Martin Grounds

July 16, 2015 architectusa

Martin  Grounds

Architect Martin Grounds

from Perth, Western Australia in Australia

  • 5 Mews Road, Fremantle, 6160 Western Australia
  • Perth, 6160 Western Australia
  • +61 8 9335 7622
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Description, Philosophy, History

Architect Martin Haslett Grounds was born in Perth, Western Australia. He took his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University Of Western Australia in 1972.Architect Martin Grounds started designing resorts by winning a competition for the Four Seasons Resort in Jimbaran Bali in 1989. He is a registered Architect in Australia and member of the Architects Board of Western Australia and the Architects Registration Council of the United Kingdom.
The role of architecture in a holiday environment is simple; it’s about lifting and invigorating the spirit, to relax and refresh both mind and body, which are often dominated by the pressures of modern life.GKA’s approach to design is about providing for these needs by creating environments that connect interior and exterior space.Many of our clients are referrals, or repeat clients. We believe this is because GKA acknowledges that great architecture is achieved firstly by understanding our clients’ goals and aspirations.

“We don’t simply create spaces, we aim to create memorable experiences.” GKA have a reputation for collaborating effectively with the consultant team, during the design phase to produce highly functional, durable, and aesthetically pleasing buildings.

Site-sensitive design has been a hallmark of GKA’s practice, we strive to honour each project with a unique design inspired by the regional vernacular, local materials and sense of place. GKA promotes a sustainable approach to our practice and our projects.

Architect Martin Grounds1993 – present Formation of Grounds Kent ArchitectsDirector and Principal Architect1990 – 1993 Grounds Kent Harler Architects formed on the basis of undertaking the Four Seasons of Baliproject in Bali, Indonesia.1979 – 1990 M H Grounds ArchitectGeneral architectural practice specialising in domestic architecture.1975 – 1978 Mathews Ryan & Partners, LondonWorked as an Architect on various projects for three years.1974 – 1978 Travel in South East Asia and Europe.1972 – 1974 Warwick Broomfield Architect, small general practice in Western Australia.DH Fraser Consulting Structural & Civil Engineers, worked as an Architect.


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Bachelor of Architecture - University Of Western Australia, 1972


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1994 Finalist Western Australia Design Award, Western Australian Industry & Export Awards1996 Royal Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter “George Temple Poole Award” for the FourSeasons of Bali Resort, in recognition of an Outstanding Achievement of Architectural Design