About Us

We develop our design solutions through a collaborative and creative process, creating quality architecture as a foundation for positive commercial & community outcomes

What We Do

CCN Architects is a Brisbane-based practice undertaking projects within a range of building types and scale. Our design solutions are carefully created, logically planned and people focused.


Our primary goal is to identify the economic and urban design opportunities that exist as a starting point to create an optimum solution for all stakeholders.


We like to challenge the status quo by developing dynamic architectural outcomes and strive to combine vision and innovation with creative problem solving, efficient planning and rigorous technical detail.


CCN works with clients on a repeat basis which is testament to the calibre of our ongoing services.

Every design challenge demands that we think laterally

We believe in exploring and testing every possible option. The way that we think laterally is by looking for different ways to solve a problem through creative thinking. And open and lateral thinking provides the platform for CCN’s dynamic and creative solutions.


We challenge everything, including ourselves, to extract the obvious and the intuitive in the creation of better places and spaces.

Our Story

Integrating market, business and design strategies

Throughout its history, the CCN brand has been responsible for the dynamic design and delivery of many significant and well-known buildings. At today’s CCN we continue to deliver innovative architectural and space planning solutions.


Our work, our people and our processes revolve around the way space and structure are realised, and the way that people use the places and spaces that we create.


Our extensive experience with both corporate and private clients provides us with skills across a broad range of management styles, operating and delivery mechanisms.


We are design oriented with strong technical skills.

Our Approach

We provide real-time solutions to our clients and are responsive to their needs

At CCN Architects you will liaise with the project director from the commencement of your project through to completion. Your primary point of contact will not change. We provide continuity of contact without the hierarchy, delays and inefficiencies of traditional practice. This principle is at the heart of everything we do. Every project gets the care and attention it truly deserves.

Terry Forbes

Bachelor of Architecture

Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects

Registered Architect

Terry is the founding Director of CCN Architects in Brisbane having over 30 years professional experience in architectural practice involving all phases of the building delivery process. Terry offers a practical approach to the delivery of projects combining a strong devotion to detail with a solid understanding of planning needs. A graduate in architecture from the University of South Australia, he developed skills in a number of practices in Australia and the UK.

With a focus on design and project delivery Terry has been involved in many key projects throughout his career including retail, commercial & residential, leading to outcomes that provide optimum results for all stakeholders. 

Terry has developed a particular expertise in retail design having experience in many new and refurbishment projects during the past 20 years providing exposure to many major tenants as well as many national specialty tenants.

Design orientated and with a technical background, Terry brings a practical and strategic eye to brief interpretation, master planning and conceptual design. He is involved throughout the design process focusing on both function and aesthetics while achieving highly resolved design solutions.