JSA Studio is a firm of architects with additional expertise in urban design and strategic master-planning, based around a core team of experienced professionals with a wide range of complementary skills acquired on a large variety of projects. Our strength lies in the ability to provide a personal and individual level of service combined with the capacity to deliver major developments. We deploy the services of our Principal on each project at every stage, with the experience to coordinate, manage and creatively harness the skills of multi-disciplinary design teams.
Whether the project is large or small, a master plan or a building, whether it is focused on living, learning, working, or playing, JSA Studio has the skill to coordinate its design and procurement. The firm is committed to a design approach that integrates the practice of architecture and urban design with principles of social and ecological sustainment.
The firm believes that excellence in architecture and urban design rests on a comprehensive understanding of human needs and aspirations within a specific context of environmental conditions and requirements. The firm has found that each project has a solution that is unique to its time and place. Hence it does not align work with stylistic trends, preferring instead to let the project reflect its own particular origin and process. We subscribe to the simple philosophy that ‘design is common sense’, and we bring a logical and rigorous approach to each individual design task.
The strengths of the firm lie principally in two areas. One is the ability to integrate the needs of multiple stakeholder client entities through an accountable brief development process. The other is the experience to coordinate, manage and creatively harness the skills of multi-disciplinary design teams on large scale projects.
With every project the firm is committed to a design outcome that is comprehensively informed by the client brief, guided by a strong central idea, conditioned by the demands of the program and budget, shaped by the character of the site and logic of construction, and sustained by an integrated approach to energy and the environment.
The firm’s broad skills and experience are complemented by intellectual depth, and directed by rigorous analysis and strong integrative strategies. The office provides technical support utilising the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) and presentation software. From initiating the concept of a project and testing its feasibility, to developing the brief, managing the design and documentation, and administering and auditing the final procurement, the firm’s understanding of the whole process of design and development underpins our delivery of quality professional services.
The firm undertakes a diversity of urban design, architectural and planning projects, ranging from the occasional single dwelling to residential apartment buildings, multi-storey mixed-use developments, schools, university buildings, medical buildings, laboratories, offices, industrial projects, site master planning, urban design studies and townscape design.