About pca

About pca

pca Studio

Established by Jeff Porter and Peter Crick, Porter Crick Architects (PCA) is a Melbourne based architecture and interior design practice. PCA is a client focused, design driven firm committed to creating exciting innovative spaces for the users, and commercially successful developments which exceed the client’s expectations. We believe a strong relationship with the client, along with all stakeholders at every step of the development process is important in creating a successful result.

Our project experience is wide in type and scale. Whether a simple refurbishment or a complex mixed-use development, PCA treat every project with the same respect and carefully considered design approach. From masterplanning , streetscape projects, individual residences, multi-residential apartments to commercial and hospitality projects, PCA’s Studio has the flexibility and capability to design small and large scale commercial projects across Australia and Asia.

Our research by design process provides a unique and contemporary resolution of form and space, through use of technology and materials within each specific site environment. PCA create design solutions that are individual and intimately connected to their function, and believe the way to arrive at solutions needs to be transparent with our clients being an important part of the development process from vision to completion.

We explore ideas and present clearly communicated outcomes to our clients by employing mediums that best describe the ideas, not limited to: physical models, computer 3D modelling, sketching or virtual reality. We are an efficient studio that has a collaborative working environment where every project benefits from the creative and technical expertise within the PCA team.

pca Team

Jeff Porter


Jeff is a passionate architect with experience across many aspects of the development process ranging from initial concept design, planning processes, design development, contract documentation, construction, handover and post occupancy phases. Jeff has extensive knowledge and proven experience in the design and construction of high-end single residences, multi-residential products, heritage sensitive sites and 280+ room mixed-use residential hotels with ancillary retail, restaurant/bar tenancies, serviced offices, swimming pool, gymnasium and carpark facilities.

Having previously worked for such prestigious firms as Jackson Architecture, Bates Smart, Perrott Lyon Mathieson and Metier3, Jeff spent a decade working alongside the successful private Melbourne developer Asian Pacific Group creating the business Capitol Commercial Architecture and overseeing such successful developments as The Art Series group of hotels, Bell City Preston, Quest Hawthorn & Frankston and several luxury private residences.

Peter Crick


Peter has a wealth of design experience and has worked on projects located across Australia and Asia including residential, golf club houses, commercial, retail, hospitality, institutional and tourism projects. He has a strong commercial background and understands statutory planning and construction which enables him to create realistic design focused project solutions.

He is an experienced architect with an exceptional broad ranging design capability. He possesses an outstanding ability to clearly and quickly illustrate the design ideas being explored and to effectively communicate to the client and user groups. A sound creative process informed by context, initiates every project. Peter will work together with the client to solve the complexities of the project with outcomes that exceed client expectations.