Who we are

About

At SPACEstudio we design buildings, their interiors and their landscapes. Our portfolio includes commercial, residential, education and hospitality projects. We are based in Byron Bay and offer architectural and interior design services across the Northern Rivers, North Coast of NSW and southern Queensland. If you have a project you would like to discuss please get in touch.

SPACEstudio is a client-focused practice promoting good design and the added value it brings to projects. The two studio directors, Sarah Aldridge and Jason Trisley, have gained a broad range of skills through experience working on residential, hospitality and commercial projects in Australia, UK, Europe and Japan. We like to work from first principles, starting with the client brief. We aim to provide our clients with a bespoke design solution to their particular requirements, incorporating site conditions, climate and budget. The design skills of the studio are balanced by an understanding of the construction industry and the importance of budget and timely project delivery. We actively establish strong relationships and good communication channels with our clients to ensure a successful project outcome.
We enjoy working collaboratively with the client, design team, and contractor. This open working method encourages effective resolution of problems and the inclusion of opportunities such challenges provide. We have good working relationships with a number of local consultants, and are always happy to work with new ones. Where possible we try to keep things simple. Our work has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects awards programme and we are proud advocates of good regional design.

Meet Our Team

Jason Trisley

Jason Trisley

Director, Architect

Jason Trisley
Jason Trisley

Director, Architect

Jason has over twenty years experience working on complex projects in Australia, Europe and Japan, ranging from single private and public buildings to multi-million dollar urban regeneration masterplanning projects. Jason is able to engage with every level of these projects and is equally comfortable with the small details and end-user requirements as with the overall strategic planning. Born and bred on the NSW north coast, Jason combines this global urban experience with his innate understanding of regional NSW communities on his projects at Space Studio. Jason’s pro-bono work includes being a founding member of the Design Advisory Panel (Northern Rivers) and being an active member of the NSW Country Division of the Australian Institute of Architects, including being awards Jury Chair, creative director of the Byron seminar ‘The Subtropical Project’ and co-creative director of the conference ‘From Soup to Nuts’.
Sarah Aldridge

Sarah Aldridge

Director, Architect (UK registration)

Sarah Aldridge
Sarah Aldridge

Director, Architect (UK registration)

Since founding Space Studio in 2008, Sarah has worked within the Byron community to design and deliver buildings of a high quality that are very much ‘of their place’. Her extensive design and project management experience gained from working across a broad range of project types in Europe and Japan has provided her with a high level of expertise in client liaison and an understanding of complex projects and the importance of community consultation. Sarah was Associate Professor teaching climate-appropriate design, professional practice and design studio at Bond University. Sarah’s pro-bono work has included her roles as founding member of the Design Advisory Panel, providing pro-bono design advice to Northern Rivers communities and Chair of the NSW Country Division 2012-2016, representing all Australian Institute of Architects members across regional NSW.
Juliana Moreira

Juliana Moreira

Architect’s assistant

Juliana Moreira
Juliana Moreira

Architect’s assistant

Juliana joined Space Studio in 2017 after completing her degree in Architecture at Bond University. She is currently working in the studio part time whilst studying for her Masters at Griffith University.
Rachel Nolan

Rachel Nolan

Graduate of Architecture

Rachel Nolan
Rachel Nolan

Graduate of Architecture

Rachel joined Space Studio in 2018 after completing her masters of architecture at QUT. Rachel is responsible for document production in our studio and is working towards registration.
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