About MDC Architects

We create great architecture, in a new and affordable way

MDC Architects was founded in East Fremantle in 2018 By Matt Delroy Carr.

We are committed to making architecture that is accessible to everyone, because we strongly believe that good design should be egalitarian.

We’ve developed innovative ways to deliver great design that’s more affordable. We do this by:

  • Providing a professional service that is knowledgeable, accessible and informal: we are easy to talk to and we’ll guide you through the complex process of designing and delivering your new home or development in a way that is informative, empowering and enjoyable.

  • Ensuring that your project responds to your site, street, neighbourhood and climate, and your brief and budget: we believe that great design doesn’t have to be expensive, but it must respond well to its context and the people who will use it. 

  • Focusing on the quality of indoor and outdoor spaces, and liveability: we’re not fixated on size, and big doesn’t necessarily mean better. We enhance your enjoyment of home by focussing on reduction and simplification.
  • Taking a unique approach to architectural design and detailing, which borrows efficiencies from our construction colleagues: our unique approach to design and building enables us to work on small-scale projects that many other architects might turn down, so we can make great design accessible to more people. 

  • Working closely with trusted builders and tradespeople to control costs, quality and time:  our architects have bricklaying and carpentry experience, and we test concepts with builders early in the design phase. Taken together, these factors allow us to maximise your investment and carefully manage your budget. During the construction phase, we oversee the build to ensure quality standards are met onsite. 

  • Creating unexpected design solutions and experiences that will enhance the way you live: we combine design fundamentals with architectural wow factor – delivering great design solutions that you’ll enjoy for years to come – and improving the value of your asset.
The courtyards at Parkside Palmyra by MDC Architects feature floor-to-ceiling glass to maximise winter sunlight
MDC Architects Matt Delroy Carr

Matt Delroy Carr

Matt Delroy-Carr is a graduate from the School of Architecture, University of Western Australia and is the director of MDC Architects.

Prior to this, Matt was a collaborative partner of felix. working on a number of research and competition proposals. As a member of the Creative Team; felix_Giles_Anderson + Goad, Matt assisted in curating the exhibit Augmented Australia 1914-2014 for the Australia Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2014.

Matt has been a sessional staff member at the University of Western Australia since 2009 and continues to coordinate design studios in the undergraduate degree.

Matt has worked on the design and documentation for a number of single and multiple residential projects within Perth region, with a focus on infill housing, accessible to the wider majority.

Matt’s focus on design lies within an intent to create experiences through a simple understanding of materials and space. His fundamental belief is that architecture should be for everyone, and is central to an improved quality of life.

MDC Architect James Rietveld

James Rietveld

James is a graduate of architecture (Dis) from the University of Western Australia and is a registered architect in WA. Since graduating he has become well versed in multiple sectors, working in freelance roles with multiple builders and architects across Perth. James’ skills are well rounded, with sound knowledge of BIM, architectural visualisation, layout, and documentation. He has a keen eye for design and will always strive to improve on any project, no matter how big or small the detail is.

Josh Burke

Josh Burke is a graduate of the Masters of Architecture program at Notre Dame University. He has a keen eye for detail and is not afraid to draw by hand! 
Josh commutes between Perth and Margaret River (where he grew up) to chase waves and go open ocean fishing. 
MDC Architect Josh Burke

Camryn Mercorella

Camryn, or Camo, is a recent graduate of Architecture from the University of Western Australia.
Camo joined MDC Architects as a student and has since established herself as a key member of the practice.
With a keen interest in efficient and affordable housing, as well as an exceptional ability to present beautifully composed drawings, Camo provides a skill set that has enabled the practice to reflect on and critique our work through drawn medium.  
MDC Architect Josh Burke

MDC Architects

Awards & Achievements

2023 | Highly Commended – Single Dwelling (New)
       Sustainability Awards – Farrier Lane

2023 | Shortlist – Emerging Sustainable Architect
       Sustainability Awards – Matt Delroy-Carr

2023 | Shortlist – New House Under 200sqm
       Houses Awards – Farrier Lane

2023 | Commendation – Sustainability
       Houses Awards – Farrier Lane

2023 | Shortlist – Emerging Architecture Practice
       Houses Awards 

2022 | Shortlisted for Multi-Residential Dwelling –
       Sustainability Awards – Carrington Terraces

2020 | Commendation for Residential Architecture –
       Houses (additions and alterations) WA Architecture Awards – Megalong

2019 | Commendation for Residential Architecture –
       Houses (additions and alterations) WA Architecture Awards – Broome St Apartment

2014 | Creative Director, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale | felix_Giles_Anderson+Goad

2012 | Exhibitor, 13th Venice Architecture Biennale | Australian and Slovenian Pavilions

2012 | Shortlisted Entry, Green Square Library & Plaza Competition | felix.


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