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Designing a better future — for people, place and planet

Studio Nine Architects is an Adelaide based architecture and interior design studio. From humble beginnings in 1998, we are now one of the state’s largest studio’s consisting of a team of over 50 design and support staff with a diverse portfolio of projects.

As design leaders we are continually pursuing change and aim to think more holistically about architecture and design. Through our leadership, we strive for a socially conscious, equitable and sustainable future for all.

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We partner with people who align with our studio's values

People first
Understanding everything we do is designed by people, for people, with people

Find what matters
Value comes from our ability to deeply understand the problem we need to solve

Smarter not harder
Collective knowledge and expertise enable us to define how best to apply our effort

Strive for better
We embody a shared responsibility to deliver excellence

Be the change you seek
Creating an impact starts with having the courage to take the first step

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Our People

From humble beginnings in 1998, we are now one of the state’s largest studios. Our highly skilled team of Architects, Interior Designers, Architectural Technicians and business staff bring together a diverse mix of local, national and global experience, sector specialisations, and different skillsets and perspectives.

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Our Process

Curiosity, insight and craft define the mindset of each phase of our projects. The curiosity phase interrogates the project drivers, brief, metrics and benchmarking to formulate the ‘big ideas’. Insight translates these findings into a strong project concept that forms the foundation for future decisions. Craft is where we strategise the delivery of the project, applying our team’s collective smarts to drive an efficient project delivery.

Our aim is to form strong working relationships, both internally and externally, by aligning and bonding our client and team through a clearly articulated concept, working together towards a shared vision.

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We are proud to be a carbon neutral certified studio

As designers, we have an ethical responsibility to decrease the impact the practice of architecture has on our planet. Our official carbon neutral certification aligns with our studio’s ‘why’ and was born out of our commitment to being a signatory of the global Architects Declare movement. It is the first key milestone in our ongoing sustainability journey to provide a more sustainable environment for future generations.

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Our Initiatives

Mentor Program
Our internal mentor program is tailored to individual objectives, providing mentees with invaluable guidance, support and a sounding board for personal and professional development.

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The staff-led initiative facilitates the transfer of expertise from our senior staff to junior team members through fortnightly forums that bridge knowledge and skill gaps to strengthen our team. Learn more

Professional Development
We encourage our staff to be involved in initiatives that support their professional development. All staff have access to an annual training budget to develop their knowledge and acquire new skills in an area of interest.

Employee Assistance Program
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free short-term and confidential professional counselling and referral assistance to all employees and their immediate family members requiring support.

Studio Events
Our Social Committee organise regular activities to strengthen our team culture and sense of community, including quarterly team-building events, guest speaker presentations, wine nights and regular staff celebrations.

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Studio Nine Architects is governed by an overarching Board consisting of directors Andrew Steele, John Galluccio, Tony Zappia, Justin Cucchiarelli and Mandy Goehr, and external advisor John Harvey as Chair.

Our studio engages Organisational Psychologist Jenny Clavio to provide strategic, evidence-based psychological and business consulting to senior management and the wider team.

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