Just a quick message to say Merry Christmas, happy holidays, or whatever it is this period ahead means to you.

We’ve had a really special year at FOA with some notable highlights, which included some prestigious recognition with awards for Clifton Hill Terraces, the launch of our new website, and a number of new and challenging projects which we can’t wait to share with you in the new year. The practice continued to grow as well with projects in both the residential and food and beverage sectors, something we’re really excited about developing further in 2020.

On a personal level, I’m currently writing this from the ferny, sunny hills of Ohope Beach, Whakatane NZ, and am using the time out here to reflect upon the year that’s just been. Small practice, especially in architecture is never completely a smooth ride, it’s always a combination of very rewarding thrills and major challenges, but either way, we couldn’t do it without our friends, families, clients, collaborators, etc. FOA is very lucky to have such a great network around us, so thank you.

FYI our studio officially closes this afternoon and will reopen 6 January 2020.

Look forward to catching up with you all next year!

Chris + Team FOA

Ps: Feel free to check out our recently completed Brunswick East House here, the images of which you can see above and below left. Recently photographed by Dave Kulesza, this project was a collaboration with Winter Architecture who helped us out in the initial stages of the project whilst we temporarily took the studio to Bali in 2017.