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We provide a broad range of services for community, residential and commercial architecture.

Distilled in our projects is a practical knowledge and application of sustainable design principles 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 engaged architects, so when you work with RTA, you work with our entire team. This means that our services are personal and we apply the appropriate level of experience and expertise to successfully deliver your project.

Ryan Thompson

Director
B.Arts (Arch), B.Arch (Hons), AIA, ARBV 16636

As Director of Geelong based architecture practice RT Architects, Ryan thrives on exceeding client and community expectations. Working personally with all clients has allowed Ryan to combine his care for design quality with his experience and understanding of sustainable design practices.

The RT Architects legacy shall be defined by our care for the quality of spaces and design leadership within the architectural community and beyond.

A registered architect since 2006, Ryan has extensive experience in the design and delivery of ecologically focused residential, community, commercial and education projects. Ryan has honed his expertise through travel, study, 20 years of professional practice, mentoring and teaching.

Leadership within the community is a legacy afforded by former mentors, who actively gave Ryan opportunities to present projects and principals of environmentally sustainable design within the community and various institutions.

Alongside practice, Ryan was the inaugural curator of The Geelong & Surf Coast Regional

Practice Forum and after stepping back in 2023, has continued to support this program. The forum aims to foster excellence within the local architecture community, as well as advocating the value of design and architectural services to the wider community. Ryan believes that access to quality design services is a valuable community asset.

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Paul Gardiner

Architect
B.Arts (Arch), B.Arch (Hons), AIA

Over the past 10 years, Paul has worked in Bayside Melbourne as a Project Architect and has led a diverse range of projects varying in size from single residential dwellings up to multi-million dollar commercial developments, recently including a 60 place, $6,000,000 childhood early learning centre.

Paul’s interest in sustainable residential architecture led him to RTA.

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Danica Williams

Architectural Assistant
B.Design (Arch) Hons, CM

Danica has spent the past two years working with us while she completes her studies at Deakin University.

She is currently completing her architecure masters program, whilst opening our firm up to the world of social media.

Danica is a highly capable graduate and valuable member of our team.

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Danica Williams

Architectural Assistant
M.Arch, B.Design (Arch), B. CM (hons)

Danica is an experienced graduate that has worked with us since she was a student. She is passionate about the personal nature of architecture, finding creative solutions so each project is uniquely the clients, ensuring each home is suited to the lifestyle of the client in the context of the site.

Graduating in 2021, her thesis focused on the role policy takes within sustainability of the built environment and her work continues to be guided by her learnings on environmentally sustainable design. Danica retains an active role within the Deakin community, returning to sit on design review panels and continues to nurture her network within the institution.

Danica also brings her passion for marketing, opening up our firm to the world of social media creating connections with people and businesses throughout our community. She plans and posts projects, presenting work that we are proud to share with you, exhibiting the ideas and the work we put into creating our projects.

Outside of the office, Danica spends her time heavily invested in her local hockey team taking on every role known to man or pottering away in her garden delighting us when an oversupply of produce is brought into the office.

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