Guy Morgan Architects is a regionally dedicated architectural practice emphasising a combination of exceptional client service, local knowledge of traditions, materials and craftsmanship, and comprehensive on site supervision to provide an outstanding end product to the client. Our projects emphasise the rich traditions of regional and vernacular forms to enhance and enrich a feeling of place.
Our company’s philosophy holds that life experience and emotion in every location is unique and should be heightened and not diminished. Within this framework, GMA’s work redefines local built forms, crafts and traditions while incorporating twenty first century technologies to create exceptional built environments.
The natural environment is what moves and inspires us – our buildings act as filters to enhance our experience of it. Humans should not feel cocooned from their surroundings, nor isolated from nature. In the end, buildings must work harmoniously and sensitively with the environment.
Graduating from Adelaide University in 1987 Guy worked at Troppo Architecture and Woodhead Australia in Darwin before participating in a six month exchange programme to rural central and east Java. This exchange fostered a deep and abiding respect for the local vernacular and its role in the evolution of cultural and environmental influence in creating built environments that celebrate our diversity and history.
Guy returned to Indonesia to work for well-known resort designers, Grounds Kent Architects – creators of the flagship Four Seasons Jimbaran Resort in Bali, widely considered a benchmark in the genre.
After 10 years managing Grounds Kent offices in Jakarta and Bali, and as Design Architect and Project Architect on many of their Asian based projects, Guy established Guy Morgan Architects.
Guy Morgan Architects has an administrative office and base in Adelaide, with an offshore office in Bali. These two bases embrace the fundamental philosophy of GMA in allowing greater cross pollination of both Eastern and Western influences in the design and decision making process.
Current projects include resort, villa and spa developments in Bali, Java, Lombok, and Victoria.
We continue to apply best available environmental principles and cultural sensitivities to every project we undertake, regardless of size. By supervising and outsourcing documentation to Bali; our professional service fees can remain extremely competitive, and we can provide an ‘on the ground’ presence and update our knowledge of local building patterns and conditions virtually anywhere in the world on an ongoing basis.
The flexibility and economy of this structure have already proven effective with clients in Australia, Asia and in projects as far away as the Caribbean. The aim is always to draw on the wealth of experience behind our practice to provide the best possible service to the client, and the most outstanding architectural results on time, and on budget.
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