Join our team | Project Architect 7+ years experience

FMSA has an exciting opportunity for a Project Architect with 7+ years experience to join our team on a large scale project.

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The role:

FMSA Architecture is seeking a registered Project Architect with a minimum of 7+ years experience to join our dynamic team of architects and interior designers. In this position you will have the opportunity to work in a team environment to deliver a range of project from small to highly complex large-scale projects. Operating from our office in North Melbourne, you will have the opportunity to deliver projects through all stages of development with a focus on design, documentation, and project delivery. This is a full-time position based at our studio in North Melbourne, close to public transport, the CBD and Queen Victoria Market precinct.

Position Requirements:

The immediate role will see you working with an experienced team to deliver a large-scale project. However, there will long term opportunities to work across a wide range of sectors and project scales. You will have the proven ability to:

  • Design, document and deliver high-quality solutions to deadlines in a team working environment.
  • Deliver services in line with our ISO 9001:2015 accredited quality management system.
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary consultant teams.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex project and construction issues efficiently.
  • Provide technical knowledge and advice at key stages of project, while supporting and contributing to a positive office culture
  • Professionally manage client, consultant and contractor engagement.
  • Work collaboratively in a diverse and passionate team of architects and interior designers.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Registered Project Architect with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong skills in documentation (ArchiCAD preferred).
  • Demonstrated capability to manage project teams.
  • Proven experience delivering accurate detailed documentation in a high-volume work environment.
  • Completion of recognised architectural qualification.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in medium to large scale projects in Education, Housing, Aged Care and Justice sectors advantageous
  • Highly motivated team player with a collaborative attitude.
  • Strong understanding of Australian building standards.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Understanding of current construction detailing, building performance and ESD standards.
  • Experience working within an ISO 9001:2015 quality-controlled environment is preferred.


Salary: $80 – $90K+

Completed: PICAC Narre Warren

Developed by PICAC in partnership with international research and certification organisation IAPMO, the new $30m PICAC Narre Warren campus is targeting to be Victoria’s first Net Zero Energy (NZE) certified education facility. A comprehensive training and research facility dedicated to training the plumbing industry, PICAC Narre Warren will generate all energy required to support the operation of the building on site through the incorporation of several renewable energy technologies.

Learn more about this innovative project and the landmark use of geothermal energy in the education environment here.

Pink Ribbon Morning Tea

Supporting the Pink Ribbon Morning Tea

Recently the FMSA team hosted a morning tea to support the Cancer Council Victoria Pink Ribbon campaign. The Pink Ribbon campaign raises awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as much needed funds for prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research.

This year the team hit their kitchens to whip up a spread of delicious savoury and sweet treats. The whole team gathered to support the cause, and learn more about the campaign. Thanks to the generosity (and excellent baking skills) of the FMSA team for supporting the cause.

PICAC Narre Warren official inauguration

Today members of the FMSA team attended the inauguration of the new PICAC Narre Warren campus. The innovative education facility is set to be Australia’s first Net Zero Energy training facility. Having working with PICAC since 2007, FMSA is proud to have contributed to realising PICAC’s vision for a leading education facility that will ensure the continuing excellence of professionals in the plumbing industry.

The inauguration was a true celebration of the project, with attendees able to tour the facility including the solar PV array comprised of 770 panels generating up to 275kW of electricity installed to contribute to the energy needs of the building.

The project is the result of a true collaborative effort between the client, project supporters, builders and engineers. We congratulate FMSA’s project team led by Principal Peter Sandow and Project Architect James Kazalac on their commitment to delivering a landmark education facility.

Congratulations to PICAC, IAPMO Oceana, Master Plumbers Association, and the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union and all project partners. We are honoured to have the opportunity to work with clients who share our commitment to collaborative design and leading solutions.

Celebrating World Plumbing Conference & Fire and Plumbing Awards Gala

In our role as Architects for PICAC campuses in Brunswick, Geelong, Beenleigh, and now Narree Warren; we appreciate the contribution that the plumbing industry makes to the sustainability and livability of the built environment.

