Profile

Preston Lane Architects is an award winning architectural practice focused on providing innovative and successful design solutions that are responsive to both our client’s needs and the environment.  We have an appetite for design and strongly believe that high quality design outcomes add value.

The practice brings together the diverse professional experiences of directors, Daniel Lane and Nathanael Preston. Our combined experience ranges from small scale highly crafted residential projects to larger scale urban design.  We also have extensive experience in the management of multi-disciplinary teams on large commercial projects.

We undertake projects of varying size, complexity and cost and are currently working on a range of project typologies including commercial, retail, hospitality, government, industrial, heritage and residential including new houses and renovations/extensions.

With offices in Hobart and Melbourne we are exposed to different opportunities and environments within which to work, allowing each of us to contribute a wider range of experiences to our clients and our architecture.  All projects are shared between offices providing the unique opportunity to have an ‘outsider’ review and challenge evolving concepts.

Our architectural solutions provide a fresh approach, endeavouring to exceed the aspirations of our clients through the understanding of their unique requirements and ‘place’ of each project.  We are committed to producing high quality design, whilst always remaining focused on the delivery of projects within time and budget constraints.

Design outcomes are developed following rigorous analysis of both brief and site.  The understanding of the environment and ‘place’, is integral in our approach, and informs all aspects of our architecture.  Our design approach establishes long term solutions and does not subscribe to the fashionable aspects of contemporary design.  Often, perceived constraints in a project provide unique opportunities and it is through intelligent analysis and questioning, a successful outcome can be produced.

The design process is a tough, exciting and enjoyable journey that we share together with our clients.

Awards & Exhibitions

2017

RAIA (TAS Chapter)
Small Project Award
Winner
Milkmans Cottage

2017

RAIA (TAS Chapter)
Education Award
Commendation
Lauderdale Primary School GLAs and Classroom Additions

2016

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Education Award
Winner
The Student Lounge

2016

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Residential Architecture Houses – New
Commendation
Horse Shoe House

2016

Houses Awards
House Alteration and Additions Over 200sqm
Shortlist
Malvern East House

2015

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Residential Architecture Houses – Alterations + Additions
Commendation
Winscombe Extension

2015

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Heritage Architecture
Commendation
Weld Street Alteration

2015

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Interior Architecture
Commendation
Tassal Office

2015

Houses Awards
House Alteration and Additions Over 200sqm
Shortlist
Clifton Hill House

2015

Houses Awards
House Alteration and Additions Over 200sqm
Shortlist
Winscombe Extension

2014

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Residential Architecture Houses – Alterations + Additions
Winner
Browne Street House

2014

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Residential Architecture Houses – New
Commendation
Mays Beach House

2014

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Commercial Architecture
Commendation
Sharkra Medispa

2013

Bayside Built Environment Awards
Best Renovation/Extension
Finalist
Downes Avenue House

2012

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Small Projects Award
Award Winner
Basement

2011

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Heritage Award
Award Winner
Mt Pleasant House

2011

AIA (TAS Chapter)
Residential Architecture Alterations and Additions
Award Winner
Mt Pleasant House

2011

Houses Awards
House Alteration and Additions Over 200sqm
High Commendation
Mt Pleasant House

2008

RAIA (TAS Chapter)
Residential Architecture Alterations and Additions
Award Winner
South Hobart Extension

2007

RAIA (TAS Chapter)
Residential Architecture – New
Award Winner
Bonnet Hill House

 

2007

Preston Lane Architects
Arts Tasmania
Design Island Exhibition ‘New Horizons’

2007

Hobart Waterfront International Design Competition
Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority, RAIA
Winner

2005

Seaford Life Saving Club Victoria Design Competition
RAIA, Frankston City Council
Commendation

2004

RAIA (TAS Chapter)
Residential Architecture – New
Honourable Mention
Fossil Cove House

Team

Nathanael Preston Director
Daniel Lane Director
Elena Low Associate
Justin Hanlon Associate
Benn Turner Associate
Jade Durling Associate
Rachel Englund Graduate
Lucas Saunders Graduate
Sara Chugg Graduate
Dylan Grove Graduate
Nathan Moate Graduate