About Templeton. 

Based in the heart of Melbourne, Templeton Architecture is a design-focused architecture practice founded in 2004.  The studio’s work includes architecture and interior design projects, with a particular focus on residential housing.

The essence of our work is found in its timeless restraint and refinement. Our consideration for the unique qualities of each site and our preoccupation of proportion, light, colour, surface and junction combined with a respect for history create rigorously resolved design outcomes.

Although we have a recognizable architectural language, we celebrate that no project, client or site is the same. We love the process of architecture, the varied nature of the tasks involved and the joy found in delivering a quality project.

Emma Templeton

The studio principal, Emma Templeton, brings more than fifteen years of design experience from high profile projects around Australia.

With degrees in both Architecture and Interior Design from RMIT (Melbourne), Emma worked for some of Australia’s most notable design practices, including the celebrated Chris Connell Design, before establishing her own practice.

Emma teaches Professional Practice at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne and is an APE examiner for the Architects Registration Board of Victoria. Emma is currently the associate convenor of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV).

Staff Members

Emma Templeton – Director

Sean Chambers – Associate Director

Joanna Sych – Architect

Karine Szekeres – Designer

Awards & Publications

∴ Matilda - Shortlisted for the AIA 2018 Australia

Residential Architecture – New Houses

∴ Little Parndon - Commendation for the AIDA 2017 Australia

Residential Decoration

∴ Little Parndon - Shortlisted for the AIA VIC Awards 2017 Australia


∴ Victoria Residence - Shortlisted for the AIDA 2012 Australia

Residential Design

∴ Victoria Residence - Shortlisted for the IDEA 2012 Australia

Single Residential