‘It is with pleasure that I provide a testimonial for Studio Tate who have worked with our building managers on a number of in-house designs for CASA House, our neonatal intensive care unit, our crisis hotline centre and the design of our new office of Philanthropy and Community Investment in the Royal Women’s Hospital foyer.
From the outset, Studio Tate’s intelligent approach to working with The Royal Women’s Hospital was clear. Their collaborative process put us at ease, creating an approachable environment to work together with freedom for input from all stakeholders. They responded to our vision and requirements in an intuitive yet strategic way that has delivered exceptional outcomes on all of our projects.’

Lisa Trainor, General Manager
Royal Women’s Hospital, Philanthropy and Community Investment

‘It was an absolute pleasure to work with the team at Studio Tate on our new head office fit out. A boutique personable studio with a fresh creative approach. They took the time to understand our business and needs, and their adaptable, client driven nature made it possible to create an incredible design outcome that has set a new benchmark for Riverlee. The entire team were a delight to work with, and are all very hands on including both Alex and Carley. They nailed our brief and we are thrilled with the result. I couldn’t recommend Studio Tate more highly and we look forward to collaborating with them again soon.’

Kristine Lee Pratt, Marketing & Sales Director

‘I’m delighted to have worked with such a vibrant interior architecture practice like Studio Tate. We were looking for a young and dynamic team and right from the beginning Studio Tate made us feel comfortable and confident in their abilities. It was particularly important for our project to come in on budget, which Alex and her team delivered with style and ease. We are extremely pleased with the end result, an office space that is sophisticated, refined and relevant for our staff and clients. We would highly recommend working with Studio Tate, the process was streamlined, on brand and enjoyable.’

Wayne Lasky, Founder & Managing Director
MaxCap Group of Companies

‘The talented team at Studio Tate understand that there are so many elements which are key to every projects success and are committed to ensuring the best outcomes for their clients.  We love working with them because of their collaborative and practical approach and willingness to go the extra mile. It is not just about the end results, which are beautifully crafted, but also the process and experience in getting there. Building by nature is stressful but it can be fun and enjoyable too and when we work on jobs with Studio Tate, this is the result.’

Rodney Seidner, Director, S&K Group

‘We were drawn to Studio Tate’s highly personalised approach to design as communication and collaboration were extremely important. I like to manage the detail and the risk, so the ability to work through issues and challenges was imperative. With their intelligent approach, Studio Tate replanned our entire home, creating a seamless flow that maximised light and created functional, well designed zones for practical yet refined family living. We enjoyed the entire experience, my parents have engaged Studio Tate for their home.’

Residential Clients

‘Studio Tate were appointed to help realise our vision for life atop The Melburnian on St Kilda Road. We were passionate about honouring the history of the iconic building, and it was clear from the outset that Alex and her team shared our enthusiasm. Their approach was consultative and collaborative, working effectively with all stakeholders including building management. Acknowledging the building’s many constraints, Studio Tate worked closely with the builder and delivery was seamless.

We were also thrilled to have their assistance in the procurement of furniture and artwork. The essential final touch! We had a great time through the procurement process, visiting various showrooms and galleries and harnessing the team’s design prowess and expertise. We loved the experience so much we engaged Studio Tate for another project shortly thereafter.’

Residential Clients

‘The creative and competent team at Studio Tate were able to transform our aged care site into a modern day wonderland with their cutting edge designs. They understood and listened to our needs and showed great empathy and passion toward what we wanted to achieve. Their ability to collaborate, modify and deliver on their promise was commendable. We are grateful for what they have created.’

Board of Directors and CEO,
Eva Tilley Memorial Home

‘We enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Studio Tate. They made us feel assured, informed and comfortable from design conception, through to completion. Their strength truly lies in their ability to convert a vision and brief into an end product, with a look and feel that is absolutely in line with our culture and values. Communication is second nature to Alex and her team. They were definitive in their advice and they understood our constraints as a non-for-profit organisation, even going above and beyond to source furniture at a reasonable price. Studio Tate developed an intelligent design concept that cleverly transformed a tired building into a warm, welcoming and user-friendly environment. I would recommended Studio Tate for their ability to convert a brief into a practical outcome, for their communication skills, and for their ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders.’

