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Sydney & Newcastle's Dynamic Team of Innovative Architects


With over 25 years of experience, Zugai Strudwick Architects (ZSA) has offices in both Sydney and Newcastle allowing us to undertake projects up and down the NSW east coast. ZSA extensive experience in producing high quality new houses and extensive renovations across all council areas in city, rural and regional areas. Mel & Lisa are committed to helping residential clients build stunning designer homes suited to their indiviual tastes. The ZSA team have built a strong base of dedicated builders and tradies to ensure a quality build every time. Lisa brings an wealth of experience in urban planning to ensure our strategic thinking and development approach ensures your design will gain timely approval. The wealth of experience and knowledge that a seasoned construction overseer like Mel delivers can make all the difference to a project's successful delivery. She is a proactive problem-solver, in touch with the whole construction team helping ensure timelines & budget constraints are met with quality building & the enduring design vision. Mel & Lisa work closely on every project and love to dlever an expressive exterior but also enjoy the interior detailing turning your home into a comfortable, delightful and practical space. Our wide-ranging experience across different areas, with sites of varying constraints and opportunities, has prepared us to deal with any design challenges. Our focus is the delivery of sustainable and innovative, luxury home design solutions while embracing client expectations and balancing deadlines, budgets, and functional requirements. See what our clients say about us with our extensive list of reviews.
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Best of Houzz 2021 - Client Satisfaction
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Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
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Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
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Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
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Can highly recommend ZSA. Our project was the demolition of a previous single level extension which was poorly built and replacing it with a new two level extension. We wanted our new living space to be contemporary but it also needed to blend in with the original Victorian era house which is 140 years old. ZSA understood our wish list and were able to make it happen. They had a great working relationship with the builder and other contractors which made the process a lot smoother and less stressful. We could not be happier with the final result.