Photo: From the archives, former Director Frank Scott at Frankston High School, 1986.


On Tuesday December 14, 2021 Crosier Scott Architects celebrated 70 years in practice. Over the last 70 years, the firm has consistently adapted and grown on a foundation of collaboration and community. By always adhering to their original ethos of inclusivity and the incorporation of extensive client, consultant, and contractor participation, the Crosier Scott team has created a series of meaningful and remarkable design solutions.


Founded by Ken Crosier in 1951, the firm has won numerous design awards, including five for EGO Pharmaceuticals Global Headquarters Building, and six for our BCM Headquarters Building including a prestigious Architizer award. Most recently the practice won two Design Matters National Awards for the Trugo Place Aged Care Facility, two Learning Environments Australasia awards each for St Peter Chanel Primary School and Killester College Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility, a vibrant new building that also won multiple awards from the Building Designers Association of Australia and Design Matters. Find out more about all our award-winning projects across multiple typologies here.


The firm’s vast design portfolio ranges from some of the most innovative schools, both private and public, workplaces, homes and health care facilities, to banks and retail premises for premier corporate clients.


“For 70 years we have promoted the idea that architecture is more than bricks and mortar,” David Lawrence said. “It can, and should improve and inspire the human spirit. This ethos is what has motivated our team on every project and every day of the past 70 years.”


Beginning with small residential projects, the practice grew to include work for several rural councils, a number of dairy co‐operatives and various RSL Clubs. In 1960 Ken received his first commission from the Commonwealth Bank for the renovation of its Montmorency branch, a relationship that has continued to this day, with the practice’s largest Commonwealth Bank project being a redevelopment of the flagship Elizabeth Street branch in Melbourne’s CBD in 2013.


In 1974 Frank Scott joined the firm, further solidifying the offering and the practice entered a phase of steady and stable growth, with clients rewarding the high level of service they received by appointing the practice for numerous repeat commissions.


In 1984 Ken Crosier decided it was time to slow down, so Frank Scott bought into the business and Crosier Scott was formed. Not long after this, Ken’s health began to deteriorate, and he retired in 1986. Building on the reputation of the firm, Frank further developed the company, forging strong and enduring relationships with new and existing clients including Amcal Pharmacies (Sigma Healthcare) who have been valued clients since 1997.


In 2007 Goodwin Design merged with the Crosier Scott and this created the practice’s dedicated Interior Design department.


In July 2002 Frank Triulcio, Wayne Cook, Cameron Froomes and Andrew Koster became directors and then in 2009 Craig Redford (Director of Project Management) and Nevin Donaldson (Finance) joined the Board. All six of the new directors being elevated in recognition of many years of exceptional service to the company.


In 2013 David Lawrence and Alan Cubbon merged their practices into Crosier Scott bringing with them vast experience as well as a diversification of clients across a broad range of architectural typologies.


In 2018 Mark Botterill was promoted to Director after a number of years as an Associate and expanding the practice’s educational portfolio.


“Our collaborative culture supports an environment of respect and encourages engagement among team members,” said Botterill. “The talent we have in the practice is extraordinary, and the fact we have such a low staff turnover shows the priority we place on our people. Our firm’s design process focuses on the unique vision our clients bring, and our interpretation of that concept into a built solution.”


“This milestone is a testament to CSA’s commitment to continued quality in architecture, and to the future of the company, our partners and the industry.”


The firm celebrated this milestone in its usual low-key style, with a traditional staff morning tea and chat.


Notable projects:


Trugo Place (Japara)


BCM Headquarters


EGO Pharmaceuticals Global Headquarters


Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons


Killester College Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility


Commonwealth Bank of Australia Headquarters


Southern Golf Club


Green Acres Golf Club














We are pleased to announce that our Trugo Place Aged Care Facility for Japara Healthcare has won two awards at the Design Matters National 2021 Building Design Awards! The facility took out the best Non-Residential Group Dwelling Design and the prestigious Past Presidents’ Award.  This is the second year in a row that we have won the Past Presidents’ award after our win last year for Killester College Performing Arts and Music Facility. We would like to thank Design Matters National and our project team who worked tirelessly to bring this building to life.


