Peter Vernon Architects has offices in Ballarat and North Melbourne and provides a full service of Design, Documentation and Construction Services for Residential, Healthcare, Commercial and Institutional projects up to $10 million in value.
Principal Peter Vernon is the third generation of Architects in the Vernon Family to practice in Ballarat.
Grandfather L.H. Vernon trained as a Civil Engineer, worked as Assistant Engineer to the City of Ballarat and, after WWII, registered as an Architect. With partner Lou Schmidt he started trading as LH Vernon and Associates in 1945 and also bought one of the city’s oldest Architectural firms, Clegg and Morrow. Father John Vernon joined the practice in 1958 and has worked in Ballarat for over fifty years. He is custodian of one of the most significant private collections of architectural drawings in Australia, The Vernon Collection, which includes many of Ballarat’s historic buildings dating back to the gold rush.
“I have worked in Architecture since finishing a degree at the University of Melbourne in 1985, firstly as an employee in practices of various sizes in Australia and abroad and since 1997 self-employed in a partnership in Sydney and then as a sole practitioner in Melbourne.”
“In addition to my Architectural degree. I have a Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University majoring in art history subjects and in 2010 I graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. My research thesis American Know-How and the Myer Emporium is an architectural history of Australia’s largest department store. Part of this thesis has been adapted to a paper entitled Shopping Towns Australia in the August 2012 issue of Fabrications, the peer reviewed journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.”
“I am an examiner for the Architects Accreditation Council at Australia. Active in the profession, I am a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.”