I’m Fin Murray, a Byron Bay based Architect with 20 years experience designing renovations and new houses in Sydney and in Byron Bay. I am an Architect who specialises in designing contemporary renovations for older style houses without losing their existing character.
I live in Byron, after moving from Sydney in 2013, but frequently travel to Sydney where the majority of my projects are, to meet clients on site. I have vast experience with Byron Shire, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick, City of Sydney, Inner West, North Sydney, Mosman and Willoughby Councils along with numerous others.
My clients include people from all walks of life – from first home buyers, to young families, investors, retiree’s and everything in between.
I am highly passionate about the renovation of old terraces, semi’s and free-standing dwellings, such as Californian Bungalows, Federation Houses and Queenslanders. I aim to create contemporary living environments which meet client needs and complement existing heritage characteristics. I like the charm of old things with modern living and functionality added in.
If there’s nothing to adapt or re-use, I love designing new houses from scratch with a clean slate. I also take on apartment and commercial projects from time to time – having years of experience in retail shopping centres in previous roles.
I’m fascinated by light and space and a large focus of my work is in exploring how these qualities can enhance what a house feels like to live in. I like the challenge of achieving this in older buildings. Fundamentally I enjoy designing homes that meet the requirements of the people who live in them – particularly families, small and large.
I have a broad trusted network of different Consultants and Builders both in Sydney and in Byron Bay, which helps make the process smoother from start to finish.
I’m currently a registered Architect in NSW and have over 20 years experience as an Architect and Interior Designer across a range of residential and commercial projects both locally and overseas. I established my own office in 2006. Previously I have also worked as a Design Manager for retail landlords AMP Capital and Colonial First State as well as Shanghai based residential property developer SPG Land.
When I’m not designing, I love spending time with my family, surfing, travelling and doing pretty much anything in the great outdoors.
• Concept Design & Presentation
• Authorities Approvals – DA/CDC/CC
• Detailed Design and Tender Documentation
• Contract Preparation
• Site inspections & advice during construction
• Contract Administration if needed
• Terrace houses
• Beach & Coastal Houses
• Californian Bungalows
• Federation Houses
• Free standing dwellings
• Custom, Concept, Open plan or Traditional Designs