A few words about us

Designing Well, Living Good

MDP Architecture is an experienced commercial architecture practice located at North Sydney led by the directors Markam Ralph and Glen Ollerton.

MDP Architecture specialise in care, health, residential, commercial & industrial buildings. We pride ourselves on adding exceptional value to our clients and their brands by focusing entirely on, and further anticipating, their objectives in bespoke tailoring our designs for them.

Our firm currently comprises 18 staff and can undertake projects up to $120M in value.

MDP Architecture has extensive experience in seniors and independent living, designing and delivering projects in the field for over 30 years.

We pride ourselves on adding value to our clients and their projects by focusing entirely on, and further anticipating, all their objectives.

Through getting to know our clients well, we can customise each project to meet their every need, while also adding exceptional value to the community.

This is the essence of our Designing Well, Living Well philosophy.

Winner of UDIA Award fo Excellence in Aged-Care
BSI - ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Certified
The Urban Developer Awards - 2020 Finalist Development of The Year | Retirement, Aged Care & Seniors Living

Our Approach



Undertake briefing and facilitate collaborative input from stake holders to identify key design issues relating to: service delivery requirements; stakeholder requirements; operational objectives; mission objectives; end user expectations; budget limitations and aesthetic objectives.


Review previous projects to understand key issues from past experience which can be improved, avoided, developed and understood to enhance the proposed project and its outcome.

Design / Test

Preparation of all necessary information for the client to fully understand the end product including: 3D spatial visualization; interior room layouts; spatial scheduling; briefing of building services & systems; operational briefing; lifespan expectations / investigations; recurrent issues & expenditure.


Lead the documentation team through a systematic approach to finalise the project construction documentation which is: resolved, detailed, co-ordinated, unambiguous, cost-effective and buildable.

MDP Architecture are focused on forming strategic long term relationships with valued clients.
As a firm MDP Architecture are passionate about projects that enable us to serve clients by applying our extensive, innovative design expertise to deliver projects that enhance the lives and experiences of future residents and visitors.
Glen Ollerton - NSW ARB Nominated Architect reg No. 7621 & Markam Ralph