Lightwave International –
Bringing architecture to life through our simple ethos –
listen, understand, create

At Lightwave, we assume that innovative design solutions are a given and our architectural process has substantial focus on how our services are structured and delivered. We are a service orientated professional practice that balances the raw creative talent of our team with commercial savvy and speedy outcomes.

Our key positioning statement is listen, understand, create. To us, these three considerations provide all our team members with a framework to approach design and problem solving tasks.  The importance of stepping back and understanding the true context from a client, investor and the user’s point of view allows design solutions to get to the core of the issue: the identification and resolution of the project program.

Lightwave has particular experience in master planning, supported living, education, multi-residential housing & resorts and factory-built housing. We also have a commitment to sustainable development and quality.

We are architectural studio that provides innovative design solutions for our client’s projects.  We design all sorts of buildings, from bespoke houses, residential apartments, modular and prefab housing, school buildings to dementia communities.  We’ve even designed and manufactured bathroom fittings.  Our work is prevalent on the Gold Coast, Kingscliff, Brisbane and extends as far as Malaysia and Thailand where we’ve designed houses and holiday resorts.

We assemble elements, and create modern functional buildings in a beautiful way.

Our focus in on you, our customer.  Listen, Understand, Create is the foundation of our philosophical approach to designing your building project.  We will work together will you to understand your needs and your vision, and create architectural solutions that will change your life.  The architectural philosophy will vary depending on the project, however the client, the site constraints and opportunities, ecological design, and the creation of value through design underpin our work.

We are passionate about what we do.  We are creative and consist of talented professionals.  We are reliable and deliver on our commitments in a timely manner.  We are thinking about the costs of the project at every step of the process, and we keep you informed about what is happening and how the design is developing.  We are always working to minimise costs while still striving for unique and innovative houses and buildings.

We believe that high quality architectural spaces have a significant impact on the human condition.  A Lightwave designed project will have a significant and positive impact on your wellbeing.

Testimonial – Nick Bruin Builder

I have engaged and recommended Lightwave International for my clients over many years. Their ability to recognise my clients needs and wants pertaining to their lifestyle and budget, and create the correct architectural outcome is second to none. Mark also has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of each site into the design outcome. Lightwave prioritise the working relationship between architect, client and builder, which is one of their greatest attributes. As a builder, I required Mark’s professionalism and guidance to construct rewarding and inspirational homes. The Lightwave team’s up to date knowledge regarding sustainability, passive design, energy, and their use of high impact but low cost materials and methods of construction is evident in their projects. Their process demonstrate’s an ability to adapt to our ever changing world and expectations.

To be able to build something special for a client, with all parties working together for wonderful outcomes, using the best technologies available has been the most rewarding part of my long building career. Lightwave are exceptional at it!

Multipal Master Builder Award Winner in 2012 & 2014 for the Gold Coast Regional and Qld State Awards using Lightwave International for Architecture.




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