Who we are

Third Voice Studio

Third Voice offers design solutions to the built environment; through an interactive and collaborative approach of process and review with all parties design process successful architecture lives and breathes. It responds integrally to occupants’ needs and feelings. Through challenging best practice work philosophies, sustainable materials and the environment, and an empathy for the needs of our clients, third voice delivers spaces that enliven the spirit, and centre the soul.

Our Philosophy

When referencing the concept of ‘dialogicality’ Mikhail Bahktin (1895 – 1975) coined the term “A Third Voice in a conversation between two”.

We at Third Voice Studio believe that the process of architecture is a ‘Third Voice’ in a conversation between two – the client, or architectural brief; and the site, or space.
It is our philosophy that the interconnection of these three elements; when a thorough process of analysis, collaborative work philosophies and integrity of design is explored, the soul of a place is created.

Architectural Practice

Third Voice Studio is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice, offering design, documentation and contract administration services in the fields of:

Residential homes including renovations and alterations

Subdivisions including multi-unit developments, townhouses, housing estate planning and house template (off-the-plan) design

Commercial properties including apartment developments, offices and fitouts

Hospitality including clubs, bars, cafes and retail houses

Industrial projects including new facilities, refurbishments and master-planning
Heritage restoration and refurbishment, including residential reimagining of heritage spaces

We are very good at...

Existing Conditions & Site Analysis

Traditionally required as prelude to a planning application, we provide all site measurements and analysis to inform your design to achieve council and planning regulation approval.

Town Planning Permit Documentation

We provide all the design and documentation required to achieve your planning permit / development application from council for your residential or commercial project.

Building Permit Documentation

We provide all the technical detail and construction documentation that you require to achieve building permit approval for your project, thus you achieve the optimum documentation for your construction.

Feasibility & Sketch Design

Traditionally required as prelude to a planning application, we provide all site measurements and analysis to inform your design to achieve council and planning regulation approval.

Construction Documentation

Traditionally required as prelude to a planning application, we provide all site measurements and analysis to inform your design to achieve council and planning regulation approval.

Specialist Documentation

Traditionally required as prelude to a planning application, we provide all site measurements and analysis to inform your design to achieve council and planning regulation approval.

Meet our team

Andrew Jefferies
B.Arch (1st Hons)
Director

Andrew has 25 years experience in the Architectural industry in Australia. He has been principal of Third Voice Studio since 2007, and prior to that a partner in the firm Bretherton Jefferies Architects for 5 years.

Andrew commenced his experience with Woods Bagot in 1994, where he worked in a range of roles from Project Architect, IT Manager to Studio Manager of the Melbourne Office. Key projects he worked on include Townsville Hospital, Deakin University School of Contemporary Arts Burwood, 357 Collins St Melbourne, Melbourne Docklands Studios (RFT).

Andrew is directed towards growing the practice of Third Voice Studio and increasing the design profile through the knowledge he has demonstrated in the design and construction of high profile Commercial and Residential projects.

David
Advance Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) Bachelor of Design (Honours) Industrial Design

David Amar’s design career began after the completion of his honours degree in 2011, designing a wide range of products to the Retail Industry as an Industrial Designer. His love and passion for architecture led him back to study Architectural Building Design.

From there, he worked for various architectural practices and property developers. During this time, he worked on various milliondollar large scale developments, boutique luxury homes and diverse projects in the building industry.

With over 4 years of extensive experience, David is a highly skilled Architectural Designer and 3D Artist that keeps pushing the boundaries in bespoke design and 3D visualisation.

He is client-focused, aims to evoke emotion by finding creative solutions, placing value on high quality and meticulously detailed designs. He brings an innovative ideology, allowing him to create attractive spaces that last forever and enrich the daily lives of the clients.

Wei
Graduate Architect

Wei has a keen interest in residential and educational designs. His project experience is diverse including commercial, community and residential projects.

Working across all phases of design including brief development, concept and documentation. He is client focused and a sound team player with a diverse graphic communication and 3d visualisation skills.

Lucy
Building Designer

Lucy is an experienced building designer with a keen interest in construction detailing, engineering and materials.

She is currently doing advanced studies in WA and we look forward to welcoming her back in the near future.

Brian
Architect

Brian comes from Vietnam. He completed the Master Course of Architecture at Monash University in 2018.

He has a broad range of practical experience in residential and commercial design with twelve years working in Vietnam and three years in Melbourne.

He is also into using architectural software, such as Revit, 3dsmax, Vray, Photoshop, which makes his works very effective and productive. His design concept is that designing buildings is not just creating walls and roofs but the valuable spaces in and around them which will bring satisfaction to their users."

Emma
Social Media Manager

With a background in event management and marketing, Emma has a passion for photography and story telling and joins Third Voice as our Social Media Manager.

Appreciating beautiful, thoughtful design, Emma looks forward to curating imagery that captures the emotional impact of architecture, and growing an engaged online community.

Outside of work, Emma can be found watching her children's sporting games, watering her plants or meticulously planning her next holiday.

Leeanne
Business Development Manager

I have over 20 years’ experience working in a corporate environment. The majority of my career has focussed on marketing, sales and business development across different sectors and representing different skill sets primarily within Professional Services.

I am now a small business owner who is self taught in the areas of social media, digital marketing and marketing to consumers (as opposed to businesses/corporates) as well as financial management.

My core competencies include: Attention to detail – I am passionate about the use of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and ensuring that all written communication is of the highest standard. Completing projects – having worked on over 250 tenders and proposals with teams of varying size, capability and seniority, I have the ability to complete simple and complex projects within required timeframes.

Customer focussed – I will always put the needs of my clients and customers first and develop strategies to ensure these needs are met, whether that is by me, or the client teams that I represent. I focus on offering value above cost, and exceeding expectations rather than just meeting them.