The new purpose-built aged care facility in Newport, Victoria, combines thoughtful design and natural elements to create a space that supports wellbeing and mental health, offering peace of mind for residents and their families. It takes its design cues from the local surroundings and the area’s rich history, and supports the wellbeing and mental health of the people who live and work there.


“Named after the popular local sport of Trugo, invented in the 1920s by local railway workers, Trugo Place is an aged care facility that has been designed with a vision of providing leading care while keeping residents connected to their local community,” says Alan Cubbon, principal at Crosier Scott Architects.


Completed in early 2021, this $34 million project represents a new way of designing aged care facilities by focusing more than ever on residents and staff. This innovative approach to aged care planning and design resulted in a facility that:

  • Encourages and supports inclusive, sustainable and vibrant living;
  • Addresses its context respectfully and sensitively, proudly celebrating its sense of place, landscape, and local history;
  • Provides high-level physical care and supports mental health outcomes for residents;
  • Is connected both physically and visually to nature and views; and
  • Provides a range of amenities and activities.


CSA’s focus on design principles and building materials that support wellbeing and mental health differentiates Trugo Place from other aged care facilities. According to Shilo de Bono, Associate – Practice Design Leader at Crosier Scott Architects: “The design of Trugo Place focuses on wellbeing and how the physical environment can support mental health. As soon as you walk in you notice the building has a light and spacious ambience, with views of landscaped gardens and nearby bushland. And the interior environments have been designed to be uplifting and welcoming.”


With neighbouring Newport Lakes as a backdrop, the site offers a beautiful bushland setting for the residents. “The floor plates are designed with a variety of views within and beyond the site, and the North aspect allowed us to maximise sun penetration, bringing sunlight deep into the building,” Shilo says. “Ultimately, we designed this home as a place we would be happy for our parents to reside in and feel happy and comfortable.”


Appealing to residents and their families, and its employees, the facility creates a sense of community and inclusivity, and this led to significant benefits for the client and owner – Japara – and the people who live and work in the building.

See here for more images and information about this project.


Architecture and Interior Design: Crosier Scott Architects

Photography: Emily Bartlett Photography



Construction starts at St Michael’s Primary School, North Melbourne.



After completing a number of smaller scale projects for St Michaels Primary School, over recent years, our latest and largest project to start on this site will be completed over two stages. It will eventually double the school’s student capacity, which is a diverse multicultural community that incorporates a transient group of students from the Royal Children’s Hospital nearby.  With an inner city land locked location, major road interface, limited available play space and historical buildings to consider, the existing fabric of the school has played an important role in our design response and in the selection of the construction technique required to realise the built form.


Stage 1 of the project includes 4 new indoor learning spaces and associated outdoor play spaces. Our design solution is to elevate the new building off the ground on a large concrete podium to create an undercroft that can be utilised as play space as well as creating a new rooftop play space. In order to achieve the design solution, fast track the works and have minimal impact on the day to day running of the school, a modular construction system will be used.


Stage 2 includes another 4 classrooms, with the design solution this time to reuse an existing building and add structure above whilst being sensitive to the adjacent heritage interface. Again we will be utilising modular construction.


Lloyd group have been awarded to contract to build stage 1. With a contract value of $4.4m it is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.


Builder: Lloyd Group

Modular Fabrication: PreBuilt

Killester College



We are thrilled to announce that Killester College Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility has been awarded a 2021 Commendation Award by the Association for Learning Environments – Australasia for New Construction/New Individual Facility under $8M. From the jury:


“Music Learning facility is the latest in a series of purpose-built facilities to cater for these. An iterative planning process refined through workshops, visits and assessment of context and site constraints identified the educational goal of providing a dynamic teaching, learning and performance environment. The priorities identified for the facility were that it would: complement the existing campus; support their progressive arts curriculum; provide a practical addition to accommodate a range of other activities; and enable flexibility for future needs or change in priorities.


