Who We Are
Mel & Lisa met at uni studying architecture and found they shared a similar philosophy that every project should aim for a collaborative approach that reaches a level of design excellence to enhance life. We believe inclusive design is good design that improves quality of life and thereby enhances the communities we live, work, and play in. We are committed to delivering high quality service and design through our experience, knowledge and leadership in the field, while being responsive and supportive of our clients and and our team.
Zugai Strudwick Architects
Company Directors & Registered Architects
About Us
Mel and Lisa are both Registered Architects with over 20 years experience in construction. We are a boutique company offering direct access to the Company Directors working on your project. We have spend years building a reputable team of professionals and trades people to help us deliver your project. These highly skilled people have been hand picked and we would not hesitate to allow them into your home or property. Many of our clients are repeat customers, family and friends of customers or referrals from professionals or trades that we deal with.
Zugai Strudwick Architects(ZSA) has offices in both Sydney and Newcastle allowing us to undertake projects up and down the east coast with many of our clients having projects in more than one area. We have extensive experience in producing high quality houses and projects in city, rural and regional areas.
Our wide-ranging experience across many council areas, with sites of varying constraints and opportunities, has prepared us to deal with any design challenge. Our portfolio of work ranges from alterations & additions to individual houses, new custom built houses, dual occupancies & duplexes and multi-unit residential developments. Our focus is on the delivery of quality, sustainable and innovative design solutions while embracing client expectations and balancing deadlines, budgets and functional requirements.We will ensure that your home or project is everything you have dreamed of and more.
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Kel Brit
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2020

I engaged Zugai Strudwick on the recommendation of a friend and a builder. Mel and the team were upfront about costs and at all times the communication was clear and prompt. Mel's calm demeanour and n...Read More

Baja Projects
Relationship: Worked with proProject Date: Oct 2020

Lisa & Mel from Strudwick Architects did an amazing design for our holiday house on Lake Macquarie - we wanted to keep the essence of the old 1950's house but bring it into this century They achieved...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2018

We hired Zugai Strudwick Architects for design drawings, DA documents and submission. We were really pleased with the design ideas proposed and Lisa was really open to working with us and incorporatin...Read More

Jon Carroll
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

I engaged ZSA to take a complex addition to a property through the Development Approval process. I thought it was going to be a difficult project as we had a very small block and wanted to build bound...Read More

Phil OPrey
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

Great job - down to earth and practical. We were particularly pleased with their great communication, keeping us informed throughout the process and dealing efficiently with our many changes along th...Read More

Mark Raumer
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2019

Building a new house is a daunting task and having an architect who you trust to guide you through the process is critical. Mel and Lisa have been incredibly creative and at the same time very practi...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

We have been collaborating with Lisa and Mel for many years both for our own build and for many of our clients and we only have praise for their professionalism and attention to detail. They are flexi...Read More

Andrew Murdoch
Relationship: Worked with proProject Date: Dec 2012

Earth Surveying have been working closely with ZSA for over 5 years on projects in the Newcastle and Sydney area. As a surveyor, I am usually the first one onsite, several times during the building pr...Read More

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