Jo Foong and Jamie Sormann established Foomann in 2008. Our architecture practice is devoted to the realisation of beautifully simple, sensitive spaces. Located in the centre of Melbourne; we have built projects across Victoria in residential, educational, interior, hospitality, retail and multi-res fields with varied budgets. Utility, context and sustainability underpin our approach. We encourage collaboration and embrace ideas from aligned clients, building professionals and craftspeople. We immerse ourselves in every project and work towards inspired outcomes that elevate the experience of everyday life.


Contact –

+61 3 9010 5590

Monday to Friday 9am-6pm

L2/309 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000





Associations –

Jo is a certified Passive House Designer, an Examiner for the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) and member of the Australian Institute of Architects

Jamie is on the ArchiTeam Board of Directors with the Advocacy and Awards portfolios


Employment –

We are currently happy with the size of our team, but feel free to contact us regarding future opportunities. Please email inquiries to:


Studio Press –

Houses Magazine
Foomann – One To Watch
Studio Feature

Foomann Architects: Spaces That Feel Good
Studio Feature

The Naked Architect
Video series shot in Ballantyne by Open House Melbourne, Architeam + ARBV
Episode 1

The Design Emotive
Q+A video series
Part 1 / Part 2

Architect Victoria
Building a Folio, written by Jo Foong
Article with some Foomann history

Australian Design Review
Foomann partnership a “winning formula” for design success
Studio Feature


Website + Visual Identity –

Primary Works

Studio Buster


Carbon Footprint + Offset

Foomann runs as a Carbon Neutral practice as assessed by Pangolin Associates.
We have fully offset our emissions with local credits and make an additional contribution to an overseas project.
Details below are measured in tonnes CO2-e/yr for CY2019

Greenhouse Gas Assessment
Carbon Emissions Scope 1, 2 + 3 (full scope) =                    7.9
Powershop Carbon Neutral Electricity Credit =                  -1.9
Net Emissions + Energy Consumption =                                 6.0

Carbon Offsetting Credits
Protection of Tasmanian Native Forest =                                6.0
Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project =                          6.0
Total Carbon Offsets =                                                                     12.0