The design is striking and entirely appropriate for music and dance. Visually stunning inside and out, the facility provides an exciting, vibrant environment through abstract patterns derived from musical notes incorporated in wall panels. There is ample evidence that the building design fulfils the goals and ambitions for the building, providing for specific learning, general amenities and adaptable and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces. Design elements that extend the use of the learning spaces beyond the performing arts are commendable. The ability to open up the agora to external landscaped areas to support different viewing and staging options is valuable and provides the opportunity for use of this space for the broader school community.


This is a sustainable building that uses space economically and efficiently incorporating environmentally sustainable elements. Attention is paid to design for ultimate acoustic performance. The site location exploited and celebrates the experience of arrival with a light-well providing natural light deep into the building.


The College has clearly articulated how valuable the indoor and outdoor learning spaces are to the whole school community throughout the day.”


Congratulations to all involved!


Photography: Casamento Photography


Builder: Harris HMC


More project info can be found Here

We are Hiring

We are hiring


Architectural Documenter – REVIT

We are looking to expand our team!

Crosier Scott Architects is an award winning and client focused design practice based in Hawthorn, Melbourne.

With a consistent volume of work across multiple sectors including Education, Seniors Living, Retail, Hospitality, Residential and Government projects, we are looking for a motivated individual who will embrace this opportunity and is available for an immediate start.


  • Architectural Documenter with advanced Revit skills, strong detailing knowledge and ability to work in a team environment.
  • A proven track record (5 years minimum) in documenting from concept development through to detailed construction documentation.
  • Additional skills an advantage (AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch Up and Lumion).
  • Extensive experience in the detailed documentation of Educational (State and Catholic) and Seniors Living Projects will be highly regarded.
  • Australian experience and knowledge of Building Codes and Regulations is essential.
  • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload & meet deadlines.



  • You will be surrounded by an experienced, friendly and supportive team.
  • Permanent long-term prospects for career growth, training and development with an exceptional practice. (Staff longevity in the practice is an average of 10.5 years.)
  • The salary offered will be indicative of your skill set and level of expertise and is geared to attract a quality individual.
  • This position will see you working on a range of high-quality design projects in a role where your technical skills will be highly regarded.
  • This is an outstanding opportunity that would ideally suit someone with comprehensive all-round experience where everyone pitches in, understanding the “boots and all” philosophy of a medium sized but highly effective business.


Please email the following to

  • Cover letter
  • CV with references
  • Folio samples that best illustrates your work(max 12mb please or link to folio)
  • Drawings that best illustrate your skills in Detailed Construction Documentation using Revit.

Construction Commences for Croydon Community School


Crosier Scott Architects are delighted to announce that construction on Croydon Community School commences today.

This brand new secondary school, located on the site of the former Croydon Melba College – Junior Campus, will feature an Administration wing, Wellbeing Centre, Town Hall, and Classrooms including Science, Food Tech, Physical Education and Technology facilities.

With a budget of $15m, construction is expected to be completed by mid-2022. We look forward to working with McCorkell Constructions and the VSBA to see this project come to life!


Killester College



Crosier Scott are pleased to announce our success at the 2020 Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) for the project at Killester College, Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility.

Winning 2 awards the first being for the category of Public buildings / structures and the 2nd being awarded for the National Design Memorial Award.  

An outstanding new Performing Arts Centre purpose built to support the school’s flourishing arts curriculum through the provision of a dynamic learning and performance environment.

Our success is owed to our hard working staff of designers and documenters, contractors and consultants.  Thank you to Killester College for entrusting us with a wonderful design solution.

