Steve Drake

Steve Drake

Steve Drake is the principal of SDA, an Architectural and Construction firm that practices across all facets of architectural design and building.

With a career beginning in hardware as a junior and from there to a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship.

Building led to a foreman’s role with a mid tier construction company in north Qld.

A desire to contribute at a higher level led Steve to an Architecture degree.

He worked at several Architecture firms before branching into his own Architectural Design and Construction Company (ArcStruct)

Design and Construct

ArcStruct completed multiple projects across SE Qld, ranging in scope from boutique modifications and extensions to high end residential projects. In addition town house developments, vet surgeries and commercial buildings. One of the key focuses at this time was to experiment with traditional construction methodologies to derive interesting and inspiring results.

Steve now works collaboratively with Mitch + Gary at Hi Tech Projects to provide a complete D+C service.  They collectively provide considered designed buildings delivered on time and budget.

Urban Strategies

A consultancy role with some of Australia’s largest developers seemed the logical path to influencing a better design outcome for a greater reach of people. Springfield Land Corporation, Multiplex and Stockland in the mix.

Social Housing

An opportunity to engage a  lifelong ambition to work on projects with greater social impact has led to SHH in Mullumbimby.

Steve is currently collaborating on groundbreaking projects around community engagement, planning, project delivery and financial models for social and build to rent housing.

Early Learning

A collaborator on a series of ELC projects with Milton Architects across QLD, NSW + Victoria.

The Myocum Project

The Myocum Project is a lived experiment.

Focusing on sustainability, experimental building, architecture as art,  food production + value adding.

The focus of a blog for the next few years……….

Projects

The Range House

Rear Terrace of the Range House

Grey House

The courtyard to the Grey House

Golf House

Golf Residence
Golf House at night

Bay House

entry
Entry to the Bay House

Green House

looking at sliding glass doors over pool

Social + Affordable Housing

Urban Strategies

Urban strategies

Early Leaning Centres

Early Learning Centre
Avenues Early Learning Manly

The Myocum Project

The Myocum Project

The Myocum Project is a lived experiment

Focusing on sustainability, experimental building, architecture as art,  food production + value adding.

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Heritage chooks

beginnings of the wood fired brick oven

Second hand pavers and bricks.

Special “dome gauge” old hinge and reused architrave

nearing completion

Local Basalt stonework

Recycled blocks and bricks

Orange pyrex mugs

Beloved Vintage Orange Pyrex coffee mugs (not so easy to find )

ready to eat

fired up and ready to eat