FPPV has a great depth of experience,
particularly in the following fields:

Community,
Church & The Arts

We have undertaken a large portfolio of projects for the worship, assembly and enjoyment of the public.  These include new and refurbished church buildings for various denominations and a variety of other community buildings and halls for schools, local councils and institutional clients.

Recent examples include the new ‘Meeting Place’ building at St Monica’s, Moonee Ponds, the Crown Street Stables project at Flemington and the New Hope Baptist Church complex at Box Hill North.

Education

Our experience embraces educational buildings from pre-school, such as child-care, kindergarten and early learning facilities, through primary schools and secondary colleges, to tertiary facilities including universities and TAFE colleges.

During the BER program, FPPV in association with Jackson Architecture, delivered the largest number of primary schools projects in Victoria.

Tertiary projects include office accommodation, lecture theatres, computer, science laboratories and data centres.

Graphic Visualisations

FPPV staff are skilled at various forms of graphic communication ranging from 3D computer modelling to hand drawn sketches and visualisations. Our visualisations are used for a variety of purposes including master plans, designs within streetscape settings and urban design context.

Our 3D modelling enables spatial and structural understanding, 360 degree viewing and ‘walkthrough’ experience of our designs.

Heritage
& Adaptive Reuse

FPPV has accumulated considerable experience with heritage buildings and environments. Our expertise is recognised by Heritage Victoria, with which we are registered.  Senior FPPV staff have been active in adaptive reuse and sustainable design since the 1970’s. It is seen by us as integral to the design of every project. The adaptation of existing buildings to new uses is, by definition, a sustainable act, minimising the use of scarce resources.

Principles relating to adaptive reuse have been developed through the work of the company and through Geoff Falk’s involvement with the 60L building designed for the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Intensive Infrastructure

FPPV is recognised for its ability and experience in the delivery of complex infrastructure projects. These are projects which involve a large content of state of the art communication and data technology and include emergency control centres and data centres. Along with the requirement to house the latest technology they must house the operators and decision making personnel in a way which will engender relaxed and informed decision making.

Justice & Police

FPPV has acquired unique expertise and experience in secure justice facilities including jails and detention centres for juvenile offenders.  Additionally we have experience in court facilities and have completed around thirteen police stations including three 24-hour complexes.

We have been responsible for the master planning and design of the Parkville Youth Residential Services complex and more recently the new Heidelberg and Box Hill Police Stations.

We have completed business case studies for the NSW Government in relation to juvenile justice establishments in that state.

Masterplanning

Our Masterplanning experience includes a vast number of significant projects, including schools, colleges and campuses.

We hold a ‘Masterplan’ to be the determination of an agreed strategy for future development incorporating an overall structure or strategy for development and future growth or reduction, consideration and identification of short, medium and long term projects.

We believe the Masterplan should be comprehensive and flexible enabling changes in direction, emphasis, personnel numbers and the nature of operations.

Office & Fitout

A large part of our work involves the planning, design and delivery of office fitout projects for government, institutional and commercial clients.

FPPV is well equipped to undertake cutting edge sustainable office and fitout accommodation, having undertaken many major works for multi-stakeholder clients and for smaller groups.

FPPV has extensive experience providing strategic accommodation studies.  We have co-authored the Victorian Government Office Accommodation Guidelines 2005 and, in 2008, revised this document to incorporate new ESD requirements for government buildings.

Residential

We have designed a large number of individual houses and some apartment complexes. A significant body of our experience relates to systems housing, involving critical detailing for manufacture, pre-fabrication and site assembly.

We adopt practical and cost effective principles of sustainable design based around sensible planning, orientation and materials selection.

We have also become expert in residential access studies for the disabled and for accident victims.

Urban Design

At FPPV Architecture we are interested in and work towards good design in areas from the detail of interior works to the macro scale of urban design and planning.

We are commissioned to participate in broad scale planning forums and studies to provide advice in relation to built form and urban design issues.

The majority of our architectural designs occur within an urban setting. It is essential therefore that projects consider their urban context in terms of use, relationship, community, privacy, scale, bulk, impact, colour, texture, contrast, harmony, landscape, etc. all of which can have significant affects upon people.