Beautiful, Sustainable Building Design

Dick Clarke

Dick Clarke, is passionate about beautiful design.

“The way things look is very important to me. Ugly things just don’t last, so by definition they are not sustainable.”

Dick is principal of Envirotecture, is an Accredited Building Designer with over 35 years experience, focusing exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings, as well as sustainable design in vehicles and vessels, and has received many Design Awards.

He holds a Master of Sustainable Futures degree (by research at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS), on the topic of the effect of state and local planning instruments on the sustainability of the built environment.

Dick holds Building Designer Accreditation (No. 6029) under the Building Designer Accreditation (NSW) scheme.

He is Director of Sustainability, and Past President of the NSW Chapter, of Building Designers Australia (BDA). He is a Past President and Board Member of the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA).

He is also an Al Gore trained volunteer presenter of the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Climate REALITY Project.

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Andy Marlow

Andy is a Director at Envirotecture, holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture, is a certified Passive House Designer and has extensive experience in sustainable design at a variety of scales.

Andy is driven by a desire for all people to live, work and play in buildings that make them happier. He believes that good design should be accessible to and benefit all, not just those who commission it.

He speaks regularly at conferences and events on sustainability issues; design principles, materials specification, community engagement and the future of our cities including the national conferences of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia.

He has led master planning projects, been involved in several successful competitions including the Bathurst Sustainable Lifestyle House, and led the materials research for Australia’s first (almost) certified Living Building under the arduous Living Building Challenge – the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong.

Andy has previously been a Board Member of the Australian Passive House Association, Co-Chair of the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Sustainability Committee and sat on the Property Council of Australia NSW Sustainability Committee and the Green Building Council of Australia NSW Industry Group.

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Michelle Layland

Michelle Layland is a building designer with specialist training and skills in interiors, and also with extensive experience in general architecture.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications – Interior Design (KvB Institute of Technology, Sydney), and an Advanced Diploma of Sustainable Building Design (St George College). She is a Green Star Accredited Professional with the Green Building Council of Australia. She also holds the Eco Design Smart Certificate (ABSA/BDA).

Michelleʼs skills lie in design, and detailing and specification documentation. She has experience in ensuring site workers understand what is intended in documentation, and maintaining clear lines of communication to all concerned on each project. She is responsible for the detailed design and documentation of several award winning projects.

Michelle loves being immersed in nature. She and her family love an adventure and can often be found chasing waterfalls, scrambling through the bush or floating in the ocean.

Judd Barton

Judd is a building designer with a passion for sustainable & environmentally friendly design solutions.

Judd was the recipient of a Certificate of Excellence award in his studies towards a Diploma in Building Design, is a certified passive house designer (CPHD) and is  studying towards a Degree in Architectural Science.

With experience working on residential building sites, Judd attained first hand knowledge of the Industry and this led him to wanting to find better design outcomes.

He not only enjoys the technical side of design & documentation but also the relationships created working closely with clients.

Judd is passionate about the ocean which has lead him across the world to different countries & cultures. Understanding the way different lifestyles & cultures play apart on the way we live, is key in creating a space which not only works, but is also beautiful.

While he not only enjoys the natural environment, he also has a strong passion & appreciation for technology.

Always eager to learn he enthusiastically takes on new challenges & experiences.

Karina Rafailov

Karina is a German-Brazilian designer passionate about nature and environmentally sensitive design. Her international experience has increased her appreciation of different cultures as well as an eye for forward thinking design and technologies.

Holding a Masters In Architecture and Urbanism, she always enjoys continuing her professional development. Since 2011, Karina has worked in Sydney in high end residential architecture where she developed skills designing beautiful homes. However, her heart has always been in sustainability which has brought her to Envirotecture.

With a love for beautiful living spaces and a keen interest in the intimate connection that each person has to nature and their home, Karina shows a genuine care for her clients’ needs and expectations.

When not designing houses Karina can be found under the water or hanging off a rock face doing her favourite sports


David McCallum

David holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of New South Wales, David’s professional experience ranges in scale from minor alterations & additions to significant multi-residential mixed-use developments, and work in the public sphere on the design of civic buildings.

Particular professional experience has been in accessibility requirements and the design and documentation of group homes for groups of residents with very specific individual health needs.

David’s architectural interests are in the ‘simple but not simplistic’; clean and clear design and documentation for a better quality of life, social experience and environment.

Outside of architecture, David has a keen interest in technological innovations, yet may be most content exploring back-roads on a winding road-trip.



Bronwyn Clarke

Bronwyn Clarke, is the accounts manager at Envirotecture, looking after our book keeping and financial matters.

Bronwyn is also our resident gardener nurturing the native bees and their environment while regularly supplying the office with a visual feast of native flowers.

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