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What to consider when choosing an architect

Finding the right Architect can add significant value to your project. We work closely with our clients to create imaginative and highly personal spaces that work. We know that design is best practiced in consultation with the people who will inhabit our spaces. Ecological sustainability is a key driver in each of our design responses through the principles of passive solar design and appropriate use of time tested and innovative technologies.
Our design concepts are never preconceived, ensuring that we deliver design responses that engage with local climatic conditions and respond to contextual opportunities. Our buildings engage with the external environment and are adaptable to their surroundings.

We look forward to discussing your project with you.

Why we are the right fit for you


RTA are an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects, with access to a wealth of resources to support the professional delivery of your project.


RTA will use their expertise to project manage a team of qualified consultants for you, so that you can spend your time and effort on the enjoyable aspects of the project.

Built for You!

We create personal spaces that are as unique as you are, to suit your lifestyle.


Sustainable practises provide you the best value through both life cycle cost benefits and positive effects on human health.

RTA is a regional design studio focussing on architecture and professional advocacy. 

RTA are a residential architecture specialist who will lead your design experience, whilst skilfully aligning your lifestyle aspirations with an engaging and comfortable built space.  We believe that through small stages of change, abundant transformation occurs.  Our projects respond directly to the people who inhabit them, so whether a home or a workspace, our projects engage with the people who inhabit the spaces, to enrich the quality of life that occurs within.

All RTA projects are ingrained with a practical knowledge of sustainable design principals and a sensitive understanding of the social and environmental benefits of achieving an appropriate balance.  We seek this balance in all aspects of our work and life.

We are a team of highly motivated and engaging architect’s, with a yearning to make an impact on an industry with exponential potential to drive social and ecological progress.


"Nothing has been too much for Ryan. He not only met every requirement of our brief with unique flair and creativity, but he tuned into the lifestyle we were trying to create and showed us what it looked like. With ease and natural talent, he added the wow factor of beautiful and clever design we hadn't even dreamed was possible. His dedication and enthusiasm for our project has been equal to ours. The result is a design we are thrilled with, and can barely wait to build!! We couldn't recommend Ryan highly enough".

Chris & Kate

Geelong West

"Thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm towards our project. The experience of working with you was second to none as your commitment to our project was never in question. You clearly captured our ideas and dreams and form it into a stylish, yet functional, sustainable design solution. Your ability to guide us through the architectural process gave our family great comfort and resulted in a seamless planning permit process. Your professionalism and responsiveness to our needs has meant that we would highly recommend Ryan Thompson Architect to all our family and friends".

Brad & Em

Geelong West

“Thank you for the work you have done with our school. The care and time that you put into our building program was reflected in the fantastic working relationship we had with the Builder and ultimately the quality of finish that we received. The benefit to our school has been many time more important to us”.

Gavan Welsh

Principal, Chilwell Primary School

Are you ready to start a project? Get in touch today.

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