The T & G Buildings (now the Melbourne headquarters of KPMG and labelled KPMG House) was described as "Melbourne's most beautiful building" in 1930. Its clean lines form a strong contrast to some of the excesses of the 'boom style' which can be found close by.
The interior of the building was substantially gutted and rebuilt to meet the requirements of the 1990s, including an ingenious computer controlled natural lighting system. The large open space inside includes a number of large glass blocks depicting various Melbourne icons (see if you can spot the mistakes).
Despite the refurbishment, the original building looks from the outside much as it did when built in 1928. It is an excellent example of how a building can be made usable for modern commerce without doing violence to its outside appearance and the streetscape. Note the small Napier Waller fresco above the Collins Street entrance.