privacy policy

Genton is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information. We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information. A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers. This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and internal marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing. When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it. We will never pass your information
on to any third party.

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information. Sensitive information will be used by us only: for the primary purpose for which it was obtained, for a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose or with your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. We will not under any circumstances, distribute this information to any third party. Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years. You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us directly.

creating architecture for a better future

welcome to genton


Genton is a design-led Australian Architecture and Urban Design practice.

We approach projects across all scales and sectors with a consistent commitment to enhancing the public realm. Taking pride in our collaborative and iterative approach to the design process, we encourage an open exchange of questions and critiques to cultivate the greatest quality of ideas.

From our offices in Melbourne and Sydney we deliver high quality design solutions for a range of clients – public and private – across Australia in sectors including civic, cultural, transport, commercial, specialised industrial facilities, multi-residential and urban precinct planning.

Led by Principals Steven Toia, Marc Debney and Jamie McCutcheon, Genton’s work has received critical acclaim through design competitions and industry awards, nationally and globally.






Steven founded Genton in 2010, establishing studios in both Sydney and Melbourne, with a focus on delivering exceptional Architecture and urban design. It is a professional pursuit that has been recognised with award-winning results across commercial, residential, infrastructure and technical projects including the design and rebuild of iconic rail stations and public buildings, as well as transformative refurbishment projects.His experience extends through design, documentation and procurement of small, large and complex projects both locally and internationally. Steven celebrates a collaborative team culture and a balanced approach to entrepreneurial innovation, with a commitment to combining creativity with business management acumen, skills that have positioned Genton as an industry leader.




Genton’s design leader enriches the team with a diverse range of expertise across residential, multi-residential, workplace and commercial projects, as well as public buildings and major infrastructure projects. In his previous professional life, Marc was a lawyer, with a specialty in commercial property law – hands-on experience that ensures his thorough understanding of feasibility studies and planning applications. By remaining hands-on with his clients, Marc’s personal connection to Genton’s projects sees him involved from early concept through to construction and interior design finishes. It’s his commitment to exceptional design standards that helps cement Genton’s reputation as an industry innovator.

Jamie McCutcheonPRINCIPAL

Jamie McCutcheonPRINCIPAL


Jamie brings to Genton diverse international experience and a proven knowledge of the insights required for sustainable Architectural development. His extensive delivery-focussed experience is a key component in Genton’s ability to transform large scale projects, such as Frankston Station, into award-winning Architecture while making a positive contribution to the local community. Jamie is a valued asset within the Genton team, leading the Rail and Education sectors in the office and is highly-regarded as a specialist in public spaces, places and infrastructure projects. He has developed strong relationships with key government and commercial clients through his exceptional relationship-building skills. Years of experience tutoring at university are applied diligently in his mentoring of members of the Genton team at all levels.


Third Party Certifications

Genton is certified to the following management standards:

•   Quality Management ISO 9001:2015

•   Environmental Management ISO 14001:2015

•   OH&S Management ISO 45001:2018

Certificates and policies are available on request.


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