About our studio

We develop designs for homes that have a timeless appeal – they are tasteful, warm and inviting. The design is informed by the client brief, site context, and environmental factors. Passive Energy Design; with consideration of solar orientation, good ventilation, thermal mass, and insulation is a given for any project. Our Architecture Studio aims to use local and Australian made materials, reclaimed and environmentally sustainable materials whenever possible. We create spaces that allow quiet reflection, and others that encourage active participation. The outside spaces are as important to us as the interior, and particular attention is paid to the interface between the two. Our most important goal is the creation of a friendly home.

Renovating or building your home is a huge undertaking. It can be emotionally, financially and creatively challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. We can provide a range of services tailored to best suit the client and project. They range from Concept Sketch Design, through the Town Planning and Building Permit Approval stages, to Full Contract Administration for the successful completion of the building on the site. We help you navigate your way through the design and construction process – teaming up with expert consultants, authorities, builders and suppliers along the way.

We use 3D Building Information Modelling Program – REVIT.

Our Principal

Adie Courtney

Adie studied Architecture at RMIT, graduating with Honours in 1989. After University, she worked with Norman Day Architect, enjoyed a short stint in the New York office of Robert Stern making models, and spent some years as Architect and Design Office Manager at The Splinter Group with Alex Recht. She established her own Architectural Practice in 1994.

In addition to designing homes, Adie loves colour – bright, dirty, muted, and more; and Melbourne’s live music scene. She loves living in a home filled with family, art, light and fun.

Our design process

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