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About Us

It is not often that you meet a team, who after 70 years of practice, are still motivated by a legacy of continually growing and striving to be better than yesterday

We exist to innovate. It is what compels us to design buildings that resonate so strongly with the human condition.

We purposefully draw upon the past and look to the future to consider what people will want tomorrow. That way, we apply the best design principles for today, while future proofing the expectations of tomorrow, to better maximise the value of our buildings for clients and end users.

It’s about continually striving to design the most liveable environment, or highly engaging and functional work environment. We apply this principal across all our work in:

  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Environment
  • Master Planning

Key sectors we work within are:

  • Multi-residential living
  • Mixed-use developments
  • Integrated aged care and retirement living
  • Resorts, Hotels, Pubs and Clubs
  • Educational, science and technology
  • Sporting and stadiums
  • Commercial offices
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Community and civic

our methodology

At TVS we believe anything is possible

Each project is unique. The purpose, the vision, the end user and the life-cycle of the building, all influence the shape and functionality of every curve and design feature of a building’s conceptual development.

The best results come through an immersion process involving the client and architectural team to craft a result that meets all needs and requirements, while also providing the best return on investment.

It’s not often you will work with a team of architects who bestows such energy and significance to your project. At TVS, a director will always be your No.1 contact on your project.

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future

We believe that exceptional style and seamless functionality are keys to future design. Every new building must complement, as well as improve upon, the existing built environment. Designs must accommodate and find solution for the integration of communities and services which are becoming an integral part of our evolving social dynamic.

It is with a stronger understanding of human behaviour and social dynamics that TVS will lead the way in the design of living and working environments that engage users at the highest level; meeting their needs seamlessly, and satisfying their emotional desires continually.

We will remain learners, taking it to the next level and developing greater mastery to provide clients and communities with buildings they are proud of and long to live or work in.

History

The history of TVS, after having started as Prangley & Crofts, has been bold. The firm’s contribution to the built environment of Brisbane, Australia and overseas is remarkable. There has been no limitation to application. The firm designs all scales of residential, aged care and retirement living, resorts, hotels and other hospitality facilities, retail centres, office towers, sports facilities, education, industrial as well as medical and laboratory facilities.

Brisbane’s first high-rise building, Pearl Assurance House, was a triumph in shifting people’s thinking about what was possible. It was the first building approved to be higher than the town hall. There was a height restriction of 132 feet, so the construction of Pearl Assurance House set a new benchmark for a higher skyline in Brisbane at 17 stories, in the mid-1960’s.

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TVS 70 year milestones

40s

  • 1947_

    Founding of Prangley and Crofts

  • 1953_

    1st Design Award

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects – Domestic Metropolitan

    Circa 1954 – Mackay Hospital

  • 1958_

    Masonite Factory, Eagle Farm

  • 1959_

    Gympie Ambulance Station

    Building cost was £18,700 (approx. $34,000). Served as Gympie’s ambulance station for 47 years.

  • 1962_

    Guardian Assurance House (11 stories)

    Bank of NSW, Surfers Paradise

    The Illuminating Engineers Society Qld – Meritorious Lighting Award – Certificate of Commendation – Excellent Lighting Installation

  • 1963_

    Award for Guardian Assurance House

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects – Commercial Metropolitan

  • 1966_

    Pearl Assurance House (17 stories)

    One of the tallest buildings of its time after the building height limit in Brisbane was raised in 1961

  • 1970_

    Carlton Crest Hotel

    Westpac Bank Building

    Award for Malley’s Administration Building, Woolloongabba

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects – BRONZE MEDAL for Meritorious Architecture

  • 1976_

    Award for Girls Dormitory at St. Peters Lutheran College

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects – Citation

  • 1977_

    Award for Gold Coast Civic Centre – Council Chamber

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects – Citation

  • 1979_

    Commonwealth Games Weightlifting Centre

  • 1980_

    Laurie Truce offered a partnership Maurice Verna offered a partnership

  • 1982_

    Henry Street Office

  • 1983_

    Peter Justo commenced with the firm

  • 1984_

    Mark Urquhart commenced with the firm

  • 1986_

    Ansett Airlines – Brisbane Airport

  • 1989_

    Firm renamed to The TVS Partnership (Laurie Truce, Maurice Verna & Grahame Shelley)

    Award for Henry Street Offices, Spring Hill

    BOMA Award (Property Council) – Suburban Office Buildings & Business Parks Category

    Commonwealth of Australia Small Business Awards - Non-Manufacturing category – Queensland

  • 1990_

    Firm moved to Portman Lane Office

  • 1991_

    Michael Kisluk commenced with TVS

  • 1992_

    Total Quality Management Award Encouragement Award – Queensland Telecom & Australian Government Small Business Awards Award for Total Quality Management – National

