The firm of GMD Architects Pty Ltd was originally established as Garry Michael Design in November 1984 as an architectural practice in Sydney's inner west.

Remaining in the inner west because of its convenient central location, it has since developed into a well-established small architectural firm employing other architects, graduates and draftspeople, experienced in a diverse range of architectural projects, and offering a high degree of personalised professional service to the City of Sydney, its surrounding suburbs, and beyond - including north and south coast NSW, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Our staff comprise of Architect, technical support and interior designer.

The basic objectives of GMD Architects Pty Ltd are as follows:

  • Principal's involvement with the project architect from its inception through the feasibility study, design development, design detailing, contract documentation and contract administration. The direct involvement of the Principal in each project eliminates duplication and inefficiencies often found with other management structures. Furthermore, it ensures the Client of a high degree of personalised professional service at all times.
  • To thoroughly understand the Client's needs so as to ensure that not only is the design architecturally individual, but functional, both for the present and future uses.
  • To integrate the engineering services, interior & graphic designers, and other specialist consultants, to preserve the aesthetic quality of the building. To this end, continual and close consultation with all Consultants is required during the design and documentation stages of the building.
  • To provide detailed drawings and comprehensive specifications. This encourages keen tendering by builders and results in the most competitive price for the Client.

The aim of GMD Architects Pty Ltd has been to practice a diverse range of architecture. This variety of work (ranging from as small as the $10,000 projects right up to $10,000,000) has resulted in the firm maintaining a constant flow of work at all times and enabled each project to be approached with the vitality needed to assure the best results.

Briefly, an outline of the variety of projects which have been undertaken by the firm include:

  • Office fitouts - new fitouts and refurbishments of existing office buildings during occupation and operation.
  • Commercial - new stand alone and combined retail and office redevelopment.
  • Educational - new building works, alterations and additions and playgrounds.
  • Residential - new work, as well as alterations and additions.
  • Medium Density Residential - new unit and townhouse developments.
  • Heritage - school, commercial and residential work.
  • Retail - new shop designs, refurbishments and fitouts (in shopping centres and stand alone).
  • Churches - new work, as well as alterations and additions.
  • Medical - new Doctor's Surgery and Dental Practice work, as well as alterations and additions.
  • Aged Care - new Nursing Home work, as well as alterations and additions.
  • Facilities planning and management - projects requiring redesign of existing areas to improve planning and efficiency of space.
  • Logistics planning - for staged construction works to minimise disruption of existing operations.

The experiences gained by the firm allow us to offer a complete range of architectural services for all types of projects. These include:

  • Preparation of feasibility studies.
  • Preparation of master plans.
  • Preparation of budget estimates.
  • Co-ordinating the engagement of Consultants - both engineering and non-engineering.
  • Preparation of contract documents - including detailed drawings and specifications.
  • Calling and selecting of tenders.
  • Contract administration.
  • Project and construction management.
  • Negotiating with Authorities.
  • Interiors.

Garry Michael

Managing Director

Our success is a reflection of our ability to carefully listen to our client's brief, assess their needs, fulfil their vision and exceed their expectations by creating buildings that are functional, practical and comfortable living and working environments.

Most of our work is the direct result of client recommendations and referrals.

Marie Michael

Associate Director

At GMD Architects we provide practical advice whilst controlling budgets and meeting deadlines. We work as a team with our clients to meet our mutual primary objective; to ensure our clients are as proud of their projects as we are of our architecture.