A holistic approach to building design, integrating the built environment, interior design, and landscapes to create spaces that spark joy in the lives of those who inhabit them.

Designers of heritage, commercial, and residential buildings.

Diverse interests and experience combine in a freeform collaborative environment.

The Realm Building Design team enjoy the view at the picturesque Mitchelton Winery

Mitchelton Winery offers an opportunity for the Realm team to appreciate the interplay between the built and natural environment

Realm Building Design is a collective of talented individuals who come together under the creative direction of lead building designer Janita Norman.

Operating as a virtual studio since 2020, we form project-specific teams of building designers, project managers, interior designers, landscape designers, and draftspeople.  With a deep pool on long-term collaborators and a cooperative and flexible working culture, we are able to achieve exceptional results with a solution tailored to the particular needs of each brief.

Stories from the designer’s desk to the building site and beyond.

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Janita Norman
June 2023
New Homes

How to Design a 7 Star Energy Rated Home: My Top Solutions

With 7 Star Energy Rating requirements coming into force in October, homeowners and builders need to be prepared for this significant change in the design and build process. We've been handed an exciting challenge with these new standards, but with knowledge and planning, most homes can comfortably get there.