O’Connor and Houle Architecture is an architecture, interior design, landscape and urban design practice located in inner city Melbourne. We undertake a wide range of projects from small to large, including museums, wineries, education facilities and commercial buildings to residential projects and gardens.
Since being established in 1996 by Annick Houle and Stephen O’Connor, our design-focussed practice has won several awards and other accolades, including the design competition for the redevelopment of the well-known Heide Museum of Art, awards from the Royal Institute of Architects, as well as a number of municipal and industry-related awards.
Today, O’Connor and Houle is regarded as one of Australia’s leading design practices and is featured consistently in major architectural publications and postings in Australia and abroad.
Each project is led by one of the principals and is assisted by a support team of talented architects and designers, providing a high level of expertise and experience, bringing professionalism and focus to meet our client’s requirements with confidence.
Stephen O’Connor | Principal
BArch (dist) RMIT
Registered Architect ARBV
Stephen is a founding Principal of O’Connor and Houle Architecture. He holds over 20 years experience in the industry, having worked on a number of institutional, commercial and residential projects in Australia and abroad. His interests range from larger scale design and implementation work to smaller finely crafted buildings. Stephen is a registered architect and an associate of the Australian Institute of Architects and lectures frequently at universities and industry-related forums in Australia and abroad.
Annick Houle | Principal
BA (hons) McGILL
BFA, BArch (hons) RISD
MUHort UNI of MELBOURNE -Burnley Campus (ongoing)
Registered Architect ARBV, NSWARB
Annick is also a founding Principal of O’Connor and Houle. She holds over 15 years experience in the building industry having worked on a number of cultural projects in Australia and abroad. Her interests range from bespoke residences to larger institutional and cultural arts projects. More recently Annick has developed a particular interest in landscape and garden design and is currently completing graduate studies in Horticulture and Arboriculture at Melbourne University’s Burnley Campus. Annick is a registered architect in Victoria and New South Wales and lectures frequently at universities and industry-related forums in Australia and abroad.