“Our customers are the most important element in the design process; we listen, observe, interpret, understand and deliver.”

Andrew Whitelegg, CEO

About Us


Creating extraordinary environments isn’t just what we do, it’s at the core of who we are.

Proudly Australian-owned, IA Design is committed to creating environments that transform the way people live, work and play.

For over 20 years, we’ve been delivering interior design, architecture, security and risk management solutions to commercial, educational, government, health and hospitality sectors around Australia.

Working with a collaborative network of national studios, we bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience in the interior design and architectural industry.

Our team is committed to our clients and moreover, committed to creating extraordinary environments.

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Our design process is experience-driven

At IA Design, we believe that great design isn’t just about creating an aesthetic, it is about creating an experience. Our design approach is focused on creating environments that improve the quality of user experiences on an individual, organisational and societal level.

The key to this success lies in understanding our clients’ visions, expectations and needs, before applying our rigorous and creative design process. We take a pragmatic approach to understanding the competing issues of time, cost and quality, with the ultimate aim of creating environments that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Our design solutions are grounded in research and aimed at transforming the way people interact with their built environment.

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Our Services


Interior Design

Interior Design is a core discipline at IA Design. Our team has delivered over five million square metres of workplace and commercial fitout projects over the past 20 years, working with thousands of clients.

Our designers work across the whole spectrum of projects, providing the same level of attention to a small fitout as we do to a large and complex commission. Our core areas of expertise include:

  • Workplace strategy and design
  • Commercial planning and design
  • Educational design
  • Government services design

IA Design is at the forefront of design innovation, continually challenging current thinking and the effect that good design can have on client productivity, improved property outcomes and well being.

Our services cover the entire spectrum of the property design cycle, ensuring our clients have the necessary design expertise at each stage of their project.

Architecture

Our architectural team specialise in delivering cost effective design solutions that are creative, achievable and aligned to commercial imperatives.

Our team has extensive experience in the commercial, workplace, health, industrial and hospitality sectors, and a project portfolio that ranges in size and complexity.

We provide a range of architectural services from feasibility and master planning through to design, documentation and delivery to ensure that a project’s entire lifecycle can be captured.

We work closely with our clients to design buildings that are considered, environmentally sustainable and timeless, with the end goal of creating environments that positively influence end user experiences.

Security & Risk Management

At IA Design, we have a dedicated team delivering professional security consulting services to the commercial and critical infrastructure sectors, InTec1.

The InTec1 team specialises in security management, information security, SCEC consulting, security technology risk solutions and security in design.

The team’s experience and technical expertise cover the full asset spectrum, both in size and lifecycle, allowing clients to achieve operational, functional and formal security outcomes across all areas.

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Sustainability


Great design is sustainable design.

Sustainability is an integral part of our design approach.

We continuously work with our clients to discover, verify and introduce practical sustainability options into every project. We develop outcomes that are tailored to the needs of our clients, the building, its users and stakeholders, and collaborate with our network of partners and sub-consultants to warrant the benefits of each solution.

Our sustainable design process is aimed at improving user experiences, optimising resource consumption and maximising the effectiveness of durable, quality materials.

Our team promote the importance of sustainable design, recognising the rise of planning policies and legislations that reward sustainable design and penalise the contrary. Our goal is to create built environments that are founded on the principles of sustainability, as great design is sustainable design.

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Technology


We view technology as an enabler.

In today’s constantly evolving world, technology plays a fundamental role in shaping the way we live, work and play.

At IA Design, we understand the dynamic nature of technology and place significant importance on creating environments that promote flexibility and adaptability. We work with our clients to anticipate current and upcoming technological needs, to design solutions that are flexible to future development.

Our team partners with world-class organisations to leverage innovation in order to deliver design solutions of the highest quality. We view technology as an enabler – helping organisations realise their potential, including our own.

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Quality Assurance


The IA Group as represented by the twin brands of IA Design and IA Intec1 is engaged in interior design and architecture for commercial office and industrial facilities as well as engineered security and risk management for high security assets.  Our strategic direction is to create extraordinary environments for our clients.

To us, quality means strategic and operational commitment to excellence through being: customer-centric, ethical, creative, innovative in our design, compliant, safe, reliable, and delivering within budget.  Our quality objectives are established and managed by the leadership team and communicated through our operational procedures.

IA Group’s Business Management System is our most important driver for quality. Partners and the entire team share responsibility for it.  We are committed to satisfying our applicable requirements in our industry such as the National Construction Code

The system is based on requirements of the International quality standard – ISO 9001:2015, and we will maintain certification to that standard.

We are committed to maintaining, and continually improving this system, and we have allocated sufficient resources to ensure that quality remains at the heart of our business.

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