An approach. Not a style. This delivers a result that is informed by the unique circumstances and necessities of each client and the opportunities offered by the project context. We strive for an architecture that is responsive and engaging delivering enlivened, timeless and durable spaces. Driven by ideas we are focused on clear and open communication at every stage of a project.
We are a practice based in Bondi and Coledale working at a range of scales in NSW and QLD primarily on family homes, medium density housing and apartment buildings. We are a full service practice with the skills required to take your project from concept design through to construction whether you are renovating an existing home or building a new one.
Luke’s experience as a registered architect and his thorough knowledge of the design, documentation and onsite administration of residential, childcare, seniors living and retail projects ensures that he has the skills required to take your project from inception through to completion on site. Architects Registration No. 9069
"I found Luke Durack Architects thorough, professional and client-centred in their approach. They helped walk me through the at times byzantine process for obtaining a Complying Development Certificate for some internal alterations. They were always responsive, knowledgeable and courteous, and helped to smoothly facilitate a successful outcome. I would highly recommend them."
"Luke designed and managed the renovation of an old cottage I bought which was in need of gutting and redesign. He was extremely professional, listening and understanding what I was looking for then providing a very clear description of the options with some clever elements I hadn't thought of. Luke was extremely competent at turning the design into action. It was the first time I had used an architect and Luke educated and guided me through the whole process, tendering for a builder and other professionals, all the council paperwork, managing some unexpected curve balls and getting the renovation completed on time. Luke also advised on some tough decisions to ensure I met my budget. I am very grateful for my beautiful, light filled and transformed home. It is very easy to live in which was a key element. I highly recommend him."
"Luke was patient, clear, precise, direct and timely with respect to our many queries, concerns and wishes with respect to our project which involved a house demolition and construction of a duplex building. Further, Luke was very professional, knowledgeable, realistic and creative, in advising on alternatives, both in design and materials, to what we initially had in mind and was focused on our obtaining the best possible result out of the budget we had available."
"We commissioned Durack Architects to do a Feasibility study on adding a roof extension to our Bondi apartment building. They went above and beyond to get it done quickly and we were very pleased with the high standard of work and attention to detail that they gave the project. Luke recommended many things we hadn't thought of to help increase the value of our investment. Overall it was a very easy and pleasurable experience dealing with the team."
– John Ruskin
Your home may be a terrace, house, apartment or semi but there are particular qualities that ensure all great spaces endure. 1st century Roman architect Vitruvius Pollio identified three elements as necessary for any well designed building and we believe this still applies today. Read more →
An early stages investigation looking at the viability of a project can save time and money. This stand alone activity can be undertaken when you are first considering the prospect of your project in order to help understand what opportunities and constraints are at play.
Clever design and skillful documentation are required for the successful completion of any project. This starts at the sketch design stage and continues through design development, council submissions and the detailed documentation of your project for construction.
We have the resources and skills required to move your project from sketch design through to a comprehensive set of documents required for a development application. We negotiate directly with council on your behalf in order to ensure the best outcome.
For the best result on your project it is important that the architect continues the journey with you through the construction stage. Administering the contract with the builder, inspecting works, addressing any unforeseen issues as they arise ensures that your project runs as smoothly as possible.