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.
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.
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.