Located in the heart of Collingwood in Melbourne’s inner city industrial precinct, WOLVERIDGE ARCHITECTS is a design based architectural studio. The practice was established here in 2000 by its principal architect and director, Jeremy Wolveridge, following his extended periods of travel working for some years as an architect in an established London firm and in tropical Far North Queensland.During its period of operation, WOLVERIDGE ARCHITECTS has undertaken a significant body of work comprising over 50 built projects. The Wolveridge office recognise that architects are the lead consultant through this process and place a creative emphasis on assisting their Clients to realise their dreams through their Brief into physical building form.The practice undertakes a broad range of project types, becoming well known for its work in coastal and rural areas where the site conditions are often challenging. Through interest and success, the practice has in more recent times formed associations with likeminded project development groups undertaking commercial development projects in urban, rural and coastal areas.The core approach to the work of the practice places emphasis on exploring the relationship of the site and its environs to inform the design response. By undertaking this process of research and investigation, dynamic building solutions are able to develop a stronger and deeper connection with the land upon which the building rests. WOLVERIDGE ARCHITECTS are concerned with the values that ESD (ecologically sustainable design) can bring to a project. Inherent in this approach is the consideration and integration of passive design techniques and the implementation of sustainable building systems and recycled materials.The practice operates within an open plan studio environment from a converted 19th century Boot Factory. The carefully restored old United Tannery building itself is representative of the firm’s approach to use of materials and texture and provides a practical template for design solutions, details and the display of custom designed furniture.The team at WOLVERIDGE ARCHITECTS are a creative and energetic group of professionals who benefit from diverse cultural backgrounds and extensive travel. The richness of these experiences enables a broad and enthusiastic approach to the work of a dynamic architectural practice operating from their beloved Collingwood office.