References & Editorials


Jean-mic is highly regarded by his peers for his design sensibility and innovative approach to architecture and development. You are invited to explore this collection of opinions from editorial publications, fellow professionals, politicians and thinkers.


The New York Times

Baz Dreisinger –, Dec. 27, 2014

"In January, I checked into the Terrace, a new boutique hotel in a house that dates back to the late 19th century, decked out in oak paneling, four-poster beds and sexy Art Deco-style paintings.

The West Australian

Beatrice Thomas –, Jan. 31, 2011

"A new era in accommodation has been flagged for Perth with plans to transform heritage-listed St Georg­es House in to a small, luxury hotel. Described by its proponents as a mix of old-world sophistication with modern elements..."

TRENDS International Edition


"Nestled amongst historic downtown buildings, the modernist Box apartments use principles of scale, honesty and function to find their own urban niche.

The Sunday Times Magazine

Jennie Fitzhardinge – January 28, 2007

"Perrine is probably best known in Perth for the Box Building, the first truly trendy inner-city apartment complex in the Perth CBD that combined residences with a sophisticated bar and deli at its base. Its signature combination of stainless steel, red feature walls and terrazzo floors has been copied many times since.

INSITE Magazine

Jan Walker – INSITE Magazine March 2005

"Think of Perth’s coolest exemplars of architectural excellence and chances are Jean-mic Perrine designed them. 

The Sunday Times

Jessica Barker and Vicki Brett, The Sunday Times, 2007

"The Box Building has become an icon of the West End. It could be the fully restored 1920s heritage- listed building that catches your eye, the 30 stylish apartments set back from Hay St..."

Peter Monks

Director, Waverley Futures, Waverely Council NSW
Former Director of Planning City of Perth

John Hyde

Deputy Director UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Specialist
Former Member For Perth
Former Lord Mayor City of Vincent