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  • 3 Reviews

    I.S. Design Studio is an Architecture and Interior design business that work around Sydney regions providing a friendly and professional standard service, I.S.Design Studio team will stylishly and ... Read more


    Helen: Excellent services! I will definitely recommend them to whoever is ...   Read more reviews

    26 March 2015

  • Australian Engineering Consultants We have been in the building design industry for over 20 years and specialize in structural engineering and preparing architectural drawings for council approv... Read more


    Song: Great engineering services. Highly recommended. thanks   Read more reviews

    30 July 2016

  • 16 Reviews

    We provide Drafting & Design services for all types of projects, including: - ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS (including facade make-overs) - NEW HOMES - GRANNY FLATS - TOWNHOUSES - DUPLEX - DUAL... Read more

  • 11 Reviews

    JS Arcthitects is a diverse architectural practice providing full architectural services including preliminary feasibility studies to sketch design, development applications, contract documentation... Read more

    Sydney South,NSW
  • 4 Reviews

    ARCHIROX is a multi-disciplinary architectural & construction practice. Interior design & fit-out expert. We are established in 2003, restructured in 2010 to ARCHIROX. For more information, visit: ... Read more


    Lauren: My wife and I were very satisfied with the Architectural Services p...   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • 3 Reviews

    Liquid Design Pty Ltd is a multi-disciplined design company with over 18 years of international experience and offers a complete range of interior design, building design services, graphics, projec... Read more


    James: Chris was very easy to deal with, flexible in approach and full of ...   Read more reviews

    27 July 2013

  • 78 Reviews
    5.0 Building Design & Drafting residential architectural plans for DA/CDC and 3D rendering. We are trying to make our services offer the lowest prices, fastest and most accurate in Austr... Read more


    Evelyn: Franz is always quick to reply. The first drawing was done less tha...   Read more reviews

    8 August 2017

  • 2 Reviews

    My name is Derrick McRae, owner and operator of DM Designs & Concepts. I have an acute eye for detail, and my designs are creative from any angle you view. With completed design projects in both... Read more


    Robbie: Derrick was great. Quick to respond and site visit. We look forward...   Read more reviews

    11 August 2015

  • 2 Reviews

    Founded in 2012, YSH is a firm that focuses on all aspects of the design and building process, from design to Development Applications to Construction Certificates. YSH understands the design a... Read more

    Surry Hills,NSW

    Michael: Very professional service. exceptional result . Promt and commited...   Read more reviews

    4 September 2013

  • 22 Reviews

    T2 PROJECTS is a Sydney Building Design practice based in Woollahra NSW 2025 specializing in residential design and council planning from the initial concept stages right through to construction. W... Read more


    Tiarn: Good guy. Professional. Did the work we needed him to do in the bud...   Read more reviews

    4 September 2014

  • 5 Reviews

    8 Squared Architects is a Sydney based architectural practice. Our focus is sustainable, accessible, honest, and creative architecture. Directors Josh Allen and Pravi Kumar have over 35 years of... Read more


    Mark: Showed up on time. Had some great ideas. Did some really great work.   Read more reviews

    27 May 2014

  • 16 Reviews

    Webiste - Instragram - LinkedIn - EC WORKSHOP is an Architectural firm established in 2012 by Foun... Read more


    Vivian: The job was completed on time, on budget, to a professional standar...   Read more reviews

    8 May 2017

  • 13 Reviews

    AJ DESIGN AND PROJECT is an Architecture and Interior design business that work around Sydney regions providing a friendly and professional standard service, AJ Design and Project team will stylish... Read more


    Alan: thx gus, thanks a lot for your help. the drawings are so good, they...   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • 2 Reviews

    We specialise in providing high quality architecture, design and drafting services for your residential project at an affordable price. We will work closely with you to achieve your dream. Our ... Read more


    Livia: Cate was wonderfully professional and prompt with her communication...   Read more reviews

    15 August 2013

  • Mobile Workshop Australia Design Studio is a branch of the Mexican firm Mobile Workshop Architects. Located in Newtown, Sydney Australia, We specialise on DESIGN and DRAFTING and We pride ... Read more


    Matt: Isaac and the team at MWA were absolutely a pleasure to work with....   Read more reviews