Taken from the Winning Design Publication

Photography:  Casamento Photography

Builder: Harris HMC

St Peter Chanel Primary School



Crosier Scott Architects are  thrilled with their success at the 2020 annual Learning Environments Australasian (Chapter: VIC/TAS) awards.

The Refurbishment of the Learning and Administration Building at St Peter Chanel Primary School picked up an award for ‘Small Projects Under AU$2m’.

A big thank you goes out to our hard working designers, contractors and consultants.  A special mention to the principal and staff members at St Peter Chanel Primary School, for the collaboration of ideas and entrusting us towards a successful outcome.


Media taken from Awards video


Photography:  Casamento Photography

Builder:  City Living Property Services Pty Ltd

Killester College



Killester College

Crosier Scott Architects were thrilled to learn about not only one win but two wins at last night’s 2020 Design Matters Awards.

The new Performing Arts & Music Learning Facility at Killester College won Best Non-Residential – Commercial Building over $2M AND the prestigious Past Presidents’ Award. Congratulations to our hard working team and all involved with the winning design, our client Killester College for their wonderful partnership and of course Design Matters!

The latest addition to Killester College’s campus is a striking new Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility, purpose built to support the school’s flourishing arts curriculum through the provision of a dynamic learning and performance environment. The new building and surrounding landscape works complement the existing campus and provide a meaningful, practical and pragmatic addition to the school that accommodates a flexible range of activities.


Taken from the Awarded Publication



Photography:  Casamento Photography

Builder: Harris HMC



Mary Mackillop

Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College


Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College

Construction is underway at Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha. Pictured, aerial view of the New Classroom Building.

Crosier Scott Architects in conjunction with Searle Bros Building Contractors are overseeing the construction.

Client:  Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College

Builder:  Searle Brothers Building Contractors

Video:  Alan Cubbon, Crosier Scott Architects

Music:  The Verve, Bitter Sweet Symphony 


Ego Pharmaceuticals Greencore Project Commences


Ego Pharmaceuticals is expanding plant area, on it’s Braeside site.  The brief for this Greencore project calls for additional HVAC systems, as well as provisions for other future projects such as solar & battery power, electrical distribution boards, and data cabinets to allow Ego to continue it’s Industry 4.0 transformation.

The first stage of Construction commences at the Greencore site.  The laborious workload for the initial few weeks is concrete cutting, hammering and excavating, along with noise, fumes and dust.  The most recent works to have occurred is the concrete pour of 111 cubic metres for the lift/tower crane plus footings and tie beams for the project.  Just the lift/tower crane pictured, holds approximately 70 cubic metres of concrete.

Crosier Scott is proud to collaborate  with Aspekt Construction Group and Ego Pharmaceuticals on another exciting project.

Construction Begins on FCJ College Hall

Crosier Scott’s Director Alan Cubbon features in WIN News Shepparton’s media release.

FCJ College Multi – Purpose Hall

The FCJ College Community and Principal Joanne Rock are this week celebrating the commencement of construction of a new Multi-Purpose Hall in Benalla. The facility was designed by Crosier Scott Architects and is a key feature of the College Masterplan. It will be utilised for both sporting and educational purposes including school assemblies, functions and presentations. The development was made possible by an FCJ Bicentenary Gift to celebrate the bicentenary of the Faithful Companions of Jesus Society which was founded by Marie Madeleine d’Houet in France in 1820. 

Crosier Scott Architects in conjunction with City Living Property Services are overseeing the construction. Last week the project was featured on WIN news where Crosier Scott’s Director Alan Cubbon was interviewed.

Alan has worked closely with the FCJ College Community since 2013.

Crosier Scott supports Swinburne GRADX


At Crosier Scott Architects we are constantly inspired and intrigued by the new generation of architects and designers. Therefore, we found it fitting to become sponsors for GradX, an event that highlights the forward-thinking efforts of university students, who will shortly enter into the Architectural and wider design industries.

