- The Japanese language uses the word “MA” to describe what could be roughly translated as negative space in English. It is a concept which gives equal importance to physical form and the substance of space which exists between form. Put simply, when designing buildings we are not only creating walls and a roof, instead it is the space in and around those walls which is of even greater value.
It is that awareness of space, that Megowan – Architectural brings to each individual project. From the seemingly mundane, such as the interval of time it takes to obtain entitlements, to the sublime, such as orienting a wall to be awash with morning sun, M – A brings a holistic understanding of successfully and skilfully delivering projects.
We are a talented team of Architects that are united by a desire for excellence. M – A is less about a singular style, instead we are committed to the specifics of each project and to creating timeless spaces, thus explaining our expanding and diverse portfolio. Each project brings its own complexities and parameters which we carefully respond to by understanding our clients and how they want to interact with their spaces and in turn how their spaces will interact with them. M – A brings to the table expertise in Architecture, planning, interior design and development. Whether the goals of a project are practical, emotional, financial or all three we will work with you to create a well-balanced outcome which maximises your resources.
Luckily for us, our hard work and passion for space has been rewarded with a growing base of loyal clients, multiple design awards at state and national levels and wide publication both online and in print. All this and we’re just getting started.
- For over a decade, Christopher Megowan, director of M – A, has passionately dedicated himself to the study, teaching and practice of Architecture, design and development. Christopher earned a Bachelor of Architecture (5 Year professional degree) from the University of Southern California in 2008 where he received numerous honours, scholarships, grants and awards. Acting as owner, designer, and developer, he completed his first built work prior to graduating University. Since then, he has been involved in projects ranging from bar & cafe fitouts to single family homes & 50 unit mixed use developments. Prior to starting M – A, Christopher cut his teeth working for award winning Architecture practices in Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne. Christopher has taught multiple design and construction studios at the University of Melbourne at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as served as a guest critic in Architecture for several different courses.
- Christopher Megowan Design Pty. Ltd. trading as “Megowan Architectural” is a registered Architectural company in the state of Victoria. Christopher Megowan is a Registered Architect, Registered Building Practitioner and a Member of the BDAV (Building Designers Association of Victoria).
A FEW OF OUR CLIENTS
Roger & Sarah Lochore
Chris was fantastic to work with. Professional, very experienced and reasonable rates. He listens to what you want, delivers to brief, and adds huge value with his ideas and experience. I would thoroughly recommend his services to anyone looking to renovate or build.
Adele & Campbell Brown
Creative, reliable, helpful and easy to work with!
Matt & Sophie Baker
Chris was by far and away the most competitive of all proposals we received. With that competitiveness also came promptness, politeness, professionalism and a great level of understanding of the process. He followed up with the council without having to be prompted and also was diligent with everything he did.