TALO are builders of considered architecture. We believe good design makes life better—for society and the individual. We partner with architects and clients, accordingly, to make creative projects a reality. As an owner-operator company, we personally liaise with the team throughout the project: from initial meetings to managing the site to working with the craftsman who execute the finishes that inspire delight in the architect and the client. This way, we can carry the thought and care that’s gone into the design to the end product.
James developed a knack for building after a childhood of helping his father construct sheds and homes on the family’s farm. That interest led to pursuing an opportunity to work up north building commercial constructions in the mining sector. Here, he learnt to use raw and industrial materials—materials he now integrates into residential builds—as well as managing projects of extensive scope. Upon moving back to Perth, he worked as a supervisor for high-end building companies where he fostered an interest in using challenging materials, executing complex designs and, chiefly, building relationships that supported the inevitably difficult task of building. So after years of managing ample luxury builds, he decided to become a registered builder and start TALO: a company that focuses on select architectural projects and is owner-operated.