Vleugel Residence

Mount Martha

The third consecutive house De Jong Architects designed for a Master Builder and his family. Designed on a compact corner site this is a modern solid house with generous internal and external living areas on the upper level.

Bazley Residence

Built on a site sloping down from the street to parkland at the rear. The entry and study are at mid level with main bedroom and living areas on the upper level overlooking the park.

Herbert Street


A large solid residence with decks on two levels overlooking Port Philip Bay. The generousily proportioned stair connects the entry at the lower level to the living areas on the level above.

Lempriere Avenue

Mount Martha

The Y shape floor plan of this house divides the site into three external areas: - public arrival space - winter sun courtyard - the main garden area with views to Port Phillip BayAll main living and sleeping areas are located on the entry level. The guest bedrooms are on the upper level and a games room is on the lower level opening out to the swimming pool.

Templestowe Residence

A three storey solid family house on a large steeply sloping block. The elongated floor plan was located along the site's contours.The house is divided into two basic blocks: the formal living and parent's retreat and the informal area and children's space At all three levels the house relates to the natural site levels.

Rouse Street

Port Melbourne

A variety of 31 apartments and 8 two storey town houses, all in this 6 storey building are under construction in Port Melbourne. Town Planning requirement was for a 5m step back from the street above the three lower levels. To provide better interaction with the street, all townhouses have their own entries and decks at ground level.

Medum Density in Tanti Avenue


The design brief called for a maximum number of mainly two storey houses on a former RSL club site. With living spaces on the upper level and decks over garages, DJA designed 10 spacious townhouses within the constraints of the local planning requirements.

St Macartans


DJA prepared this proposal for the redevelopment of an old school building and site in Mornington. The existing building is to be refurbished and extended into 22 apartments. The rest of the site is subdivided into sites for individual dwellings and townhouses.

Community Housing


This projects was designed for the Port Philip Housing Association. It contains 28 single and two bedroom apartments.

Tramway Parade


DJA designed three two storey independent town houses with individual underground garages for this single residential corner block.

Centre Road


This corner site was developed in two stages with 22 townhouses above underground carparking.

Sales Centre, Cafe, Office


This new building was designed to function as a sales centre and office for a major land developer. The flexi

bility of the building will allow the building to eventually be changed into the community centre for the estate.

Walkway Cover

Essendon Station

The client's requirements were to maintain the existing ramp width, to install the roof structure overnight and to retain views from the street to the old station buildings. Steel has been used to achieve a structure of strength and elegance.

Integrated Housing

DJA assisted with the architectural master planning of a 150 lot Integrated Housing Development. Carefully planned urban space, overall design control of buildings, more efficient land use and energy efficiency are the results of design for this type of comprehensive model for community living.

Brentwood Park Primary School

In close cooperation with the Project Control Group of the school, DJA investigated the best location for a six classroom extension to the existing school building. Sun orientation, natural light ventilation and flexibility of space were priorities in the design for this school expansion project.

Camberwell Anglican Girls

The Science Centre at this school is a successful example of our educational work. The building was designed to integrate effectively with existing structures and address issues of access and circulation to enhance the functional operations of the school as a whole.

Centre Road Child Care


DJA designed this childcare centre for 120 children on two levels above a basement carpark.

Curraweena Rd

South Caufield

This new 30 one bed room independent living unit development for older people was designed for the City of Glen Eira. The project was divided into groups of six units around a courtyard each. Although the site is sloping, all units are designed for level wheel chair access.

Residential Care Facility


This Project has been designed for the Multiple Sclerosis Society to provide accomodation for six wheel chair bound residents and staff.

Melbourne Inst. of Plastic Surgery

The client sought to convert an existing 3 level office building into a prestige medical and surgical facility providing:
- consulting suites
- day procedure
- education room
- pathology services

St. Kilda Railway Project

The master plan was prepared for this mixed housing project on disused land of the former St Kilda Station. A total of 23 family homes, 10 singles apartments and 21 older persons units were planned on the site.DJA received a National Housing Industry Award for its design of the three storey building for older persons in this development.

25-27 King Street

Both buildings of historic significance were in dilapidated condition. DJA has refurbished the structures to their former glory. The interior of 25 King Street has been restored and now provides contemporary office accommodation to meet the current requirements of a market research company.

Alma Road

St. Kilda

An existing rooming house in a large Victorian Mansion was refurbished with appropiate external finishes and upgrated internal accomodation.

Capita Centre

Collins St.

Leo de Jong was the design director for the total refurbishment of this 20 storey office tower. Apart from the main structure, all other parts of the building and infrastructure were replaced. The advantage of the refurbishment versus new construction was that some tenants could remain in the building during the staged construction and that completion time was much shorter than for a new building.


De Jong Architects is staffed by the following core architectural and administrative group:


Leo de Jong (view profile)
Tania Barreto
Cate Cox
Anna Morawiec
Steve Skurnik
Man Lok Tam
Michael Taylor
Chris Tzanlis


Additional professional staff are available to us as required.

De Jong Architects is a medium sized architectural firm with a young, dynamic and experienced team of skilled and enthusiastic architects.

At De Jong Architects we deliver:

- a personal and responsive service
- innovative designs
- cost-effective projects
- value adding solutions
- environmentally friendly products

Leo de Jong
Dip. Arch ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Leo is a registered architect and member of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Since 1985 Leo has been a director of architectural practices. He has solid experience in all facets of the architectural profession and has acquired a reputation as a respected design architect.

Leo brings to his practice a clear understanding of commercial reality and technical complexities in building combined with a passion for design excellence.


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