Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, VIC Australia

Building a stronger practice together.

Our Story

PMDL and McGlashan Everist are two leading Australian architecture and design practices that joined forces in 2022 to create a strong new presence in Australia and Asia.

McGlashan Everist (MEA) has a rich history, with a strong presence in Melbourne and Geelong’s architectural establishment and a reputation for innovative design that balances aesthetics and creative problem solving.  MEA has long been a part of the modern architectural elite; established in 1955 with studios in Melbourne and Geelong, and has a particular strength in innovative designs that intelligently solve client challenges whilst delivering an aesthetic solution.  MEA are a perfect fit for the relatively younger firm, PMDL.

With this acquisition, PMDL-McGlashan Everist increases its commitment to their existing clients while adding some of the most prestigious clients in the education, public and business sectors. MEA also has a strong design direction, and a wealth Victorian architectural knowledge. This integration will allow the two practices to be ready for the present of clients while creating a broader path to future opportunities.

Our Team

PMDL is a dynamic and creative international architecture and interior design practice, celebrated for the delivery of innovative and insightful design and architecture projects in the education, retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. In the Victorian offices, the PMDL team is lead by Donna Payne, Director, and Alison Wheeler, Principal.  From the MEA team, John Lee and Geoff Saunders are the Directors. Both graduates of Deakin University, they have been with McGlashan Everist for more than 45 years. John has been a Director since 1986 and heads the Melbourne office, while Geoff has been a Director since 1996 and heads the Geelong office, and work closely with John Rice, Associate Director in Melbourne and Frank Bienefelt, Associate Director in Geelong supported with a team of architects, graduates and administrative staff.

Our combined team of PMDL and PMDL-McGlashan Everist now has 70 + team members located across Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and Macau, delivering specialised architecture, masterplanning and interior design services.


Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country
Level 4, 145 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
P: +61 3 9427 8885
E: melbourne@pmdl-mea.com.au


Wadawarrung Country
Suite 8-9, 265 Pakington Street
Newtown VIC 3220
P: +61 3 5221 3144
E: geelong@pmdl-mea.com.au


Cammeraygal Country
Level 17, 124 Walker Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
P: +61 2 8458 5500
E: sydney@pmdl-mea.com.au


20/F Hollywood Centre
233 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong
P: +852 2836 6992
E: hongkong@pmdl-mea.com.au