Architecture - Interior Design - Planning

Tectura is a multi-disciplined architectural practice based in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1991 by Serdar Baycan, the practice specialises in the design of public and private buildings that are expressive of and responsive to human needs within their cultural context, in Australia and internationally.
The practice’s focus is to collaborate with its clients and project stakeholders, as well as bring creative and technical expertise to projects, with particular attention to the application of sustainable design principles.



Areas of design expertise include:

  • healthcare and hospitals
  • education for primary, secondary and tertiary learning
  • cultural and arts projects
  • recreation facilities
  • community projects
  • aged care facilities
  • residential projects
  • commercial projects
  • urban design

The Principals, Serdar Baycan and Elizabeth Grigg have a dedicated interest in understanding the policy background and social, cultural and operational context for its public projects. The practice also has a culture of research and innovation and consistently develops new approaches to bring successful solutions to projects.

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Reflecting a holistic model of care, the Wantirna Health Service meets the physical, social and spiritual needs of patients by providing 24 hour, specialised inpatient services, rehabilitation facilities and a regional health education and conference centre.

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A convergence of research, science and education, the Victorian Gene Technology Access Centre in Melbourne is a research education and study facility that brings together scientists and VCE students throughout Victoria, offering an incubator for the development of Australia’s future scientists.

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A former school building in Stawell has a renewed life as a vibrant community centre that operates a unique, integrated model for coordinated health, community services and social development programs.

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Following its recent official opening, the Alexandra District Hospital offers a regional integrated surgical and acute medical service, with co-located community health services and ambulance base.

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Integrated Health Care - Community Planning

Australian Turkish Friendship Memorial Sculpture marks the ANZAC Centenary

09 12 2015

The Australian Turkish Friendship Memorial Sculpture, Seeds of Friendship, was officially opened on Monday, April 13, 2015. The ceremony marked the completion of Matthew Harding’s ANZAC Centenary artwork and the culmination of a five year long collaboration between the artist; Tectura Architects as the project convenors; and the Victorian and the Turkish Sub Branch of the RSL. The community-driven nature and socially cohesive objectives of the project was recently recognised at the Premier's Design Awards were it was selected as a finalist in two categories. 

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