Sally Draper Architects

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Sally Draper Architects is one of Melbourne’s most respected design practices. It has a strong heritage and has produced a substantial body of residential, institutional and urban design work. The firm has earned numerous awards and deep client loyalty. The practice was established in 2004, building on Sally’s strong design and project leadership at the previous Swaney Draper Architects.

Each project is a collaborative endeavour between the client and the design team. The uniqueness and importance of each client’s situation and needs are the starting point, with time invested in listening, understanding and crafting a brief which seeds the resolution of the design. Sally Draper Architects sees results as projects that respond directly to clients’ ethos and values as well as their functional and aesthetic concerns.

Addressing the specific opportunities and challenges of each project’s site and appropriate response to the broader setting is integral to each design. Environmentally sustainable design principles are incorporated from the outset with the elements of solar gain, wind and shelter thoughtfully resolved.

Appropriate, honest use of materials and refinement of architectural detailing results in buildings that appear timeless and elegant, yet feel strong, authentic and liveable. Sally Draper Architects creates beautiful backdrops against which people can live and work with ease.

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