At SPACEstudio we design buildings, their interiors and their landscapes. Our portfolio includes commercial, residential, education and hospitality projects.
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. Our Possum Creek house won the NSW Country Division award for Residential Architecture and our Byron Community Primary School project won the NSW Country Division award for Non-residential Architecture.
Meet Our Team
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’.
Architect (UK registration)
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 teaches climate-appropriate design, professional practice and design studio at Bond University.
Sarah’s pro-bono work includes 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.