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The practice was established with the intent to deliver design solutions which considers the agenda of all through collaboration. Michael believes through collaboration an informed design outcome can be achieved which intuitively reflects a place that embodies the values of the clients ambitions.

Michael’s experience has been honed working on a diverse range of works with acclaimed local and international practices, Cox Richardson Architects in Sydney and Grimshaw and Partner’s in London.

Between 2001 and 2005, he was an integral member in the delivery of the Southern Cross Station redevelopment. He was involved on the conceptual team in London, and then took up the leading role of managing the design and procurement of the iconic roof structure and façade packages from inception to completion. Practical and clever design solutions were essential in ensuring that the delivery of such a complex concept was efficient in its build-ability, and reflecting in the architectural product envisaged for the people of Melbourne. 

From these experiences he contributes to the Turco and Associates team by assisting and developing clear conceptual values for their current and past projects. Michael continues to develop a broad range of engaging design solutions through directing aspects of design, documentation and contract administration.

Prior to establishing Turco and Associates, Michael worked with leading international practice Grimshaw Architects in the UK and Australia on a variety of notable projects.



Matthew Chamberlain is an architect at Turco and Associates, joining the firm in 2007. He completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Architecture at the University of Canberra and Masters of Architecture at the University or Melbourne.

Matthew is passionate about working with clients, consultants and stakeholders to develop high quality, creative and practical design solutions which exceed the expectations of the end users. His involvement in projects has ranged from the exploration and resolution of the project’s planning, staging and workflow, through the generation and composition of Architectural concepts, into the development, articulation and refinement of the design. Contract Administration of projects under construction has also formed part of his role. Matthew brings an array of architectural design skills to all projects, and applies a measured approach to resolving technical and complex issues. Matthew has extensive design, documentation and contract administration experience, particularly relating to single and multi residential projects and hospitality/retail projects.



Michael joined the firm in 2005 as a student architect and continued on at the firm after his graduation from the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Canberra in 2008. He has been heavily involved in a number of recent commercial and residential projects for the firm, through all stages from conceptual design through to completion.  With interests including industrial design and photography he contributes an additional and varied point of view to the office’s methodology of collective design. With a strong commitment to quality design and detailing he is well versed in CAD and graphics software, and coordinates the smooth running of the office’s CAD protocols and procedures.

Michael also during his time as a student and after graduation taught both design and technology classes at the University of Canberra.