Tallis & Thomas create beautiful, responsible architecture that inspires healthier lives. Environmental sustainability is central to the identity of our studio team, which includes architects, interior designers, horticulturalist and quantity surveyor. We are not your standard architects.
Directors Julia Thomas & John Tallis
Julia Thomas, Principal
Julia is passionate about the design and consultation process, with experience in all stages of project delivery across a variety of building types including residential, commercial and health and prefab projects.
Having practiced as an architect in Australia and internationally since the early 2000s, Julia’s expertise is in the seamless integration of all elements of a particular project, from planning the space to interior architecture and design. Julia believes that as a professional architect, it is important to work on a diverse range of initiatives while staying flexible to respond to each client individually, as she guides and shares their project journey.
As well as a passive environmental design focus, Julia has a strong interest in new and innovative building techniques, with her passion for the Passivhaus building method and modular prefabrication leading to the formation of Our FabHaus.
John Tallis, Principal
Providing efficient, better quality, sustainable architecture that is positively experienced is the theme of John’s career.
As an Architect for over 20 years, John is dedicated solving important problems. John sees as a unique opportunity to develop a new model of energy efficiency within the housing sector, combining his deep understanding of Passive House principles with a rigorous architectural process. This model provides an exemplar to what can be done through appropriate technology with forms and spaces that are elegant, functional and healthy to live in.
John is Co-Founder of Our FabHaus.