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.

Farewell 2017 + Happy Holidays

2017 has been an busy year in the FMSA studio which saw us push the limits with new technology creating the Kooky Cubby, welcome several new faces to the team and design several exciting new projects. With many exciting projects under construction we are looking forward to sharing more work with you in 2018.

From the everyone at FMSA Architecture, we wish our clients, consultants and collaborators a happy and safe festive season. 

Our office will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 21st December and will reopen on Monday 15th January 2018.

headspace Adelaide highlighted as best practice in designing spaces for young people

The headspace youth centre that FMSA designed for headspace Adelaide was recognised as a case study for best practice in designing spaces for young people in a new book titled ‘Child & Adolescent Wellbeing & Violence Prevention in Schools’ published by Routledge. 

The chapter and research titled ‘Enhancing the wellbeing of young people: The co-creation of a youth mental health space’ (K Koehne, A Hutton, S Hough and C Slee) was undertaken in partnership with Flinders University, SWAPv Conference, headspace Onkaparinga.

Congratulations to the research team and headspace on their important work supporting youth around Australia – learn more about the book at

FMSA Architecture supports marriage equality

FMSA Architecture is committed to creating socially inclusive solutions, spaces and communities. As a practice, we support equality for all in our society.

We design solutions that support society as a whole and better the environment we live in. We support marriage equality in Australia.

In the Studio | On campus student housing refurbishments

Our interior designers are currently designing a contemporary solution for the refurbishment of on-campus student housing. The client engaged FMSA to design an the refurbishment of the on campus boarding house including the administration areas, common rooms and student bedrooms.

Led by our interior designers, we have developed concepts that compliments the traditional architecture of the historic building while delivering contemporary spaces that reflect modern aesthetics for home and living, creating a warm and supportive environment for the boarders and staff.

Currently under development, the concept combines a modern scandi style colour palette including pink, forest green and sky blue with textural elements such as plywood and carpet.

Press | Alpine Residence featured by Australian Design Review

Recently the Australian Design Review featured our project the Alpine Residence as an exemplar project in their recent article ‘Australian alpine architecture: three of the best’.

Located on the isolated Redbank Plain in Victoria’s High Country, the Alpine Residence is a modern alpine home. Off the grid, the brief was to design a high quality ‘original’ house appropriate for the alpine climate and remote location, minimise energy consumption and maintenance demands.

Read the article at…/alpine-architectu…/

Photographer: Mark Munro Photography 

Exploring new ideas at the UIB Innovation Workshop

FMSA Architecture Associate Director Hao Lee and Business Development Manager Karen Tan attended the first United in Business Workshop last Friday facilitated by Melbourne United Basketball Club.  

‘It was an engaging workshop which challenged us to rethink our approach to how we design and how we can create better design that is human centered’ says Karen. Her key takeaways were ’empathy, listening and understanding the needs of the client and constant testing the ideas are key to design thinking’.

Hao is looking forward to taking back our learning to test it within our office and as methodology for the designs of our projects so look out for some exciting workshops with our clients.

Watch the UIB video for an insight into the workshop

In the studio | Wills St, Bright

Another project that the team has been working on is Wills St Bright. The subject land is located on the eastern fringe of the Central Business District (CBD) and is ideally placed for urban renewal. Our designers worked with the client to create a solution that is modern and enliven the surrounding area.

An application for a planning permit was made to the Alpine Shire Council for the construction of four dwellings and commercial building, to be used as shops, and subdivision at 20 Wills Street, Bright.

The project recently received a planning permit and we are excited to see this project progress.

More updates from the studio soon.