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OUR APPROACH

LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, CREATE

At Lightwave, we assume that innovative design solutions are a given and have a substantial focus on how our services are structured and delivered.


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 users 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 and we have commitment to sustainable development and quality.

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ABOUT US

"Lightwave has a desire to create built environments of distinction. Our aim is to to set the standard in the quality of the urban environment and lifestyle that is within our grasp. We believe that innovative architecture stimulates consciousness and increases awareness. Through innovative use of space and light we like to see ourselves as promoting a path of enlightenment"

MARK WALSH, DIRECTOR

We create for YOU

The discovery phase is all about taking to heart, the needs and vision of the client. We seek to understand what features you want included and why. We form a perception of your roles and interactions with the environment, taking this into consideration when completing the final design. The empathetic design approach creates architectural solutions that will change your life.

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ABOUT US

DIRECTOR

MARK WALSH

Mark Walsh is the founding director of Lightwave Architectural, a forward-thinking architectural design studio established in 2003. With a strong belief in the inherent value of innovative design, Mark has spearheaded Lightwave's mission to revolutionise the structure and delivery of architectural services. Mark is a results-oriented and motivated designer, known for his ability to lead teams in achieving cost-effective and impactful design outcomes.

With extensive experience in developing design concepts that enhance business models and project branding, Mark excels in understanding the challenges of implementing design solutions and establishing effective strategies for successful project delivery. His exceptional leadership and communication skills have enabled him to foster sustainable and profitable relationships with stakeholders throughout the design process.

With over 30 years of industry experience as a designer and project architect, Mark has worked on a range of notable projects in sectors including housing, aged care, apartments and resorts, education, modular construction, and property development. 

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Bachelor of Architecture QUT
Bachelor of Applied Science QUT
Graduate Diploma Architecture Polytechnic of North London

OUR ESTEEMED CLIENTS

Clients who trust us

WHERE WE WORK

From coast to coast, and beyond

Whether you envision a locally based project, or venture abroad, we'll turn your vision into reality. Our team's adaptability and creativity know no bounds, making every project a journey of collaboration and innovation.

GOLD COAST
 

SUNSHINE COAST

BYRON BAY
 

NORTHERN RIVERS

KINGSCLIFF
 

NORTH QUEENSLAND

TWEED HEADS
 

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND

CABARITA
 

CASUARINA
 

BRISBANE
 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Transforming spaces and captivating hearts

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Functional spaces with a strong sense of place

Lightwave have completed a number of projects for me now. Lots of architects can design inspirational forms. Some even manage to create highly functional spaces that provide s strong sense of place. Few can complete the exercise with high congruence to the design brief budget. Lightwave have always managed to deliver design outcomes which meet all these imperatives.

If you value these fundamentals, try Lightwave on your next project, they shall not disappoint.

CLIENTS RATE US

Raving reviews, clients ranked their experience with us

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

9.5/10

Exceeding expectations with exceptional design and service excellence

9.4/10

LIKELIHOOD TO RECOMMEND

Earned trust and satisfaction leading to enthusiastic recommendations

8.9/10

VALUE

Delivering remarkable design and value for your investment

OUR AWARDS

Celebrating our achievements

2010 Robina CPAC: Commendation

AIA State & Gold Coast Regional Awards, Public Architecture

2016 Azur Samui: High Commendation

Thailand Property Awards, Best Residential Development (Samui)

2011 Nobby Beach House: Award

IES Qld Lighting Award, Houses

2015 Azur Samui: High Commendation

Thailand Property Awards, Best Residential Development (Samui)

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