Shire Building Design is a young and fresh design team located in the Sutherland Shire , Sydney, Australia and specialises in residential architecture and interior design. We treat each and every project individually and aim to understand the requirements of our client’s vision. We work collaboratively during the design process with builders and trades to ensure that we are striving for a practical outcome, with a very hands-on approach to resolving architectural spaces, driven by our love for good design. Our growing reputation is something we are very proud of and wish to develop into the distant future. Our passion for Architecture and the built-form is endless and we enjoy what we do. Shire Building Design was founded in 2018 and currently consists of a team of 4.


Our  process

Shire Building Design has the expertise to handle the entire design, approval and documentation process; From an initial sketch idea, through to having all the relevant approvals in place and consultants coordinated to ensure a smooth-sailing build. We stage our involvement in the process as per the 4 key stages below

The director and principal designer, Jake French, commenced his studies in 2010 with the Diploma of Architectural Technology where he graduated with distinction in 2011. Jake then went on to further his studies at UNSW in 2012, undertaking the Bachelor of Architectural Studies where he completed this in 2014. In 2015, Jake commenced the Master of Architecture program at UNSW where his studies are on-going. Jake’s training and experience has been enhanced by working under various Architects across Sydney since early 2012 where he finished his employment journey with Couvaras Architects in Cronulla in 2019. 

The core of the training covered a wide variety of residential projects, ranging from small boutique home renovations to luxury waterfront homes, as well as hospitality, the commercial sector and aged care. Jake’s passion for Architecture and buildings stems from a young age and being exposed to the industry through his father and grandfather.

He is always seeking new ways to improve what he does and enjoys the interactions with clients and trades throughout the entire design to completion process.


We tailor our design services to meet your specific requirements. Some projects have an obvious design solution, whereas some require a rigorous process to arrive at a resolved idea.

The approval process can be confusing to navigate, with various approval pathways available. As experienced professionals, we help identify the most appropriate pathway for your project and coordinate a team of external consultants to seek approval to turn the dream into a reality.

Once approval is obtained, detailed drawings and schedules are prepared to ensure the quality of details, materials and finishes are achieved. We have a team of builders who we regularly work with that we can recommend and know will do the right job.

This allows you to take your design to the next level. Detailed drawings and schedules for the most intricate parts of the home are resolved; Kitchen, Bathrooms and Laundries.





A Sense of Place

Core Design Values

Core client Values

Face-to-face meetings

Jake French




interior design