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A well-chosen architect can design a home that is specifically tailored to your family's lifestyle. Highly competent and professionally-trained designers, many architects also use sustainable design principles to maximise the site and materials used, so your home uses less energy and saves you money in the long term. More
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Benedict Design is a small architecture studio that focuses primarily on residential design, including new homes... Read More
Architect in Surry Hills, NSW, AU
  • 0414 313 609
  • Surry Hills, New South Wales, 2010
The Quinlan Group is a multidisciplinary architecture and construction practice, specializing in small to medium... Read More
Architect in Darlinghurst, NSW, AU
  • (02) 9158 6309
  • Darlinghurst, New South Wales, 2010
I lead a team of multi-disciplinary dedicated individuals who share my passion for architecture and building... Read More
Architect in Sydney, NSW, AU
  • (02) 9690 2211
  • Sydney, New South Wales, 2008
Hello, we’re Light House Architecture and Science*. Our philosophy is to simplify the sustainable design and... Read More
Architect in Fyshwick, ACT, AU
  • (02) 6295 2412
  • Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory, 2609
Justin Humphrey Architect is a design-focussed architecture and interior design practice based on the Gold Coast.... Read More
Architect in Burleigh Heads, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3062 8506
  • Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220
We are an architecture and interiors practice based in Melbourne. Our practice tackles projects big and... Read More
Architect in Northcote, VIC, AU
  • (03) 9077 0975
  • Northcote, Victoria, 3070
We are passionate about architecture and dedicated to working with our clients to bring out the best in their... Read More
Architect in Northcote, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8797 5446
  • Northcote, Victoria, 3070
Mcmahon and Nerlich is a boutique architecture studio based in South Melbourne, founded in 2013 and formalising... Read More
Architect in South Melbourne, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8592 7549
  • South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205
Zugai Strudwick Architects(ZSA) has offices in both Sydney and Newcastle allowing us to undertake projects up and... Read More
Architect in Wickham, NSW, AU
  • (02) 6190 0479
  • Wickham, New South Wales, 2000
At Davis Architects we see each project as an opportunity to create a unique design solution. As architects in... Read More
Architect in Byron Bay, NSW, AU
  • (02) 8074 3526
  • Byron Bay, New South Wales, 2481
Architecture Republic is a young, award-winning studio specialising in environmentally-aware Australian design.... Read More
Architect in Bowral, NSW, AU
  • 0404 654 225
  • Bowral, New South Wales, 2576
About KGA Kreis Grennan Architecture is a creative collaboration between Christian Grennan and Chris Kreis. With... Read More
Architect in Petersham, NSW, AU
  • (02) 9560 0888
  • Petersham, New South Wales, 2049
A fresh take on architectural services for renovations, new builds and developments. Access a team of... Read More
Architect in Beaumaris, VIC, AU
  • 0427 236 252
  • Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
Ardent Architects was formed as a practice in 2009. It was started by it's current managing director Justin... Read More
Architect in Canterbury, VIC, AU
  • (03) 8797 5137
  • Canterbury, Victoria, 3126
dion seminara architecture are Brisbane architects that are passionate about creating beautiful homes that... Read More
Architect in Brisbane, QLD, AU
  • (07) 3899 9450
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4170
Featured Reviews for Architects
Benedict Design
Architects
"Ben helped produced photo montage images for my house and proposed driveway at Dellview Street, Tamarama. Not only is Ben a talented designer he is also very approachable and easy to work with. The quality of his work helped us visualise the floor plans and driveway landscape. I can not look at a floor plan now without wanting to see Ben's photo montage perspective to bring the plan to life."
- Craig Hewett
The Quinlan Group
Architects
"Beautifully designed and executed renovated Bondi Semi. Listened and delivered to the brief creating high ceilings indoor outdoor spaces and fresh new family experience. As an architectural Photographer I work with Architects ever day. i chose Justin to design our Home because of his understanding of Scale and space, hie understanding of material and timing and his professional approach to the brief. My highest recommendation. Tyrone"
- Tyrone Branigan
CplusC Architectural Workshop
Architects
"There are many reasons why we are glad we chose CplusC over other architects. Firstly, their natural and balanced aesthetic strongly appeals to us and we are genuinely pleased and impressed with the quality of the construction of our home. Secondly, and as importantly, CplusC are both designers and builders. This has the advantage of avoiding disagreements between architects and builders, which meant a less difficult building process and minimises the unexpected costs that inevitably arise. Thirdly, CplusC are environmentally clever designers and builders: they design to minimise wasted construction materials; and their design and the materials they used means our ongoing expenses are reduced (we only need to turn the heater on for three or so weeks in the year, and don't use air conditioning, instead enjoying cross-breezes). CplusC have built us a beautiful home that our children will grow up in and we are happy to recommend them."
- mcquang
Light House Architecture & Science
Architects
"Jigsaw is the reason we have such a liveable home. Having lived in many houses, we had clear ideas of what we wanted - to build an energy efficient, light-filled home that would work with us as a family. We wanted clever use of space and storage, responsible use of materials and a beautiful nurturing environment to live in. Jigsaw had the expertise to maintain a creative approach while problem-solving the many limitations of a modern build on a Heritage listed block. The combined skills of the team provided us with a very positive building experience. We continue to recommended Jigsaw, and the novelty of our new home is likely to never wear off! We are very content and proud of our home that adapts to our needs and enables us to live a comfortable family life."
- lachyviv
Justin Humphrey Architect
Architects
"Justin guided us through the entire process from initial consultation about what was possible with our old fibro beach shack to the design and then managed the build. We love our new home and apparently so does the neighbourhood. Strangers constantly stop to tell us how much they like it and cars slow down to point and look."
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Kart Projects | Architecture
Architects
"Rebecca Naughtin Architect has worked with Kart Projects for the past 2 years on multiple projects. I selected Kart Projects to assist me whilst I wasn't able to work (expanding the family) as I knew they would be a reliable team that would compliment the skills of my own practice. The directors of Kart are excellent designers with a growing portfolio of work. They work hard with their clients to achieve the best results and offer a broad range of expertise. Keep an eye out for this emerging practice in the future, sure to be doing some interesting and engaging work."
- Rebecca Naughtin Architect
Rebecca Naughtin Architect
Architects
"Rebecca was the architect and site manager for a substantial renovation to our house in Moor Street Fitzroy. The house, which had been converted in a very haphazard fashion into 3 apartments 30-40 years previously had great bones but needed considerable and skilled renovation to return it to its former glory as a family home. The building had a long and chequered history, including as a boarding house where Weary Dunlop lived as a student. We were keen that we retained the unique character and feel of the house and made maximal use of its position, natural light and views over Fitzroy Town Hall. Rebecca was a joy and inspiration to work with from the outset. She was innovative, rigorous, and listened carefully to our suggestions, especially around environmental impact and overall feel of the property. She was incredibly resourceful in sourcing products and ideas, which made a huge difference to the final design. For example, the suspended cupboards in the kitchen – a real winner given the relatively small size for storage – came from a 1950s design magazine. She managed the project meticulously all the way through, and worked extremely well with the builders and other contractors, who clearly respected her professionalism and skill. This was not an easy project – the house had been renovated repeatedly over the years and the legacy meant no wall was straight and no two doors the same size. The final renovation is superb – understated but spectacular. We haven’t had a visitor who hasn’t been amazed by the house and renovation. I’ve lived in over 40 houses and flats in the last 30 years and this is undoubtedly the best house yet. This is partly due to the original structure but also because of the renovation; I’m sure a less skilled architect could easily have made a dog’s dinner of the project. Rebecca also clearly has an aptitude and commitment to teaching and I know that she is heavily engaged in community and voluntary work in Australia and overseas."
- dburgner
Mcmahon and Nerlich
Architects
"We hired MAN architects to renovate our terrace house in Balmain. We couldn't have been happier with the end result. The passion for their industry and enthusiasm for our project was evident. They listened to our brief and created solutions that we couldn't have dreamed of. Kate and Rob are a pleasure to work with."
- moisenunan
Zugai Strudwick Architects
Architects
"As a builder that has constructed several projects for ZSA, I can highly recommend their architectural services. Their designs and working drawings are always thoroughly though out making the building process efficient and effective. ZSA have a firm understanding of the cost of building which sets them apart from the rest. They have excellent spacial awareness and knowledge of construction which is critical to a good design. Every client that I have shared with ZSA (more than 10) would highly recommend their services."
- Henarise Pty Ltd
Davis Architects
Architects
"I have used this guys when I built my house in Ryde few months ago. They are brilliant and very helpful. They helped me designing my indoors and outdoors and have done an amazing job. Great work guys. We are very happy."
- Ben Smithers
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If your renovation is more than a simple benchtop replacement or roof re-tiling job, then it may be time to find an architect who can manage your project from start to finish. Depending on the architecture firm you hire, the scope can span from planning sustainable design into your renovations, to selecting furniture and even interior finishes.