GradX is a Design Graduation Exhibition produced by Swinburne University of Technology that showcases the works of Graduating design students highlighting degrees in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Product Design Engineering, and Communication Design.

The Design Graduate Exhibition runs from the 26th until the 28th of November, with awards being presented on the 28th. Further information about the event, attendance and more can be found here.

This year’s exhibition includes the work from Belinda Krmpotic, an interior designer at the firm who has recently completed her Interior Architecture degree at Swinburne. Belinda has designed an innovative community space, reimagined from an existing carpark in Fitzroy. Titled “The Blank Canvas”, the design encapsulates the unique culture of Fitzroy whilst addressing issues of loneliness within local communities. The Blank Canvas provides a design solution that reimagines the way individuals interact with themselves and others in a dense, city based environment that tackles the social issues of loneliness. The Blank Canvas results in an interactive space for locals and a blank canvas to inspire local graffiti artists to contribute to the artistic culture of the suburb.

We are excited to see the works from Swinburne University of Technology students, of which we have had a lasting relationship with having worked with them to enhance the campus experience. We are proud to see Belinda’s progression at a tertiary and professional level and will continue to facilitate her growth at Crosier Scott Architects.

To view more of Belinda’s and other students work, follow this link.

Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons has won again!

Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons

We would like to announce an additional win for Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons which was awarded the Best New/Addition/Alteration Public Building Design and was runner up for the Building Design of the Year Award from the National Association of Building Designers on Wednesday evening. This national award has followed on from the win of Non-Residential Design awarded by Design Matters earlier this year.

The Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons has achieved recognition on a national scale thanks to its unique design making it a landmark project for the institute. The modern facility provides students with a dynamic and highly activated space inclusive of a world class library, concierge, and a variety of flexible learning and meeting spaces.

As honoured as we are to receive this award it could not have been achieved through the tireless efforts from our talented staff and project partners as listed below:

Designer: Crosier Scott Architects
Builder: Raysett Constructions
Photographer: Jack Lovel
Building Surveyor: McKenzie Group Consulting 
Structural Engineer: Hive Engineering
Services Engineer: ECM Group
Fire Engineer: WSP Group
Quantity Surveyor: Wilde and Woollard 



Ego Pharmaceuticals West Wing reflects the quality and refinement of Ego Logis with its own individual flair. The addition of colour on the glazing panels of the south west corner makes a statement and reflects the bright interior of the facility. The mixed-use facility is in the final stages of construction with an anticipated hand over late this year. 

With great consideration of the environment, this structure aims to reduce its environmental impact through a number of features. The 50kWp of Solar Panels occupy the roof, contributing to powering the facility. 14 rainwater tanks have the ability to capture 2000 litres of storm water that sustain the irrigation system provided to garden beds. An incorporation of other sustainable elements includes; bike storeroom, low VOC paints, and external insulated high thermal performance PIR (Polyisocyanurate) panels which offer higher energy savings.

Holmesglen Student Hub wins Design Matters Award


We are excited to announce our success at the prestigious Design Matters (formerly Building Designers Association of Victoria) Awards hosted at the National Gallery of Victoria on Saturday night.

Crosier Scott Architects took out the award for best Non-Residential Design – New Project for Holmesglen’s Student Hub and Learning Commons building. This follows on from our success in the same category last year for Ego Pharmaceuticals Headquarters.

The Student Hub and Learning Commons building is a landmark project for Holmesglen Institute. Located at their Moorabbin campus, the new facility provides a dynamic and highly activated hub for students as well as a world-class library, concierge, and variety of flexible learning and meeting spaces. The project introduces a vibrant addition to the wider campus, a light-filled, open and accessible structure and adjacent piazza embodying modern student values, embracing collaboration and flexibility, while embedding opportunities for chance encounters, appealing views, and incidental experiences.

We would like to thank our dedicated design team here at Crosier Scott Architects as well as our design consultants, builder, and client Holmesglen Institute whose involvement made this award possible.

