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 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
May 2023

Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future: 5 Tips for Revitalising Your Heritage Property

Australia is home to a rich tapestry of heritage buildings, each with its unique story and charm. Preserving these architectural gems is vital for future generations to appreciate and learn from. However, it can be challenging to strike a balance between what we expect of modern homes and maintaining a building’s historical significance. And that's where I come in! In this article, I'll share my five essential tips for harmoniously blending modern needs with heritage considerations in your building design.