By RMA – a new approach to property – Broadsheet Edition

Market Insights
4 years ago
4 minutes

Over the past three decades, Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors has continuously set the standard in high-end Australian residential design. The practice’s emphasis on responding to the needs of each client and meticulously curating the design of every project has made Rob Mills and his team a highly sought-after choice for luxurious residences from Brighton to Byron Bay. 

With its keen attention to detail and rare quality of service at every stage, the practice has recently launched By RMA – an initiative which allows Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors to not only design, but also deliver, apartment buildings to the market. By employing a traditional procurement method, as opposed to the more common design-and-construct method, RMA is able to oversee every element of the process from first sketch to final handover, ensuring that its finely crafted projects are delivered to purchasers exactly as promised. 

“Delivering these apartments by a traditional procurement process cradles the integrity of the design and the quality of the finished building,” Mills says. 

The process of creating a By RMA project begins by sourcing the perfect parcel of land in locations the market desires. The architecture, interiors and landscaping are then designed in-house, which includes contract administration and FF&E. 

The first project releasing through this new initiative is Hampden by RMA, an exquisite collection of nine large-scale, three-bedroom apartments in the leafy inner suburb of Armadale. 


“Because we’re delivering Hampden by RMA ourselves, my team and I are available to consult during the entire process,” Mills says. “We tailor interiors, furniture and even artworks to suit each resident. I pride myself on bringing the same level of care to the design and delivery of apartments as I do for private residences.” 

Mills’s affinity with his clients and his deep respect for the character of the locations in which he works allows RMA to create buildings with a deep sense of belonging. Hampden by RMA is no exception, with each of the residences bearing all the hallmarks of Rob Mills’s reputation: intelligent design, high-quality materials, enduring value and an intrinsic connection to location. Light, open and spacious, the residences feature brick façades and expansive interiors flooded with sunlight, streaming through elegant arched windows. 

Hampden by RMA offers buyers a rare chance to work directly with Rob Mills and his experienced team. With the project’s complete control in the hands of RMA, clients are given the opportunity to become truly engaged in the process – a rarity with off-the-plan developments of this kind. “We’re interested in our clients’ lives,” Mills says. “We take the time to listen, because then we can create something together which is truly reflective of what they want. We want to immerse purchasers in the complete architectural experience.” 

With sales for Hampden by RMA already underway, Mills and his team are beginning their search for the ideal location for their next project in this series. “We never substitute on quality in the procurement process, including the choice of land, which is one of the reasons the value of the residences we design continues to endure.” 

Mills is also known for a focus on wellness. This project features a 7-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating, low toxicity paints, window gardens, double glazing, acoustic insulation and intuitive technology throughout. 

“These are all qualities which appeal to those looking to sell their property and downsize to an apartment or penthouse in a By RMA project, or perhaps develop a By RMA building on their land with us,” Mills says. In this way, By RMA buildings draw upon the collective expertise of the entire RMA team. 

“Our reputation opens doors and opens minds, which gives energy and currency to our ideas,” Mills says. “With By RMA projects, you’re buying the design knowledge of the entire studio and our uniquely holistic approach. This complete offering makes a real difference in creating a not just a finished home of exceptional quality, but a superior living experience.” 

Click here to contact the team at Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors today to learn more about Hampden by RMA.