SQ Architecture is an Architectural Design practice based on the Gold Coast. We specialise in small to medium scale projects ranging from residential to commercial developments. We are committed to making life better through design and our strength is our ability to explore, communicate, collaborate and apply our wide knowledge to help create the project you desire.
If you are looking for a practice to push the boundaries or maximise your yield then SQ Architecture is for you. We love to test all your options and will provide you with practical, realistic, thoughtful and informed possibilities for your project. As we are a small practice, it enables us to provide competitive pricing while still maintaining an exceptional level of service and quality Architectural Design.
Our Director, Ian Elphinstone, will be with you from concept through to completion and will help you navigate through the complex world of approvals and construction to help deliver the project you desire. We have invested our time and money in keeping up with the latest construction techniques, materials and regulations to provide the best advice possible for your project. We also run the latest software which allows our clients to interact with the project through the design phase. We can send a 3D file that can be opened on any smart phone or tablet device so you can walk or fly around your design before turning any soil.
Our team have a wealth of knowledge across all disciplines.
Director & Principal Architect
Ian’s working background includes 18 years industry experience within the private and government sectors of architecture and construction. Ian specialises in small to medium scale architectural projects providing development options along with development and construction cost analysis to give you confidence during your development journey.
Ian's Qualifications include:
Bachelor of Design (Honours) – Queensland University of Technology
Master of Architecture - Queensland University of Technology
Registered Architect (5106) – Board of Architects Queensland
Architect Membership (63153) – Australian Institute of Architects
Queensland Building and Construction Commission Licensee (1313213)
Livable Housing Australia (LHA) Design Guideline Assessor (20221)
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Assessor (SDA00055)
Civil and Construction
Robbie's working background includes over 20 years industry experience within project subdivisions and civil works. Robbie specialises in all things civil and provides expert advice and construction cost analysis for the complex world of civil construction.
Robbie has developed his skills while working with industry leaders BMD for over 10 years and over the past 5 years has been instrumental in helping Stelph Developments, South East Civil and Stelph Qld build their business.
Trudi's working background includes over 15 years industry experience. Her main focus has been to specialise in small to medium scale interior design projects. Trudi has developed her skills through working with industry leaders throughout her career and understands her clients needs.
Trudi can help enhance the interior of your project to achieve a healthier, functional and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. If you need help with layouts, colours, styling or fitouts then Trudi will help guide you in the right direction.
We specialise in small to medium residential and commercial developments.
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