METIER3 was established by Andrew Norbury in 1985. Operating from a modern studio in East Melbourne the firm offers our clients high quality, commercially focussed design solutions.

Our clients primarily cover the commercial, residential, educational and institutional sectors. Our competitive difference arises from a deep understanding of essential client outcomes, and the ability to meet or exceed individual client aspirations and deliver commercially compelling design solutions. The advice we provide extends beyond straight architecture and interior design to include:

  • test-fit envelopes provided very quickly to enable informed development decisions that optimise potential of a site;
  • advice on modern workplace design;
  • development management services including structuring a transaction for debt funding, and provision of feasibility modelling;
  • assistance in sales or leasing campaigns;
  • combustible cladding rectification.

All design work is undertaken within the East Melbourne studio.

METIER3 holds an externally audited ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System certification, having first developed an externally certified QMS in 2002.

In late 2022, our new QMS was re-certified . A feature of our system is the integration of the software used within our practice – Harvest, Forecast, ClickUp and O365.





Over 35 years, METIER3 has developed an enviable reputation for high quality design, reliable advice, and a client-focussed commercial approach to our work. Under-pinning these attributes are the values we strive to deliver:

METIER3 has been the recipient of over 20 architectural awards.

Our award-winning architecture covers commercial architecture from small to large scale, environmental sustainability, and alpine residential architecture.

METIER3 employs motivated, articulate and passionate architectural professionals in our CBD / East Melbourne office. In all cases, candidates need to have BIM skills, particularly in Revit/BIM360. Strong/advanced level Revit skills are a pre-requisite to working with us. We require all candidates to undergo an online Revit assessment (allow 60-90 minutes) as part of the interview process, and prior to any offer of employment being made.

Please check this page regularly for current vacancies, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn for details on any vacancies as they arise.


  1. Unsolicited applications are discouraged. We do not respond to an application unless directly related to a role we are currently recruiting.
  2. In all instances, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they hold Australian permanent residency and have eligibility for full time employment.
  3. Unless specifically noted, we do not offer visa sponsorship to candidates/employees. 
  4. As we receive a large number of applications, we only respond to applicants we seek to progress to interview, however all applications received are reviewed. There is no need to re-submit if you don't hear from us, nor is there any need to contact our office to confirm receipt of your application.