Eoghan Lewis Architects was established in 2012.
The aim of the practice has never been to court the commercial sector, preferring instead to seek the opportunities of design and craftsmanship that exist in bespoke architecture. The experience of designing architecturally ambitious buildings with limited resources has given the practice a constructional intelligence borne equally of enthusiasm and pragmatism.
Our work ranges in scale and scope encompassing architecture, interiors and furniture design. We have experience across many project types including private houses, public buildings, apartment buildings and the design of small studios, interiors and furniture. We have worked successfully with a range of high profile clients and significant public bodies such as Stockland, Blacktown City Council, the Sydney Opera House and Inner West Council. However the majority of work to date has fallen into two categories: contemporary additions to buildings and the design of private houses.
ELA is actively involved in furthering design excellence through conference presentations, lectures, design competitions and our public research project - the Sydney Architecture Walks. Our work is widely published and has received numerous awards.
ELA is one of a select group of firms that is pre-qualified under the NSW Government Architect’s Strategy & Design Excellence Prequalification Scheme for ‘Architecture’ and ‘Emerging Design Practices’.
Our design methodology is rigorous and driven by principles and certain lines of enquiry. Issues concerning planning, orientation and siting, landscape integration, passive design, social interaction and material selection are key to every project and for us are at the heart of all great architecture. Once these aspects have been adequately addressed only then do we allow ourselves room to explore the poetic possibilities and detailed resolution that make projects sing!
Our approach is personal, inclusive and collaborative. Over time, each project becomes a kind of portrait that is particular to our clients, to place and to purpose.
As your architect we tailor our services to meet the specific requirements of your project. This typically includes feasibility studies and project options studies, architectural design, consultant co-ordination, design and construction applications, tendering to builders and administration of the building contract during the construction phase. Some clients like us to manage the entire process while others prefer to be more involved.
how do we get started?
Call or email us. If we feel like your project is one we can do well we offer an obligation-free consultation where we meet you on site or in our studios to discuss your Brief, talk you through the process, share some of our work with you and answer any questions you may have.
Before meeting we ask you to respond to this questionnaire which is designed to tease out some of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of your Brief and helps us understand what you want to achieve with your project.
Eoghan is a registered architect (registration no 8993) and founding director of Eoghan Lewis Architects. Prior to ELA, Eoghan was founding director of Supple Design (2000-2012) and has worked in Stuttgart and Berlin for a variety of prominent international firms including Zvi Hecker (Berlin), Auer and Weber (Stuttgart) then Engelen Moore, Collins +Turner, Hill Thalis and BVN in Sydney.
Eoghan is the founder of the Sydney Architecture Walks which has run in parallel with practice since 2000.