Australian Institute of Architects


Fisher Design + Architecture

219 Mount Street

Ph. 02 6655 0191


From our studio in Bellingen, NSW, Fisher Design + Architecture provides architectural and interpretive design services for residential, commercial, government, and public domain projects.

We create innovative design solutions with a practical, client-focused approach, and a strong commitment to affordability, sustainability, and quality standards.

Collaborating with a specialist consultant team, we offer the knowledge, expertise and resources of a large company, with the personal service of a small core practice. Consultant services offered include progect management, planning, landscaping, engineering, environmental engineering, graphic design and signage, documentation and detailing.

Project profiles

The Beachstone Cafe and Amenities

North Sapphire Beach, NSW, 2006

The Beachstone Cafe and Amenities is a mixed use commercial development consisting of a cafe/ restaurant, office space, public toilets, and a lifeguard storage building. Integrated within native landscape and parklands, the architecture complements the intelligent and sensitive urban design, providing a safe and attractive family environment which encourages social interaction, contributing to the areas award winning success and popularity. Fisher Design + Architecture was part of the project team of developers, planners and design consultants, who were winners of the UDIA NSW Best Residential Development 2008.

Giidayn Miirlarl Outdoor Performance Facility

Muttonbird Island- Coffs Harbour, 2011

Designed by Fisher Design + Architecture and Mackenzie Pronk Architetcs, the Giidayn Miirlarl facility is an outdoor education and performance amphitheatre which is enveloped by a curved timber entry ramp to Muttonbird Island, and a 3m high timber screen and indigenous artwork. Integration of the structure with artwork and interpretive panels creates an engaging experience through which one enters the island, enhancing awareness of the natural and cultural significance of this special place. The robust, elegant structure provides shelter and a place for story telling, learning, and rest. Winner 2011 National Australian Timber Design Awards. Winner 2012 Austrailan Institute of Architects- Premiers Prize.

Jetty4Shores Revitalisation Project

Coffs Harbour Jetty, 2017

The Jetty4shores Revitalisation Project recognises that urban design is about making connections between people and places, movement and urban form, nature and the built fabric. With community-based participation at its center, Coffs Harbour Council collaborated with local design and engineering professionals, artists and the community to revitalise this important public precinct, integrating landscape, art and built form to create places for people to live and engage with each other, and the physical place around them. The urban design features refurbished amenities, a suite of new picnic shelters, and a Stage located around the Market Area which reflects the ‘flight of the wedge-tailed shearwater’. The new structures are designed with a robust elemental language of galvanized steel, brightly coloured soffits, and large sectioned timber screening with inscribed images of marine life, designed by local school students. Throughout the precinct numerous public artworks depicting the coastal character of the Jetty have been created by local artists and school students, and inspired by the sites natural and cultural history. Winner 2018 Australian Institute of Architects NSW Country Division- Award for Urban Design. Winner 2018 Austrailan Institute of Architects NSW Country Division- Commendation for Small Project Architecture.

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