Archology aims to approach the design of the home as a physical element within a living ecosystem. The business was set up by Terry Bail, an architect with a background in science and permaculture. These skills are used to approach the design process with the client, using landscape as much as possible to work with the house as an integrated living system whether this be for energy conservation, water collection or food production. Many of the projects incorporate elements that have either been recycled or repurposed to give each project a richness that helps to create unique personal environments that will reflect the owners’ own personalities.
Ecological Design provides independent sustainable building design advice to both architects and home owners. We are experts in rainwater harvesting and stormwater drainage design as well as thermal performance and energy efficiency assessment. We quantify the benefits of optimised building design allowing our clients to make the best decisions.
Envirotecture designs elegant and affordable homes that work well, feel good, and are culturally appropriate – and reduce their ecological cost toward zero. We have over 35 years experience in sustainable design, combining traditional and organic sustainability with proven and emerging technologies.
Envirotecture has received numerous peer design awards, community and sustainability awards.
Fully booked for Blacktown 2018
Eoghan Lewis Architects
Eoghan Lewis Architects focuses on small-scale and residential architecture, with a site-specific approach that is particularly sensitive to client requirements, context and issues of sustainability. As such, each project is a reflection of our clients’ interests and aspirations whilst celebrating the poetics and prosaics of the domestic and the everyday.We have developed a portfolio of award-winning houses and public buildings that are architecturally ambitious, ecologically responsible, practical and a pleasure to occupy.
G.E. Hunt Architect
Graham Hunt is a sole practitioner working throughout Sydney and beyond who uses his extensive experience in sustainable design to create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient buildings holistically conceived. Graham designed and built his first passive solar home in 1983 and is highly respected throughout the industry for his expertise in optimising thermal comfort. With a realistic pragmatic approach cost effective design solutions full of delight evolve through deep consultation with clients and after detailed site evaluation.
We consider the long-term use of a building during its life-cycle in order to make it truly liveable. Our design approach allows for easy adaptability in response to the changes in life of the inhabitants, creating long-term, meaningful occupation. To achieve this also requires maximising the potential of each client’s unique site, brief and budget. We design the “right fit” for the site by responding to place and optimising the connection to natural light and ventilation. In this way we address sustainability in terms of social, environmental and economic factors.
MG Consulting is a leading Australian company focused on delivering exceptional and innovative energy management solutions, which are tailored to meet our client’s specific requirements. We develop, engineer, procure and construct a range of energy management solutions, ranging from: solar systems, lighting upgrades, energy audits, monitoring or policy advice. Morgan Green has been active in the industry for more than 10 years, providing solar and energy efficient products and advice to the local Randwick and Waverley community.
Randwick Environmental Planning Officer
Rebecca Jacobs is a strategic planner at Randwick City Council, working on plans and policies for the future of the area. She has an interest in sustainability and design, creating buildings, town centres and suburbs that are attractive, sustainable, liveable and vibrant places. She has expertise in Council and State policies, and can provide general planning advice, including guidance on consent required for alterations and additions to houses, apartments and businesses. You can bring along plans or drawings if you have them, but they are not required for a ‘speed date’.
ShineHub – Alex Georgiou
ShineHub founder Alex Georgiou has helped hundreds of families become self-sufficient with new solar and battery systems for their home. In your session, Alex will help you make a prioritised plan for solar, battery, and energy efficient solutions for your home so you know exactly what is best for you. No matter your budget you can get started on your path to energy independence today!
Fully booked for Blacktown 2018
Xpert Design & Architectural Drafting
With her Lithuanian family background steeped in building and engineering, it was natural that Sigita Kliuke chose to become an architect. Combining nine years in architecture, including interior design, with her enthusiasm to really understand sustainable design Sigita became a researcher/project manager for one of the leading world insulation companies. Sigita is now adapting her European experiences to the Australian climate. This includes her recently completed NaTHerS training as a thermal performance assessor. Sigita also has significant experience in BASIX compliance. She has a strong commitment to holistic sustainable passive solar design which incorporates all aspects of a site. Her aim is to use building design as an opportunity to deliver spaces and homes that will enrich and celebrate not just occupants, but neighbours, towns and the planet.
At your abode we specialise in the design and construction of green, sustainable living environments. Every one of our projects is the distillation of our desire to create houses that are as sustainable as possible, whilst being truly unique, inviting and genuinely well crafted. We believe that houses and renovations should be designed and built with the maximum consideration for their environmental impact and their effect on the health of the occupants.