Our Story.

Founded by Regan VanderWert-Walsh and Paul Lucas in 2011, 

Cradle Design is a team of dedicated architects and interior designers committed to helping clients exceed their project vision.

 

What began as a garage start-up with two qualified architects, quickly evolved into a successful boutique firm with offices in both Sydney and Milton.   

 

From residential, workplace and hospitality, to commercial and industrial buildings, Cradle’s original and inspiring architecture and interior designs can be seen across the entire industry spectrum.

Owners Regan and Paul bring a refined design sensibility to the

business, as well as a wealth of knowledge and ideas. They are supported by a skilled and experienced team who take pride in collaborating closely with clients, listening to their needs and guiding them to achieve their desired outcome. 

With over 125 years of combined global experience and the ability to create spaces people truly connect with, Cradle is extremely proud of its accomplishments and looking forward to designing their next client's dream space.

Our Team.

Meet our team of highly skilled architects and interior designers.

Regan VanderWert-Walsh

Founding Partner

Paul Lucas

Founding Partner

Lauren Price

Associate Interior Designer

James Tray

Associate Senior Designer

Regan has over 20 years' experience as an Architect, Interior Designer, and Design Manager in the commercial, hospitality, residential and industrial sectors throughout Australia and Asia. Regan is a registered architect and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Paul has over 25 years’ experience as an Architect working throughout Europe and Australasia. Having honed his skills working for high-profile architectural practices in London, Paul has developed a considered and sensitive approach to architectural design. Paul is a NSW and UK-registered Architect and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Lauren has over 11 years' experience as an Interior Designer in commercial, retail and residential design. Lauren works on all phases of projects and brings strong conceptual and design development knowledge to every project.

James has over 20 years' experience as an Interior Designer in the commercial, hospitality, residential and industrial sectors throughout Europe, Australia and the Middle East. James runs projects from inception to completion and brings with him a strong technical background.

Sarah Bickford

UK Registered Architect

David Jacobs

Architectural Technician

Danielle Lipscomb

Interior Designer

Vanessa Lacey

Graduate Architect

Sarah has over 10 years' experience working as an Architect in the United Kingdom and Australia. A residential specialist, her skills also include marketing, website design and teaching.

David has over 20 years’ experience based in Sydney working as an Architectural Technician, Space Planner, Project Coordinator and client-side Project Manager on commercial, retail, hospitality & residential projects throughout Australia.

Danielle has worked over 4 years' as an Interior Designer in the hospitality sector, throughout the UK and Australia. Danielle has key, intuitive knowledge in restaurant and bar design.

Vanessa graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Fortaleza, Brazil in 2016. Vanessa has strong documentation and detail skills.

Our Reviews.

In close collaboration with our global and local IT and Facilities teams, Eventbrite appointed Gattica Projects and Cradle Design to design, manage and bring to life a new Australasia workplace. Located on Melbourne’s iconic South Bank, the space is aligned with our mission of bringing the world together through live experiences. It provides a variety of settings for our staff to engage with colleagues, customers and the surrounding environment, and was delivered at an incredibly high quality standard, within the time and cost specified.

 

Eventbrite, Melbourne

"Paul had a great feel for the architecture and design of the space and really helped us bring out the natural light and make the area fun and functional. I’m looking forward to developing the next stage of our renovations with Cradle Design."

Robert Drysdale, Manly