What a Blast! 2020 Christmas Party @ Smoked Garage – A big ‘Thank You’

Thanks to everyone who attended our Christmas party at the awesome @smoked_garage_brisbane, it was magic!

In a year like no other, where social contact was heavily sanitised and face to face meetings were reduced to Zoom and Teams, the best thing we could do was to bring everyone together, celebrate getting through this difficult year together and importantly, say:

thank you

Thank you to everyone for your determination, tenacity and resilience while we’ve navigated through all this uncertainty. For your understanding and patience during the lockdown, when we all worked remotely and did our best to seamlessly deliver your projects, we say thank you.

To our new clients for showing faith in us, to our long term clients for your support and loyalty, and to everyone for keeping us informed and sharing your thoughts and opinions during unpredictable times; thank you. Thank you for understanding how important cashflow is to a business of our size. And thank you for checking in on us from time to time just to see if we were doing OK. It meant a lot and reminded us that:

we are all in this together

The latest economic figures suggest we are on the road to recovery and we’re excitedly looking forward to a positive start for 2021.

Happy festive season and a happy New Year!

Business as Unusual

Business as usual – just a little differently

POWE Architects has always had a commitment to engaging with the best technology and we have invested in both our people and this technology to enable our team to work from any location with an internet connection. By the time you receive our March newsletter or read this post, we will all be working remotely; business as unusual.

Thanks to the co-operation and commitment of our team, it has been a seamless transition for our people and our clients.

While we may not all be in the office, our project teams are available to you through email, phone or other technology such as video conferencing. As has always been the case, no matter where we are, any team member can access and work on files remotely and are contactable through their usual email and phone numbers.

108 Wickham Street Front Door
We may not be at the front door, but we’re just a phone call away.

We are confident we can continue to deliver your projects over the coming weeks and look forward to your understanding and patience while we all deal with the current challenges.

Please feel welcome to contact us to discuss your next project.

Magical Milestone for Eden’s Crossing

Last month saw the grand opening of the new Kids Magic early learning centre at Eden’s Crossing. The brand new milestone centre caters to 82 children and has been our first completed for De Luca Developments.

Children's playground, Kids Magic child care centre
Kidz Magic at Eden’s Crossing

The facility provides a valuable service to the surrounding Eden’s Crossing residential catchment and will soon be supported with the imminent opening of a new 7-Eleven service station and DA approved McDonald’s restaurant.

When complete, the development will provide what we believe is a quality example of horizontal mixed-use development servicing a local residential community.

Children's playground, Kids Magic child care centre
Quality materials provide engaging outdoor areas for children

Click through to see what else Michael Ellis is leading to delivery for our clients.

Coles Flagstone opens to queueing crowds


Coles Flagstone Village opened ahead of schedule last weekend, on March 21.

While the COVID19 pandemic postponed Coles’ planned fanfare opening festivities, shoppers were not deterred, lining up from daybreak to experience their new local store.

Flagstone Village Community page posted photos & announcements from the opening: click through to view here.

Coles Flagstone opening event

Click through to Jimboomba Times article with more photos of the store opening.


Congratulations to all team members involved including DMA Partners & Hutchinson Builders.

Click through to check out some of our other recent Coles projects;

Coles Rochedale

Coles Yarrabilba

And the upcoming Coles as part of the Buderim Retail Centre.

POWE Architects is hiring!

POWE Architects is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Architect with experience in the Senior Living sector to work on our aged care and retirement projects. Expertise in retail, mixed use, education, commercial, medium density or high-rise residential developments will also be an advantage.

This position requires proficient knowledge of ArchiCAD and an eagerness to be involved in the many aspects of the practice of architecture. Good drawing and communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team are essential. Revit candidates will be considered.

You will be part of a busy and creative studio environment in our modern premises in Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley – a vibrant location that accommodates our ever-increasing project and client commitments and is easily accessible via pubic transport.

The continued success of our practice is made possible by the dedication of our team, who provide a personal and friendly service and are committed to high professional and design standards.

Our broad range of clients benefit from our use of the best computer technology available to the industry, including the latest 3D virtual computer model software and our commitment to BIM.

Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV to enquiries@powearchitects.com