We specialise in beautiful high performance, energy efficient residential projects that are bright, happy, and healthy, with a tactile, warm, aesthetic.

We are passionate about recycling materials; accessing natural light; marrying functionality with beautiful form; efficient, sophisticated cost-effective detailing; bringing in nature, and perhaps a splash of colour!

We take your budget very seriously and work through feasibility and costs at the early stages.

We believe that the client-architect relationship is the key to a successful project, and always forge lasting and meaningful connections — where dialogue is open and projects are a collaborative process.

We bring our expertise and design capability to realise your vision for your home to be a reflection of you and your family’s personality and lifestyle.

Passive House: High Performance, low carbon, healthy homes

We specialise in low embodied energy and healthy materials and Passive House design: a voluntary standard—the most rigorous, energy efficiency standard in the world involving a highly insulated, thermally broken, and air-tight building shell.

It is true sustainable design which creates a healthy home while drastically reducing carbon emissions and running costs of your home. You can read more about Passive House here.

About Karen

Karen is a registered architect in NSW and Victoria , working in both Sydney and Melbourne, and regional areas throughout both states.

Karen has extensive experience in taking building projects from inception to completion, including:

Karen tutors architecture subjects at RMIT and previously at UNSW; and has worked with several acclaimed architects including Renato D’Ettorre Architects, and as Senior Project Architect with Sam Crawford Architects, where a number of her projects won awards  from The Australian Institute of Architects at national and state levels.

Karen also works as a fine artist and was a founding board member of Pocket City Farms — a not-for-profit organisation working to provide urban farming and rooftop farms in our cities.

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