Matthew Dean

Hi, I’m Matthew Dean, a Registered Architect based in Gold Coast, Queensland, with  over 20 years of industry experience. I started the Architect Designed blog because I’m passionate about good architecture.

Many homes in our suburbs lack of attention to basic design principles. Getting the design right from the beginning will not only improve the performance of the home but make it cheaper to run over its lifespan. Good design is more than aesthetics. The building needs to be designed in response to the slope of the site, surrounding context, and northerly aspect. Investing in the services of a quality design professional, such as a registered architect, is something everyone building a new home or renovating should consider.

At Architect Designed we aim to inspire discussion about architecture. Hopefully this will result in a broader understanding of good design principles and an appreciation for what a registered architect can bring to a project.