"From time to time you come across organizations with expertise, dedication and professionalism that surpasses all expectation. Mitsuori Architect's skill, attention to detail and, as importantly, persistence and stamina to get through a very difficult planning for our unique build has been greatly appreciated and admired. Along with genuine kindness and compassion through a tumultuous planning process, at all times Mitsuori Architects displayed to us and to other parties involved the highest level of professionalism and poise even when it was not reciprocated.
Melissa and Matt, your impeccable documentation of events and progress notes with clear and concise communication was at all times accurate and greatly assisted our understanding. We sincerely thank you for your efforts above and beyond the expected normal practice. We are filled with gratitude and thank you for your input towards the planning of our dream home by the bay."
Jilda & John Cosentino
“My wife and I discovered Mitsuori Architects when they undertook alterations and additions to our son’s house in Armadale. That was a very successful relationship so Matt and his team were the natural choice when it came to our plans for the house next door where a similar, complimentary but distinctive solution was required to transform a small weatherboard timber cottage into a modern and functional family house. We are delighted with the result. We have enjoyed working with Mitsuori and have greatly appreciated Matt’s considered responsiveness to our input whilst remaining true to his craft”
Executive Chairman - Kane Constructions
“After interviewing four different firms, we found Mitsouri to be by far the most flexible in their approach. Their initial sketch concepts really captured our needs and what we wanted to achieve with our design - screening us for privacy yet making a warm family home at the same time. They have been invaluable when it has come to dealing with our local council and have also worked incredibly well alongside our builder and interior designer. We are currently finalising our plans but are confident that the final stages of our project are in very safe hands."
Dr. Samantha Smith
Director - Pinnacle Communications
“I would best describe Mitsuori Architects as a boutique architectural firm. Their focus is to deliver unparalleled excellence to each and every design, whether it is small or large. They bring an openness and warmth which encourages you to push beyond what you historically thought was a achievable. The firm stems from a broad project backgroundlead by the principles Matthew and Melissa. This is evident in their approach to detail, design and delivery. I have engaged Mitsuori’s services on more than one occasion, and will continue to do so in the future."
Director - Richstone Group
”Working with Mitsuori was a really positive experience. We had relatively firm ideas about what we wanted but we were happy to park them to one side and be led and encouraged by Matt and Melissa.
We are absolutely delighted with the outcome which exceeded our expectations.”
Director - Kane Constructions
"My experiences with Mitsuori Architects have been overwhelmingly positive. The principals identified that they were dealing with novices and were careful to provide information pitched at the right level. They never tired of questions and were on hand whenever we needed to speak with them.
The process of planning a large redevelopment is never easy but Mitsuori walked us through the steps in a careful and considered manner. I have spoken to many people who have undertaken a redevelopment such as we were planning. On the whole they felt that they hadn’t been listened to or had their concerns addressed sufficiently. This made me realise how lucky we were! The full project that Mitsuori designed and project managed for us turned out better than expected. I felt that both ours and the architects visions melded completely to provide a much needed, practical and professionally presented space.
I do not hesitate to recommend the Mitsuori team for architectural services and project management ventures of any scale."
Former General Manager - Animal Aid
"We have utilised the services of Mitsuori Architects as Town Architect on the Architectural Review Committee of The Forest Resort, whose role is to control and enhance the quality of the built environment for the Forest Resort community. This is achieved by adherence to the Forest Resort Design Guidelines, and Mitsuori’s role is to ensure that all newly proposed homes meet the Design Guidelines, and to assist both Builders and Home Owners in complying with these Guidelines. Mitsuori also assisted in the drafting of these Guidelines, and their input proved to be invaluable. Their role has been instrumental in ensuring that we successfully maintain the quality of the built environment at the Forest Resort. We have been extremely satisfied with the work of Matthew Murfett and his team at Mitsuori Architects and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their excellent services."
Director - FTI Consulting (on behalf of The Forest Resort)
"Our project was a residential renovation of a heritage home in Albert Park. Mitsuori Architects adopted a collaborative, open-minded approach, which enabled us to explore a range of different options. Mitsuori Architects combine a flair for innovative design solutions with attention to detail in project planning and execution. Matthew's strong interpersonal skills smoothed the planning process with Heritage Victoria and facilitated excellent outcomes on site.
