demaine about / team
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) University of Melbourne Nell Norris Award, 1987
Associate, Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Michael joined Demaine Partnership in 1995, becoming a partner in 1997, and brought extensive experience in the development of high quality commercial projects to the firm, which included work on the landmark 333 Collins Street project. Michael has built on this achievement with development of an extensive portfolio of high end residential development, clubhouse design, luxury retirement facilities, urban design and high quality residential architecture. Michael has also developed expertise in design for education facilities, health and aged care. Michael is a leader in the design of golf clubhouses, and is arguably the most experienced designer in Australia addressing this project type, and also has extensive knowledge of the design requirements underpinning successful retirement community and apartment design, winning several awards for projects in this sector. Further work has involved sustainable urbanism including development of affordable housing adopting the Passivhaus methodology, which represents world's best practice in verifiable energy efficient building design.