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Top Architects Adelaide

March 01, 2017
Top Architects Adelaide

A city that’s enviable lifestyle balances green parklands with stretches of beaches and fantastic wine regions, Adelaide is a place where you could live anywhere and pretty much be guaranteed to be surrounded by natural beauty.

With an urban landscape that is rich in architectural styles and encompasses a great standard of living, Adelaide seems to have it all. It's no surprise that some Adelaide also has some of Australia best architects. In this article we take a look at some of Adelaide's top architectural firms, who take an innovative approach to design and have a distinctive portfolio of residential projects that are second to none.

Top Architects Adelaide Studio aka


AKA also known as (AKA) is an Adelaide-based studio passionate about holistic design. Architects Amy Grundy and Katherine Dujmovic utilise a multidisciplinary approach to meet client needs, desires and aspirations in aesthetic design and functionality. Both inside and out, AKA believes architectural design should feel as one, with elegance and simplicity resulting in timeless creations.

From residential and boutique commercial designs to large-scale multi-residential and commercial projects, AKA is committed to high quality outcomes They places high importance on environmental impact, passive design, constructability and time constraints and assists clients to realise their site and budget specific project potential.

AKA can assist in all aspects of design and construction, such as: Architectural design (new builds and additions), Renovations and refurbishments, Interior design, Master planning, Furniture design or selection and Contract management.

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Top Architects Adelaide Black Rabbit Architecture

Black Rabbit Architecture

Black Rabbit Architecture + Interiors are a studio-based practice focused on creating boutique design solutions, tailored to their client’s individual needs. Be it architecture, interior spaces, furniture or styling, every project is unique and highly personalised. Based in Adelaide, with over 11 years in practice, their team have a wide range of experience in multiple fields of discipline; however it is residential design which is their passion and specialty.

Black Rabbit firmly believe great design really can change your life… Creating timeless pieces which can be dressed up or down and still have a sense of style and sophistication twenty years from now is the way in which they tackle design.

Design has a cheeky way of engaging us, so much so that for the most part we don’t even know it’s happening. Day in and day out we interact with a built world that either works or doesn’t. When it does and design is at its best... It sings…..and feels like HOME!

Black Rabbit Architecture

Top Architects Adelaide Glasshouse Projects

Glasshouse Projects

Glasshouse Projects is a boutique firm specialising in high-end residential projects, renovations and commercial spaces, providing architectural design as well as project management and construction services.

The advantage of using Glasshouse is that they not only design your space but can also build it too. Unlike traditional architecture practices, they provide a complete design and construction service, with clients dealing with one person at all stages of their project- from initial concept design, through council planning, to selections, construction, right up until handover of keys.

Glasshouse was founded by architect Don Lannicelli, who after working for more than 12 years in architecture and construction, found there was a lack of integration, knowledge and service when not only designing, but also creating high-end, one-off projects.

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Top Architects Adelaide Rowlands Architecture

Rowlands Architectural Design Studio

Rowlands Architectural Design Studio (RAD-Studio) is an architecture design practice with the focus of thoughtful and meaningful design. They don’t just produce spaces that people need to live in; they carefully design spaces to suit lifestyle and culture.

RAD-Studio builds strong project ethos and philosophy to produce unique design solutions to challenge standard forms of living. They work closely with their clients to help broaden possibilities while projects evolve, to encourage and stimulate dreams then bring them to reality.

Understanding the nature of human experience within designed spaces pushes them away from designing to trends that have limited lifespans. Instead, they look at how design stipulates meaning to spaces that we live, learn, work, relax, and of course have fun in.

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Top Architects Adelaide Williams Burton Leopardi Architecture  2

Williams Burton Leopardi Architecture

WBL have a vision to nurture and evolve a studio and community that passionately believes beautifully crafted, deeply personal environments are the foundation of our lives. Their work builds connection through celebrating life’s daily rituals, creating environments that are distinctive to people and place, made intelligently and from the heart.

WBF focus on what makes spaces meaningful to the people who inhabit them, spending time to shape their clients physical environments into personal experiences that evoke memories and inspire new stories.

They do this by providing a seamless amalgam of architecture and interior design enhanced by close collaboration with their clients to shape spaces into places that make life extraordinary.

(WBL provided the header image for this article which is from a barn conversion project in North Adelaide).

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We hope you found this post helpful. If you are interested to learn more about the the role of an architect, the benefits of working with one, and what to look for when appointing one, please visit our parent article Top Architecture Firms Australia.

Image Credits: Header image by Williams Burton Leopardi Architecture. All other images sourced from the portfolios of each of architectural firms above.

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