“At Third Voice Studio, we believe the architectural process is a
‘third voice’ in a conversation between the client (or architectural brief) and the site (or space).
Our contemporary architect philosophy is simply stated:
we take the time to understand our clients’ visions then we apply innovative, modern and sustainable architectural design thinking to ensure we address all practical elements from both aesthetic and functional perspectives.
By exploring the interconnection of these three elements—thorough analysis, collaboration and design integrity—we forge the soul of a place.”
– ANDREW JEFFERIES, DIRECTOR
A contemporary architectural practice that puts your project vision first, every step of the way
Third Voice Studio may be a boutique architectural practice but we’re big on taking a personal approach to every project and our client’s dreams and needs.
With years of experience designing everything from architectural design drawings to architectural floor plans, single residential homes to huge commercial developments, we’ve got the know-how and practical expertise to bring your project vision to life.
Since 2007, we’ve been a crucial ‘third voice’ in conversations between our clients and their environments—translating their inspiration in such a way that the finished building perfectly fits the space it occupies and responds to users’ needs and emotions.
We’re focused on developing close working relationships with our clients and supporting them at every step—from initial design conversations to end of build.
Being small means we’re flexible enough to meet your exact needs while ensuring your build blends harmoniously with its surrounding landscape or streetscape. We’re interactive and collaborative in our mission to design spaces that enliven the spirit and ground the soul.
Our Environment, Our Community
Third Voice studio is committed to sustainable architectural design—wherever possible, we use sustainable materials that are kinder to our native environment. We play an active role in our community and use our skills to encourage others to join the conversation about what makes for better communal spaces.
We value role architecture plays in supporting stronger bonds between people. We believe it’s our responsibility to ensure extraordinary architecture is available to everyone—that’s why we often work with Not For Profit and Community Housing organisations.
Third Voice Studio also plays an active role in our community, and when possible will use its skills to encourage others to make a beneficial contribution.
We partnered with The Twentieth Man Foundation Director, Les Twentyman, and Melbourne Uni Architecture’s fourth-year Design Studio to deliver a design solution that supports homelessness and local community education in Footscray.
Andrew founded Third Voice Studio in 2007, following an illustrious 25-year career in the Australian architectural industry, including as Project Architect, IT Manager and Studio Manager at Woods Bagot Melbourne, and Partner at Bretherton Jefferies.
Andrew has an extraordinary ability to take a client’s brief and vision and turn it into an aesthetically beautiful, functional, sustainable architectural design. He takes the time to listen throughout the entire design process to ensure the ultimate design not only meets but exceeds your expectations.
He applies his practical, empathetic approach to all his designs—whether small residential renovations and extensions, multi-dwelling developments, multimillion-dollar community, and civic infrastructure projects.
David is a highly-skilled Architectural Designer and 3D Artist with over four years’ experience who keeps pushing bespoke design and 3D visualisation boundaries.
He has worked for a wide range of architectural practices and property developers, including several large-scale developments, boutique luxury homes and other diverse projects.
Working across all design phases (brief development, concept, architectural drawings and documentation), Wei’s diverse project experience includes commercial, community and residential projects.
He is client-focused and a great team player with high-level graphic communication and 3D visualisation skills, including Autocad, Archicad, Revit, SketchUp, V-ray, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign.
Wei holds a Master of Architecture from the University of South Australia and has worked in the industry for over 3 years. He loves shaping the built environment and watching how it evolves over time. In his spare time, you’ll find Wei playing chess and riding motorcycles.
Originally from Vietnam, Brian has two Master of Architecture degrees—one from Hanoi Architectural University and another completed at Monash University in 2018.
He is a registered architect with a broad range of practical experience in residential and commercial design, with twelve years working in Vietnam and over five years in Melbourne. He also has considerable skill using architectural software to create house building plans, modern house designs and floor plans using Revit, Lumion, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite (Photoshoop, Illustrate, Indesign) and SketchUp.
Brian says the best part about designing homes is closely communicating with clients to create comfortable, appealing and efficient living spaces they’ll love. When he’s not designing, Brian likes to read, play guitar and spend time with his daughter.