Practice

Sanctum's designers are passionate about creating environmentally-sustainable buildings that respond to their location and integrate with their setting. We are proud of our portfolio of projects, which each exhibit our design trademarks - natural light, strong connections between the indoor and outdoor and uncompromised comfort and detail.

Our team has amassed the kind of experience that puts us at the top of our field and we continue to thrive on fresh ideas and down-to-earth, progressive thinking. With a collective portfolio of more than 150 commissions, we comprehensively understand all aspects of undertaking large and small projects, which we find invaluable when guiding our clients through their projects and minimising their exposure to risk along the way.

Our qualified understanding of building science and sustainable design has seen us consult to some of Australia's largest builders and manufacturing companies. We also donate our time as guest lecturers at tertiary institutions (such as the University of Technology Sydney and the Sydney Institute TAFE), as judges of design awards (such as those of the Building Designers Association) and as commentators on sustainability issues for various publications.

All our experience and knowledge means we don't just provide award-winning design solutions - our clients also receive industry-leading advice and benefit from our established connections with some of Australia's most respected consultants and builders.

Formed by James Cooper in 1998, Sanctum always aims to provide high-quality sustainable design and to deliver best-practice solutions for a range of housing typologies, including single residences, duplexes and low-density townhomes, as well as multi-unit dwellings, special-use buildings and commercial interiors.

Based in Neutral Bay on Sydney's North Shore, our central location allows us to serve metropolitan, rural and coastal locations along the east coast and our consultants are carefully selected to provide outstanding service in these places.

Please browse our portfolio and feel free to contact us for more information.