demaine about / team
QualificationsFellowship Diploma of Architecture - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1976
Fellow - Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Associate - Institute of Arbitrators Australia
ExperienceSimon has been a Director of Demaine Partnership since 1983, during which time he has led project teams in a wide range of project types and complexity. Simon’s involvement in the early stages of the architectural process to ensure the Client’s aims and objectives are understood is complemented by extensive experience in the design development documentation and contract administration of complex projects. His project management skills, understanding of issues relating to building contracts and an ability to work with project teams to achieve high quality outcomes are attested to by his completed works in both the public and private sector.
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) University of Melbourne Nell Norris Award, 1987
Associate, Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Michael leads the design stream at Demaine Partnership. After joining Demaine Partnership in 1995, he became and partner in 1997, bringing 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 high quality high density residential projects such as the Kings Apartments and One Wallace Avenue, both of which represent benchmarks in residential development in Melbourne. Michael has also developed expertise in design for education facilities, health and aged care, with design work for RMIT and for numerous rehabilitation and aged care providers and institutions. Michael has had a lead role in the design of golf clubhouses, and is arguably the most experienced designer in Australia addressing this project type, developing a broad portfolio of clubhouse designs for some of the leading Golf Clubs in Victoria. Further work has involved sustainable urbanism and introduction of the Passivhaus methodology to mass residential projects. Current research work also involves development new models of housing and urban design for an ageing demographic.