Daniel Smedley
Principal | Architect

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Daniel has an eye for detail. He specialises in quality and refinement. He knows the details.

Born and bred in regional South Australia, home for much of his childhood was the Barossa region. Involved in and exposed to food and wine production, tourism and hospitality at a young age, his understanding of tourism is inherent. His architectural experience in Queensland’s tourism industry has served to strengthen that understanding further. In addition, Daniel has a passion for sustainable design, and graduated from University with first class honours with a thesis on Sustainability and the Building Code of Australia.

He has crafted his knowledge into a passion for great tourism experiences and has travelled extensively locally and through the greatest of wine tourism regions - Europe. He is most comfortable with a locally crafted coffee, beer or wine in hand, and he puts the same finesse into the food he creates in the kitchen as he does into the architecture he designs.

Quality, eye for detail and attention to detail is where Daniel’s strengths lie. He can be relied upon to bring distinction to every project, whether large or small, and skilfully guides his team to foster each task to completion.

His broad ranging career in architecture spans across South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and includes

  • International hotels,
  • Convention and exhibition centres,
  • Boutique resorts,
  • Function centres,
  • Visitor centres,
  • Schools,
  • Residential high rise and
  • Individual homes.

His skills and knowledge are particularly honed in areas that are highly detailed and extremely refined, including

  • Building biology, environmental design and sustainability,
  • Steel and timber construction detailing,
  • Scandinavian style,
  • Minimalism,

In particular, he maintains an encompassing overview of even the largest project, and brings together very complicated and detailed ideas into streamlined and elegant outcomes.

Daniel is registered architect with the South Australian Board of Architects, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), and a Bachelor of Design Studies from the University of Adelaide.