Shelley Roberts Architects

Shelley Roberts

About Shelley Roberts Architects

We are a boutique architectural firm, specializing in apartment renovations. Working at the intersection of architecture and interior design, we redefine and re-fashion inner urban spaces to create beautiful, functional homes.

Good design relies on good project management. Which to us means a cohesion of all the elements that go into a project, from supplier to builder, design to construction, we are a part of every process.

Located in Melbourne’s central business district, we have a unique relationship with space and light, often working where both are scarce. With functionality and an unwavering focus on the livability of a space, we are able to revise and reconfigure, manipulating whatever little or expansive space is available. Sustainability is a concept never far from our thoughts, clever use of the existing can equate to a better design and money saved in the end. Simply put, we design with thought. Then build with care. Without function, form loses its beauty…

Shelley Roberts
B.Arch (Hons) ARBV FRAIA
At the age of 38, Shelley enrolled at RMIT and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Architecture. She opened her own business six years later.

Driven by a successful career in Haute Couture, Shelley’s design solutions carry an unusual if not unique perspective on the functional applications of space. Most particularly, making the smaller, more unusual spaces work with surprising efficiency and sublime effectiveness.

Living in an apartment herself, she is more aware of issues such as noise, light and air circulation. Her experience allows her to design and renovate to minimize these problems. By making strategic use of available space and optimizing its use by flexibility, she avoids waste and makes the most of existing resources. This focus underpins Shelley’s architectural practice, weaving together all the strands of the design to create a coherent and striking whole.

LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia