Helping you
build less
live more

Practical, friendly and efficient
design advice for your home.

Jennifer Crawford is an approachable architect who helps you make your new or renovated home, as efficient and comfortable as possible.

Removing the fear about financial and emotional risks – Jennifer highlights what works well and what doesn’t. She suggests more effective, smart, practical design options giving you the confidence to move forward with your improved design.

Who I help

First Home Buyers

Wanting to buy the right home for their needs now and into the future.

Growing Families

Wanting to get the most out of their home for their changing needs.


Wanting to get the best and most efficient result from their renovation.


Wanting an efficient and accessible design for their long term needs.

How I help


A 1 or 2 hour session where I come to you (if you are in metro Sydney) or via Zoom if you prefer (for wherever you might be) and we discuss all your ideas and options.

Pre Design Reports

A 5 – 10 page  written and graphic pre design research report providing site analysis, a review of planning controls, next steps in the process and design recommendations.

Concept Design

A 2 hour session where I come to you (or via Zoom if you prefer) and we discuss all your design ideas and building options. You will also receive a 3D concept design within 4 weeks based on that discussion.

Concierge Service

This is the full service for Passive House projects only. There are a maximum of 3 Passive House Projects undertaken in any calendar year.  

How we’ll work

Step 1:
You can book a consultation where I come to you (in metro Sydney)  for one hour or two and we discuss your ideas and options. We can do the same on Zoom if you are anywhere else. Depending on what happens in the session you may want to continue working with me or I wish you well.
Step 2:
If you need further information, I can provide you with a 5-10 page Pre Design Research Report.
Step 3:
If you like working with me and would like to continue then I offer Concept design services to develop a Concept design for your project.
Step 4:
If you would like my involvement in the complete delivery of your new or renovated home, I offer the complete Concierge Service.  

Let's chat

When you’re ready we can discuss all your ideas and options to get your new home or renovation underway.

Hi, I’m Jennifer Crawford

I’m a Registered Architect and certified Passive House Designer who has been working in the construction industry for over 25 years.

Over that time I’ve worked in architectural practice, for large construction companies, land developers, commercial builders and project home builders. I’ve also helped hundreds of people make the right decisions for the design of their homes.

Project examples

Leichhardt Project

These clients bought their 2 bedroom bungalow before moving overseas for work.

Upon return to Australia, now with two young daughters, their little house no longer suited their growing family. They approached Jennifer to develop a design that would transform their small house into a family home.

The project involved the demolition of the existing kitchen at the rear and the construction of a two storey addition containing a new kitchen, living and dining area on the ground floor with a new master suite with ensuite and family bathroom on the first floor. Clever use of a widened hallway to the main bedroom provides a home working space and accompanying daybed with storage. 

Project type: Addition

Documentation: Palm Studio

Builder: Greenstone Homes

Photographer: Helen Ward

Birchgrove Project

John and Felicity purchased an attached terrace house with an approved Development Application. 

They approached Jennifer to help them make some slight design changes to suit their needs and assist in delivering the project through construction. 

The project involved demolition of the existing kitchen, bathroom and laundry and construction of a new kitchen and living area on the ground floor with a renovated bathroom on the first floor and new ensuite bathroom on the top floor.

The rear yard has been completely transformed with new concrete seating, a new deck area and outdoor barbecue.

Project type: Terrace renovation

Construction cost: $300,000

Builder: Pride Building

Landscape: Outside In Design

Photographer: Katherine Millard


Working with Jennifer Crawford, Our New Homecoach, while designing my new home was a pleasure. Jennifer’s expertise and knowledge was invaluable. Her excitement almost matched mine while working on the plans, which just proves how passionate Jennifer is about helping her customers get what they need. Jennifer was always a phone call away, to answer my many questions and patiently answered the repeated ones!


Elizabeth Hills

Let's chat

When you’re ready we can discuss all your ideas and options to get your new home or renovation underway.