Modus Architects has a energetic and creative team with a wealth of experience in all aspects of architectural project design and delivery.






Paul Adams – Director

Paul leads the team. He is an architect with experience in a broad range of building design and master planning projects. Paul works in a design and leadership capacitiy on all of the practices’ projects including local government, educational, community and private building and master planning projects as well as single and multiple housing projects. Paul’s fluent design skills combined with clear articulation and communication with clients, stakeholders, consultants and contractors ensures that projects are well conceived, understood and resolved from inception to completion. Paul has a commitment and proven record in undertaking projects that provide exemplar results in socially and environmentally responsible architecture and master planning.

The practice

Modus Architects is a multi disciplinary practice whose work and methods engage with contemporary issues relating to people, place and the environment. The practice offers high quality design with a commitment to responsible and resilient architecture. Modus Architects provides a style of service that respects and complements a wide variety of clientele and organisational structures with a focus on a consultative approach whilst offering clear and confident direction and advice during design and construction.


Our design approach draws inspiration from the character of the client and intended users as well as responding directly to the building’s local environmental and built context. Respect for existing heritage buildings and local context ensure successful designs that make a positive and long lasting contribution to the local and broader built environment.  Projects always involve working with clients to integrate and consider a building or region’s social & environmental context, heritage value, energy and water consumption, environmental impact, durability, health, flexibility and recyclability.


We understand that the successful integration of sustainability on all building projects must start from the initial briefing and flow through all phases of design from concept and master planning to the final fit-out and furnishing of the building. Incorporating sustainability measures in any new building can be achieved simply and efficiently by attending to the basic passive design principles in the orientation and layout of the building. A client’s commitment to sustainability will help ensure that objectives are maintained and articulated through the design and construction process, and critically, through the life of the building in its occupation, operations and maintenance.

Consultative approach

We take a consultative approach through all phases of design. This approach is suited to working with individual clients to deliver a well considered and appropriate design solution. The approach also suits community organisations, multi-faceted user groups and multiple stakeholders.


Modus Architects offers architectural services in all areas of building and planning project design and delivery:


Modus Architects is experienced in architecture for people and place. Domestic architecture and place making for public and educational uses are a focus of our practice. The practice provides architectural services for projects that include single, multi-unit & export housing; community, educational & religious buildings; administrative & civic buildings; recreational buildings; commercial buildings.

Urban & master planning

Modus Architects specialises in master planning for multifaceted institutional, educational and community facilities; urban and regional planning; remote settlement planning. We take a consultative approach and strive to achieve outcomes that make a positive social and environmental impact for the user groups and broader community.

Modular design

Modus Architects is architectural consultant to Fairweather Homes. We have extensive experience has been in the delivery of successful projects using an existing modular ‘system’ as well as the development of unique modular solutions for a variety of clientele.

Consultation & facilitation

Working with community and indigenous organisations to ensure the successful delivery of projects that have unique briefing and delivery requirements, especially in areas of cultural sensitivity and environmental sustainability.

Sustainability advice

We offer sustainability consulting services offered in an advisory role to assist in ensuring that the most appropriate sustainability measures are successfully achieved in a project. This includes drawing on past experience and using or recommending appropriate measurement tools to assist in the incorporation of sustainability objectives that meet the client and authorities objectives, needs, budget and timing.


Modus Architects Pty Ltd – ARB Victoria: C50927

Paul Adams – BOA Queensland: 3684
Paul Adams – New Zealand RAB: 5159
Paul Adams – ARB Victoria: 16146
Paul Adams – NSW ARB: 9954


Association of Consulting Architects Australia

Company details

Australian Proprietory Company Limited by Shares
ACN: 116 585 203
ABN: 31 116 585 203


Office: Level 8 / 180 Russell Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 3 9650 8665
Email: info@modusarchitects.com.au