distinctive  building design & project delivery

Our boutique architecture practice provides expert personalised Building Design and Project Delivery services for a range of project types, including homes, shops & offices, and community buildings.

Talk to us about your project 

James Stephenson Architect is a highly experienced, cost effective building design practice.

We do private residential, commercial and institutional work.



Whether your ideas are fully formed or just beginning, we help you to refine what you need and want.


We design your idea to fit your budget, arrange necessary complying drawings and related documents, and get the required approvals.


We’re your advocate. We can help you choose builders and contractors, and follow the building process to make sure no one cuts corners or blows out your budget.


We help to make sure your project is delivered for the best balance of time and budget. We’re there to carry out final checks and ensure completion certification is provided.

We not only design for you, we’re your advocate who can manage delivery through to completion.

New homes & renovations

Office fitouts

Cafe and shop fitouts

Our Services


Project Feasibility evaluation and Concept Design


Design and Construction Documentation


Obtain Development and other required approvals

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Integrate specialist consultant inputs into the design and documentation


Tendering and Construction Contract setup

Construction Contract administration

Why you should choose James

We focus on providing what you need for your design & build, and do it in a friendly way too!

James has been a regular part of our day to day business in the multi layers of the Commercial property world.

Delivery of strong & accurate conceptual finishes and design solutions for our end users has greatly assisted our group in presenting to the Tenant leasing market.

We look forward to working with James in being able to present forward thinking design and planning solutions for our clients into 2018.

John De Martini Jr

De Martini Fletcher

James was able significantly to reduce the stress and extra costs which appear to be associated with larger building extensions. He designed a second floor extension which blended imperceptibly into the existing house.

P & M Murphy


Our experience with James was satisfactory in every way and resulted in an excellent house that was built within our budget. We recommend him without reservation.

L & J Barton Browne


We found James’ involvement in completely overseeing of the project to be excellent value for trouble free construction.

F & B Downes

Mt Ommaney

Using the knowledge of an architect has enabled us to have a house that best suits the block of land… we are very happy with all aspects of the house now, and its future potential.

G Tesch

Ferny Hills

Call: 0411 627 477

Email: james@architectjs.com.au

our Work

Some of the work we’ve completed over the last 20 years in South East Queensland.


James Stephenson FRAIA, FAIEA

James Stephenson FRAIA, FAIEA

Principal Architect

Career Snapshot

2012 – present Principal, James Stephenson Architect Commercial, Health, School (adaptive re-use), Private Residential, Church projects Clients: Institutions, Private owners, builders, building managers, architects and health planners 2009 – 2012 Project Leader, S2F & SKM multi-disciplinary consultants Health & dental projects (Nambour, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg) 1998 – 2009 Principal, James Stephenson Architect Commercial, Health, School, Private Residential, Church projects Clients: Institutions, Private owners, builders, architects 1989 – 1998 Senior Design Architect & Associate, Merrin & Cranston Architects Aged Care projects (Southport, Nerang, Woolloowin, Wishart)

1980 – 1988 Graduate Architect, Architect, Conrad & Gargett Architects Health & Dental projects (Caloundra & Nambour), Commercial projects, including renovation of heritage listed Qld National Bank (NAB)

Recent Projects

Urban Hospital brisbane, facade design (sub-consultancy) New residential design (Anstead) Rural Hospital central Qld, schematic design (sub-consultancy) Residential alterations (Bridgeman Downs, Indooroopilly, Oxley, Anstead, Annerley) Secondary Dwelling (Anstead) Institutional Residence (Inala) Cafe fitout (Bellbowrie) Building access upgrades (CBD) Adaptive re-use of a former Dairy Coop building as a Secondary College (Caboolture) New worship centre, Stages 1 & 2 (Camira)

Let’s work together contact james

Fill out the form below, call or email. Email: james@architectjs.com.au Phone: 0411627477

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