Michael Patroni has been the Director of his own architectural practice for more than 20 years. He has a vast range of experience at various scales of residential, commercial and community based projects. He has received numerous architectural and industry awards for his work throughout his career. 

In 2000 the name of the practice was changed from Michael Patroni Architects, to spaceagency architects.

In October 2005 Michael completed a Masters of Architecture degree at R.M.I.T in Melbourne. He was invited to participate in the Masters programme which had been established to allow practitioners with a significant body of work an opportunity to reflect on the past work of their practice and in doing so identify design strategies which have shaped their practice’s approach to architecture and speculate on future design strategies that could inform the on going work of the practice.

The outcome of this process highlighted for Michael his own intense interest in the poetic quality of built space from an experiential perspective. He strives to create architecture that creates opportunities for spatial experiences that delight and engage the inhabitant as well as the innocent bystander.

Dimmity Walker is a registered Architect with extensive experience on award winning commercial, residential and hospitality projects. Graduating from Curtin University with honours, Dimmity joined spaceagency architects in 1995 and since that time she has made a significant contribution to the evolution of the practice. Dimmity has considerable experience in the roles of design architect and project architect, managing the design, documentation and administration of a diverse range of complex architectural projects from design through construction phase. She has gained skills in coordinating project teams, working with consultants and client liaison.

Dimmity has been a key member of the design team for numerous awarded projects including the ‘Petition’ hospitality venues at ‘The State Buildings’ in Perth CBD; an independent traveller hotel, ‘Alex Hotel’ in Northbridge; restaurant ‘Bread in Common’ in Fremantle – winner of several AIA State and National awards; The Premier Mill Hotel in Katanning, which has also received both State and National architecture awards.

Tobias Busch qualified and registered as an architect in the UK. Tobias joined spaceagency in 2012 and has gained significant experience in a broad range of projects including multiple residential developments, hospitality, commercial, transport & institutional buildings as well as smaller scale housing projects both here in WA and overseas. In addition to his architectural practice, he has taught architectural design at he Universities of Nottingham and Western Australia.

Tobias has a keen interest in sustainable design and community led design as demonstrated in recent work on the Baugruppen project in White Gum Valley, an innovative development model for multiple residential housing.

His recent key projects include the award winning Knutsford project and South Terrace Supported Accommodation Hostel and the Coogee Hotel in Coogee, WA.

Tobias takes a lead role in the documentation and the co-ordination of services and consultants and client liaison. He is a skilled design architect, with advanced project documentation skills including expertise in Building Information Modelling (BIM), and is particularly adept at maintaining design intent throughout documentation and construction with a focus on efficient delivery of built form.