About

Rob Kennon Architects is an award-winning architecture practice founded in 2011. The studio is based in Melbourne and is recognised for its considered design sense and experience building within urban and rural settings.

As a practice we are interested in the idea of building as a backdrop, valuing architecture that is simple, recessive and belonging to its context. Our projects are characterised by the places they occupy and the people who occupy them, so the site and our clients are fundamental to our process.

Our studio is a small team of architects led by Rob Kennon, who share an interest in the composition, coordination and detailing of building elements. We work closely with builders and a range of collaborators to achieve highly resolved and well-crafted buildings.

People

  • Rob Kennon

    M.Arch B.PD AIA

    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 Leishman

    M.Arch B.Arch

    Jack is an experienced Architect 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.

  • Monique Woods

    M.Arch B.Arch

    Monique is an experienced Architect with a Master of Architecture from Monash University. Prior to joining Rob Kennon Architects, Monique worked at Studio Esteta and Wellard Architects on a variety of residential projects. Monique has also worked as a Design Studio assistant at Monash University.

  • William Grosby

    M.Arch B.Arch

    William is an experienced Graduate of Architecture with a Master of Architecture from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Rob Kennon Architects, William gained experience at JTA architecture on a range of commercial, educational, and residential projects. William also tutors in the Master of Architecture program at RMIT University.

  • Mietta Mullaly

    M.Arch B.Arch

    Mietta is a Graduate of Architecture with a Master of Architecture from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Rob Kennon Architects, Mietta worked at NH Architecture and Trujillo Moya Architektur (Berlin) where she was involved in large and small scale projects.

  • Samantha Mofflin

    M.Arch B.Arch

    Sam is an experienced Architect with a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. Sam has gained experience as a Project Architect at MAArchitects, Techne Architecture and Interior Design and most recently at Space Agency Architects in Perth.

  • Jesse Ewart

    M.Arch BAS

    Jesse is a Graduate of Architecture with a Master of Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington. Jesse has experience in urban, commercial and residential projects having previously worked at architecture+ and Athfield Architects in Wellington.

Awards

  • 2022 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - The Dentist (Named Award Winner)

    The Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture

  • 2021 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - Waffle House (Shortlist)

    Residential Alterations and Additions

  • 2021 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - Elwood Bungalow (Named Award Winner)

    Residential Alterations and Additions: The John and Phyllis Murphy Awards for Residential Architecture.

  • 2021 Houses Awards - Elwood Bungalow (Shortlist)

    Alterations and Additions: Under 200sqm

  • 2020 AIA National Awards, North Fitzroy House 02 (Shortlist)

    Residential New

  • 2020 Houses Awards - North Fitzroy House 02 (Winner)

    New House Under 200sqm

  • 2020 Houses Awards - North Fitzroy House 02 (Winner)

    House in a Heritage Context

  • 2020 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - North Fitzroy House 02 (Winner)

    Residential New

  • 2019 AIA Victoria Architecture Awards - Bluff House (Commendation)

    Residential New

  • 2016 Houses Awards - Lees House (Shortlist)

    Alterations and Additions under 200sqm

  • 2016 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - Goulburn Valley House (Commendation)

    Residential New

  • 2016 Houses Awards - Goulburn Valley House (Shortlist)

    New House over 200sqm

  • 2016 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - Burnley Office (Shortlist)

    Interior Architecture

  • 2015 Houses Awards - Burnley House (Commendation)

    Apartment or Unit

  • 2014 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - East West House (Shortlist)

    Residential Alterations and Additions

  • 2014 Houses Awards - East West House (Shortlist)

    Alterations and Addition over 200sqm

  • 2014 Houses Awards - Datum House (Shortlist)

    Alteration and Addition under 200sqm

  • 2014 Houses Awards - East West House (Shortlist)

    House in a Heritage Context

  • 2013 Houses Awards - Batten & Board House (Shortlist)

    Alteration and Addition under 200sqm

Publications

    • 2022EST Living
    • 2022Belle Magazine
    • 2022Houses Magazine
    • 2021Open Journal (online)
    • 2021Belle Magazine
    • 2021Houses Magazine
    • 2021Houses Magazine
    • 2020Houses Magazine
    • 2020Houses Magazine
    • 2020Design Anthology
    • 2020The Australian
    • 2019The Local Project
    • 2019Elle Decoration Magazine (Netherlands)
    • 2019Houses Magazine
    • 2019Houses Magazine
    • 2018Houses Magazine
    • 2018Real Living
    • 2016Houses Magazine
    • 2016Green Magazine
    • 2015Belle Magazine
    • 2015Habitus Magazine
    • 2015Belle Magazine
    • 2015Houses: Kitchens and Bathrooms
    • 2014Houses Magazine
    • 2014Green Magazine
    • 2014Belle Magazine
    • 2013Houses Magazine
    • 2013The Australian Financial Review
    • 2012A Fondo (Spain)
    • 2012Monument Magazine

Careers

If you're interested in joining our team, please send your cover letter, CV and portfolio to mail@robkennon.com.