Residential Architectural Services

Experts in Residential Architecture and Design

A home that expresses your values, personality and lifestyle sets the scene for exceptional quality of life.

By working with you to identify your personal vision of luxury, residential architects can shape your surroundings to complement your day-to-day life.

At JDA Lammin, we create buildings that reflect this approach. Our strength lies in understanding that a home is more than just a building, regardless of project budget.

We support our clients in dreaming outside the box, relying on our advanced expertise, creative resolve and trusted professional networks to map out a seamless route from concept to realisation.


Specialised Local Knowledge

Our specialised knowledge of Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs positions us among the area’s leading residential architects.

Brighton homes, for example, will have different demands to those in Berwick, and our approach to design takes this local perspective into account.

We have the capacity to design and deliver homes across a range of residential building types, including:

  • Single dwelling/standalone homes
  • Multi-residential townhouses and duplex homes
  • Small apartments
  • Hybrid business/retail and residential spaces

We cater to full builds, as well as renovations and home extensions.

Whether you’re a developer setting up a residential precinct or a homeowner looking to expand, downsize or rebuild, we have the knowledge, skills and resources to bring your vision to life.

Find out why JDA Lammin ranks among the best residential architects Melbourne has to offer. To discuss your project and learn how our services can help deliver it, contact us today.

If you’re ready to make your vision come to life, request a consultation or call us on 0439991887.

Contact Us:

Contact us using the form below if you have any questions, additionally click here to request a consultation to have an in depth conversation with one of our expert architects.

Find Our More About Our Process For Residential Projects:

During the exploratory phase our residential clients ask …

  1. Is it possible to get what I want on this site?
  2. Will our new home reflect who we are and respond to our lifestyle?
  3. Will it adapt and change as our needs change into the future?
  4. What are the issues we dont know about, what could go wrong?

We nurture your hopes and needs …

It is always possible to get a perfect fit for your needs if you understand and resolve the issues that could derail your project. We nurture you through the complex challenges and constraints to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

  • We make it a priority to listen and understand all your needs, and design to suit you—your tastes, your aspirations, your budget.
  • We listen when you tell us This is my budget. We dont get carried away. Instead, we use our creativity to make sure you can afford a design that is just right for you.
  • We extract the best possible value we can from your council and your site. We know what will and wont work. We use our big picture view to look ahead, and prevent frustration. You can depend on us to get your project through.

During the planning phase our residential clients ask …

  1. What are the best options for my budget?
  2. What decisions do we need to make and when?
  3. What do we have to do to get planning and building approval?
  4. Do we have to consult other specialists, and if so, who?

We guide you through to future-proof your project …

The number of decisions that need to be made during the planning phase can be daunting. As your partner, advisor, mediator, and advocate, we reduce overwhelm by guiding you through logical options and logical steps. We make sure you have the right understanding at the right time to make informed decisions.

  • We invest time to understand every last element of your house, and then research and specify the best options for you and your budget
  • Together with our team of trustworthy professionals and suppliers, we streamline your project by problem-solving issues during planning
  • We draft our plans with precision to create certainty during construction.

Stay in control and have peace of mind

The construction process is never easy, but it doesnt have to be hard. If you want to stay in control and have peace of mind, we take responsibility for delivering the finished product as promised, as planned.

  • We know the plans, the people, the process, and the costs
  • We work on your behalf to procure builders, and negotiate cost-effective pricing
  • We monitor progress and work with your builder to ensure quality, time and cost outcomes are consistently achieved throughout the construction process.


  • Concept drawings, 3-D models and renders
  • Town planning, building permits and other approvals
  • Detailed technical drawings for pricing and construction
  • External and internal materials and finishes
  • Contract administration

What our clients say:

Karen Lewis – Lewis Timber
“We approached JDA Architects to prepare drawings for an extension to our holiday house in Eildon. They helped us to determine which permits and approvals we needed and provided excellent advice on how to meet the Shire Council’s requirements. The design responded perfectly to our brief and JDA made the whole process seem easy. We are thrilled with the outcome.”

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Residential Client – Camberwell
“We approached JDA Architects to design a dual occupancy townhouse development for our site, one of which was to be our new home. They far exceeded our expectations in achieving a fantastic outcome for both houses despite the site constraints, with designs that responded to the location and resulted in two individual, highly liveable properties. They dealt with our queries promptly and guided us through the process to achieve all the permits and approvals without added stress. This was our first building project but we would definitely be using JDA Architects in the future and would recommend them to anyone looking for unique design and great service.”

Our Fees

Our pricing matches the way we work; it is realistic and responsible:-

  • Its a fraction of your budget
  • It gives you access to the full value of your property
  • It puts you in control of the build cost
  • It makes the process logical, and the outcome clear
  • It turns “I hope I get what I want” into pre-build certainty

The way we work with you

Nurturing your design

Together we discover what is possible.

Step by step

Clear, steady, rational steps—you can depend on us—we know the way.

Ethical Practice

Your interests, your project. We are your team.


Realistic pricing, open communication, responsible reporting.

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