About Us

Welcome to Gardner Design and Drafting

Our mission is to make beautiful and functional building design accessible to Sydney homeowners. To accomplish this, our in-house team of creative designers, architects and interior designers work collaboratively to turn your big ideas into reality.

Since 2014, we’ve worked on projects of every size, from simple extensions to complex multi-level residentials, all following our proven method that blends contemporary design with timeless elegance.

The Gardner difference

We believe that the key to a successful project is a trusting and open relationship with our clients. For this reason, we start every project with extensive discovery: learning all we can about each client’s style, how they use their space, how they live, and their overall goals for the project. From there, we enlist our specialist team to provide their input and expertise to create a design that delivers beautiful solutions to practical problems.

Our unique combination of architectural skills, interior design and construction under one roof saves you time and allows us to allocate your budget for maximum effect. We ensure that every client is completely comfortable with our approach before they sign off on their design. To accomplish this, we provide a realistic 3D visualisation that provides our clients with the opportunity to walk through their project —trying out different building materials and experiencing the flow of their new space.

Our story

Our founder, Owen Gardner, is a builder by trade who transitioned into the design space over a decade ago. As a builder, Owen had been frustrated at receiving designs from a client that were out of touch with reality — plans that, if undertaken, would far exceed their clients’ nominated budgets. He knew there had to be a better way: an honest and transparent process that allowed clients to bring their problems, ideas and plans to Owen, and work collaboratively with a fully equipped, in-house team to create innovative solutions for their budgets.

Meet the Gardner Design team

Today, Gardner Design boasts an integrated team of architects, designers, estimators, draftsmen and interior designers — all working together to provide our clients with an exemplary building design experience. In addition to our residential designed properties, we’ve designed for many television home renovation shows, including Love It or List It and House Rules.

Our team is creative, tech-forward and incredibly talented, bringing their unique expertise to each project. We are committed to excellence, ensuring we bring an open mind and fresh perspective to every design that carries our name.

They listened to all our ideas and quickly developed a great final design that we absolutely loved
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The team was very creative and helpful and offered practical advice to help us get what we wanted and our DA drafted.
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Gardner is amazing when it comes to design. Gardner completely transformed our house with the layout and made our house functional again.
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