Dravitzki Brown Office

Pushing the boundaries of residential construction methods, the Dravitzki Brown Office was fabricated offsite within the confines of a steel engineering shop. The office was then transported to the site and installed.


Katrina and Alister did an outstanding job designing our house for us; we liked their design philosophy and, in working through the design, we felt they struck a pleasant balance between aesthetic goals and practical and budgeting requirements for the home.

- Eduard Ebbinge

Its self-supporting exposed structural steel frame sits lightly above the ground on eight points rather than the traditional concrete slab. This method enables the structure to be exceptionally sound in a large earthquake scenario. As steel detailing is extremely technical, 3D modelling was employed to ensure the successful realisation of the design once onsite.


Good design, is as much about understanding the client’s goals for the property, as it is about a knowledge of light, space and form.

- Katrina Dravitzki & Alister Brown

With considerable expertise in designing all aspects of complex spaces, the duo are accustomed to juggling factors of proportion, size, scale, sun, views and energy efficiency with the brief and budget, creating designs that complement and enhance the client’s lifestyle.