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steps to a better future


Response to the challenges of the modern world

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability includes economic viability, environmental integrity and social responsiveness. These include programs, processes, activities, and products that enable organisations not only to deliver long-term economic or financially beneficial returns,  but improvements in environmental and social systems. 

We are committed to creating building solutions that balance care for people and planet, and we do this by putting people first and introducing new building concepts to change the building sector. We are aware that CSR & Sustainability goes beyond our own activities, and we take a responsible approach throughout the entire process.

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Group Architects offers the following services over the full range of architectural projects:

  • Acquisition & Feasibility studies, including Renovation Reports

  • Site Feasibility and Planning Analysis Space Planning

  • Schematic Design

  • Design Development

  • Development Application Documentation Packages

  • Consultant coordination

  • Construction Certificates

  • Documentation Packages

  • Tender & Contract Administration documents

  • Contract Administration

  • Town Planning

  • Landscape Design

  • Site attendance

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As a profession architects have an obligation to practice in such a way that will ensure continued and stylish co-habitation within a complex stressed environment and multi-faceted eco-system. In short we need to be sustainable. There are no half measures.  We subscribe to the  sage words of Yoda "Do or do not, there is no try". He was green in more  ways than one.

Group Architects believes you can live without air-conditioning in a properly designed building. To be fair we also believe you can live without the colour beige. Our buildings are designed with extraordinary Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) and passive design features.

In all we aim to 'future proof' our buildings and enrich the lives of our clients in the process. The only way to the future is to be sustainable in the present.

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The practice was established by Julian Brenchley in 1992. Our experience is in the design and documentation of all full range of building types:

  • Residential buildings, alterations and additions

  • New Houses

  • Commercial office buildings

  • Community health centres

  • Historic an adaptive re-use of heritage buildings

  • Hotels and leisure facilities

  • Multi-unit housingPublic housing

  • Residential buildings, alterations and additions

  • Restaurant and bar fitouts

  • Retail building refurbishment

  • Secondary and tertiary educational campuses



Principal Architect

Julian Brenchley was born in Canberra in 1967, and studied philosophy at Sydney University, and finally architecture at the University of Technology NSW where he graduated in 1994 with Honours. The fundamental design approach is one of 'reading' the built environment as a series of codified forms that are too rarely associated to function.

Julian aims to create design solutions that are exciting, dynamic and accessible. Julian Brenchley has been both lecturer and tutor at the University of Technology in Design Theory, as well as undertaking post graduate research projects in design philosophy. Julian Brenchley is a Registered Architect in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. When not at work Julian is trying to get the kids away from the TV or sailing, or both.



Team Motivator

Frankie is your typical die hard Architectural aficionado, always wearing her finely groomed black coat with white spots..... or is that a white coat with black spots?  She is always full of life and is sure to keep the rest of the team smiling.



Associate Architect

Deborah's commitment to great design and a passion for detailing has made her an invaluable asset to the ongoing success of Brenchley Architects since joining the team in 2009. Specialising in commercial and healthcare design she is a trusted project leader whom ensures that every project is completed to the highest standard leaving all that come into contact with her appreciating her skill and dedication. Deborah graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.  Outside of the office Deborah is on the couch planning her next ski trip.

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