  • 1993_

    Australian Quality Awards Small Enterprise Category – National

  • 1994_

    Brett Harbourne commenced with TVS

    Award for Cedar Crossing, Kenmore

    Royal Australian Planning Institute – Award for Excellence – Residential Development Category

  • 1996_

    Award for Portman Lane Offices, Spring Hill

    BOMA Award (Property Council) – Certificate of merit – Suburban Office Buildings & Business Parks Category

  • 1997_

    Griffith Eco Centre

    Award for La Foresta Townhouses, Bardon

    Urban Development Institute of Australia – Queensland Awards for Excellence – Medium Density Housing

  • 1999_

    EcHo Residence

  • 2001_

    Awards for EcHo Residence, Brookfield

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects – Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects – Brisbane Region Commendation

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects & Courier Mail – People’s Choice Award

  • 2003_

    Firm moved offices to 743 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

    Award for Logan Waste Administration Centre

    Master Builders Association – Queensland Award for Ecologically Sustainable Development

  • 2004_

    Rivers on the Park

    Award for Great Western Super Centre, Keperra

    Urban Development Institute of Australia – Queensland Awards for Excellence finalist – Consultant’s Excellence Award

  • 2005_

    Ivana Weierter commenced with TVS

    Viret, Clayfield

    Award for 743 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

    Design Institute of Australia – National Interior Design Award for Best Ecologically Sustainable Interior

  • 2006_

    Award for Pavilion Motor Inn, Wagga Wagga

    Design Institute of Australia – National Interior Design Award finalist for Best Ecologically Sustainable Interior

    Award for Viret, Clayfield

    Urban Development Institute of Australia – Queensland Awards for Excellence finalist – Consultant’s Excellence Award

  • 2008_

    Awards for The Village Centre, Kelvin Grove

    Urban Development Institute of Australia – Queensland Awards for Excellence – Mixed Use Development

    Urban Development Institute of Australia – Queensland Awards for Excellence – President’s Award

  • 2009_

    Peter Justo recommenced with TVS

  • 2010_

    Firm relocated to Leichhardt St office, Spring Hill

    Hamon Centre University of Queensland Gatton - 300 seat auditorium

  • 2012_

    Firm began trading as TVS Architects

    Award for Park Avenue Hotel, Rockhampton

    Royal Australian Institute of Architects – Commendation – Central Qld Region

    Cricket Australia – Centre of Excellence, Albion

  • 2013_

    Cameron McLennan commenced with TVS

  • 2014_

    Lisa Nguyen commenced with TVS

  • 2015_

    Tony D’Andrea, Adrian Collet, Antoinette Kisluk, and Demi Bilton commenced with TVS

    Award for Link Portside Wharf

    Urban Development Institute of Australia - Queensland

    Award for Excellence

    Consultant’s Excellence

  • 2016_

    Zara Reid commenced with TVS

    Ivana Weierter appointed Associate Director

    Award for Gladstone State High School – Year 7 Block

    Australian Institute of Architects – Commendation – Central Qld Region

  • 2017_

    Nicholas George and Oni Ieong commenced with TVS

    Michael Kisluk appointed Managing Director

    Peter Justo, Brett Harbourne & Nicholas George appointed Directors

Nearly half-a-million hours of architectural mastery

Our culture is about energy. A dynamically charged environment, that resonates throughout our team and out to our partners and clients. Our vision is to continually create more inspiring designs and user-friendly building structures that bring pleasure and value to the way people live, work and play. TVS is a creative hub with invention in one hand, and pragmatic realism in the other. Success is in seeing a project built and used, not just designed for concept.

Our culture is also about teamwork. Our clients are part of our team, as are the trusted consultants and building partners we choose carefully to work with. We have done away with a hierarchical, top down approach to building. Instead, all key parties involved in the realisation of a new development have an important part to play from start to finish in a flat structure that better ensures a more successful build with minimal or no costly delays, problems or design flaws. The product is the completed building, and we’re dedicated to it being the best it can be.

Michael Kisluk

Managing Director

michael.k@tvsarchitects.com.au
main07 3831 2116
mobile0403 578 455

Peter Justo

director

peter.j@tvsarchitects.com.au
main07 3831 2116
mobile0402 580 993

Ivana Weierter

Associate Director

ivana.w@tvsarchitects.com.au
main07 3831 2116
mobile0413 006 320

Brett Harbourne

director

brettharbourne@tvsarchitects.com.au
main07 3831 2116
mobile0415 444 000

Nicholas George

director

nicholasgeorge@tvsarchitects.com.au
main07 3831 2116
mobile0412 299 810
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