FMSA is hiring | Mid-level Interior Designer + an Architectural Draftsperson

FMSA Architecture currently has two exciting opportunities to join our North Melbourne team on a full-time basis.

Mid Level Interior Designer

Reporting to the Senior Interior Designer and working closely with the Architects and Directors, this role will see you bring your innovative design experience and passion for quality interiors, to a mix of predominantly commercial and government projects, with some ad-hoc residential work.

You will provide a full end-to-end design service – everything from initial concept design, through to ArchiCAD modelling and documentation, scheduling, rendering and coordination of sub-contractors and client liaison. FMSA is also looking for candidates who can bring an existing client base and/or are confident in conducting business development activities in the course of their role to help increase sales and new business opportunities.

To view the experience and qualifications required for this position, please view the position advertisement here.

Architectural Draftsperson

The role will require you to work with our project architects to convert concept designs to working drawings, so they can be issued for permit application, tender or construction. Coordinating architectural drawings, schedules and specifications with subconsultant documentation is a key task. You will be required to liaise with the project architect and other members of the project team as required to ensure the documentation is well-coordinated and accurate.

Essential Criteria:

  • Excellent Archicad skills
  • Construction documentation and detailing knowledge
  • Familiarity with current building standards, regulations and processes
  • Minimum 5 years’ Victorian experience preferred
  • Mix of residential / commercial experience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Capacity to work efficiently across multiple projects
  • Organisational capability and ability to self-motivate
  • High level written and verbal communication

Additional preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:

  • BIM, 3d rendering and visualisation
  • Excel / MS Word / MS Project

To learn more & apply please view the position advertisement here.

Construction begins on the new Centre for Family Violence training facility

Construction is officially underway on the new Centre for Family Violence training facility at the Victoria Police Academy. This exciting new project was procured via a “true” design and construct methodology in partnership with  Ireland Brown Construction,  Meinhardt and Outline Landscape Architect. The new complex has been designed to facilitate the domestic violence training centre, complete with practical classrooms, syndicate rooms and office space for staff.

Featured recently on 7 News Melbourne, the innovative education facility is currently under construction.

Family violence training

Senior police have admitted they failed victims of family violence in past years, by not treating the crime seriously

Posted by 7 News Melbourne on Sunday, 17 June 2018


L-R: Kevin Casey (Asst. Commissioner), Vanessa Brotto (Vic Police – Head of Centre for Family Violence) , Andrew Crisp (Deputy Commissioner), The Hon. Lisa Neville (Police Minister), Greg Anson (FMSA), Hao Lee (FMSA), Nigel Brown (IBC).

Carpet Call NSW Headquarters by FMSA Architecture

Project Update | A new headquarters for Carpet Call NSW

FMSA Architecture is excited to share progress of our latest project with Carpet Call – their new NSW headquarters.

Located in Sydney’s north western suburb of Seven Hills, the new facility will include a dedicated trade showroom, two levels of office space, warehouse, basement carpark for 58 vehicles and underground fire sprinkler and rain water tanks to maximise the developable area of the site.

Appointed builder Vaughan Constructions have begun site works and expect to complete the project in the first quarter of 2019.

UIB Wellness Workshop – How is the built environment impacting your health?

“90% of our lives are spent indoors and it has a lasting impact on our health”.

Last Friday, Karen Tan from FMSA presented alongside Robert De Nardis from Ergologic and Lisa Middleton – Advanced Sports Dietitian at the United in Business workshop on “Wellness” to understand further how to make positive change in life & those around us.

Karen spoke about the built environment and how it affects our health in varying degrees. The role the built environment and our habits were explained and participants took away 3 top tips on how to reduce their built environments impact on them.

Want to learn more? Contact Karen at our office!

FMSA supports the MS Walk & Fun Run

Congratulations to the FMSA team on their efforts over the weekend at the MS Get Involved Melbourne Fun Run & Walk.  Taking place on a crisp but clear Melbourne winter morning, the atmosphere was full of fun and positivity from the crowd gathered at Albert Park Lake to support the great work that the organisation does for MS research and support services.

James, Joel and Jess successfully hit the pavement in the 5km events, with Riordan doing the double backing up his 10km run with the 5km walk. Great effort team!

Thank you to everyone for supporting the team in raising $865 for the great work this organisation does.

FMSA set to support the 2018 MS Fun Run & Walk!

Team FMSA are excited to be participating in the MS Walk & Fun Run in June! The fantastic event raises funds to help people living with MS get the support they need to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.

If you would like to support our team in raising money for this great cause, please visit our team donation page here.

Stay posted for updates from our training runs and upcoming fundraising events in the coming months.

Complete Project | Siles Imaging Clinic Epworth Geelong

Completed in 2017, FMSA Architecture was engaged to design and document the interior fitout solution for a new Siles Health imaging clinic at the Epworth Geelong Hospital in Waurn Ponds.

The client required a custom clinic design in line with their corporate branding and values to support the specialised women’s health services that they provide including ultrasound, genetic counselling, fetal cardiology and pathology collection.

The design solution developed by our interior designers subtly utilises the client’s corporate branding and colours with restraint to create a calm, inviting and modern clinic environment for patients and staff.

Branding is strategically positioned throughout the clinic to be viewed from the public area of the Epworth Geelong Hospital to minimise the visual noise in the modest clinic.

The rich purple of the Siles Health branding is used to create contrast against the neutral colour palette of cool whites and greys. Rather than introduce a competing feature colour, texture is used in the form of wall panels and fabrics to distinguish functions and create a softness in the space.

Photography: Rachael Dere Photography

Sonya Iskandar joins FMSA associate team

Senior Interior Designer Sonya Iskandar promoted to Associate

We are proud to announce the promotion of Senior Interior Designer Sonya Iskandar to Associate.

Since joining FMSA in 2010 Sonya has played a pivotal role in the design of projects across the practice including Siles Health Clinic, Eastern Hub, FMSA Office and Wodonga TAFE Logic Campus.

Her commitment to aesthetically and functionally purposeful interior solutions, combined with her leadership at a project and practice level are a strength to the FMSA team and practice.

We are excited to have Sonya apply her passion for great design to shape and grow the presence of our Interior Design services.

DELWP Corryong Airbase completed

Completed: new DELWP Corryong Airbase

We are excited to share our latest completed project for the Department of Environment, Water, Land & Planning (DELWP) – the DELWP Corryong Airbase.

FMSA Architecture was engaged by DELWP as Principal Consultants to design facilities to support the establishment of a permanent fire bombing & support facility at Corryong Airport on land owned by Towong Shire Council.

The new $1.5m DELWP Corryong Airbase facilities include a multipurpose building comprising communications/operations room, staff kitchen, amenities, & briefing area. Support infrastructure includes a new retardant mixing shed, concrete hardstands for filling and refueling, taxiway expansion & site security improvements.

“FMSA provided a high level of service throughout the duration of the project and ensured that the facility was accurately documented on time and built within budget expectations. Although based in Melbourne FMSA demonstrated an understanding of local conditions and were prepared to attend site when required. I would not hesitate to recommend FMSA for similar projects.”

DELWP Project Manager

Congratulations to Project Architect Josh Valentine on the successful project. Learn more about FMSA’s long term collaboration with DELWP in the project section of our website.