Our Story

Burleigh Heads headland to Surfers Paradise Queensland

Burleigh Beach Designs

Since our inception in 2012, our fundamental desire has been to explore the relationships between architecture and the environment, creating quality designs that make connections between these two elements.

Personalised service

With a compact staff, Burleigh Beach designs is able to focus on providing a highly personalised service. Our Architect Brett McDonald liaises personally with all of our clients, and oversees all of our projects.

Architect Brett McDonald with interior designer Simone McDonald
Architect Brett McDonald with interior designer Simone McDonald

We are environmentally conscious

We aim to tread lightly on the land in an effort to contribute to the longevity of our environment. Our decision to work from our modest beach house located close to Burleigh Beach demonstrates this attitude without jeopardising our level of expertise. This enables us to keep our fees lower and reduce our carbon footprint, while still employing cutting-edge technology. We also use an onsite, purpose-built workshop to test prototypes of customised details in our designs.

Our culture

Create positive experiences

We aim to create architectural designs that enrich people’s lives. When you walk into any building, it becomes an ‘experience’ - something that registers with all of your senses. It’s part of the reason we all have favourite places to eat, to stay, to meet friends and relax. It’s why we continually seek new ways to turn our home into our own private resort.

We aim to design spaces that create positive experiences and lasting memories.

We listen

We work collaboratively with you from the development of a concept through to construction. It's our role to listen to your needs and desires, to guide your decisions where necessary and then articulate your needs and desires in a creative and customised design solution.

So whatever your project is, our design solutions are informed by your ideas, desires and most importantly, how the design can function most effectively for you. Our highly personalised service, puts you at the centre of the design process, supporting and inspiring you with ideas, keeping you informed, and responding to all of your questions with honest answers.

Attention to detail

To us, attention to detail is not merely a catch phrase or motto, it is an integral part of our design process. We believe that it is the finer detail that creates quality in architecture and assists with customizing one-off designs for our clients. For this purpose, we create and test proto types in our purpose built workshop.

Detailed documentation is an architect’s sole language of expression; it shows contractors how to build your project the way it has been designed. Our detailed documentation is therefore, a primary factor in ensuring that your project is successful.

Extensive knowledge

With years of both trade-qualified and professional experience in the construction industry we have accumulated an extensive knowledge of building processes across a wide range of residential and commercial projects. This continues to be invaluable, as it puts us in the unique position of being able to apply a practical understanding of building, to the creation of your design.

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