JDA is a Brisbane-based studio that uses a methodology of research and advocacy, to positively influence change in areas of climate adaptation, community, and remote, complex projects. Our works seeks to occupy the spaces in between architecture, with a goal to affect policy for a better outcome for society.
Accordingly we value both the architectural work itself and the relationships with all involved in the building process, from clients to consultants to contractors to the eventual occupiers. Our experience is that building good relationships has many benefits everyone involved, including minimising costs, reducing stress, and quick resolution of problems.
JDA Co. is a small studio-based practice that specialises in remote complex projects in Australia and overseas. Based in Brisbane, JDA has a reputation for innovative, collaborative projects with a strong emphasis on design. JDA doesn’t specialise in any specific type of work, but focuses on undertaking projects that present an opportunity to turn problems into enjoyable challenges.
The more complex and difficult the project appears, the more we like it. In our approach to architecture, we have a strong belief that the discipline is by its very nature an empirical anthropology, where the making of architecture directly linked to its social processes, culture and material context.
Our work encompasses a diversity of project scales ranging from boutique residential to large institutional projects, building in particular on the practice’s collective expertise in all areas of design ranging from one-off residential architecture through to multi-residential projects, interiors, cultural/public buildings, heritage, urban design and master planning.