The ERA team is actively led by director Kim McKellar.

With youth and experience in balance and diverse cultural backgrounds, the team are passionately involved in all aspects of a project - from inception through to completion. We believe that good design involves more than the application of current styles or trends. Our expertise allows us to define aesthetic form based on functional, spatial, social, environmental, economic and siting needs. This approach provides our clients with custom building solutions that balance all the key aspects of their design brief and exceed expectations.

We are able to tailor a range of design services to meet the particular needs of your project across all stages, including ‘Design and Construct’ procurement options. Our efficient project management structure minimises operating costs, allowing us to offer competitive fee schedules and deliver your project on time, on budget, with quality documentation and personalised service.

Our commitment to delivering high-quality projects, present innovative design solutions and offer excellent value through careful control of cost and programme has resulted in an increasing register of repeat corporate and private clients across all building typologies.

We maintain registration with the Board of Architects in VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD. 


ERA Architects (formally E R Ashton Architecture and ERA2000 Architects) was established in 1974 by Edward ‘Ted’ Ashton (1927-2013). Ted was a pioneer in Australian architecture and dynamic member of the team until his retirement at age 82.