Having worked for some of the biggest and most successful international architectural practices, Director Kris Mainstone was excited to bring his knowledge and skills back to his home of Perth WA. Having worked in Perth for several years prior to his departure, Kris is in the unique position of being able to combine the latest international design practices with a local knowledge and experience.


Design Philosophy

There are opportunities for good design in all projects. Smart, simple and elegant solutions needn’t be restricted to those with high budgets. Design through careful considerations of the project constraints and opportunities allows a clients to achieve more than would otherwise be possible. At Maine Architecture we believe in combining a design led approach with a clear pragmatism. Architecture which is approachable, unpretentious and delivers.



Software and technology affords architects an unprecedented opportunity to engage their clients like never before. At Maine Architecture we embrace new technology as a method for best communicating concepts and designs to our clients. While 3D, BIM and visualisation software allow us to reduce risk through greater detail and analysis these tools are also  utilised to make architecture more client accessible than ever.



A professional process protects both the architect and client. Years of experience in large, complex projects has instilled the value of effective QA processes. Processes include clear scope of works, clear communication of budget adjustments, clear project stages with client “sign-off” and timely invoicing.