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ARM Architecture (Ashton Raggatt McDougall)

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Founded  1988
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Partners  Howard Raggatt Ian McDougall Tony Allen
Location  Melbourne and Perth, Australia
Projects  Melbourne Docklands Adelaide Riverbank Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Buildings  National Museum of Australia, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Recital Centre
Founders  Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, Ian McDougall

ARM Architecture or Ashton Raggatt McDougall is an architectural firm with offices in Melbourne and Perth, Australia. The firm was founded in 1988 and has completed internationally renowned design work. ARM's founding directors were Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, Ian McDougall.


Notable projects include the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, the Melbourne Recital Centre and Southbank Theatre in Melbourne and the Marion Cultural Centre in Adelaide.

Architectural style

ARM is known for "architectural outspokenness". ARM is highly regarded for its heritage and renewal projects including the refurbishment of Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne, the courtyard extensions to the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, RMIT Storey Hall and the redevelopment of Melbourne Central Shopping Centre. ARM was also commissioned to prepare the masterplan for Melbourne Docklands, the Adelaide Riverbank and Elizabeth Quay in Perth. Recent projects include the Perth Arena and Wanangkura Stadium in Port Hedland.

A national survey of 600 architects conducted by the Architectural Review Australia found ARM to be considered the most influential architectural office in Australia in the period 1982-2007. ARM is the only Australian firm to win the Australian Institute of Architects' Premier State Award five times, most recently for the Perth Arena in Western Australia. Their design work has been featured on two Australian postage stamps.

Notable projects

ARM has designed some of Australia's landmark buildings including the following major architectural projects:


ARM Architecture (Ashton Raggatt McDougall) Wikipedia

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