Studio 1, Level 1,
156 George St
Fitzroy Vic 3065
Rob Kennon Architects was established as a practice in 2011 by Rob Kennon. Our objective is to deliver the finest possible architecture, interior and urban design that enhances the built environment. Adjustments of space, light and texture relate to a particular skill and care in our design process, assisted by constructive engagement between all participants.
Our process acknowledges the site and its constraints. Construction techniques and materials used are chosen to achieve a connection to site that respects the permanency of the built form. We value integrity of structure, the way a building is constructed being central to its aesthetic influences. RKA admires craft and invention and encourages elements of surprise and delight.
Our portfolio includes residential projects in a variety of landscapes, urban and rural, notable for a considered response to heritage conditions and sustainable programming.
Rob established the practice, Rob Kennon Architects, in 2011 after years of experiences working with two of Melbourne’s most influential and respected design practices, Bates Smart and Jackson Clements Burrows. Prior to that, Rob worked with Bochsler & Partners.
Rob graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Planning and Design (First Class Honours) and a Master of Architecture. He was awarded the Ernest Fooks Memorial Award for Design and was selected in the Dean’s Honours List.
Jack is a Graduate of Architecture with a Master of Architecture from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Rob Kennon Architects, Jack gained valuable experience working with Fiona Lynch Interior Design, where he was involved in both residential and commercial projects.
Albert is a Graduate of Architecture with a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining Rob Kennon Architects as a Student of Architecture, Albert worked in architectural offices, Baldasso Cortese and SMLWRLD, where he worked on a number of hospitality and education projects.
Lily is a Student of Architecture currently completing her Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Lily obtained a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Sydney and gained experiences working with Sam Crawford Architects and ASPECT Studios in Sydney, where she was involved in both public domain and infrastructure projects, as well as private residences.
Architect Rob Kennon’s modest, economical renovation to a dilapidated Art Deco cottage in Northcote was less about adding space than improving it, and in the process encouraging a young family to live in a way they truly enjoy.
As the density of our suburbs increases so too can privacy issues, but the clever planning and screening techniques used to create these “skinny houses” have resulted in two oases with one-way views to the street.
Efficiency in plan, detail and construction were architect Rob Kennon’s aims in his reworking of a three-level townhouse for a family in inner city Melbourne.
This house leads its inhabitants on a sensory exploration of the site that intuitively winds up in the kitchen.
Surprise elements and scope for sunshine inform every corner of the Melbourne architect’s family home.
Making the most of every opportunity and a commitment to design detailing have led to the creation of a warm and inviting inner-city home.
Concrete, recycled timber and steel are the backbone of this new home that connects organically with the natural environment.
This alteration and addition to a weatherboard bungalow retains the modesty of the original home while creating an impressive quality of space.
Hay tantas casas ideales como personas. Pero todas se construyen con los mismos materiales.
Luxury may be out of place, but country houses need not be basic and uncomfortable, writes Anna McCooe. Sugar Gum House celebrates the shift in perspective afforded by the farm locale at the apex of the Otway ranges and Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
How do you capture a view without becoming exposed to the extreme weather that comes with it? Emerging architect Rob Kennon forges a simple and elegant resolution to this dilemma.