Find out more about the project here.

Photography: Jack Lovel
Builder: Raysett Constructions
Client:  Holmesglen Institute

Project Team
From left: Paul Cater, Shilo de Bono, Elisabet Tagt-Goldberg



Crosier Scott Architects were engaged as the Principal Architects for the modernisation of an existing secondary co-education state school via the implementation of a robust and forward thinking Masterplan. The revamped school was officially opened with a cutting of the ribbon by James Merlino (Education Minister and Deputy Premier), Kate Thwaites (Labor Member for Jagajaga) Vicki Ward (Minister for Eltham).

Our project team of Andrew Koster, Roger Vieth and Carol Vieth were delighted to be part of the official event.



We are pleased to announce the completion of the brand new McDonald’s Sandown. Crosier Scott Architects were commissioned to design the new 500 square metre outlet on a greenfield site in Springvale as part of McDonald’s $500 million, 3-year national expansion program. The outlet incorporates a dual lane Drive Thru, Play Place and McCafe along with the brand new interiors décor concept which was delivered in association with Zone Design.

For more photos of this project, please click here.


McDonald’s “Project Ray” Design Concept, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Detailed Design Guidelines by Landini Associates. Design Implementation for Sandown by Crosier Scott Architects



In an Australian first, new retail pop-up You Beauty has launched at Sydney Airport.

Based on the hit podcast You Beauty which is part of the Mamamia network by Mia Freedman and in partnership with APGP Retail, Crosier Scott Architects were commissioned to design the exclusive 4 month retail experience.

It’s Australian debut showcases a curated collection of Australian and New Zealand skincare brands by revered beauty expert and Executive Editor, Leigh Campbell.

Campbell said; “We’ve had such amazing success with You Beauty with an incredibly supportive audience, so I’m very proud we have an opportunity to take the concept to the next level and open our very first store at Sydney Airport’s T2. We are looking forward to seeing our customers enjoy this unique, limited-time experience.”

Sydney Airport General manager Retail Glyn Williams said delivering unique and exclusive concepts like You Beauty for customers to enjoy was a key aspect of the airport’s retail strategy. “We’re also extremely proud to support the Australian and New Zealand skincare brands featured within You Beauty’s beautifully designed store.”

Crosier Scott Architects have extensive experience in designing and delivering retail concepts for airport and major transport hubs across Australia.

“The airport is a unique retail environment,” says Architect and retail designer Elizabeth Bryant, who designed the concept. “The customer base is captive for such a short period of time and is very transient. The great thing about the You Beauty store is that it is a physical manifestation of a hugely successful digital presence. This is a place that listeners are seeking out to go to and experience the products they are hearing about for themselves. It’s created a unique airport destination and is exciting to see.”

The concept for You Beauty includes large format wall graphics for customers to Instagram photos of themselves and products, space for exclusive instore events and promotions, and a large mirrored product test and play area

APGP Retail Director, Edward Tanzil says “You Beauty is the ideal brand to bring to life at this time of year – it’s fresh and fun, and we know the curated brands will resonate with customers.”

The You Beauty store is live until March 2019 and is located near the T2 casual dining precinct on the way to Gate 31.

Image: L to R – General Manager Retail Sydney Airport Glyn Williams, Executive Editor Leigh Campbell, Director APGP Retail Edward Tanzil in front of the new You Beauty pop up store designed by Crosier Scott Architects.

Beach house design

JUNE 2018 – Anchor House Design


This house is a coastal weekend residence sitting on a steeply sloping site with a commanding view of the surf coast. The design proposes a 2 level building with an upper level entry opening to living spaces and an elevated terrace. A skillion roof allows sunlight penetration deep into the interior. The bedroom accommodation and rumpus are located on the lower levels, all with an aspect of the coastal view. The plan form has been generated to both maximise viewing opportunities of the coastline and distant hills from various areas within the dwelling, as well as to allow for view sharing with the neighbouring properties.