A highly professional, experienced team delivered a rewarding and enjoyable project. We have no hesitation in recommending Mitsuori Architects."
Director - Harding Katz
"We had an excellent experience with Mitsuori. We first started thinking about renovating our terrace in Fitzroy because of poor light and messy internal arrangements in the kitchen and living area at the back of the house. Matthew helped us to see possibilities we had not imagined. The work is now completed and we are delighted with the result. The space is not only well lit and functional but also beautiful.”
Mark Gibson & Andrea Witcomb
“Mitsuori Architects successfully transformed my house into a modern, unique and relaxing sanctuary. The redesign delivered all the desired elements and overcame the existing design limitations to create a new look with a striking result”
Nicholas A. Sautner
Chief Operating Officer - West Australian Football Commission
"Quantum United Management has had the pleasure of working closely with Mitsouri Architects for over three years within the large scale residential developments we manage around Victoria. Matthew and his team have played a pivotal role in the setup, structure and operation of Design Committees operations at our premium estates. They have a professional and engaging approach to working closely with our appointed Architectural Review Committee’s andhundreds of residential owners.
Their extensive knowledge and passion for sustainable design within our communities has also provided an excellent added value to our communities. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Mitsuori Architects for many years to come and strongly recommend their services to others."
Managing Director - Quantum United Management
"The Rhino Property Group has used Mitsuori architects for several niche developments and have always found their work to be of a superior standard while still being creative and innovative. Being a smaller firm we are able to work on a more personal basis and this reflects in the closer attention to the client as people rather than just another project.
In my capacity as a Chairman of a not for profit group I have also worked with Mitsuori on a large project that required them to be very understanding of the needs of a diverse group of people while being both innovative and environmentally aware. Our company will continue to use Mitsuori in the future and I am most happy to recommend their services without reservation."
Managing Director - Rhino Property Group
“Matt and Melissa helped us renovate our 1947 weatherboard home before having our first baby. Their design for our tiny bathroom was so efficient and enjoyable that we don’t even notice how small it is any more - even with a toddler. They listened to our requirements and gave us exactly what we asked for, but with countless thoughtful details that we could not have come up with ourselves. The result is a house that feels much bigger even though we didn’t extend it at all. We are grateful every day for the design expertise that Mitsuori brought to our project.”
Michael Cann & Briony Hesson
"Animal Aid a not for profit animal shelter was forced to move operationsfrom its base atKilsyth to Coldstream in 2000 after a long battle thru the courts that ultimately ended with a court order to remove all dogs from the Kilsyth site. By 2006 Animal Aid had outgrown the Coldstream facility and the Board was faced with the decision to renovate, rebuild or move, experts advised redevelopment so in 2007 the Board of Trustees engaged Mitsouri Architect’s to develop a master plan for the redevelopment of the entire site at Coldstream fromdesign right thru to obtaining all necessary permits .
The brief was to design a state of the art facility which included a Veterinary Hospital, Education Centre, Administration building, Commercial boarding Kennels and Cattery and Welfare kennels and Cattery. This was a huge task with so many issues to consider, the facility built in the 1980’s on reclaimed swamp land was prone to flooding, existing antiquated buildings and animal housing could not be renovated, major problems with drainage and noise and AA had to keep operating on the site.
The end result was an ingenious plan that allowed staged redevelopment over ten + years as funds and shelter operations allowed. Misouri designed a world class facility that will be a destination for all things relating to animals and will elevate the status of shelter animals beyond the current practice of building institution like facilities that don’t cater for the physical and psychological welfare of animals and are depressing places to visit. During the whole process Misouri really listened, consulted widely and patiently guided when necessary. Their people/communication skills, creativity, integrity and professionalism is second to none and they are a joy to work with, I cannot recommend Melissa and Matthew highly enough. Council unanimously voted to grant the planning permit in 2011."
Former Board Member & General Manager - Victorian Animal Aid Trust