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Founded in 2003 by Principal Jayne Harrison, JDH Architects was established with a vision to build Australia’s most innovative and creative architectural practice specialising in the fields of educational planning and design.

Our vision is guided by our founding values, Respect, Curiosity and Creativity. We value RESPECT for each other and the world in which we live. We are ever CURIOUS and drive change. We think CREATIVELY, and are adventurous problem solvers.

Our mantra, always learning, uniquely positions us as specialist Educational Architects. Having delivered 150+ projects in all sectors of education, our focus is, and always will be on learning.

At JDH Architects, we pride ourselves on being bold. We promote a culture of sincerity, openness and equal opportunity and are a forward-thinking practice that encourages our employees to question, learn, and develop.

Informed by research, driven by curiosity and powered by determination, our process delivers robust architectural and educational solutions based on a real understanding of each and every one of our clients. Our places of learning are designed for people, by people. And for us, this is the joy of architecture.


Whether you work with us, or for us, we invite you to share in our mission –

To create purposeful learning environments that enable people to shine…

JDH Architects believes in the power of working with purpose. We believe our work to create places of learning has the power to transform lives and better the world we live in. For this reason, we are dedicated to learning, yours and our own.


Always Learning

With people at the centre of our founding principals, JDH Architects is a design studio with a restless curiosity and passion for problem solving. Our clients are provided with innovative solutions that combine learning, architecture and humanity with the aim of having a long lasting positive impact on both building and community alike.

  • Motivated by our mantra, Always Learning, we have created JDH Ed, an in-house academy for education of both staff and clients. It is a forum where information, ideas and creativity thrive to inform and guide our understanding of learning, and the learning environment. Developed as a stand-alone educational academy, JDH Ed is open to anyone in the field of education who shares a curious mind and a bias for action.

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