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Merrin & Cranston is a Brisbane based, medium sized architectural practice specialising in aged care, church, community and welfare projects in both urban and regional areas of Queensland and New South Wales. The Practice began when Les Merrin and Don Cranston joined forces to undertake projects too big for them individually. Since this inception in 1970, the Practice has specialised in the provision of Residential Aged Care Facilities, Churches, Community and Welfare projects.

Some 7500 aged persons now enjoy residence in facilities designed by Merrin and Cranston. Whilst Residential Aged Care has become a clear specialty for us, covering all areas from Independent Living to Sub Acute Care, we have also been involved in some 150 church projects and many other community buildings. Additionally, Merrin and Cranston have been involved with a variety of project types over many years and would be more than happy to discuss these further with you. It is not possible to provide a portfolio for every project ever undertaken, so to give you an idea of what we can do, here is a list:

•     Site Master Planning: from Commercial and Retail through to Retirement Villages
•     Educational Facilities
•     Child Care Centres
•     Health Care Facilities
•     Sporting Centres and Clubrooms
•     Retail Developments
•     Retail Tenancy Fit-Outs
•     Commercial Developments
•     Commercial Tenancy Fit-Outs
•     Industrial Developments
•     Residential Projects: from Individual Dwellings to High Rise
•     Major and Minor Refurbishments
•     Project Management: in addition to our design and documentation skills, our
      particular attention to the detail issues has led us to be engaged to provide
      Project Management Services in addition to our Architectural commission.

Merrin and Cranston has a high retention rate of staff. A number of our key staff have been with us for 10 years or more and this has allowed us to retain a high level of skill base in our individual project types. We pride ourselves not only in our design abilities, but in our understanding of the detail. This includes not only the form and function, but just as importantly, the time, cost and construction detail. We understand that good documentation leads to reduced variations and overall cost.