How do I find the right architect for my home design project?


An architect is often the first person you hire for your project. Before taking steps to find an architect, ask yourself what you want to achieve from your renovation or home construction. Do you want to improve the liveability and sustainability of your home, or simply expand? What style of architecture do you prefer? Once you have established your motivation, research architects that have completed similar house designs in your locale and within a comparable budget to yours.

Undergoing renovations, house extensions or building a new home entirely can be stressful. For this reason, it’s important that you and your chosen architect get along and share the same values, especially if you require an architect to help you refine your brief. To establish this rapport, you may need to meet several times with the architects on your shortlist before making a final decision on who you hire. The relationship you have with your architect is very personal, and will involve discussions of your habits, hobbies and tastes, so you want to ensure you have picked someone you feel comfortable in sharing this information with.

Most importantly, you need to trust that your architect will manage your home improvement or house design within budget, while working with site constraints, and coordinating the relationships of all parties involved in the project.

Ideally, your architect will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Your architect may be needed to select and hire subcontractors (e.g. builders, engineers and landscape architects) just as they may need to negotiate contracts with stakeholders. A good client-architect relationship will ensure they are your biggest advocate along the way during construction.

Finally, remember that the most well-known or established architect may not provide the right architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project.

Questions to ask prospective residential architects:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • What types of renderings (3-D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (The architect's personal style could interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a project manager and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Do you foresee any complications with this project?

    Find residential architects on Houzz. To find the best architect for your home design project, narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to architect. Then browse architects’ latest projects and read reviews. You can also look through Photos of projects to find an interior architect or designer who has worked on a project similar to yours.
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