Skip to main content


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 no nonsense approach suited me. She happily made changes and gave suggestions for improvement. She possesses excellent listening skills and helped with suggesting possible builders. I would not hesitate to recommend Zugai Strudwick Architects. The subsequent build has been without stress and her vision for the renovation has come to life.Read More

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 this with simplicity on the exterior and smart layout internally , a changed entry & garage area & boat storage Also they were easy to deal with and accommodating for our many changes Now we are looking to use them for a duplex site in NewcastleRead More

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 practical. They have been incredibly transparent about the process and are prepared to work hard for their fees. Lisa has been responsive to all sorts of naïve questions, and with the vision to see the diamond amongst the rocks. Mel and Lisa were able to listen to our dreams and turn them into reality. To create a design that we are proud of and look forward to building.Read More

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 boundary to boundary and had multiple council controls that needed review. My expectations were exceeded with ZSA, they are very professional and know what they are doing. I was impressed with the design and end product where we have made the most of a small area with complex controls. They drove the DA process the whole way and kept the project moving the whole time. ZSA read the council really well and set up a pre DA meeting to review, this worked out really well as our first submission passed with minimal conditions (a water tank). I've now been able to add a great amount of value to my inner city property and really make my investment work for me into the future. I will be recommending ZSA to all of my friends and colleges. If you want someone to take you through a design and DA process with great ideas, skill, foresight, service, communication and delivery this is ZSA.Read More

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 the way. We highly recommend this team. Cheers. Phil and KarenRead More