At refresh* we are pleased to take on any commissions where a design challenge exists, regardless of the project scale or size.

Boasting over 30 years experience between us we are confident in our extensive design expertise and the understanding of structural engineering, building construction, project management and project development which is very vital for a successful project.

We work in collaboration with quality developers, small to medium businesses and discerning individuals, ensuring that we adhere to, above all else our commitment to understanding. We apply a strategic, planned approach examining our clients’ needs and apply this alongside design innovation and functional solutions based upon an agreed project scope. We ensure the best solutions for our clients by assisting in developing a comprehensive feasibility study.

We are confident in our ability to combine both our European background and formal education with the climate specific requirements of subtropical design. This allows our projects to be tailored to a more demanding housing market. Furthermore we have specific knowledge when it comes to working in extreme and challenging climates, having undertaken projects that have found us in the snowy regions of Austria to the extreme heat of central Western Australia and around South East Queensland.

Coupled to this the structure of our team allows for us to interpret our clients needs both from a male and female perspective, presenting a unique and holistic approach not easily found within the industry.


Since first engaging refresh*Architecture in 2013, the entire process of consultation, design and action has been nothing but a breeze & a pleasure to deal with.

Throughout the whole process I have been impressed with each stage. Erhard & Monika communication has been incredible & prompted. The fee structure from Refresh has been nothing but fair. I truly find Refresh an inspiring business to deal with. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Refresh and will be using them on future projects.

Client, Herston gardenhouse, 2014

We were so thrilled with the result of our work with Erhard & Monika at refresh*design.

They listened to what we wanted, helped us understand what we needed, and designed a new home for us that we know will fit our family and lifestyle perfectly. They are responsive; they do what they say they will do, when they say they will do it; and work collaboratively to bring a design vision to life.

We’re so glad we chose refresh*!

Family Hodgson, Highgate Hill Family Residence, 2013

Erhard and Monika provided us with an amazing service. We had never built before and found it very reassuring to be have such competent and skilled professionals guide us through the process. We engaged Erhard and Monika before we bought the property to seek their views on its potential. They worked with us through the design phase to bring to life our ideas. The process was very smooth thanks to Erhard‘s drafting of the DA documents and liaison with the Council and the certifiers. Erhard monitored the construction phase and was quick to sort out any problems. When difficulties arose with contractors Erhard was fantastic at providing solutions in a calm and professional manner. We always felt very supported by Erhard and Monika. They were accessible throughout the process and their advice often saved us from making mistakes and costing us money. We love the finished product - the studio really has a ‚wow‘ factor.

Dan & Tricia M., Byron Bay gardenhouse, 2012

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