Rob Kennon Architects

03 9015 8621


Rob Kennon Architects

Studio 1, Level 1,

156 George St

Fitzroy Vic 3065

03 9015 8621


Studio 1

RKA was established as a studio 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.


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Rob established RKA after ten years’ experience working with award-winning firms, Bates Smart and Jackson Clements Burrows, two of Melbourne’s most influential and respected design practices. 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.


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Jack graduated from RMIT with a Masters of Architecture. Prior to joining Rob Kennon Architects, Jack gained valuable experience working with interior designer Fiona Lynch, where he was involved in both residential and commercial projects. Jack brings a strong design sensibility to his work and is leading a number of highly accomplished residential projects that are currently under construction.


M.Arch B.Arch

Sam Graduated from the University of South Australia with a Masters of Architecture and has experience in residential, multi residential and mixed-use developments.

Before joining the practice in 2015, Sam worked at practices across Victoria and South Australia. Sam brings a diverse range of experiences to Rob Kennon Architects, he is dedicated and thorough in his work and passionate about delivering the best quality outcome through skillful design and efficient management.



Albert is currently completing his Masters of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Since joining Rob Kennon Architects he has continually demonstrated excellent attention to detail and a high level of work. Prior to joining Rob Kennon Architects, Albert has four years of experience working in architectural offices, most recently at Baldasso Cortese Architects where he worked on a number of institutional projects.


Lees House - Green Magazine #48

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.

Clarence Houses - Houses Magazine February 2016

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.

Burnley House - Belle Magazine August/September 2015

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.

In-Situ House - Houses Magazine: Kitchens + Bathrooms 2015

This house leads its inhabitants on a sensory exploration of the site that intuitively winds up in the kitchen.

Rob Kennon Architects - Belle Magazine June 2015

Surprise elements and scope for sunshine inform every corner of the Melbourne architect’s family home.

East West House - Houses Magazine September 2014

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.

In-Situ House - Belle Magazine May 2014

Concrete, recycled timber and steel are the backbone of this new home that connects organically with the natural environment.

Batten & Board House - Houses Magazine August 2013

This alteration and addition to a weatherboard bungalow retains the modesty of the original home while creating an impressive quality of space.

Sugar Gum House - Arquitectura y Diseño October 2012

Hay tantas casas ideales como personas. Pero todas se construyen con los mismos materiales.

Sugar Gum House - Australian Financial Review January 2013

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.

Sugar Gum House - Monument Magazine August 2012

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.