AMC since 2000

AMC has consolidated its position as one of Canberra’s leading architectural and interior design practices since its foundation in 2000. Founding Directors Alastair MacCallum and David Cook established the company with the specific aim of better servicing Canberra clients and this remains core to the business. Since its inception, AMC has enjoyed continued success and growth, with a team of over 25 delivering a broad range of projects in the Canberra region and throughout Australia. Nevertheless, the fundamental principles on which the company was established remain the same – namely that a balance between innovative design and the commercial imperative leads to the successful delivery of high quality architectural projects. This approach is underpinned by our significant experience, skilful management and demonstrated technical expertise and remains the cornerstone of the company’s success.

Alastair is a thought leader and valued contributor to the Property Council of Australia’s ACT Division Council and the Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter Council. He is highly skilled at formulating a comprehensive project brief and interpreting this into a compelling design solution. He is experienced in communicating these ideas in a compelling manner to clients, authorities and other stakeholders alike and has a proven track record of guiding development through client and authority approval processes.

David is a respected and experienced professional. He is highly skilled at project delivery, able to rationalise a design solution to be fit-for-purpose and logical in terms of the documentation, construction and the delivery methodology. He has a capacity to establish thorough and coordinated construction documentation, understands project programming from inception to completion and is able to play an effective leadership role in the delivery itself.

Together, Alastair and David make for a strong and experienced leadership team always cognisant of the commercial imperative. They are ably supported by a highly skilled and motivated team of professionals including company Directors Dean McPherson and Luke Stanton.

Dean has successfully delivered some of Canberra’s largest projects which have been recognised with national and ACT industry awards, including the AIA and PCA. He is an energetic professional who works hard to achieve client outcomes while offering an in-depth understanding of a broad range of building typologies as well as environmentally sustainable design initiatives.

Luke is a talented interior designer and proven all-rounder and leads AMC’s interior design team. With exceptional skills in space planning, composition, colour and detail to achieve compelling solutions for interior environments, Luke is experienced across all facets of project delivery. Specialising in workplace design, he has assisted a range of Government and private sector clients in achieving high quality, innovative and contemporary interior environments.

As a relationship-based company AMC has worked with many clients for more than 16 years – often as a strategic partner for mutual benefit. The practice is sometimes described as the quiet achiever, delivering significant scale projects with its down to earth, highly skilled and committed team. We are proud of the projects featured in this website and the many others in the pipeline and committed to building strong, trusting long-term relationships with our clients and other industry peers.

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