    27 April 2016

  • 3 Reviews

    We specialise in architectural design and construction project management, with over 10 years experience servicing Sydney property and business owners. Our services include: • Residential des... Read more


    Karl: Prompt, professional and willing to guide me through the process. V...   Read more reviews

    2 June 2016

  • MPE
    6 Reviews
    Crows Nest,NSW

    Lily: We had our bathroom walls and floor tiled by Masters Property Empi...   Read more reviews

    17 October 2017

  • 5 Reviews

    We are a design and construction company (architect & builder) based in Sydney, and we have been in business for over 25 years. We are experienced in various types of projects including: • re... Read more


    Joanna: Very professional and knowledgeable. Very good quality of work. Nic...   Read more reviews

    13 May 2015

  • RO
    3 Reviews

    Design & Documentation of renovations, additions, new houses, obtaining Council approval, project management, construction management for owner builders. Over 30 years experience. Read more


    Mark: Quick, personal and professional service. Highly recommend Ross, we...   Read more reviews

    26 March 2014

  • I am a Building designer (Sydney) and Architect (Portugal) with a Sustainable Development Masters at UNSW. For the past 12 years I have experienced working in projects across the residential, co... Read more

    Rose Bay,NSW

    Debbie: Excellent turnaround, pretty much thr next day. An exceptional pers...   Read more reviews

    27 October 2015

  • 2 Reviews

    Collaboration is the driving force behind all great designs. The team at Collaborate Creative Designs will work effectively with all involved to ensure your projects objectives are surpassed. We a... Read more


    Alexx: From day 1 to completion Danica has been fantastic. As a middle age...   Read more reviews

    2 October 2014

  • OLAP

    We focus on architectural designs with the latest trends and idea that suits any needs. We are a team consist a registered Architect with over 6 years experience in the residential sector al over S... Read more


    Robert: Very professional and helped guide us through the whole process. I ...   Read more reviews

    16 July 2015

  • MI
    7 Reviews

    We are a professional construction business which was established by a civil engineer who has a strong engineering knowledge in all the construction details. Compared with the other small const... Read more


    Gary: Excellent result and Nick was very nice to deal with. Would highly ...   Read more reviews

    13 March 2015

  • 7 Reviews

    Custom House Design is a Sydney Building Design firm specialising in new residential house designs for the knockdown rebuild market. We will liaise with you, get to know your personality and then d... Read more

    Five Dock,NSW

    Indigo: Sam was friendly and very skilled at sales (getting the job by star...   Read more reviews

    8 September 2017

  • 5 Reviews

    Free Consultation and quote – We are happy to visit your home to discuss your ideas and give feedback on design, council approval, and costs. We would then follow up with an affordable detailed quo... Read more


    Keith: We selected two (2) architects for initial design & selected NK Arc...   Read more reviews

    21 December 2015

  • 2 Reviews

    We are Sydney-based design company, with over 8 years experience in the built design profession. We are a small sized firm with members of the team having extensive professional experience. Key me... Read more


    Jacqueline: Lovely professional man. Highly recommended.   Read more reviews

    7 October 2016

  • 2 Reviews

    PROFILE: LC Building Designs is a new company based in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney who are currently building a portfolio of work. Every project has it’s own unique challenges with respect ... Read more


    Stacey: Lee was fantastic and plans were what I required. He liaised with c...   Read more reviews

    28 October 2014

  • 3 Reviews

    I can help you managing projects for: 1. Submission, including DA, CDC, Section 96 for Residential Dwelling 2. Running feasibility studies 3. Documenting and drafting full set of architectural p... Read more

    Maroubra South,NSW

    Lucian: Brilliant. Best customer service received in a long time. Highly re...   Read more reviews

    16 November 2016

  • GG
    2 Reviews

    Anita: Great job. Highly recommended in an industry where people dnt even ...   Read more reviews

    4 June 2016

  • Make your building plans a reality sooner with AUSDAC. At Australian Sustainable Design and Construction (AUSDAC), we pride ourselves on delivering innovative and sustainable design and construc... Read more


    Denis: I used AUSDAC to design my rear extension, which I am extremely hap...   Read more reviews

    28 December 2016

Roles of Architects

Are you planning to build a new house? How about renovate your current place? Whatever you plan to do, you better make sure to get professional architectural services.

