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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.


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

Ryan Thompson established the Geelong based architecture practice Ryan Thompson Architects (RTA) in 2013, now a busy studio that 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 RTA legacy shall be defined by our care for the quality of spaces and design leadership within the architectural agency and beyond.

A registered architect since 2006, Ryan has extensive experience in the design and delivery of ecologically focussed community, commercial, education and residential 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 Architects Forum and has continued in that role for the last 4 years.  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. 


architectural graduate
B.Des (Arch), M.Arch 

Shaun’s broad range of experience includes working within project teams at some of Melbourne’s leading architectural firms as a senior technician with a strong interest in sustainable design. It was these experiences that lead to Shaun undertake and recently graduate from Deakin University’s architecture program and ultimately making

the move to Geelong. Shaun’s interests outside of his work life include surfing and checking the weather forecast! 

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.

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

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