedness and retreat. Sustainability and our budget were always masterfully matched. Ben is an excellent communicator and we were so thankful he project managed the build which meant much less stress for us and an exceptional end product. We would highly recommend Ben to deliver a brilliant design; a transparent process; an eye for detail and all delivered with calm efficient professionalism.“
“From the first meeting, we were inspired by Ben’s creativity, openness, and ability to look at things differently. Ours was a difficult project – a south facing, dark, single fronted terrace with a heritage overlay. Ben’s solution – to curve the roof upwards to allow in northern light – was both beautiful and practical. The design delivered all the things we wanted in our renovation – more light, more space, more openness. But also a stunningly beautiful space to admire every day as well. Ben was really easy to work with. He was always open to our crazy ideas, never precious about his own, and added in a tonne of little details that make living in our place such a pleasure now. We’d certainly recommend Ben.“
“We hired Ben to design and project manage the building of our beach house. Ben did a fabulous job and we would highly recommend him as an architect and project manager. He is a good listener and took our ideas, combined them with his experience, knowledge and creativity to produce a plan we were very happy with. He helped us find a great builder and worked with him to make a beautiful house that we love. From start to finish Ben was very professional, well organised, good with deadlines, a good communicator, he looked for solutions and was flexible in his approach. One of the challenges which he handled very well was working with us long distance as we were living in Europe, he was based in Melbourne and our project was in coastal Victoria. He was able to work with us via telephone, email and the occasional face to face meeting and it all went smoothly. Similarly with managing the project long distance, Ben worked very well with the builder. It was overall a very good experience.”
“Ben has worked with us through all stages of our home renovation – design, development, council approval, documentation, tendering/negotiation, and project management. He has brought imagination, knowledge, solid experience, an eye for detail and a good work ethic to the project. He has listened to us, but brought extra back – which has given a better result than just agreeing with us or telling us what (we thought) we wanted to hear. Arrangements and relationships have been refreshingly transparent and respectful.“
Architeam Awards 2019 Emerging Architect Award Judges citation:
Ben Callery Architects is an architectural practice committed to pursuing sustainable and creative architecture. In their work, we can see a glimpse of the future of architecture – one that appears to easily combine design and sustainability into strong and clear architectural forms. Underpinned by passive solar design, off-grid living and natural ventilation Ben Callery Architects’ works explore the relationship between form and well-being.