About us

Utopian Design is comprised of a team with diverse experience in residential and commercial architectural design and drafting, as well as interior design.Our industry experience and strong relationships with external consultants allows us to provide our clients with high quality, professional architectural design and drafting services and comprehensive project management for any residential or commercial project.

It is our aim to ensure that every client works closely with their architectural draftsman to guarantee that the design meets their unique requirements and represents their individual taste and lifestyle. 

Based in Northern NSW, we design and draft residential and commercial buildings throughout Australia - so whether your a Home Owner, Builder or Architect, the team at Utopian Design can provide expert advice, fantastic design and efficient turnaround on your next project.

Our Team.

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Jacob Smith

Owner/Architectural Draftsman

Dip. of Architectural Design

Mob: 0448 329 025

Jacob has a Diploma in Architectural Drafting and Building Design with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Most of his career has focused on residential works, such as designing town houses, unit developments, single and double storey homes and extensions. Jacob also has experience designing commercial office spaces, industrial steel sheds, food production facilities for primary industry, restaurants, schools and more. He is proud to be an architectural draftsman that produces work which is artistic and improves people’s living or work space. He believes in challenging the standard approach, but at the same time his drawings get developed into reality without issue due to his high attention to detail and his (Practical Build) approach. Jacob is proficient in the use of AutoCAD for all drawing types including preliminary drawings and council permit drawings (DA & CC)  Jacob has also been involved in building and renovating 2 houses of his own which has given him a great hands on knowledge and the practicality to make things work to cut down on build costs.

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Rachelle Longstaff

Owner/Interior Designer/Town Planner

Graduate Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning (in progress)

Bach. of Contemporary Arts

Dip. of Interior Design

Mob: 0409 805 571

Rachelle has been working within the design industry for over ten years. After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Contemporary Arts, she went on to work with some of Australia's leading fashion retailers as a Visual Merchandiser and Stylist. She had a passion for interiors so went back to study Interior Design and now has worked on a variety of residential and commercial projects throughout Australia. Rachelle has a passion for creating unique and inspiring spaces, that teem modern design with quirky, vintage pieces. She believes that interiors should be a reflection of her clients personality and with each project she undertakes, strives to tell a story. Rachelle is proficient in the use of Autocad for all drawing types and also uses both Adobe Creative Suite and Sketchup to produce mood boards and 3D rendered concepts. She is currently working her way through a Graduate Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning with the view to be able to extend the knowledge gained to her clients. Rachelle is a mother of two girls, avid gardener, long term renovator and a passionate cook.

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