Jim Fitzpatrick Architects (JFA) is an architectural practice providing professional and consultative services in architecture and urban design both in Australia and overseas.
Jim Fitzpatrick

Director – Jim Fitzpatrick Architects
Architect/Urban Designer

With over 35 years’ experience, Jim Fitzpatrick, the Principal of JFA, is a Senior Design Architect and Urban Designer who is passionate about the interwoven relationships between the disciplines.

Jim has embarked with his own company to work more intimately with clients. He considers this is necessary to ensure excellent design, client relationships and pragmatic construction realities. APEC Haus located in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, is the first major project to be designed by Jim under the masthead of his own architectural practice.

Jim’s project experience covers a diverse range of architectural projects in the design portfolios of Commercial/Tourism, Urban Design/Landscape Design, Master-planning, Residential, Education, Health, Retail and Public Art.

Being a small team, JFA prefers to work closely in association with its clients, drawing on sub-consultants and craftspeople to drive and better deliver the firms architectural concept designs and urban philosophies ensuring that spatial and cultural values remain protected. This sensitivity and interpretive inclusivity have become the hallmarks of Jim’s most notable design contributions to iconic public structures and spaces in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Ally Fitzpatrick

Practice Manager – Jim Fitzpatrick Architects
Anthropology, Museology, Art and Cultural Heritage

Ally Fitzpatrick is an arts industry professional holding a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in anthropology and archaeology.

Ally has a professional background as a manager and researcher working within the areas of the visual arts, museums, anthropology, archaeology, tourism and environment. She combines this experience with being a skilled commercial, business and marketing manager.

Commencing work at the Art Gallery of South Australia at a very young age inspired Ally to pursue her role in the museum and creative industries. After spending much time with senior women artists in the Central deserts of Australia she went back to further study.

Intertwining her Bachelor and Honours degree research qualifications in anthropology and archaeology with her arts industry and business background enabled Ally to further develop and deliver projects with cultural and environmental significance.

A creative person who thinks laterally and enjoys a worthy challenge, Ally is a high achiever who is exceedingly motivated and approaches projects and the workplace with enthusiasm and a zest for life. You will mostly find her in a museum somewhere.