about us

peckvonhartel is a widely recognised national architectural design practice with the reputation and commitment to deliver exceptional design and professional expertise.

The practice was established in 1980 by Senior Principals Robert Peck AM and Yvonne von Hartel AM and has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra operating in a national capacity.

Our portfolio is extensive and multidisciplinary, ranging from large scale master-planning and urban design to architecture and interior design. Our professional capacity is cross sectored creating intelligent and innovative design solutions for our clients based on business outcomes rather than sector.

We provide design services to all facets of the built environment including advisory, project development, planning and management, procurement advice, execution, and expert witness services.

We are trusted and loyal advisors to our clients. We listen deeply to our client’s objectives and respond with intelligent and responsible design solutions. We advocate for the best solution and are focused to drive inclusive and thorough processes in all our work.

The practice participates in the community at the broadest level. Senior Principals Robert Peck and Yvonne von Hartel have individually received an Order of Australia for their contributions to urban design, architecture, design and building.

Our values underpin everything we do.

commitment to sustainable design

Underpinning all aspects of our approach is a commitment to sustainability. We implement sustainable design practices through all facets of a project: from innovative technology, the whole life commitment and application of specifications, to how a project is managed and operated short and long term.

peckvonhartel completed the first 5 star Green Star rated office fit-out in Australia for Land Victoria. Our practice also completed the first platinum WELL accredited building in Australia, the second globally.

design excellence

Our processes are based on quality assurance and rigour founded on 40 years of experience and commitment to excellence. Design excellence is achieved when our client’s needs, visions and objectives are fully realised. This requires a healthy and sustained relationship between the design team and the client.

peckvonhartel continues to maintain ANZ/NZS ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and AS 4801 certifications which are linked to our policies and procedures, underpinned by our client relationship management processes.

Our practice is recognised for our commitment to design excellence, and our extensive design awards both nationally and internationally a representative of this.


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