As a silver sponsor of the 2019 World Plumbing Conference, FMSA is proud to support the global plumbing industry in their continued commitment to innovation frameworks that bring better outcomes to all, with the outcomes ranging from greater availability of clean water and efficient sanitation services to improved prosperity and professionalism of plumbing businesses and increased industry growth.

FMSA was proud to attend the conference, and the Fire and Plumbing Awards Gala. Both events demonstrate and celebrate the achievements of the local and global industries. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners on the night.


Project Completion: Carpet Call Seven Hills

Following the successful delivery of the Carpet Call Victoria headquarters and timber and carpet warehouses, FMSA was engaged by Carpet Call to deliver a new interstate headquarters and operational warehouse in New South Wales western suburb Seven Hills.

Recently completed, Carpet Call NSW Warehouse and Headquarters is the companies largest facility to date at over 6,000 sqm warehouse floor space. Features a included a dedicated trade showroom, office space, warehousing and basement carpark to maximise the developable area of the site.

Delivered via design and construct contract FMSA as Architect and Superintendent worked collaboratively with the client and builder Vaughan Constructions to deliver a quality solution that is consistent with the Carpet Call brand and service philosophy.

Press: FMSA Architecture creates Australia’s first ‘scenario-based’ family violence training centre

The recently completed Victoria Police Centre of Learning for Family Violence has been featured on Australian Design Review.  The Centre, which is designed by FMSA Architecture for Victoria Police, includes Australia’s first scenario training and simulation spaces dedicated to training those on the front-line of family violence.

Of the project FMSA Director Greg Anson comments “As architects we have a unique opportunity to shape the way we live, work and learn. The Centre of Learning for Family Violence demonstrates how informed and collaborative design can boost the quality of training environments for front line agencies like Victoria Police, which in turn improves social outcomes for the wider community.”

Read the full article on Australian Design Review

Project Update: PICAC’s first interstate campus is under construction in Beenleigh

We are excited to announce that PICAC’s fourth training campus is under construction. Located in Beenleigh, Queensland – the new campus will be PICAC’s fourth practical training campus and the first to be based outside of Victoria.

FMSA Architecture is proud to be involved in our fourth project with Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre.  We support their mission to provide industry-led world-class training in plumbing whilst spearheading the world’s leading sustainable technologies embedded within its campus facilities.

With Stage 1 construction underway, the Beenleigh campus will deliver a number of innovations that will build upon the precedents for training excellence set at the recently completed Narre Warren & Geelong campuses, as well as its inaugural Brunswick campus.

We look forward to sharing more updates as this exciting project progresses.

Centre of Learning for Family Violence – Australia’s first dedicated family violence training facility

FMSA is proud to announce the completion of the new$11.7m Centre of Learning for Family Violence for Victoria Police. The new state-of-the-art training facility is the only dedicated family violence training facility in the country.

Victoria Police’s response to family violence continues to be bolstered with the launch of this new facility. The dedicated training centre, located at the Victoria Police Academy, will provide training to all police officers to improve the way they respond to family violence.

Following a competitive tender process, builder Ireland Brown Construction and FMSA Architecture were engaged by Victoria Police to deliver the training and office accommodation facility under a design and construct arrangement. Designed and built in 10 months, the new facility collocates practical training spaces for cadets with office accommodation for Victoria Police Academy staff.

FMSA Architecture is proud to have been involved in this landmark project – it is a testament to the excellent results we can achieve with true collaboration between the client, builder and consultant team.

Learn more about how the Centre of Learning for Family Violence is shaping how Victoria Police respond to family violence situations:




PICAC Narre Warren to be Victoria’s first Net Zero Energy education and research facility

FMSA is proud to be involved in the design of our third training facility with PICAC.  Set to be Victoria’s first Net Zero Energy education and research facility, the new Narre Warren facility is a world class training facility, and showcases innovative ESD and construction technologies.

Most notably, the facility is the first in Australia to utilize building foundation screw piling to source geothermal energy for the buildings heating and cooling requirements. 192 x 13 metre deep energy piles and 28 geothermal bores were drilled to a depth of 100 metres using a new specialized Commachio drill from Italy. Together the 220 wells are used for the Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system to heat and cool the building. The GSHP system integrates thermal heat loops within the structural screw piles for geothermal heat exchange.

Learn more via the fantastic showcase video: