I am a Residential Architect working from a SOHO in Adelaide South Australia

I cut my teeth as Cad manager with several of the local Architectural firms before starting my own Architectural practice. I still continue to take on Residential design as Grant Lucas Architect, but as I am also a Director of ICE architects (Industrial, Commercial, Educational work) I now limit my residential portfolio to interesting projects and Clients that I feel an empathy with.

My Residential Architecture specialty is new homes and home extensions with an emphasis on Passive Solar Design, integration of Landscape and providing a sense of Place.   Architecturally designed swimming pools often feature in my landscapes and spaces that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoors are a personal favourite.

Infinity Pool Sunset
Living Room sunset view: New Guesthouse and infinity pool at Marino by Architect Grant Lucas


If you are contemplating an addition or new house, if you live in a remote or country location, if you are an Owner-Builder, or even a new Architectural Graduate there will be something for you here…


If you are interested and want to find out more about my Architecture and if I might be the right fit for you I have included some images of my Residential Architecture commissions to browse through.

Energy Positive Infinity pools and Feng Shui Country homes…. Granny flats & Garage conversions…. Dependent Living Units and Camellia houses…. If you have a project I probably have done something similar before.


If you are interested and want to find out more about the process of Architecture and Architects you will find dozens of pages of helpful information and sample documentation sets (including costs). 

What an Architect is (how they differ from a Drafts-person) and what an Architect does and how the Planning, Approval and Building process works is explained as well as in-depth analysis of individual project types.


Learning how to manage an Architectural Practice was part of the syllabus when I studied Architecture at Adelaide Uni back in the early 1990’s….unfortunately almost none of that included anything to do with the reality that is present day Architectural business. My blog and Resource pages will hopefully be a help to young Architects or students in Architecture starting out, as they try and navigate the prospect of starting their own business.  I will attempt to pass on what I have learnt about BIM  (Building Information Management), what are the best 3d programs and how they can be effectively used in a sole practitioner situation. Google is King and without a good background knowledge in how search engines work and can be manipulated a business will find it hard to prosper. With this in mind I have also included information on marketing using the Internet with an emphasis on Google, search engine optimisation, and search engine management.

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