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Based in Hamilton, Cooper Scaife Architects operate throughout western Victoria. The practice has an established reputation for producing sophisticated architectural design, whilst maintaining firm control over our clients’ budgets.

Practice Profile

CSA pursue design excellence as a regional Victorian practice. The firm is led by Daniel Cooper and Bianca Scaife and is supported by a dedicated team of professional staff who bring a broad range of skills to every project. Both Daniel and Bianca studied architecture at RMIT, graduating with first class honours. Prior to entering private practice, they spent a number of years working for design offices in Melbourne, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.

Since its establishment in 2003 the range and scale of work undertaken by CSA has grown to include new houses, alterations to heritage homes, commercial, municipal, cultural tourism, education and health facilities.

Design Approach

We take a strategic approach to design and this informs decisions throughout the project, from the ‘big picture’ through to the smallest details. Throughout the design process, we forge close relationships with our clients and collaborate with them closely to achieve their goals.


Our buildings are deceptively simple. Every design is a unique and resolved response to our clients’ brief and the qualities of the place that they inhabit. We are interested in the craft of making and in creating a timeless and enduring form of design. Above all else, we seek to make architecture that elevates the enjoyment of everyday life.



Bianca Scaife,

Daniel Cooper,
Principal Architect

Emma Sommerville,
Registered Architect

Georgie Broeren,
Registered Architect


Xavier Renehan,
Graduate of Architecture


Environmentally sustainable design is a strong focus of the practice. Every project incorporates the principles of passive thermal design and the careful selection of sustainable materials. We use quality local materials wherever possible to reduce our carbon footprint and enrich our projects with a strong connection to their region.

Carbon Neutral

As part of our ongoing commitment to addressing the climate change emergency, CSA are a carbon neutral practice. We use 100% certified green power, drive an electric vehicle, minimize our use of paper and creation of food waste. Each year, we purchase a small number of carbon credits to offset the usage we can’t eliminate.


Cooper Scaife Architects is a registered architectural company in Victoria.

Cooper Scaife Architects is an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects.

The company and its directors are members of the Association of Consulting Architects. 


Giving effectively. CSA proudly donates annually to Effective Altruism Australia, a non-for-profit dedicated to finding outstanding opportunities for effective altruism to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. 


Revit Documenter

Looking for a tree change? CSA are seeking an experienced Revit Documenter to join our team. The position will involve working closely with the design Architects to document and project-manage a wide variety of project types.


We’re looking for someone who:

As a minimum, has completed a ‘Diploma of Building Design’ (or equivalent) and has substantial experience documenting projects on Revit. Applicants with a Graduate of Architecture (Masters) and 3+ years’ experience will also be considered and the position would be tailored to suit your qualifications and skills.


You will have excellent oral and written communication, good organisation and time management skills and enjoy being part of a small team. You will be able to work independently, pay high attention to detail and be able to adapt to a wide range of projects. In addition to Revit, competence using AutoCad and experience with other visualization software would also be an advantage.


We will provide:

A respectful, friendly and flexible work environment. Remuneration will be negotiated according to the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. To the right candidate we will offer a generous starting salary. A relocation package will also be considered if required. We are a family-friendly workplace. Working hours are negotiable and we provide the option to work from home (part time).



A move to regional Victoria is an opportunity to enjoy a great lifestyle. Hamilton is a town of 10,000 people, located approximately 300km west of Melbourne in the heart of a prime agricultural district. It is an easy day trip to the coast, on the doorstep of the Gariwerd / Grampians National Park and the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape. There is a wide range of housing both in town and in the surrounding district. Hamilton is well-serviced with a large choice of schooling and excellent healthcare facilities. For further information about Hamilton and the surrounding district please visit the website below:

If this sounds like you:

Email your CV and folio (10mb max) to

Only Australian or New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residency holders, and candidates with full-work rights in Australia should apply.

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