Many homeowners today sometimes fail to realise the need to talk to architects when they want to have something built on their property. Little do they know that residential architects can help them with so many things including planning, designing, and streamlining the whole process to make the project flow as smoothly as possible.

What are architects and what do they do?

Architects are professionals who have completed a university degree in architecture, gathered at least two years of experience, and passed all requirements of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. They’re licensed experts who are authorised to plan and design residential structures and commercial buildings. Apart from that, they also do project management and ensure that everything is built according to plan.

Architects take on various roles in construction projects. Here are some of them in a nutshell:

  • Beginning the project
    Architects meet and sit down with their clients to talk to them about the job. They’d ask questions to clarify their clients’ expectations, budget, vision for the project, and requirements. The information that they will get will be used to create the design brief.

  • Designing the structure
    After that, building architects will study the design brief. They will also go to the site to analyse the conditions and the whole area so that it will be easier for them to figure out the best orientation and location of the structure. This is also where they start sketching their ideas and creating rough drafts, which will be used when creating concept design models, images, and drawings.

  • Developing the design, creating documentation, and getting approvals
    Once the concept design is made, architects set it side by side with the design brief to check if everything they talked about with their client has been taken into consideration. If everything seems to be covered, they then move on to the technicalities of the design. They create detailed drawings with complete specifications which will be lodged for local council approval and used by the builder. You won’t have to worry about finding a builder for your project as well; local architects often have a network of trusted builders, and they can help you with the selection process.

  • Building the structure
    Architects always need to check up on the project and work closely with the builder and other tradespeople to ensure that everything is being done according to the architectural plans and specifications. That’s why they’re also greatly involved in the construction phase.

  • Following up on the project post-construction
    An architect’s role doesn’t end when the construction of the structure ends. Quality architects always return to the site and talk to their clients again to see whether or not there are issues and problems that need to be addressed. They’ll also check if there are jobs that are left unfinished.

What to look for when hiring an architect

Looking for architects who will be able to understand your needs and wants can be a frustrating task if you don’t know the right things to do and that things to check out. Don’t worry though, here are some of the things you can look into when selecting and architect for your project.

  1. Licence and other qualifications
    All architects need a licence to take on jobs. That’s why it’s important that you check if your prospective architect is licensed. You should also find out more about their other qualifications — years of experience, past projects, and other things that will prove that they are qualified to help you with your construction project.

  2. Expertise
    Architects can specialise in different work and provide various services. However, you should still take the time to know about their specialisations and see if they have extensive knowledge in the type of work that you have. If you’re building a commercial structure, better hire commercial architects for the job. If you’re building a new home, get in touch with house architects.

  3. Portfolio
    Of course, you will also need to see their past work. Doing so will help you find out if their style matches the vision you want for your house, office, or shop. It will also help you check whether their claims are true or not. For example, if they say that they specialise in sustainable and modern designs, then they should be able to show you numerous photos of the sustainable designs that they created before.

  4. Feedback
    What do their previous customers say about them and their services? You should only go for architects who have plenty of positive feedback. It means that they always strive to do their best when talking to their clients, handling jobs, and ensuring top-notch results.

Find architects on

At, you can hire architects who are not only qualified but also reliable, friendly, and keen to take on your job. Check out some reviews from their past clients:

"I used Rammi to help create plans for a major extension to my house and found him easy to work with - managed project to my required timeline, and helped arrange surveyors and water engineers to also complete works required for council approvals. Would use again and recommend." - Derek from West Ryde, NSW

"Nilesh Munot is a very professional architect. He was very helpful with a few undecided areas that I had, namely where to put the staircase, and his suggestion were perfect so we used them. He worked incredibly fast. Provided copies of everything. Visited the council twice with DA’s and I had full confidence in his ability to draw up the plans I wanted and I will recommend him whenever possible. Patricia " - Patricia from Bondi Junction, NSW

"We were extremely impressed with the professionalism and dedication that Ashwin should us from the initial consultation right through to council application. Even then Ashwin didn’t leave us and was once again a great help in finalising our project. We would highly recommend Ashwin to anyone wishing to have a professional and precise project come to life. Wish you all the best and hope one day we can renovate again and utilize your services. George & Bernadette Najjar " - George from Peakhurst, NSW