• Built environments that do more

    Our ideas inspire people to achieve their vision

    Purposeful ~ Functional ~ Resonant

    Building & Interior Design

  • In Progress

    Realising our clients visions for the future

    Multi Residential

    Contemporary sustainable apartment living


    Innovation in the presentation of goods and services

    Office Warehouse

    Business buildings designed and optimised to reflect their brand and operations

    Allied Heathcare

    Innovative designs for healthcare professionals


    Realising the service scape vision of individual retailers and those needing national rollout


    " discere inspirant et informant" Learn Inspire Inform!


    Creating the stage for performance and the arts in cinema auditoria

    Corporate Office

    Realising the vision of organisations in the work place


    Reflecting cultural experiences and creating destinations for entertainment and leisure


    Infrastructure is an essential element that works to support our client's visions

  • About Machin


    The people you want on your team for projects that matter.

    Responsive, Personalised Service

    19 Years

    In Business

    Large Firm




    23 Years

    Experience with Archicad, Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    Australian Based

    Local, National, International

    Project Delivery


    Talent Pool & Connected


  • Our Designs Work,

    They Look Good, Work Well & Feel Right



    Iconic Buildings



    Where clients require an outcome that is more than pragmatic, they understand their business & have a clear vision for their project, our team helps our clients realise their vision. This results in an iconic statement, & a lasting presence once construction is complete.



    School of Engineering & Energy Murdoch University $2.7 Million


    Building Design


    Our Building Design projects are pragmatic, they achieve specific functional and operational needs for clients in often demanding time frames. They still meet our underlying "good design" philosophy that all projects must, look good, work well and feel right.


    Western Bio Medical office warehouse and integrated fit out

    $2.9 Million




    Interior Design projects that reflect a clients organisation & harmonises with its users. Experience in the design of customer focused service scapes that provide exceptional experiences & reflect the needs of the users so that they return and refer!


    Master Builders WA Fitout

    $1.2 Million


    Machin Designs Architects and Interior Designers Murdoch University Student Centre

    Systems Integration


    Technology is ever present in our lives, knowing how to integrate this into the design process & the environments we create allows us to better explore & communicate our ideas. Seamless integration into the environments we design enable users to get more from our Architecture, Buildings & Interiors.




    Murdoch University Student Centre

    $1.2 Million


  • Why Machin

    Our ideas inspire people to achieve their vision! 

    We are the people you want on your team for projects that matter, responsive services, designed to be meticulously flexible.


    Strong, experienced project & team leadership.


    Commitment to direct, responsive, assertive communication.

    Trusted Partner

    Trust starts with respect and empathy, this leads to loyal long term partnerships.

    Innovative Design

    Designs that work!

    They look good, work well & feel right!

    We design buildings that do more!

    Team Capacity

    We have capacity for project teams from one person scaling to 10+ our teams are qualified, experienced, lean and responsive!


    We integrate the best design & communication technology into the design process & environments we create.

  • Machin Method ...

    A simple process to realise your vision and project:


    1 ~ Understand ~ Opportunity ~ Vision


    2 ~ Interpret ~ Design ~ Vision


    3 ~ Realise ~ Document ~ Vision


    4 ~ Experience ~ Construct ~ Vision

  • People Behind Machin Designs


    A collection of strong individuals who realise that the sum of us is greater than the parts. Tenacity and smarts have got us to where we are. The easiest path rarely leads to the best results, we are courageous in our pursuit of the best outcome for our clients, this is how we build long-term relationships with clients.


    Ivan Machin Managing Director Machin Designs

    Ivan Machin

     Managing Director

    Project Director

    Briefing Specialist

    Contract Administrator 

    Ivan Machin owner, directs the team at Machin Designs. This includes oversight and direction of project teams, strategic direction of the business, project design, documentation and contracts negotiation and management.


    BA Hons MDIA

    29 years experience


    Nhu Luu

    Business Coordinator




    Nhu Luu is responsible for studio business and project administration. She administers & coordinates the activities of the Projects, Finance, Resources and Communications teams




    6 Years experience

    Tuan Duong Project Leader Machin Designs

    Tuan Duong

    Project Leader




    Tuan Duong is experienced in projects involving the interior, architectural, and graphics disciplines. He ensures clients receive responsive service to meet project milestones with exceptional quality of design and documentation.


    Ba Sc(ID) B Architecture

    19 years experience

    Lorena Machin Executive Administration Machin Designs

    Lorena Machin

    Executive Administration

    Financial Control

    Business Administration

    Contract Administration

    Lorena is responsible for accounts payable and financial control, supporting the business in review and negotiation of service and supply contracts with key partners and suppliers.


    B App Sc (Maths)

    Grad Dip Ed

    Grad Dip Bus

    30 years experience

  • Scalable Team

    Global Capacity!


  • Downloadable "How To Guides"

    We think differently, our knowledge and experience help guide our clients to realise their vision. Click the icons and links below to see how we collaborate, explore and communicate our ideas.

    Guide to how to use BIMx


    We use BIMx - The ultimate BIM project presentation application for 3D models and 2D documentation.

    Box How To


    We use Box making sharing, accessing, securing and  collaborating on project documents ridiculously easy from anywhere.

    Design Brief How To Guide

    Project Needs

    Understanding your vision is essential to develop a visionary project. Download our Design Brief Checklist to help develop a Project Design Brief.

    Machin Designs Pinterest


    We use Pinterest as a visual bookmarking tool to help you discover and save creative ideas reflecting your project vision.

    Follow us on Pintrest


    Buy CAD Plans

    CAD Project plans from past projects, for a building/tenancy we have authored are available for purchase online


    Buy PDF Plans

    PDF project plans from past projects, for a building/tenancy we have authored are available for purchase online



    View our projects portfolio on Viewbook to see the range and diversity of the work we have completed in multiple sectors

    Building Permits

    A guide to the building permit approval process

  • Our Visionary Clients

    Swan Christian College Client of Machin Designs
    Pfizer Client of Machin Designs
    ASB Marketing Client of Machin Designs
    St John Ambulance Client of Machin Designs
    Metrowest Group Client of Machin Designs
    Perth College Client of Machin Designs
    Master Builders Western Australia Client of Machin Designs
    Western Bio Medical Client of Machin Designs
    RAC WA Client Of Machin Designs
    Total project Solutions Client of Machin Designs
    Murdoch University Client of Machin Designs
    HBF Client of Machin Designs
    Bankwest Client of Machin Designs
    Summit Homes Group Client of Machin Designs
    Fujitsu Client of Machin Designs
    Bakers Delight Client of Machin Designs
    Enjo Client of Machin Designs
    Silver Chain Client of Machin Designs
    CSIRO Client of Machin Designs
    Exchange Plaza Client of Machin Designs
    Forward Focus Client of Machin Designs
    CLP Legal Client of Machin Designs
  • What our clients say


    “The board is impressed with the net result where across all SCEA projects the facilities have been delivered on budget”



    Peter Ellery - Chairman of the Board Swan Christian College Association



    "Ivan is different because he truly fuses aesthetic considerations with functional imperatives. He always adds value."



    Lisa Spiers Director - Commercial Services Murdoch University



    "Machin Designs produced sound designs, kept the work within a budget, to a tight schedule with excellent documentation and good follow up. They are one of the best customer focused teams I have dealt with."



    Peter Carpenter - Engineering Projects Manager Pfizer



    "Machin Designs designed a dynamic, modern and spacious office, showroom and warehouse facility. The whole process was completed on time and to our total satisfaction."




    Andrew Bloom - Director ASB Marketing


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