Who We Are

ABM Architects has a strong reputation for design across a broad range of sectors which include commercial, education, senior living and aged care.

We appreciate the commercial realities of building and are committed to delivering architecture that is functional, versatile and enduring.

We work with you throughout the process to ensure our design responds to your exact needs. This philosophy, underpinned by our expert planning and a pragmatic design process, reduces unnecessary costs and will drive the success of your project.

ABM Architects are certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard.


Carl Brooks Director

Since joining ABM Architects in 1984, Carl has established a strong reputation for delivering quality architecture across a range of large and complex projects. Carl brings a depth of experience and commitment to his role as director with ABM. He is passionate about functional, holistic design that connects with the community and the landscape. Carl ensures projects are delivered on time, on budget and to a high standard.

David McCabe Director

David is a director with ABM Architects with over 25 years’ experience. He works closely with the education and justice systems and has a keen understanding of the unique requirements and policies influencing these sectors. David has worked on landmark correctional design projects including the Brisbane Magistrates Court building and numerous education projects throughout Brisbane. David’s work focuses on sociocultural accessibility and ESD responses to different climatic orientations.

Peter McCabe Director

Peter was appointed as a director with ABM Architects in 1992. He has extensive experience leading the full scope of architectural services on quality design projects across the education, residential and mixed-use, commercial and industrial sectors. Peter has successfully worked with an impressive number of large, multi-disciplinary teams and tier one contractors to deliver major private D&C developments. Peter was elected Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2013 and manages ABM Architects' Quality Management Processes.


ABM are proud of the various industry achievements recognising our various skills.


Awarded the 2012 National Trust of Queensland Heritage Award – Silver, for Adaptive Re-use. St Columba’s Hall


IES — Award of Commendation All Saints Parish School Library


Ipswich Court House, Watch House and Police Station

AIA Regional Architecture Awards — Darling Downs ‘Building of the Year’ Ipswich Court House, Watch House and Police Station

F.D.G Stanley Award For Public Architecture

G.H.M. Addison Award For Interior Architecture

Art & Architecture Prize

William Hogden Award For Building Of The Year


AIA Regional Architecture Awards — Sunshine Coast Regional Commendation Buderim Residence


AIA QLD Architecture Awards — Brisbane Regional Commendation Newstead Villas


RAIA — Brisbane Regional Commendation — Newstead Residence

Property Council of Australia (Qld) — Heritage & Adaptive Reuse Award Proe Street Development


Property Council of Australia (Qld) — High Commendation- Brookwater Golf Club

RAIA- Brisbane Building of the Year — Brisbane Magistrates Court


Regional Commendation RAIA Award and Education Award RAIA Highly

Commended Cairns TAFE Arts and Cultural Centre with Project Services


Commercial Design Excellence Award for Cairns Port Authority Headquarters


Commercial Design Excellence Award for State Government Office Building


Excellence Award for NQEA Headquarters


RAIA — Q.I.A. Bronze Medallion