Rebecca’s Profile

Rebecca has dedicated her career to advancing the education and practice of architecture.  Her experience demonstrates an understanding of the challenges facing the architectural profession, and actively works towards realizing the standard between education and practice, and how this needs to be benchmarked locally and internationally.

Graduating from RMIT in 2004 with First Class Honors and registered as a practicing Architect in Victoria in 2007. In 2012, shifted her focus to the residential sector and formed her current practice, Rebecca Naughtin Architect (RNA). RNA is an award-winning practice specialising in conception to completion delivery of projects, with inner urban briefs challenged by density, government policy and complex procurement.

Rebecca’s contribution to the education of architecture runs in parallel to practice.  She commenced tutoring in Design in 2005 at RMIT, in both foundation and customised studios.  From 2011 to 2013, she held the position of Sessional Tutor and lectured in Professional Studies at Monash University, a subject that had not yet been delivered in the Program.  Rebecca’s contribution to this position awarded her with a Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence.  From 2012 to 2016, Rebecca took on the role of Sessional Tutor, Lecturer and Coordinator of Professional Practice 1 at RMIT, and more recently Sessional Tutor in Architectural Practice and Design at the University of Melbourne.

In 2008, Rebecca was appointed as an Examiner at the ARBV and was subsequently nominated for a position on the Education Committee for the Victorian Chapter of the AIA.  This nomination has allowed her to extend her experience by partaking in 10 years as a member on the ANZAPAP accreditation panels, both IRPs and NVPs, in Panel member and Chair responsibilities.

Her role as an assessor on the Panels has been broad, examining the NCSA over all subject areas.  For the past two years, she has assessed for the NPrA, allowing her to further implement her knowledge of the NCSA, and was appointed by the Registration Boards as their representative on the AACA’s Accreditation Management Committee in 2017.

Rebecca has been actively involved in the administration of the Constructive Mentoring Program at the Victorian Chapter of the AIA, and in 2014 was appointed Convener of the Program.  She is currently on the Advisory Panel for the program, working alongside a small group in developing the program for interstate rollout.  In 2013, Rebecca was awarded the Victorian Chapter’s Emerging Architects Prize in acknowledgement of my contribution to a significant number of areas generally not widely recognised including the practice of architecture, education and mentoring. In 2018, Rebecca joined ArchiTeam as a Director with the vision of continuing her influence in education excellence, advocacy, and the delivery of the highest standard of architectural design.

Practice Profile

Rebecca Naughtin Architect is a multidisciplinary design based practice with a research focus and process. We are dedicated to working with our clients to bring out the best in their architectural projects through rigorous context analysis, design process and expert procurement. As an award winning practice, we focus on providing excellent customer service with quality, custom design outcomes. Our work is heavily focussed on residential work however we have experience in the commercial, educational, hospitality and Aged Care sectors.

With over 15 years experience, Rebecca uses principles of architecture and landscape design to create integrated, contemporary indoor and outdoor spaces, that are sympathetic to their surroundings. Our designs are a balance of form and function, with sustainability and innovation at the forefront of all decisions; we thrive on challenges and persist until the best outcome has been achieved.

We design using the best tools at our convenience. Hand sketches and cardboard models still play a large role in design, whilst Virtual Reality and 3D documentation is used to realise our ideas. We have a conception to completion approach; handling the difficult stuff with our clients right to the end.

Our small team applies a different, critically regional approach to each design. Our portfolio of work is concentrated in the inner city suburbs of Melbourne however extend to regional areas including the Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland and Bass Coast. We thrive on the challenges that are involved in procurement of architecture, and are invested in being advocates for architects.

The practice is heavily involved in areas outside of the traditional architect’s role, including investing time into the education of architects, mentoring of students and graduates, and has assisted emerging practice build their own profiles.

Photography: Tatjana Plitt

Rebecca Naughtin Architect acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of this land on which we work, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people and the Bunurong / Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.