About Us

 

Background

design studio 22 has been creating living and working spaces for many years. Originally

formed by Richard and Lynette Malcolm in 2004 following many years of experience in

design, building and real estate, they saw a need for providing a collaborative team from

different disciplines working together to create innovative holistic designs. To this end they

have attracted a professional team of talented designers who collaborate to create

spectacular, individual homes and businesses economically and efficiently incorporating a

range of design disciplines into their project.

A reputable market leader in single and multi residential, plus small to medium commercial

design incorporating a 100% holistic approach with services including – Architecture, Interior,

Landscape and Graphic Design and Access & Mobility Planning.

 

Philosophy

design studio 22 has developed a reputation for maintaining a strong relationship between

our environment, landscape and structure in all of its projects.

The site and context of each project we consider is unique and provides a strong point of

differentiation for each design. Whether it be a private home or a business we work with our

clients closely to provide concepts and a design that is just right for them.

 

Ethics

We focus on ethics, environmental responsibility and sourcing local materials and skills.

We aim to keep lines of communication open and consider strongly the needs of fellow

team members, clients and project associates. We follow principles of consistently upholding

the professional standards of the studio to all associated with us.

 

Environment

design studio 22 strives for eco-effective and beautiful design solutions. We like to encourage

our clients to think about simple yet essential solutions regarding designing, building and

living within our environments, i.e. the use of embodied energy (local materials, local skills,

long life materials, scale of the building and minimizing disturbance to native habitat),

energy saving through use of natural light, low energy fittings, natural ventilation and space,

passive solar heating and solar cooling and ways of collecting and storing water.

 

Team

DIRECTORS

Lynette Malcolm is an Interior Designer of many award winning projects with 30 years

experience in the building industry. Lyn also has a solid background in Building Management,

Finance, Interior Design and was the Building Designer for a Coffs Harbour building company

for a number of years. Lyn and husband Richard, also had their own construction

company in Melbourne allowing a wealth of practical experience in the construction

industry, which is not often afforded an Interior Designer. She offers unique, practical, stylish

and sustainable solutions when designing and specifying spaces for her clients.

Lyn has managed the practice since it’s inception and remains a co director of design studio

22 as Richard steps aside. Lyn now manages the Brisbane office where she is rapidly raising

the profile of the practice as she travels regularly between Brisbane and Coffs Harbour to

establish new clientele.

 

Tony Ross is a building Designer and Architectural Technician, who has been a valuable

member of the practice since 2008, he is now a director of design studio 22. He worked on

multi-million dollar commercial projects, mostly large school projects in partnership with his

father in their former business Ross Associates before joining design studio 22

During his twenty two (22) year career as Architectural Technician and Project Manager,

Tony has worked on dozens of school building projects along with residential and

commercial – both new and renovation projects, townhouses and multi storey

developments. In 2007 Tony won a design award for the design of “The Centre”, Youth

Training and Conference Centre at Bonville.

His broad construction knowledge and experience in the design and project management

of large educational and recreational facilities, as well as his extensive residential design

expertise, gives him a solid base to undertake any residential or commercial design project.

His recent collaboration on the design of the renovation of the Coffs Harbour Regional

Museum Project was a credit to his understanding of sensitive projects involving passionate

stakeholders.

 

Andrew Wilson, NSW + Qld Registered Architect, ACAA Accredited Access Consultant is

nominated Architect for design studio 22. Andrew was educated in Sydney at St Ignatius

College in Riverview, and went on to gain a Bachelor of Architecture at New South Wales

University in 1996.

He has worked extensively in Sydney and NSW North Coast in the commercial field as Project

Architect on numerous schools, health care facilities, capital works projects, sports centres

and the refurbishment of heritage listed buildings. He is very experienced in design,

documentation coordination, contract administration and project management.

In 2009, during his time with architectural practice, DRA, Andrew’s work in converting an old

boarding school into residential units won an RAIA Award for Residential Alterations and

Additions.

Andrew, now a Director, joined design studio 22 in 2011 and his projects include UnitingCare

Ageing’s Nambucca Heads church redevelopment and the renovation of the heritage listed

building, previously Coffs Harbour Police Station, into the new Coffs Harbour Regional

Museum.

 

MENTOR

Richard Malcolm – Co founder and former director is a multi award winning Building Designer

with a background in real estate, property and hands on building. Hundreds of his designs

have been constructed throughout VIC, NSW and QLD each encompassing an individual

style. He is always mindful that even spectacular features must be practical and economical

to construct. Richard imparts these important philosophies as he remains a valuable advisor

and mentor to the design studio 22 team.

 

PROJECT MANAGER

Natalie Hoy – Is an experienced Project Manager having worked extensively in management

roles in retail and the building industry. Prior to joining design studio 22 Nat worked for twelve

years as the Client Service and Office Manager for one of Coffs Harbour’s most successful

building companies. Her role included client liaison, business promotion, regulation of project

and administration procedures, job scheduling, council documentation plus WH&S policy.

Nat’s key roles at design studio 22 are to promote the practice, work closely with our team of

architects and designers, maintain efficiency in our project management systems and most

importantly to keep our clients fully informed ensuring the desired results are achieved. Nat’s

role is pivotal to the organisation of the practice.

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Jayne Chudzik – Conducted her own interior decorating and design business for 20 years in

the Albury/Wodonga area, giving her broad experience in commercial, corporate, health,

aged care, project building and residential design. Jayne joined design studio 22 in 2010 and

her collaboration with our architects and building designers has been creating amazing

home and commercial projects for ecstatic clients. Jayne has collaborated on the heritage

renovation of the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, incorporating the Coffs Harbour Maritime

Museum, numerous restaurants, medical facilities, and some very unique, large and smaller

homes. She is very quick to interpret her client’s needs and they are always amazed and

delighted with the result and thankful they included selections and documentation for their

project.

 

LANDSCAPE/ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGNER

Nick Radford – Is a holistic Environmental Building and Landscape Designer, having travelled

the world observing sustainable cultures and alternative building methods. He has

certificates in Horticulture, Permaculture, Organic Farming and completed three years in

Bachelor of Architecture. He has received an award from OTEN in Sustainable Building and

has completed his Bachelor of Environmental Science. He is a member of the Australian

Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers and specialises in easy maintenance native

gardens and creating “mini ecosystems”.

Along with dozens of residential projects Nick’s commercial projects include a landscape

redesign of Brooms Head Caravan Park for Clarence Valley Council, landscape design for

Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, terrace landscape designs for UnitingCare Pacifica. He also

completed the site design for the Bellingen Community Learning Centre for Sustainability

including Bat Interpretive Centre on Bellingen Island where he liaised closely with the Office

of Environment and Heritage and National Parks to create the most sustainable environment.

His collaboration with our architectural and interior design team adds the final element to a

complete holistic design.

 

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

Kathy Beattie –Is a very skilled commercial architectural technician having spent a total of 22

years working for architectural practices in both Canberra and Bathurst, prior to being

welcomed to the team at design studio 22 in 2014. Kathy has a wealth of experience and

construction knowledge gained during her career detailing plans for aged care facilities,

hospitals, schools and offices as well as large residential projects. She has a great eye for

detail and creates clear and precise construction drawings which reflect the innovations of

our design team.