CMS Architects is a boutique Practice with a small team of designers ready to focus on your project to achieve outstanding results. We use sound sustainable design principles in all our projects, and pride ourselves on producing unique outcomes for our discerning clients. Our expertise is in residential and small commercial projects. 

Each project is unique, requiring a unique solution. Our aim is to delight and surprise with Architecture that is appropriate and responsive to our clients needs. Call us for a no obligation discussion and to get your project started.

We are experts in knock-down, re-build, build to Rent; Multi Unit Projects; Social Housing; Community Housing; Accessible Design; Community Centres; Multi-Family Housing, Medical Clinics, Interior Design and 3D Modelling.


Christopher M. Shields obtained his Bachelor of Architecture in 1984 from RMIT and is a member of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. As a registered  Architect,  he has 25 years experience in commercial & residential design & construction projects.  Has been awarded the K. A. Henderson War Memorial Scholarship and the La Trobe Design for Living Award.  Currently the Practice has 4 staff with a combined 50 years of Architectural experience.   We have established relationships with other contract staff for peak demand. The Practice provides excellent presentation skills, with the latest computer aided design & documentation technology. When versatility and experience counts, contact CMS Architects.

During the last twenty five years of practice, our expertise and experience created great living in:

Kew, Northcote, Thornbury, Coburg, Carlton, Brunswick, Balwyn, Reservoir, Preston, Heidelberg, Greensborough, Viewbank, Rosanna, Ivanhoe, Bulleen, Doncaster, Niddrie, Diamond Creek, Rowville, Eltham, Pascoe vale, Ascot vale, Essendon, Keilor, Oak Park.

For a FREE discussion on a multi-unit development, contact CMS Architects