Ellivo Architects


88 creek street


project snapshot

400 sqm
22 workstations
8 weeks
15 subcontractors

The fitout of our office required a lot of negotiating on base building requirements, and adjustments to pricing to suit our budget. Focus was a pleasure to work with throughout this process. They were very accommodating.
— Tanya Zealey, Ellivo Architects

Perfectly aligned

A modern fitout for Ellivo Architects that responds to base building constraints.


Focus Fitout Specialists were engaged by the team at Ellivo architects to deliver their new office Fitout in the heart of the CBD.

Focus Fitout Specialists have worked with Ellivo Architects over the years forming a great partnership and form a strong understanding to deliver some amazing Fitouts and this Fitout was no exception.

Ellivo Architects were awarded Best Commercial Interior Design in the 2017 DIA Industry awards.



Ellivo Architects is a dynamic architectural practice based in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Focus was engaged by Ellivo and their building manager to complete a base building make good and fitout for their new premises in Wickham Street.

Ellivo wanted this new space to be a collaborative studio that would enhance creativity and be adaptable for future growth. Their open plan design embraces minimalism and uses a workstation product that can be easily rearranged to suit changes in team size or structure.

As well as being highly functional, the fitout also had to impress. Focus’ quality workmanship ensured the space reflected the innovative and contemporary nature of the design.



The project was constrained by several factors: a tight budget, a difficult base building design and the ground floor, street-front tenancy. The team from Focus, known for their ability to solve problems through great relationships, worked closely with both the architect and the building manager, CBRE. They ensured the project was aligned to base building requirements, without jeopardising quality or aesthetic appeal.



Ellivo's decision to use Focus Fitout Specialists to bring their own studio design to life shows their confidence in this team of professionals.

Focus transformed their design brief into an impressive workplace environment with clever, flexible space and plenty of wow factor. The Focus Directors, constantly on site during the fitout, monitored every aspect of the project. Working together with the architect, they helped achieve a result that's loved by Ellivo staff and clients alike. Tanya said, "Focus always looked forward to ensure we could meet our critical move in date on a very short program. They were most approachable and enjoyable to work with."