Our Story

Our attitudes and behaviours are centred around our drive to deliver REAL VALUE to our clients. We believe value can only be measured by the outcomes achieved. If it doesn’t add value, we don’t do it.

We are better partners because we have a deep understanding of the development and delivery of projects, the services our clients need, and the role our services play in driving successful outcomes. Our clients prefer working with us because we make it easy. STRONGER TOGETHER.

Map of ARCH Artifex offices throughout Australia

The ARCH Artifex Story

ARCH was founded in 2014 by John Armstrong. John's vision was to provide an alternative consultancy model focused first and foremost on delivering measurable outcomes for our clients.

From our initial Engineering and Project Management services for projects such as Sydney Light Rail and Sydney Metro, ARCH quickly expanded to provide Systems Engineering & Safety Assurance and is now the leading independent provider of SESA in New South Wales. 

In 2018, John and the leadership welcomed Artifex. Artifex was originally founded in 2005 and has an impressive track record in managing infrastructure projects.

As ARCH Artifex, our Project Services Group has expanded to provide Communications & Stakeholder Management, Project Planning & Controls, Constructability, Engineering and Project Management.

In 2021, ARCH Artifex took the step to found new offices in Victoria and Queensland. Early projects include the Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) for Melbourne Metro and assisting on the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade (B2N).

Most recently ARCH brought in Gareth O’Brien to expand our services into Environment & Sustainability. This service line has met with immediate success and is growing quickly. At the end of 2023, Environment & Sustainability became a standalone division in ARCH and is looking forward to rapid expansion in both Victoria and NSW.

Our aspiration is to help our clients to deliver successful projects by providing the services they need in a way that adds real value.