Despite the all design ideas and lifestyle aspirations, most projects become stalled at the council, with uncontrollable building costs and plans that are simply not practical.
At LT & Associates, we design to maximise living spaces in ways that are practical to build, with plans that will fast track council approvals.
Get your home renovations or additions plan done quickly with us, so you can start building within weeks, and finally give your property and lifestyle a brand new look!
90% of our designs submitted get approved within 45 days, some even as quick as 10 days.
Designed for family growth, future downsizing and preserved property value.
We’ll work until you’re 100% satisfied and get council approval.
To hear your ideas and work towards a practical plan
Get your design finalised and approved by council as soon as possible!
“I never thought it was possible to live this way in the same address!”
After having basic drawings done by a draftsman and then changing builders we were then handed a gift called Lauran, as we realised to get through council it would take more than what we would know to achieve this. It took just over 4 months to get through BMCC, which felt like a long and drawn out process, but Lauran’s great quality drawings and knowledge of the process and interaction with council was invaluable, we couldn’t have done this as quickly without her, I’m not sure actually if we could have done this at all with out her!..
Nothing was ever too much trouble and she turned drawing changes around really fast, she was always available and such a pleasure and delight to deal with. In terms of value for money she was outstanding, and Lauran’s input into our next home was absolutely critical. My husband and I would highly recommend Lauran as a very competent and diligent architect, would we work with her again?…Absolutely!
Following a disappointing experience with another building designer, I discussed with Lauran all the issues we were facing and she took on this mess and produced a fine house plan for us. She has been very professional and enthusiastic from start to completion of our project. Very friendly service and approachable that I would highly recommend to anyone. Always working around my wish list rather than pushing costly ideas. She is a pleasure to deal with.
Mr & Mrs Horrigan Lauran designed a contemporary house set on a steep and challenging block in Beecroft. She patiently worked though our changes, put up with our indecision and promptly sent back the revised plans for review. In summary, great quality service, excellent value for money.
This company designed 2 renovation ideas for our property. The first plan, a ground floor major addition/renovation, we decided against due to cost benefit considerations. The second plan, an upstairs addition plus extension/renovations to the ground floor has won favour with us. The architect listened to our needs well & incorporated some of our ideas into her major design, providing innovative solutions to some issues with which we were concerned. We are very pleased with the final design, which is now at council approval stage & we are looking forward to working with this company for the build. We also would be happy to add further comment during/after the project has completed.
We hired Lauran with the appreciation that she was an enthusiastic and intelligent designer. Lauran was able to provide us with a number of potential designs to see which we gravitated to the most, and then through a process of refining ideas, we were able to come up with a design that was aesthetically pleasing and functionally common-sense. Something we appreciated was how readily our ideas were considered and trialled on a 3D BIMX model. This allowed us to visualise whether or not certain ideas would work in practice as we “walked” through the design on our computers and smart phones.
Overall, Lauran’s honest hardworking approach, combined with her knowledge and experience, allowed us to realise what we could build for our family home. Many, many thanks Lauran
Lauran came to us highly recommended. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. My husband and I had never renovated before and she was very patient with us, changing the plans as our ideas and thinking evolved. We had no experience in how to go about a renovation and she walked us through the whole process, making it fun, rather than stressful and torturous. She really listened to us and was very respectful of our ideas about how we wanted the house to look, rather than imposing her ideas on us. She worked with us to get us an outcome we were really happy with, pointing out things we hadn’t thought of and coming up with great solutions to design a beautiful and functional home. She has a great sense of humour and is really easy to work with. We would highly recommend Lauran.
Needing more space for the extended family I briefed Lauran Travena of LT & Associates to draw plans for a 2nd storey extension, comprising three bedroom, bathroom, wet bar and living area. Lauran created a beautiful open plan with excellent flow and efficient use of the limited space. Externally the design complemented and enhanced the character of the existing single storey house.
We worked together to fine tune the design and with her experience and expertise she guided me through the process of meeting building requirements and obtaining the essential approvals and certificates for the works. With professional networking she sourced and liaised with contractors such as the structural engineer, and inspectors driving the process through to the attainment of a Certified Development Certificate. Lauran is a competent and creative architect with an excellent knowledge of building industry requirements. Her input into my building dream made it happen!
Lt associates provide a fresh approach to professional architectural services, Working with Lauran allowed us to achieve our vision across 2 seperate projects. Laurans innovative ideas helped make the most out of a difficult site whilst still providing the functionality and design we were after. We really enjoyed working with Lauran and would highly recommend LT for any architectural needs.
We were quite nervous in the early stages of needing an architect of our new house design, and we had never been through this process before. We contacted Lauran of LT + Associates through a referral and we are now so glad that we found her.
Working with her has been so easy and she an immediate understanding of our vision to design our new home. She has been very approachable and responsive at all times through our project and has also handled all the relationships with all third parties involved very professionally. She also helped us make budget decisions by prioritizing or “nice to haves” against our “needs to haves”. LT & Associates has been an absolute pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a friendly and professional architect.
I found LT & Associates a pleasure to work with & highly recommend their services. We employed them to design a major extension to our current dwelling, including both upper & lower levels. They worked closely with us to provide a design that reflected our lifestyle & met our budget. . The companies professional approach was of an exceptional standard. All work was delivered within an agreed timeframe & when design alterations were required they were more than accommodating, helping us reach solutions that would have been impossible without their expertise. They diligently followed the project through all relevant applications & certifications allowing us a far more relaxed process than we had anticipated. I highly recommend this company.
Lauran Trevena was recommended to us when seeking an innovative architect to design our Hamptons inspired home. We found Lauran immediately grasped our design concept together with understanding any budgetary constraints. Lauran worked together with us every step of the way to realise our dream. The completed design reflected our vision and through honest feedback. Her professionalism and knowledge were evident throughout. It is my honest opinion that without Lauran’s attention to detail and experience our design wouldn’t have come to fruition.
Lauran’s patience and ability to overcome any obstacle put’s her at the forefront of profession. Lauran’s vivacious and relaxed personality was a refreshing change. It was for these reasons that we are more than happy to recommend her to anyone that dares to be creative.
We were fortunate enough to have Lauren Trevena recommended to us when we were looking for a design expert to help us do something special with our home at Mulgoa. We were absolutely thrilled with Laurans work so didn’t hesitate to call on her when we moved to our current home, this too needs some re-design and renovation. Lauren is the ultimate professional with amazing innovative design ideas and ability. She listens closely to what we want, adds her ideas and comes back with something really special. Lauren is effervescent, clever, hardworking and up to the minute with her design techniques. When you combine all of these talents you end up with an amazing result. Thank you Lauran for all your hard work and patience. We just love your work and you! John and Katrina Scott.