Established in 1985, MGS Architects is led by six directors and five associates working in a team of 30 architects, interior designers and urban planners. The size and nature of the practice fosters a direct working relationship between the client and the director in charge of the project team, allowing the teams to deliver outstanding projects for clients in the private and public sector.

MGS Architects recognises that the delivery of a successful project is underpinned by the consultation process, a profound knowledge of the client’s aspirations and a thorough understanding of the brief.

Our team’s experience includes university campus masterplanning, large scale urban planning and feasibility projects, commercial and retail projects, medium and high density housing; institutional and educational buildings, and conservation and heritage responses.

Our approach has gained us entry to many large-scale projects for governments and institutions and we are a sought after design advocate, development facilitator and design adviser for projects of state and national significance.

The inclusive multi-disciplinary forensic strategy that underpins our work has given us comfort in both large scale Master Plan and individual building contexts.

Rather than retreating to the safety of form-making and place-making strategies through physical design, MGS Architects approaches the university campus as an ecological, economic, cultural and social organism. We consider university campuses to be part of the context they inhabit rather than as institutional enclaves, and provide solutions that work well at an urban scale and at an individual building scale. Our designs acknowledge the trend of universities forging partnerships in the community at a local level and also with research partners and private organisations.