Testimonials

Luisa was engaged as our ‘registered design practitioner’ to assist with the architectural design and certification requirements for our apartment renovation, which involved amalgamating two units. Luisa was fantastic at steering this part of the project through the complexities of renovating in a Class 2 building here in Sydney. Her work showed great attention to detail and she was highly effective at working with our certifier through to the issuing of our construction certificate. Her communication with us was excellent – timely and responsive. We’d recommend M+M to anyone considering renovating an apartment.

Mosman Client

David, I do really appreciate what you do to find solutions to issues that arise. Thankyou

RosarinaManly House 01

David played a pivotal role in the renovation of my apartment, specifically collaborating with my designer and builder to navigate the intricate requirements of the Design Practitioner Act for class 2 buildings.

David and his team’s knowledge and patience were instrumental in overcoming the plentiful and often frustrating challenges presented by these regulations. They demonstrated an ability to engage with key stakeholders (including certifiers and engineers) ensuring that obstacles were promptly addressed while keeping me informed without overwhelming me with unnecessary details.

Beyond his professional capabilities, David also enjoys engaging in meaningful conversations, adding a personal touch to the collaborative process. Overall, his expertise, persistence, and amiable demeanour made him an invaluable asset to the project.

Maree MFairlight Apartment 03

I have worked with MM+J on several projects. They are easy to communicate with which is extremely important for achieving cohesive design and realising the clients dream. I have always admired their professionalism and am looking forward to working MM+J on on future projects.

Terraneo Landscape Design

Freshbuild has worked with MM+J Architects on number of large projects including full house renovations, large extensions, apartment renovations and smaller renovations.

Freshbuild Construction

David was dedicated, approachable, and very available through the concept and design phase of our project.  We are ecstatic with the final outcome!

Jon ABalgowlah House

Manfredini & McCrae (MM architects) redesigned our small and badly laid out terrace house.  They have produced an amazingly large, light filled house that utilizes every inch of space efficiently.  The finished project has more than surpassed our expectations, we would highly recommend both Luisa and David.

Stephen M & Scott RBalmain House

David McCrea is a great person to deal with, very likeable and easy to get on with.

Karyn Riches

David helped my wife and I assessing potential residential purchases and providing feedback on possible renovations / new builds. David is a pleasure to deal with, very warm and professional, great knowledge local of building codes / constraints as well as being a very experienced and accomplished architect. David made the process straight forward and easy, joining inspections and giving advice straight away (in a way that I could understand and appreciate not having much renovation / build experience). A real asset if you are looking to buy but not sure what future renovations could look like and you need an expert helping hand.

Duncan Robertson

We have known David McCrae, principal of MM+J for several years now as he has been designing and managing the extensive renovation and building work for my husband and I. We are extremely impressed by David’s creativity and flair, as well as his attention to detail and thoroughness when it comes to the management of the build and the contract. He listens attentively to what we want – what we like and don’t like – and has always been responsive to our ideas and opinions. While caring deeply about the finished ‘product’, there has never been a sense other than this is our home and we need to comfortable with it and in it. David takes the pain out of designing and building one’s own home and what he has done with our project always impresses our guests. More importantly, we are delighted with the home that we have created together and couldn’t be happier. He is a highly skilled and talented architect and a thoroughly easy person to do business with. He comes with our highest commendation.

Robyn Wheldall

We engaged MMJ Architects to renovate two bathrooms and a combined laundry and powder room.  The result shows all the elements of a good design.  The dated twenty year old layout was transformed with modern, clean lines, up-to-date bathroom furniture and state of the art lighting.  We are especially pleased with the frameless glass shower screens and mirrored bathroom cabinets set flush into the wall.  As for the guest toilet and was-hand basin, they sit naturally beside the laundry tub, wash and dryer as if they were always meant to coexist.

Iain & Gail TCremorne Interior

David of MMJ Architects looked after us from designing, planning, coordinating building and finishing off our apartment. Our project was a challenge as it’s a small space but we love how our space has been revitalised.  Our makeover makes our 50m2 space totally liveable.  People can’t believe it is the same apartment.  Our new space is modern, practical, and beautiful.  We love it, it looks like it came out of a magazine.  We are very thankful to have worked with true professionals.

Megan G

David McCrae of MM+J Architects started working with us in 2014 to re-create my former childhood home – the elements we wanted to retain, those we wanted to add, and those we wanted to lose, he came back with a fantastic design that was beyond our expectations.  We have now been living in our new home for over a year and we LOVE IT. Every detail has been considered to create a beautiful, unique, character filled and comfortable space that reflects the way that we live.  We are now working on the final stage which is additional accommodation in a granny flat in the backyard as we are excited to see David’s next design taking shape.  We can absolutely recommend David – every aspect of the service he has given us has been outstanding.  Ours has been a dream build.

Robyn Beaman

David McCrae’s skill and innovative ideas transformed my small 1960s apartment to a contemporary and functional space which now takes full advantage of its aspect and harbour views.  David handled all stages of the project – Design Development, Building Management Approval, Tender Process, Works Supervision, Contract Administration to my entire satisfaction.  He also was receptive to my ideas and maintained good working relationships with the Builder, Interior Designer and Building Management throughout the project. I’m delighted with the result and highly recommend Manfredini and McCrae of MMJ Architects.

Nancy SDarling Point Apartment

When we engaged David McCrae of MM+J Architects we were looking forward to seeing what could be achieved with our 60 year old timber cottage, my childhood home.  David quickly got across our brief and reimagined our home to reflect our specific needs and desires.  To say the result is beyond our dreams and expectations is a massive understatements.  David is a true creative and an outstanding professional who made our journey towards our new home a truly pleasurable one.

Dr Robyn W & Prof Kevin WEpping House