Preston Lane is an award-winning design focused practice with offices in Melbourne and Hobart.  We are a small to medium sized practice undertaking projects of varying size, complexity, and cost.

We are currently working on a range of project typologies across both our Melbourne and Hobart studios including residential (new houses and renovations/extensions), commercial (office and small multi res), education, local government and heritage.

Our studio is a fun, relaxed, hard-working environment, and our close-knit team works together on all aspects of the architectural process.  We support gender equity and diversity.

Preston Lane is a great place to learn and take responsibility for projects with the support of more experienced Architects. We regularly attend industry events, seminars, and host in-house workshops.  Our practice offers a 14-day triweekly work arrangement where all staff receive every third Friday off and both studios close for the day.

A full-time position is available in our South Yarra studio for an exceptional Project Architect with 3-7 years’ post graduate experience, who has demonstrated skills in design, documentation, and delivery of high-end residential houses both new and renovations.  Experience in medium commercial office and small scale commercial multi-residential would be beneficial but not essential.   We are seeking a hardworking, easy-going, enthusiastic, and confident person that is looking to work as a key member of our team.  You might be close to registration or have been registered in Australia and working as a Project Architect for several years.

We are interested in meeting applicants looking for a long-term career move with salary commensurate to skills and experience.

This role will require you to work both independently and collaboratively with Directors and team members, on all stages of projects from feasibility, concept design, documentation, and detailing, through to contract administration.  Most immediately we have several projects moving into the documentation phase so candidates must have proven documentation experience along with a passion for detailing and thorough knowledge of how a building goes together.

Our office has recently begun the transition from AutoCAD to Revit so candidates with experience using Revit will be preferred.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong design experience and importantly a passion for design.
  • A can-do attitude.
  • Ability to adapt and work across multiple projects.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate initiative and proactive approach to daily tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent Documentation skills (AutoCAD and Revit).
  • Exceptional technical knowledge, construction detailing including nutting our beautiful architectural details and drawing management skills.
  • Ability to confidently and independently co-ordinate and liaise with clients, consultants, authorities, and builders.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite and Sketchup.

Please email a cover letter, CV and portfolio to

All Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

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Preston Lane Architects have three projects entered in this year’s AIA Tas Chapter 2019 Architecture Awards. Our entries in this year’s awards are Lansdowne Extension (Residential Alts + Adds), Farm Hill House (Residential New) and UTAS Glass House (Education).

You can view all projects entered in this year’s awards online and the project panels are on exhibition for the public at the following locations:

  • Launceston Exhibition: On now until Friday June 7th at Brickworks Design Studio (Brisbane Street).
  • Hobart Exhibition: Thursday June 13 to Monday July 15 at Brooke St Pier.

Vote for your favourite project in the People’s Choice Award and go in the draw to win a great prize! Voting closes on Monday 15 July at 5pm and winners will be announced on Friday 26 July.

Follow the link below to view all entrants and vote!

2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards


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We are thrilled to have  our Lansdowne Extension project featured in this month’s edition of Houses Magazine!

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