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.
19 Reviews
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

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

We’re wrapped with ZSA. Such innovative ideas helped us make the most out of a tricky site while giving us the functionality we were after. Thanks Mel and Lisa!Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2016

Zugai Strudwick Architects were a wonderful choice to design and develop our vision for our home. They are enthusiastic, and very committed to doing the very best they could to turn our dreams to real...Read More

ShadeArt Ltd
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2016

The team of Mel, Lisa and Tim are terrific to work with. They are practical, responsive and flexible. As owner builder I wanted their professional design input balanced with our ideas too. They are ne...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2016

Mel and Lisa were wonderful! They had no problem helping us push to get everything done in a rather tight time frame and were very positive and understanding throughout the process. Mel was very help...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2015

We engaged ZSA to design and manage the build of our dream home in Sydney's Inner West. Throughout the design and building process, we appreciated the client focus from ZSA and ability to change and...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2017

Our builder recommended ZSA, and we've been thrilled with Mel and Lisa's assistance so far. Construction hasn't started yet, but the process up until this point has been made super easy with their gui...Read More

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