Janet Hailes Mitchelmore AO, Board Member & Patron
Jean Hailes

‘We collaborated with Studio Tate on the Holism Retreat at MGallery, Hotel Chadstone. From the outset, it was a seamless project; from clear bespoke documentation, to appropriate specification of materials and timely responses to onsite queries. The Studio Tate team were professional and agile in client dealings, including delivery of the project within the tight timeframe for the official opening. As a result of the cohesion of the team, the project was delivered on time and to the highest quality.’

Daniel Hopper, Construction Manager
Fitout and Refurbishment, Cobild

‘I had complete confidence working with Studio Tate on the refurbishment of our CBD office space. We felt that the team were always ready to listen to what we had to say, making sure the vision was in line with the needs of the design brief, every step of the way. They were tasked with problem solving through intelligent design, and they did so elegantly and with clear consideration. We had absolute trust that they shared our vision for the project by keeping us informed and involved throughout the process. This fostered a great team environment, so we felt assured we were in safe hands. Alex comes with a wealth of experience and design knowledge, which is reflected in her work and how she leads her team. Liaising one-on-one with senior personnel such as Alex really helps solidify a close working relationship. The results truly speak for themselves when you see the incredible transformation of our office. As such, I would absolutely recommend Studio Tate for any design project, in any capacity.’

Luca Fanti, Architect & Development Manager
Formally PDG now Japara Healthcare

‘The team at Studio Tate is incredibly fastidious and agile in their approach to design. The team are committed to delivering an end result that demonstrates their absolute commitment to driving the project vision. Their approach is a balance of creativity and no-nonsense practicality, absolutely crucial to complex commercial projects. I respect their thoughtful and considered design process, not only conceptualising the ‘big idea’, but successfully translating it into the built form.

The team as a whole is incredibly switched-on, as well as being genuine and approachable. This in turn creates an energised and positive working environment that inspires everyone involved to be on board, really driving a unified project direction. Studio Tate offers a diverse set of design skills and knowledge that allows them to meticulously meet the needs of multiple stakeholders. However, it’s their robust processes that make fora responsive, reliable and honest work ethic, ensuring all parties feel secure and confident throughout the process.’

Residential Clients

‘Studio Tate had an innate understanding of our market and delivered a project that was on brief, on budget and perfect for the purchaser. Throughout the process, I felt very comfortable with their ability to deliver the concept from our preliminary brief. Particularly when dealing with multi-residential developments, where budget is strict and there’s not a lot of room for creativity, Alex and her team came back with a concept that was exactly what we were after. The Studio Tate team were very responsive to comments and feedback, and they responded to our requests while maintaining their design intent. It was a strong, efficient and collaborative process, and we would absolutely recommend Studio Tate with no hesitation. We are already looking forward for our next project.’

Alex Kilpatrick, Development Director
Metro Property Group

‘We were working alongside interior architecture practice Studio Tate on Highpark, a complex multi-residential project of 109 residences in Glen Iris. Studio Tate were highly collaborative, actively engaged in structural coordination with Rothelowman and the services team, and partnering with Rothelowman to play a vital role in delivering an outstanding outcome for the client. We’ve found communication to be both easy and efficient, and are thoroughly enjoying working with the Studio Tate team.’

Ben Inman, Senior Project Leader, Architect

‘While we initially engaged Studio Tate for joinery alone, upon further discussion, and with immediate trust in Alex and her team, we engaged the practice to replan the layout of our family home. The personalised approach we received from Studio Tate was particularly supportive, reassuring and enjoyable to help us navigate the design and building process and make decisions. It was important for us to stay true to the heritage and the history of the home and Studio Tate took this to a whole new level, respectfully balancing the heritage features with a contemporary vision. The perfect balance for us!’

Residential Clients

‘Working with Studio Tate was a seamless process from start to finish. Alex Hopkins comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and made us feel comfortable in the studio’s delivery of key outcomes from the very beginning. Studio Tate approached the project with an acute understanding of the systems and challenges around multi-residential developments, and efficiently handled workflows, and liaison with different stakeholders, with precision and confidence.

Communication is key when multiple collaborators are involved, and the responsive and agile approach of Studio Tate was integral to the success of the project. Alex and her team effectively balanced the objectives of multiple stakeholders without compromising on intelligent design solutions that are polished, considered and absolutely on brief.’

Mauro Miglino, Director
DKO Architects

‘The whole experience of working with Studio Tate was enjoyable. The team listened to our ideas and concerns from planning through completion. The builder they employed was excellent and the whole project ran smoothly. We are very happy with our new office and would definitely recommend Studio Tate.’

Melanie Hall
Workplace Client