Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

Our Studios in Brisbane & Melbourne create projects throughout Australia & Internationally.

Alexandra Buchanan Architecture was founded in Melbourne in 2011 by Architect & Director Alexandra Buchanan.

Our studios create beautiful, liveable architecture, interiors & landscapes that respond to your story based on connection, craftmanship & highly considered spaces to live well.

Our portfolio includes a highly diverse range of typologies from one-off residential dwellings, renovations & additions to heritage buildings, workspace, off-grid eco cabins & multi residential apartment buildings.

The work of the practice has been published and awarded broadly in Australia.

Our manipulation of space, light, form & material, create bespoke environments & evoke unique experiences for exceptional living.

Current projects are underway in urban, coastal & rural sites in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Papua New Guinea & the UK.

Our vision for our architecture is to make architecture that enriches the human experience, to craft joy and create a deeper connection to a place.

We enjoy uncovering something new about a place; capturing the best opportunities of a site and to contribute and connect to the broader community, to complement a place & positively benefit those who experience it. For us, it’s not just about a beautiful building – it’s about the experience of the building & the journey; Our relationships with Clients, Consultants & Contractors are of high importance to us.

ABA combines a unique team of highly skilled individuals from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and educational experiences from Australia, South Africa, Spain, Italy and the UK that bring a greater depth and richness to our design processes and ultimately our projects. With this, our team are focused on creating dynamic environments & encouraging appropriate, progressive and collaborative design processes for every project.

Our Vision

Enduring, evocative architecture that is responsive to people and place

The work of the practice explores key ideas of enduring, evocative, connected design in order to achieve client specific outcomes that are responsive to context and place. These explorations form the basis of all of our work. Our philosophy centres around functional, elegant, timeless spaces that are crafted for you, your site and your lifestyle.


Design with a social, cultural and ecological conscience, always

At ABA we feel incredibly strongly about the impact of the construction industry on the environment and as such we have invested in our team to provide you with an approach that considers the longevity of each project and its impact on the climate. In 2021 ABA has committed to run a carbon neutral studio.


High quality architectural outcomes no matter the scale or budget

At ABA our skill is in crafting high quality, innovative architectural outcomes, no matter the scale or budget. We care about the detail and finesse of each building


Our People