As an award winning sustainable architectural practice we make environmentally sound, beautiful places to shelter, live and work.




stephen sainsbury architect

SSa Logo            We undertake the architectural process in the belief that environmentally aware buildings can be luxurious, inspiring and delightful places to live, work and play.  The practice aim is to achieve the highest possible aesthetic return for the lowest achievable ecological impact.







Current Projects


'Nguru' - Competition entry for the Prime Ministers Residence competition - the New Lodge by the Lake - Due 4th May 2013


'Moongulla' - A stand alone, environmentally responsible house on Tasmania's east coast - Under Construction


'Garrigal Bushland House' - A new vaulted roofed concrete and alloy frame dwelling in Sydney's north east on the edge of the Garrigal National Park


'Wombarra Sails'  - A multi pavilion EcoShelta house for a desnely forested lot on the Illawarra coast under the escarpment



'Bawley House' - a replacement beach front house with a minimal environmental and social footprint.