I love architecture. I love how it gives me the ability to create an outcome that transforms people’s lives.
Whether it’s renovating client’s homes and outdoor areas or producing original works with new home projects, complete with external works, the ability to create spaces that are diverse and exciting is what motivates me. Being an architect enables me to share my knowledge and experience. I get to work together with my clients to overcome the problems they have with their existing home or to create a new home on a block of land which is a blank canvas, ready to be moulded into a something that my clients are going to call home.
I get to bring people’s dreams to life. There are not a lot of professions that can claim that.
If I were a client looking for an architect, I’d choose me. Not because of my broad sense of humour, although that is an added benefit, but more because of how invested I become in getting my clients the outcome they are after. Nailing a great home design gives me an incredible buzz. I realised a long time ago that I was never going to be a famous actor or sports person. I was never going to hear the roar of the crowd as I stood on a podium. But I can still get that wonderful sense of achievement by doing the thing that I am really gifted at – designing homes.
The awards that I have won are great, it’s wonderful to be recognised by your peers and the industry itself. But the real buzz is having clients contact me years after their home has been completed to tell me how much they still love it and how grateful they are that they chose to trust me with the design of their home. I think part of my success is because I do things a little differently to most. To start with, my architecture firm is independent of any builders. We have no conflict of interest; we are there to serve our clients and nobody else. Did you know I was a builder once? Having been a builder definitely helps. It helps me when I’m talking to builders and tradespeople and that past experience definitely improves my designs.
My consultations seem to go longer than other architects. My design documentation tends to be a lot more detailed. I’ve never been tempted to cut any corners on either.
Great design outcomes take time and I love what I do, so why would I do anything by halves?
Brisbane is fortunate to be home to so many different types of building structures and personal needs. It’s part of the reason why so many architects are attracted to the profession.
It’s not surprising to learn that some firms tend to specialise and focus on one area such as new homes, restorations, or industrial buildings.
As we’ve broadened our team and taken on a variety of building projects, we’ve continued to specialise in our set of capabilities to not just deliver, but also win awards in multiple disciplines.
If lifestyle and comfortable living are things you care about in your project, we will take care of your architectural needs in:
We invite you to get inspired by the imagery and history of our work, and learn exactly why people like you approach us to deliver on these architectural specialties.
Travel around this magnificent country of ours, and you might notice that the architecture differs from one place to the next. Often this difference is subtle, with one region offering a slight change in architectural flavour to the next. But at other times the difference is quite noticeable. Brisbane is one prime example where the architecture stands out against other capital cities of Australia.
Brisbane’s unique location relevant to the equator creates a need to understand sub-tropical design in order to create buildings and gardens that suit local climatic conditions. Of course, it’s not just theory, practical experience and design talent are also vitally important to a design’s outcome. We’re proud to take in a variety of needs from lifestyle to environmental and still deliver a sound structure is amazing to look at and live in.
There are plenty of architecture companies and design firms to choose from. Our point of difference is that we are an award-winning, highly regarded firm providing unique and innovative designs. But all that aside, when your Principal Architect is a licenced builder, our entire approach remains practical. We speak the same language as builders while remaining 100% independent of them so that your needs are covered at every possible step.
Our relationship with you is the key to project success, and we ensure consultation and input is gathered at each step. This way, we can safely translate your lifestyle needs and goals into designs without making any assumptions on your part.
Situated in Morningside, Brisbane, our boutique practice offers holistic design across buildings, interiors and landscapes.
We invite you to explore this website to learn about our process and how we deliver outstanding results. We invite you to read our testimonials written by our clients, and peruse some of the many architectural designs we have created from new homes to renovation designs and multi-residential projects.
Our goal is a simple one – to create the very best lifestyle designs for our clients. We are one of Brisbane’s leading boutique firms, generating stunning renovation designs for your existing space. If you are in the market for a truly unique, upmarket new home or ambitious commercial project, our designs stand the test of time.