“When we were embarking on designing and building our first home, Michael was recommended to us by a local builder. We couldn’t be happier with the service we received from Michael. Professional, consistent, patient, honest and an amazing work ethic. Working with Michael was never anything short of a positive experience.
He laid out the process, costs and time frames from the start so we always knew where we stood. If he said he could do something, he would deliver or over-deliver. If we were stressed and overwhelmed, he calmed us down. Nothing was ever too much to ask, and I’m sure he did many more hours than we paid for.
Whilst we had an idea of what we wanted, Michael helped shape that into a final design, we are very excited to be building. He did not impose his own ego on the project, but gave guidance as required. He had a high level of understanding of the building process and cost of materials so that our budget could be achieved. I would highly recommend Lurie!”
– Freya Hohnen, Margaret River
“Michael was recommended to us by someone who knew what demanding and particular clients we would be. Michael was the third professional engaged to design our somewhat unusual owner build and, as such, came into the project when a lot of decisions had already been made. He was willing to work with us to bring our home to fruition and didn’t impose his ego or his own design preferences on the project.
He was also happy to work with our choice of materials and desire for a passive solar home. At the same time, Michael wasn’t afraid to offer his opinion and expertise whenever he felt it would add to the result. We have been living in our home for a bit over a year now, and it is everything we hoped for and more. We would happily work with Michael again.“
– Anita Lilford
“Michael was recommended to us by a colleague due to his experience in designing sustainable homes in the south-west of Western Australia. We have found Michael has given us detailed information to assist us in understanding the budget required to build our home and the reasons for including certain design features in our home.
He always responds to my extensive email inquiries in a timely manner and has a measured, knowledgeable and very personable manner in our meetings. He also appears to be very mindful of a client’s needs, rather than just imposing his own views on design features for our home.“
– Maureen Gittos, Witchcliffe
“Highly recommend Lurie! All our preliminary design work for our small terrace house renovation was completed with such careful consideration of matching our lifestyle with the livability of the house.
I found that one of the greatest features Lurie offers is the 3D walk through via the BIMx program. This enabled us to really see what the construction would be like and the scale of the building without having to wait until the structure was built. An excellent addition to the design process, especially for those that struggle to visualize off a plan.”
– Paul Zarha, North Fremantle
“We appointed Lurie to design a new home that meets the three critical elements we think are successful in building residential homes that appeal to everyday Australians – family functionality, accessible pricing and inspirational design. Lurie Building Design understood the brief clearly but also pushed us to ensure we delivered a project that stood out from the crowd.
The end result was exactly what we wanted, with the home commended for its street appeal, space and light. Since completion, we have worked closely with Lurie Building Design to extend the thinking to design a range of 6 further homes – all of which challenge the status quo with project building in WA.
They’ve met our brief by thinking outside the square – a rare find.”
– Bondi Homes
“I have engaged Lurie for two projects to date. The level of service I have received has been exemplary and represents quality and value for money. Lurie was honest and open with me at all times and made sure I comprehended the implications of the design I requested.
Lurie’s attention to detail and thorough understanding of the building process has set me up to be in a great position to build exactly what I want within my budget.”
– Stephen Hart
“Lurie has been great to work with and has come up with an awesome design that we are very excited to build. He was easy to bounce ideas off and always found an answer to our questions.”
– Gabe Heussenstam