We offer complete design and plan drafting for residential and commercial projects

We can work with you to provide the services you require for your project.

We specialise in a range of residential work and small commercial work and are committed to enhancing environmental sustainability in our built environment.

Our range of experience includes:

  • concept design, 3D computer modelling
  • planning and building permit applications
  • complete design and plan drafting from concept designs through to full working drawings for residential and small commercial projects
  • new home designs
  • renovations and additions
  • house energy ratings 6 star to 10 star
  • environmentally sustainable design consultation
  • hospitality work such as cafes, restaurants, hotels and accommodation
  • retail and office fit-outs
  • art spaces


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Clients may engage any of our services as needed to suit a  particular project, whether it be at the very inception or at a more advanced stage.

Preliminary Consultation

To get started with the process of engaging a design professional to help you build, we suggest you initially meet with us to discuss your project and find out how we can help you.

During a preliminary consultation we will give you advice on how to proceed with your project and describe the process we go through when working with Unicorn Architecture to realise your new home, renovation, retail fit-out, whatever it may be. This is an information exchange session and afterwards you should have a clear direction of where to go to next, and we will prepare an fee proposal based on the services you require.

Site Inspection

Buying a block of land with the intention to build on it can be a daunting and confusing experience.There are a number of important elements to consider when choosing land:

  • Suitable building site
  • solar access
  • topography
  • access to services
  • planning overlays
  • covenants
  • existing vegetation
  • bushfire concerns

These will all have an impact on what you can build and how much it will cost.

We can provide a preliminary site investigation service to inform you of the major and sometimes hidden issues concerning building on a block of land. As part of this site visit we can discuss your building project and provide you with an appropriate fee proposal for our design services.

Site visit and report fee is $180+GST plus travel time at $130+GST per hour.

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    Stony Creek Cottage

    PERMACULTURE GARDENS The property is planted for food production, established 10 years ago and producing well. A swaled 49 tree orchard includes a mix of stone fruit, apples, pears, almonds, cherries, plums, pine nut, sugar maple and walnut, interplanted with low wattles and red and black currants. The worm composting toilet treatment system effluent lines […]

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    Gisbourne Residence

    Materials: Brick veneer Built: 2001 Location: Gisbourne

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    Material: Masonry veneer Built: 1999 Location: Lyonbank

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    Hill View

    Material: Rendered strawbale Built: 2002 Location: Woodend

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    Milduck Bread and Breakfast

    Materials: Rendered strawbale, recycled brick Built: 1999 Location: Harcourt North Located amid the granite boulder strewn hills of Harcourt, this idyllic B & B is the perfect way for prospective home builders to get a taste of what its like to live within walls of straw.

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    Shepherds Flat Home

    Materials: Mudbrick, recycled timber Built: 1994 with additions 1998 Location: Shepherds Flat

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    Shasta Cottage

    Material: Rammed Earth Built: 1995 with additions in 2003 Location: Daylesford