Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, we provide residential and commercial building design services for projects that require something interesting and of an enduring quality. Every client and project is fundamentally different, and we want to bring each building to life in a unique way. We are passionate about ending the trend of 'cookie-cutter' homes and living spaces.

 

CUSTOM BUILDS | COUNTRY HOUSES | ADDITIONS & HERITAGE | MIXED USE

 

Our Beliefs

"There's no excuse for bad design."

The building process is a bit like cooking for family and friends - it needs to be done with love or it will leave a bad taste in your mouth. We want to help design and build WA homes and commercial spaces that aren’t ‘mean’ or ‘same-same’, but which resonate with a deep character and unique appeal for generations to come. 


We don’t believe that these buildings should only exist to an exclusive few, but that WA should be a place of vibrant, modern building design that stimulates and recharges the senses at every turn. 


We believe that healthy, efficient and exciting buildings help people recharge and find their purpose in their everyday life. We believe that the best buildings make the best people.


And, of course, we believe there is never an excuse for bad design. 

Awards

We don't like to toot our own horn, so we'll let our awards do it for us. 

  2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION BUILDING DESIGNERS AWARD   BEST SMALL LOT DESIGN

2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION BUILDING DESIGNERS AWARD

BEST SMALL LOT DESIGN

  2015 NATIONAL BUILDING DESIGN AWARDS   SMALL LOT HOUSING

2015 NATIONAL BUILDING DESIGN AWARDS

SMALL LOT HOUSING

  2015 NATIONAL BUILDING DESIGN AWARDS   SMALL LOT HOUSING

2015 NATIONAL BUILDING DESIGN AWARDS

SMALL LOT HOUSING

 
"Sam went above and beyond our expectations with our amazing new extension. Sam was professional and reliable, and followed the progress from the beginning to the end. Throughout the whole journey we felt we were dealing with a friend. Sam went the extra mile to ensure we were happy, he created our dream home and we are forever grateful." 
- Rachael, Owner, Amherst St
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Principal Building Designer

Sam Martin

Sam's combination of practical construction and theoretical design experience has given him a completely unique perspective on the building design process. Unlike a traditionally-trained architect or building designer, Sam has been able to blend practical experience with a philosophical perspective on the construction and use of beautiful public and private spaces. His passion for beautiful, contemporary living spaces and a deep desire to improve the design and functional aesthetics of the space we inhabit has informed his work for almost two decades. 
After graduating from the South Metropolitan college of TAFE, Sam spent over 10 years in the areas of Carpentry & Joinery, Stone Masonry & Timber Furniture making. During this period, he also gained valuable experience working in the hospitality industry, an experience that now informs his public-use building design. After completing a Traineeship as an Architectural Draftsman in 2003, he graduated with a Diploma of Building Design + Architectural Drafting, from Central TAFE in Leederville, Western Australia. 
This, coupled with over 8 years experience in Structural Engineering Drafting, provides him with a high level understanding of the technical aspects required when designing buildings. He is now the Principal Building Designer at ‘Sam Martin Building Design’ which was founded under the name of ‘Sam Martin Design’ in 2004, and has accumulated years of experience in the practical construction, theoretical design and documentation of residential, commercial & industrial buildings.
He is also known to enjoy the occasional hot cup of tea and a biscuit.