Surroundings is moving in a bold new direction

A new direction

Sometimes you’ve just got to follow your heart and focus on the things you really love. And over time, we’ve come to realise that human-centred design is our calling. Our strength and interest lies in the ‘egg hatching’ phase of building, where our expertise helps connect people to personal experiences in space.


We’re launching a new program

From 2016, we’ll be focusing solely on this design approach. We’ve brought together all our learnings to develop a program called HOME that will help people explore and discover their ideal space. 

A calendar of workshops

Rather than follow architecture projects through to completion, we will now work with our clients to develop the perfect brief – and offer a special matchmaking service to help our clients choose the best architect for the job.  We will run a calendar of events for group workshops and take bookings for individuals and couples. We will also consult on commercial projects, such as our work for Hummingbird House and Endodontics.

Thank you for your ongoing support

We’re shifting from a traditional architecture practice to human-centred design because it’s what we do best. Helping people define what they need and want is an invaluable first step in the process. So, if you come across someone who’s starting a project, tell them about what we’re up to, we would love to support them to discover their brief and choose the right architect for their ideal home.

Thank you for your love and support; we hope to continue this journey with you.

HOME Masterclass Group

Come and join us for a group session in the creative environment of the Surroundings studio.

This five-part workshop will help you establish who you are, what inspires you, where you’ve come from and where you’re going. We put together these elements to help you better understand your personal relationship with space. You will receive a portfolio of your activities, exercises. HOME Masterclass Group offers a more cost-effective option. 

Price: $450 ex gst per person

We have opened dates for 2016
Book your tickets now in eventbrite

or looking for something more personal and customised? See our other packages on our website.


Christmas is coming! Need an extraordinary gift for an extraordinary person?

Gift a loved one, a ticket to our group workshops. The gift of learning about how you relate to your home will last a lifetime.

A perfect gift for those who are;

  • looking to buy a house
  • moving out for the first time
  • thinking of studying interior design or architecture
  • loves home, nesting and their environment
  • wants to learn more and make their home their own

Simply email or call Suzie 0419 028 906 to purchase a gift certificate and we’ll email over a gift certificate addressed to your special someone. If the class they want to do is cheaper, we’ll do a credit towards their next visit. If the class is more expensive, they can pay the difference direct to us when they book in.