With 20 years’ experience as part of the leadership team of POWE Architects, Matthew’s deep understanding of the BUILDING SOLUTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU commitment across all of our market sectors is a key part of our unique success in the marketplace.

Matthew and his team approach each project solution from inception through to completion with fundamental focuses on client feasibility, operator useability and community acceptability, and contractor buildability.

My clients come from a range of industry sectors including retail, mixed-use, commercial, multi-residential and senior living on scales from $1-100M.
Some of the best outcomes I have achieved for clients were on the following projects:
– Leading the design team on Pellicano Living’s Bowen Hills Apartments to develop a very high level of certainty and bring the project back into feasibility with tight constraints.
– Collaborating with Mainbrace and their services sub-contractors on Coles Rochedale to fully resolve a complex services system before it was built
– Delivering the Town Square Redbank Plains shopping centre with FKG bringing traditional documented services into a resolved BIM environment. The project went on to win the Property Council of Australia’s Queensland Retail Property of the Year Award for Excellence in Design, Sub Regional Centres

If you’d like to discuss how BIM could help you save time and money or your next project, or design ideas for your next project, get in touch with me at matthew@powearchitects.com

When Matthew is not at work, you can usually catch him spending time with his family, teaching both kids and adults to sail at Humpybong Yacht Club, volunteering as a State Level Race Officer and Judge at sailing regattas, or following ETNZ in The America’s Cup because no Australians can afford to pay our sailors to stay here!

Iona brings over 25 years of experience in retail and commercial projects to the POWE Architects team. Iona has a passion for architecture and design with meticulous attention to detail.

She has travelled worldwide and has a particular fascination with ancient architectural monuments in Egypt, South America and Central America.

When Iona is not at work, she is usually enjoying time with her family, out travelling, doing Taekwondo or camping.

Lisa has over 10 years’ administrative experience in the construction, project management and engineering industries providing secretarial support to executives, technical staff, engineers, surveyors, architects, designers project managers and site teams. Lisa also has experience in office management, fleet management, facilities management, team management and mentoring, project and site support.

When Lisa is not at work, she is usually enjoying dancing, music, travel, food and cooking.

David is an Australian architect with degrees and professional experience from both Australia and France. Most recently, David has worked as a senior registered architect in a small Brisbane practise, focusing essentially on design documentation and site management for various projects in Queensland.

Throughout his career, he has been responsible for all project phases from Design, Design Development, Documentation and Project Management on a variety of projects including Luxury Residential, Apartment Developments, Mixed Use and Commercial as well as Schools, Child care centres, Municipal Halls and Medical Offices. Client liaison has also been an integral part of his responsibilities and one which he enjoys to maximise the results for each project.

Nick is a self-motivated and results-driven individual who brings 15 years of detail drafting experience to the POWE Architects team. He has excellent communication skills honed during experience across the retail and construction industries. Nick is a strong all-rounder, delivering documentation for health care facilities, multi-story residential, mixed use, commercial, retail, and food and beverage, with proven technical skills and strong sense of professionalism.

Simon is a passionate designer who believes that communication, community and research are key for creating good products for people. He finds meaning and pleasure in creating intuitive products that bring joy to people’s everyday lives.
Simon’s vision is to change design culture in order to promote curiosity and well-being in the day-to-day. He believes design culture dictates the quality of the design outcome, and enjoys being involved throughout the entire process of turning a concept into a reality.