Adele McNab Architects was established in 2018 specialising in residential, public, and commercial projects. This includes designing new build projects and alteration & addition projects, from concept to completion.
For each project the practice focuses on understanding the uniqueness of the environment and inhabitants, designing with authenticity to connect people with their surroundings and design buildings to inspire life. In their simplest form buildings provide shelter, so the practice’s goal is to make architecture accessible by adapting scale, form, and materials to suit the clients’ brief and function. In-depth collaboration between client, consultants and contractors is central to this process.
New Zealand-born, Sydney-based, Adele graduated from Unitec School of Architecture with a Bachelor & Masters degree in Architecture. While studying in New Zealand, Adele worked for an architecture practice specialising in hotels throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. As a Graduate Architect, Adele moved to Australia and worked at Stafford Architects for seven years as Project Architect for high-end residential projects across Sydney and New Zealand.
Adele lectures, tutors and has been a design critic at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Architecture School.
Over the years Adele has enjoyed being part of the support crew for Glenn Murcutt’s International Master Class and attending the Summer School ‘Total Immersion’ held by the Architecture Foundation Australia.
- Concept design
- Design development
- Planning/development application
- Construction documentation
- Contractor selection
- Construction administration
- Interior design and and furniture design
Memberships & Affiliations
- Award, Houses Alterations + Additions, AIA NSW Architecture Awards 2021
- Shortlisted, Houses Alterations + Additions, Houses Awards 2021
- Winner, Emerging Designer, IDEA Awards 2019
- Highly Commended, Workplace Under 1000sqm, IDEA Awards 2019
- Commendation, Emerging Interior Design Practice, AID Awards 2019
- Houses Magazine: Riley’s Terrace
- Here Magazine: Treetops
- Urbis Magazine: Fresh Craft
- Central Coast Life & Style Magazine: Inspirational Architecture
Acknowledgement of Country