Since 1987 Morton+Co Architects (previously known as Morton Dunn Architects) has forged a reputation as one of the best resourced architectural practices in regional Victoria.


Established in 1987, Morton Dunn Architects began building their name as an architectural firm delivering exemplary architectural solutions in both residential and commercial projects in regional Victoria, particularly in Ballarat. 

Over the past 35 years, the team has continued to grow and progress,  and in 2022, transitioned to become Morton+Co Architects.  This new phase will allow the firm to explore new ground, building upon their knowledge and expertise to create a truly collaborative environment.



Morton+Co Architects’ projects have been nominated for and received a number of awards for excellence in design, development, and construction including the following:

UNESCO – Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

Cultural Heritage Conservation – Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

Master Builders Association

Regional Building Awards, South West Victoria
Heritage Award – Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $1-3M

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative

Ballarat Heritage + Design

New Design in a Heritage Context – Commercial – ANA Building Redevelopment

City of Ballarat – Design Excellence Awards

Phoenix – City of Ballarat Offices

Medium Density Development in an Established Urban Area – Metropolis

Extension/Restoration of a Heritage Commercial Building – 3 Dawson Street South, Ballarat

New Commercial Building – Peter Stephens Motor World

424 Sturt Street, Ballarat – Advertising Signage

Australian Timber Design Awards

Residential Class 1, New Buildings (Single Family Dwelling) Buninyong Residence

BHP Coated Steel Australia

Metal Building Award – Maribyrnong Children’s Centre

Property Council of Australia – Victoria Division Awards

Refurbished Buildings – Ballarat Town Hall

Royal Victorian Institute of Architects

William-Wardell Award for Public Architecture
(in association with Peter Elliott Architects)

Ballarat Town Hall Refurbishment

Winner of the 2019 Ballarat Heritage & Design Excellence Award for Adaptive Re-use
Winner of the 2017 Ballarat Heritage Award for Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Place