Statkus Architecture is a Northcote based architectural design studio offering architect's services and considered solutions throughout Victoria for new homes, extensions, renovations, multi residential developments, holiday homes, retail and hospitality fitouts along with government and community projects.
As neither a start up studio, nor a long established large multi generational firm, to date we have produced a modest portfolio of what we like to think of as quality work and are currently working on a range of diverse and interesting projects from small extensions & renovations, new homes, holiday houses and multi storey holiday units.
20 February 2014 Demolition and construction work at the North Fitzroy project is well underway.
12 February 2014 The Eco Cubby project has been reviewed in this week's Weekly Review
10 February 2014 Today we welcome graduate architect Vern Chan in his transition from part time to full time.
3 February 2014 Ben is speaking tonight at Process: What's On Your Desk with Justine Clark & Ross Brewin at Loop Bar Meyers Place.
31 January 2014 Check out photos of the East Brunswick extension taken today.
31 January 2014 Construction of the House for 5 extension started today!
30 January 2014 We are about to embark on new projects in Blairgowrie and Alphington.
24 January 2014 Around the Corner reaches Lockup.
6 January 2014 Happy New Year. We are back on board for 2014. A Builder has been appointed for the North Fitzroy project.
5 December 2013 A builder has been appointed for the Northcote House for 5 due to start on site in January 2014.
29 November 2013 East Brunswick house is now complete! Pool and landscape works are being finalised ready for Summer.
22 November 2013 The Eco Cubby project won an Architeam community award last night with Searle x Waldron's beautiful Ballarat Art Gallery Annexe.
26 September 2013 Around the Corner renovation reaches Base stage, House for 5extension is currently being Tendered, East Brunswick construction is nearing completion.
16 September 2013 Around the Corner Northcote renovation starts on site today.
26 August 2013 Today we welcome Graduate Architect Vern to the team.
9 August 2013 Falls Creek projects received town planning approval today.
5 August 2013 A builder has been appointed for Around the Corner house.
16 July 2013 see some East Brunswick progress photos Here
9 July 2013 East Brunswick approaches Lockup Stage, Northcote Tenders out, New Ascot Vale project started.
14 June 2013 East Brunswick reaches Frame Stage. New Northcote projects starting. Abode issue 30 out now with Northcote, Warrandyte & Thornbury projects reviewed.
29 May 2013 See some of our work at a
POP-UP Exhibition @ the Fracture Gallery at Fed Square for the 2013 National Architecture Conference, Melbourne
Free event, May 29th-June 16th.
16 May 2013 Looking forward to starting on work to our newest project, a renovation & extension to a brick cottage in Sunshine for a young pioneering family.
10 May 2013 Eco Cubby reviewed in the current edition of Sanctuary today, available now.
7 May 2013 VCAT win today for the North Fitzroy project.
1 May 2013 Statkus Architecture turns 5 today!
14 April 2013 Eco Cubby ribbon cuttting today.
11 April 2013 We have just been engaged to embark on new Northcote projects comprising a renovation to a Victorian house along with a new townhouse.
27 March 2013 Demolition works have started on our East Brunswick project.
19 March 2013 We've just started on two exciting new commissions, a church house conversion in rural Victoria and another house extension in the heart of Northcote.
21 February 2013 Thank you to the owners of our recently completed Thornbury project for their testimonial on Houzz or read here.
18 February 2013 Our website is currently going through some behind the scenes maintenance. Please excuse us if things don't work a smoothy as they should over the next few days.
8 February 2013 Australian exhibit closes in India after reaching 250,000 people.
6 February 2013 Goodbye fax line, you have been great but leaps in technology have made you redundant.
22nd January 2013 We are pleased to announce today we have been awarded a Best of Houzz 2013 award in the category of Design.
22nd November 2012 Now and When opens in India this week.
12th November 2012 Design work has begun on a new Northcote residence. Details to follow.
6th November 2012 We've forayed into social networking with a Statkus Architecture Facebook site.
6th November 2012 Documentation of an East Brunswick residence is nearing completion with a Tender period scheduled for late November.
24th October 2012 Construction of the Eco Cubby has begun.
22 September 2012 Construction works are anticipated to begin next month for the Swinburne Prahran Community Children's Co-Operative Eco Cubby.
September 2012 We are currently working on interesting new residential projects in Northcote, East Brunswick & Thornbury.
September 2012 Both the Warrandyte and Thornbury projects have been completed. Acknowledgement must go out to the tireless efforts of the builders and owners involved. We will get updated photographs of these projects posted on the website soon.
