The Directors lead a team of highly qualified Architects, Interior Designers, Visualisers and support staff. We acknowledge the expertise and closely collaborate with all manner of professional consultants who bring valuable expertise specific to each project

Chris Manton
  • B. Arch (Hons), 1991, RMIT
  • Dip Architectural Technology, 1989 RMIT
  • Member AIA
  • Registered Architect ARBV

Chris is a founding Director of JAM Architects. Since 1998 Chris has lead the practice and established an extensive folio of built works across all sectors. He continues to service both corporate and private Clients and has direct involvement in all aspects of a project’s evolution.

Chris has a sound reputation for his strategic thinking and for delivering creative and practical design responses whilst managing the commercial imperatives of a project. He has developed strong professional relationships with industry, including long associations with planners, engineers and other expert consultants across many disciplines.

He has a keen interest in ensuring the practice’s IT capabilities are at the forefront of industry standards.

Chris is skilled in navigating the complexities of the Planning and Regulatory processes of local government and V.C.A.T. He has successfully represented many Clients at V.C.A.T. as an expert witness and is well versed in the complexities of the legal, planning and architectural processes.

Chris has worked and travelled extensively through Europe, America and Asia. Within the local arena he is responsible for several significant projects including the redevelopment of Finger Wharf (Woolloomooloo) retail and hospitality precinct. He has seen the completion of the Smith & Co redevelopment in Collingwood and is currently responsible for the major development of East Brunswick Village. Along with these larger scale projects he has applied his skills to more intimate projects such as the James Street Gallery and Noble Street Residence. He brings a wealth of experience to all projects and guides the underlying design principles of the practice.

Cameron Fry
  • M. Arch, 2002 , Deakin

As a Director and senior design architect Cameron is an intrinsic part of our leadership team. With over 20 years’ experience he is skilled in all aspects of project delivery, from inception through to construction.

Cameron’s strengths include an ability to articulate, translate and deliver designs with a high level of architectural integrity. This is evident in the numerous projects within his portfolio, including Moubray Street Residence, Alexander Crescent Residence and the recently completed Foam Road Residence. These projects demonstrate Cameron’s ability to interpret his Client’s needs, his affinity with site and his attention to detail.

In addition to the many private residences Cameron has been responsible for, he has also overseen the design, documentation and construction of many apartment and town house developments.

Cameron’s contribution to Architecture extends beyond the practice. He regularly participates in Deakin University’s Masters programme as a guest juror.

Kathryn Alexander
  • Bachelor Design (Architecture) 2020, Deakin University
  • Bachelor Design (Interior Design) 1998, RMIT
  • Grad Dip (Restoration and Conservation) 1994, RMIT
  • Member DIA

Kathryn is a founding Director of JAM Architects Pty. Ltd.

With over 30 years’ as a professional Interior Architect Kathryn’s project experience encompasses private commissions, residential, commercial, hospitality, educational and public works projects.

In her capacity as Director of Interior Design at JAM she shares a thorough knowledge of the design process, from deciphering the complexities of a Clients’ brief through to design, administration and project management. This methodical approach is coupled with her sensitivity to our Clients’ aspirations and expectations, commercial realities and the broader project context.


Drawing on her Interior Design, Architectural and Conservation studies and with a keen interest in landscape design Kathryn approaches each design challenge holistically. She recognises that all design disciplines are interwoven and work together to create innovative, beautiful and successful design outcomes.