Sally Draper Architects is one of Melbourne’s most respected design practices. It has a strong heritage and has produced a substantial body of residential, institutional and urban design work. The firm has earned numerous awards and deep client loyalty.

design approach

Each project is a collaborative endeavour between the client and design team. The uniqueness and importance of each client’s situation and needs are the starting point, with time invested in listening, understanding and crafting a brief which seeds the resolution of the design.What results are projects that respond directly to clients’ ethos and values as well as their functional and aesthetic concerns.

Addressing the specific opportunities and challenges of each project’s site and an appropriate response to the broader setting are integral to each design.

Environmentally sustainable design principles are incorporated from the outset with the elements of solar gain, wind and shelter thoughtfully resolved.

An appropriate, honest use of materials and refinement of architectural detailing results in buildings that appear timeless and elegant, yet feel strong, authentic and liveable.

The environments created are beautiful backdrops against which people can live and work with ease.

The practice was established in 2004, building on Sally’s strong design and project leadership at Swaney Draper Architects.