PEOPLE, AND THE
PLACES WE DESIGN,
CREATE MEMORIES.

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.

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.

TVS 70 Year Milestones

40s

1947_

Founding of Prangley and Crofts

50s

1953_

1st Design AwardRoyal 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.

60s

1962_

Guardian Assurance House (11 stories)
Bank of NSW, Surfers ParadiseThe Illuminating Engineers Society Qld – Meritorious Lighting Award – Certificate of Commendation – Excellent Lighting Installation

1963_

Award for Guardian Assurance HouseRoyal 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

70s

1970_

Carlton Crest Hotel
Westpac Bank BuildingAward 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 ChamberRoyal Australian Institute of Architects – Citation

1979_

Commonwealth Games Weightlifting Centre

80s

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

90s

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 TVSAward 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 CentreAward for La Foresta Townhouses, BardonUrban Development Institute of Australia – Queensland Awards for Excellence – Medium Density Housing

1999_

EcHo Residence

2000s

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 CentreMaster 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, ClayfieldUrban 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

2010s

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 WharfUrban Development Institute of Australia - Queensland
Award for ExcellenceConsultant’s Excellence

2016_

Zara Reid commenced with TVS
Ivana Weierter appointed Associate DirectorAward 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
Brett Harbourne
Director

LET’S CREATE THE ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENT