Tropical Architecture

JMc Architects is an award-winning Cairns architecture firm known for working with government departments, large institutions, construction companies and high-end residential clients.

We specialise in school and educational facilities, aged care, police, fire and rescue facilities, social housing, commercial buildings, interior fit outs and prestigious high-end private residences and remarkable off-grid homes.

With expertise in tropical design, we design beyond boundaries to create innovative, sustainable buildings that enhance quality of life and contribute positively to communities.

Led by Director Julianne Field, JMc Architects has designed and managed many notable projects in Cairns, the Far North region and across Queensland generally.

Our success is underpinned by our commitment to understanding our clients’ needs, coupled with our pragmatic and commercial design skills and thorough knowledge of building and construction practices.

Collaborative Strong Relationships

We proactively consider important current and emerging influences affecting building design and construction. These include sustainability and environmental factors associated with climate and requirements specific to tropical locations. And of course, cost considerations during construction over the life of the building.

Our expertise and carefully considered approach is reflected in our numerous awards and importantly, our clients who regularly return to us to lead the design, project management and documentation for their projects.

We develop strong relationships with clients and our project teams. Our organisational structure ensures each client is assigned their own project leader who also has strong relationships with our regular consultants and contractors.

Delivering Successful Outcomes

Through a collaborative process of listening, analysing, workshopping and refining, our team develops design-led solutions that almost always go beyond satisfying the brief to create unique and surprising outcomes and broader benefits.

Embracing the traditional role of the architect as the central coordinator, we assemble the right mix of consultants and work with all parties necessary for delivering successful outcomes.

Being involved in key project phases such as site selection and evaluation, project programming and project close-out often represents best value for our clients, while at other times we are fully immersed working as proactive collaborators within our stakeholders’ teams.

Our knowledge of both the design and construction process allows us to pre-empt issues and ‘design out’ possible problems and conversely ‘design in’ solutions, enhancements and more successful outcomes.

This agility enables us to provide a complete end-to-end service that delivers projects of the highest standard within time and budgetary goals.

Our Expertise

JMc Architects offers expertise in all stages of a project, from inception to completion and has the capability and capacity to ensure these projects are delivered on time and within budget. 

We place our clients firmly at the heart of the design process. We are design-focused.

All stages of architectural design and documentation