Our Evolution


John Rosenthal founded his architectural practice in Melbourne in the 1960s.
The practice philosophy then was to provide quality and excellence in traditional residential design.
John’s success in the early years is evident in the reputation he developed as a ‘Rosenthal’ home became highly sought after.

Michael Munckton and Doug Shields joined the practice in 1986 and continued to apply the same philosophy of quality and excellence in providing personalised architectural solutions along with the development of strong client relationships that have continued over the years.

Our practice today now operates under the guidance of John Saliba and Siv Panza, who both worked closely with Michael and Doug and many of their clients over their early years with RMS Architects.

“As Directors we are both dedicated to continuing the legacy of Rosenthal, Munckton and Shields in providing quality and excellence in every home we design.

We pride ourselves in delivering a superior level of design response, function and documentation that translates to efficient, cost effective building processes and quality homes that fulfill the expectations of our clients.

The homes we design are a mix of traditional and contemporary forms, seeking to combine solid and conventional materials with leading edge products to deliver a solution that meets the specific needs of our clients.”

RMS Architects is committed to designing and developing homes of quality and excellence. Call us to discuss your next home.