Architects and Specifiers - Collingwood, VIC
H2o architects are a dynamic Melbourne based office who are creators of award winning architecture across Australia
The practice was founded by Principals Tim Hurburgh and Mark O’Dwyer in 2000 and operates from a studio in Collingwood. Typically the office employs a core group of up to thirty professional and technical staff utilising predominantly Autocad and Archicad drawing software.
Tim and Mark have concentrated on developing innovative and insightful solutions to the one off characteristics of individual clients, their briefs and unique sites: embracing projects for institutions – both government and private – commercial, interior fit-out and residential, both single family houses and apartments. Mark also acts as an expert urban design witness on selected planning appeal matters.
H2o architects’ work is eco focused and H2o were pioneers of sustainable architecture in Australia. The evolutionary RMIT Textiles all-timber rain screen façade and thermal chimney was the first such use of timber on a large-scale commercial or institutional project in Australia. Similarly Swinburne University ATC was the first institutional project in Australia to achieve a 5 star rating by Green Star. The office fit-out for the Australian Conservation Foundation headquarters in Carlton pioneered an approach to the formal accreditation, by design of interiors projects