27th July 2012 Construction work on the Warrandyte House is nearing completion. View progress shots here.
7th July 2012 Construction work on the Thornbury Bungalow is nearing completion. View progress shots here.
30th May 2012 Call for Expressions of Interest for involvement in the realisation of an Eco Cubby to be located within the grounds of Swinburne Prahran Community Children's Co-operative. A concept design has been produced and we are now seeking experienced consultants, builders, fabricaors and suppliers.
23rd April 2012 HDIMYF Urban Project reviewed in the Weekend Australian. Read hereThe Weekend Australian.
12th April 2012 Stage 1 Works have started on site today for a renovation project in Northcote. This preliminary stage is a small intervention that will open up and connect an existing Californian Bungalow with an existing rear contemporary extension.
11th April 2012 We've recieved two new residential commissions this week. One is for a proposed rear, upper storey extension to a lovely double fronted Victorian house in Northcote which is just around the corner from our studio. The other, located in East Brunswick is a project we initially undertook a schematic design on back in 2008. It will be quite interesting for us to revisit this project with a revised brief.
11th April 2012 Site works to our Thornbury project started today. Having been on site today three hours after the demolition team started, it was impressive to see the extent of demolition that has already taken place.
28th March 2012 Construction works on the Warrandyte Project are progressing well, including some tricky manoeuvring of rockwork on a steep site. Framing is up and the installation of the beautiful copper cladding is currently underway.
4th March 2012 Schematic design is currently underway for interesting new residential projects in North Fitzroy & another local project in Northcote.
29th February 2012 Northcote Extension & Renovation Planning approval has just been granted for this double storey residential extension and renovation.
15th Feb 2012 Eco-Cubby Launch and Exhibition JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE 2012 PROJECT: date: Friday 17th Feb 2012 time: 11am - 12noon place: ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr (along the Yarra behind Federation Square) An exhibition of 2011 Eco-Cubby participant outcomes will be on show at ArtPlay: 10th - 23rd Feb (opening hours Weds - Sun 10am - 4pm)
8th February 2012 Thornbury Extension to a Californian Bungalow A builder has been appointed with construction works scheduled to begin late March 2012. This project is informed by an intent to maximise natural light to a south facing extension, while strategically extending the rear of the existing house to mesh with the existing house. A double glazed outlook will maximise a lage yard outlook, while minimising overlooking from neighbouring flats. The new works comprise the replacement of a rear toilet and laundry area with a new kitchen, living , dining, laundry and main bedroom with ensuite. The existing house is to be reconfigured to provide a new larger bathroom, study and reconfigured 3rd bedroom. The finished house will utilise salvaged materials from the demolition works as well as sourced salvaged materials from other buildings.
January 2012 Warrandyte Extension & Renovation Stage 1 Works have begun on site, comprising an extension of the family room, refurbishment of a rumpus room including oak flooring, large new window and bifold door openings, with new laundry, bathroom and living area. Poolside and exterior works comprise spotted gum decking, a fanning pergola, stone paving, retaining walls, frameless glass pool fencing and reed screening.
January 2012 Happy New Year & Kung Hei Fat Choi!
December 2011 Now and When Exhibition currently touring Perth & Melbourne
December 2011 New website launched. We are looking forward to 2012.
November 2011 Eco Cubby 2011 Collaborating this year with the children and staff at Swinburne Prahran Community Childrens Co-Operative has resulted in a proposition for an eco cubby to be located within the grounds of the centre for next year's 2, 3 and 4 year olds to interact with. View the project here. View the blog here
October 2011 We will be at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds 3rd October. http://www.royalshow.com.au/eco-cubby.asp
September 2011 Albert Park House stage 2 works on site complete. THis second stage of a preconceived master plan adds a new frameless glass operable wall opnening onto a travertine clad courtyard space with new study extension and striated shed concealing a substantial water tank
July 2011 Warrandyte stage 0.5 site works complete.
June 2011 Albert Park extension nearing completion
May 2011 Darebin Intercultural Centre complete. The Darebin Intercultural Centre is based at the Old Preston Courthouse at 59a Roseberry Ave, on the Corner of Kelvin Grove, Preston. The Centre now has a new Community Kitchen space, newly carpeted meeting rooms, space for art exhibitions and soon to be installed conference style facilities.
February 2011 Eco Cubby 2011 launched today. We are looking forward to working with Swinburne Prahran Community Child Care Centre view website