Brisbane-based architecture firm Cottee Parker, lead architects for the city’s $3 billion Queen’s Wharf integrated resort, has consolidated its interstate footprint, merging with well-established Sydney practice JPRA.

JPRA has an almost 30-year history of delivering high quality design outcomes in Sydney with particular expertise in the areas of luxury houses, multi-residential buildings, retirement living and commercial projects.

Cottee Parker is presently designing city-changing signature projects in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, and the Sydney venture consolidates the firm’s national offer.

The firm’s Melbourne office is designing two significant inner city projects—the new Ritz Carlton hotel and apartment tower and Upper West Side, which incorporates 2300 apartments across four CBD towers.

Its Perth office is in detailed design of a luxury 5-star hotel, retail and apartment project at Elizabeth Quay, the western capital’s substantial urban renewal project.

Cottee Parker Director Martin Timms will lead the merged entity, with JPRA’s founding directors Ian Poole and Dennis Rabinowitz continuing as consultants.

Mr Timms said JPRA’s reputation in Sydney was based on delivering strong design outcomes for high quality projects.

“The merged practice will have a strong depth of talent that will benefit from Cottee Parker’s trademark blend of innovation and commercial insight that has seen them win, in open tender, some of Australia’s largest and most complex urban development projects,” he said.

“Our shared point of difference is great client service and a balance of design and commercial outcomes.”

The Sydney practice will be known as Cottee Parker-JPRA.

To learn more about JPRA Sydney visit here.