Richard Middleton Architects (RMA) delivers architectural and design excellence across a number of key sectors. An exceptional team of architects, designers, specialists and contractors is how we do it.

Founded in 2014, RMA has grown from a boutique design studio delivering local projects to a full-service practice managing large-scale, multi-faceted programs across Australia and Asia.

We are responsible for the design and delivery of award-winning work, including more than 2000 beds for Monash University, RMIT and The University of Melbourne student housing.

RMA is driven by its passion for great design that is sustainable, inspirational and collaborative.

Welcome to RMA.



Great design is more than just how a building looks. It has to deliver on its promise to work and go beyond its appearance.

RMA has more than 50 combined years of experience delivering commercial and residential projects. Affordable student housing is at the core of what we do. We bring an in-depth understanding of housing design for students on university campus and in urban university residential settings. We are meeting the demands and challenges of the education sector to provide quality, sustainable and affordable housing.

Beyond our work with universities, RMA delivers architectural and design service to commercial, residential and public spaces.

Our residential work includes multi-residential apartments in Singapore and Malaysia, inspiring spaces in Melbourne’s inner city and outer suburbs. More recently we completed RMIT Bundoora.

In 2013 RMA was involved in projects for workplaces and the performing arts. It was engaged to brief, design and document the new Cancer Council Victoria’s 8000sqm space in St. Kilda Road. The project was delivered over a 10-week design and documented phase.

RMA also oversaw planning application and documentation of a new performing arts, theatre and studio redevelopment in South Melbourne.




Our approach starts with an understanding pastoral care model.

We are collaborative and recognise that every project is different and requires a tailored and specific design solution. As a result we work closely with our clients to maximise engagement and buy-in from all stakeholders involved.

We use the latest technologies that deliver a seamless service, underpinned by our knowledge of key architectural principles, including Revit, AutoCAD and ArchiCAD software for its planning and virtual modeling. Using 3D Visualisation provides RMA clients with an easier way to approve concepts and finishes.

RMA uses a formalised and accredited Quality Management System to manage project delivery and requirements from initial concepts to schematic designs, development, contract documentation, tendering, administration pre and post construction.



RMA go beyond traditional ways of delivering architectural and design services, by working alongside professionals from within and outside of ‘design’ world. We talk to end-users to find out what they want to see in the designs and buildings they’ll use. Simply put, we place ourselves in their shoes.

We provide a range of services that are tailored to a client’s brief including, but not limited to:


Urban Planning

Architectural & Interior Design

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Master Planning


Contract Administration

Project Management & Consultation