Michael Ellis

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Profile

Michael started working with POWE Architects in January 2006 as a student of architecture and has continued to work with the company since graduating in 2008. During his time at POWE Architects, Michael has worked on a large variety of project types and sizes including commercial offices and large retail developments and has developed a passion for detailed design and documentation of retail projects. Currently he is heavily involved with producing concept studies and Development Approval submissions for POWE’s retail clients.

Michael was responsible for managing the contract administration for the BoysTown Parenting Centre and assisted Matthew Johnson in the delivery of construction documentation for Stockland North Shore Shopping Centre and Coles Ipswich CBD Superstore. Michael also has multi-residential experience being responsible for the contract administration and delivery of the Carlisle 40 and Sayers @ Stafford apartment developments.

He has recently lead teams in the preparation of Development Applications and construction documentation for a number of service centres at Ashmore and Eagleby as well as the design and documentation of new Coles Shopping Centres at Sippy Downs and Yarrabilba which opened in November 2017.

Qualifications

Registered Architect (QLD) #4488 – 2011
Master of Architecture UQ – 2008
Bachelor of Design Studies UQ – 2006

Special Interests

Detailing – working through the process of taking a concept from an idea to reality.
Drawing by hand – one of the reasons I decided to study architecture was due to my love of technical drawing in high school.
Modern architecture in particular the work of Mies van der Rohe – One of my favourite buildings is ‘Farnsworth House.’

Major Projects

Farnsworth House

Buderim Retail Centre
Coles Yarrabilba
Servico on Olsen Convenience Centre
Coles Sippy Downs
Town Square Redbank Plains
Sayers @ Stafford
Coles Alderley
Springfield Lakes
Vernon Street Townhouses
Carlisle 40 Apartments
Coles Ipswich Superstore
BoysTown Parenting Centre
North Shore Shopping Centre
Alderley Square Sales Suite
Alderley Square
Dialog House
Nerang Offices

Other Interests

Michael is a 10+ year member of The Brisbane Broncos and loves everything rugby league related.
Enjoys playing golf and would welcome a round to catch up with anyone.
Developed a passion for travelling. Since 2013 he’s visited the US, Europe, Japan, Singapore, the Cook Islands, Canada and most recently Bali in May 2017.
Enjoys photography and as a result is a hopeless Instagram addict!
Spends his spare time renovating his early 1970s house.

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