OLAVER was established in 2015 in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. Flow, light and texture are the key tenets of all Olaver projects. Olaver architecture balances austerity and playfulness, the imperfect and refined, rough and smooth, historical and contemporary. Our aim is to create spaces which better the environment: actively, ecologically, practically and aesthetically.

Emlyn Olaver
Principal Architect

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Olaver Architecture was started by Emlyn in 2015. Emlyn enjoys the collaborative aspects of architectural practice, particularly getting to know his clients and problem solving with builders. Equally relished is the more monastic practice of reworking plans and sections until they are just right and developing details to ensure the design intent is upheld.

Tom Hocking


Tom began his career working in retail, bar and restaurant design which gave an appreciation for the rational and functional imbued with a sense of character. He has kept these lessons close within his residential work, locally, interstate and overseas. His love for architectural representation is backed by an empathetic approach to design, being able to understand other needs, whether client, consultant, or colleague.

Nic Morgante


Nic is a recently registered architect and graduate of the Master of Architecture at RMIT. He is interested in architecture that fosters community and grants a sense of place. From buildings to objects, Nic appreciates good design and detail. Since graduating he has taught in the Bachelor program at RMIT and continues to use photography to explore architectural interests.

Brydie Singleton


Brydie graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 2020, receiving Deans Honours. She has experience in educational and residential projects, and continues to investigate all types of architecture through photography. Brydie is interested in architecture which cultivates a sense of community and encourages a connection to landscape, with a particular curiosity for the experiential qualities of architecture.

Jessica Bourke
Student of Architecture


Jess is currently completing a Master of Architecture at RMIT. She has experience in educational projects, and is interested in an architecture that draws on shared artefacts and memories. Jess enjoys investigating the narrative capabilities of architecture through mixed media.

Evan Clezy
Student of Architecture


Evan has a background in visual arts and interior design, and has experience in public, residential and retail projects as well as fabrication and furniture design. He has an honours degree in Interior Design from RMIT with high distinction and is currently undertaking his Masters of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Evan is passionate about architecture which is designed and built to help curate more sustainable ways of living and dwelling, fostering strong connections between people and their environment.

Charlotte Smith
Student of Architecture


Charlotte is currently completing a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) at The University of Melbourne.
Charlotte is interested in Architecture that creates a dialogue between heritage and the contemporary environment and enjoys exploring the expressive qualities of materials.