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
November 2022
New Homes

The Two Single Most Important Things to Consider When Designing a New Home

Designing and building your own home is a joy and a privilege; a rare act of creation that leaves a mark on the world long after our time. But in the same breath, it is daunting and overwhelming, with seemingly endless thoughts and ideas fighting for your attention. Today I want to declutter your mind and ask you to focus on these two simple things...