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100 metres of thought

…to start every project

COMPANY

Superseed Architecture is a multi-award winning and internationally published small practice founded by John LeClare Josephs.

John LeClare Josephs

Architect | Director
MArch, BAppSc

John has been working in the architectural industry for 18 years, working for traditional architectural practices, multidisciplinary consultancies and developers across a huge variety of job types and budgets, as well experience in university teaching, and coordination roles.

John now brings that wider audience, working once on one with select clients to deliver quality, honest and efficient design, regardless of budget.

Consulting with his partner Dr Alison O'Donnell, a climate scientist and plant biologist, Superseed creates highly contextual designs, built on solid ideological foundations, with a focus on spatial, cost and energy efficiency.

Architect and Director

John LeClare Josephs

Philosophy

Innovate each project with no exceptions.

Optimizing every client brief

Hundreds of hours of design is undertaken on every project to ensure that every project is spatially and energy efficient, site contextual, and beautiful.

01

Good clients make good architecture.

Money doesn’t make good architecture.

Cost profitably is never our primary driver. Our goal is to make WA better, one project at a time, by sharing ideas and building relationships with our clients.

We price our services to obtain the jobs that help people, support good ideas and signal change.

02

Architect advantage.

No draftspersons or “designers” here.

Personalised services from a Registered Architect throughout the duration of all projects, ensuring that your investment is in experienced hands.

Get something unique. Custom designed projects merge a response to their site’s environmental, cultural, and material needs, with that of the aesthetic sensibilities and pragmatic requirements of the client. Increased site efficiency and smart design create real-world value, not cost.

03

Get what you need

You will always be happy with the outcome. Risk-free.

We offer unlimited design changes and amendments in the Schematic Design Phase at no extra cost, subject only to total project timeframe.

04

Be informed.

Understand each step, before taking the next.

We understand that the process of design, documentation and construction can seem daunting. Instead of propagating confusion, we actively inform our clients and the public of the benefits of good design, of architectural implications and solutions, and of the architectural and building processes, even (especially!) if that advice is to not undertake the works!

If you have a potential project, we’re happy to have a chat with you about your options, regardless of the outcome. For free.

05

Why Superseed

Put the kettle on.

We come to you.

Forget taking time off work or finding a sitter. Client meetings at your house or place of your choosing. 7 days a week. 23 hours a day at no extra cost.

01

Honest and unbiased advice.

We are working for you.

Get architectural advice without any catches. We work for you and it’s your interests we are advocating.

02

A better way to build.

We use the market to obtain the best construction costs.

Builders build. Architects design and manage. Locking in a builder right off-the-bat offers no cost, design or process flexibility benefits, and will lead to a highly compromised design with massive additional costs. We design your project to a budget, then approach a series of trusted builders to competitively price a design that you are completely happy with.

03

Visualise your project

Find it hard to read drawings? There’s a better way.

All projects are modelled in 3D and renders and operable walkthroughs are included at key stages in the project. We ensure that our clients clearly understand and can accurately visualise their projects.

04

Putting every dollar into your design.

Our business model is set up to pass on savings to our Clients.

We work from home to create a more effective work/life balance. We don’t have to pass on the cost of our designer office to our clients – every dollar spent goes towards time on design, for a more considered product. Let us wow you with our results, not our foyer.

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Select Publications

The Local Project – Australia

Home Journal – Hong Kong

Class and Villas – Spain

IFDM – Italy

Otthom – Hungary

Peru – D+

Elle – Indonesia

China – Gooood.cn

Brazil – Decor

Elle Decoration – Spain

H+R – Asia

Interjeras – Lithuania

Caras Decoracao – Portugal

Interior + Design – Russia

Deco Actuelle – Morocco

Glocal – Mexico

Design Verse – China

Intersect – Australia

DM Awards – Cover – Australia

The West Australian – Australia

Amazing Architecture – Online

The Living Habitat – Online

Perth is OK – Online

Selected Magazine – Czechia

Select Awards

Design Matters

WINNER – BUILDING DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Design Matters

WINNER – BEST RESIDENCE OVER $3 MILLION

HIA National

WINNER – SPEC HOME OF THE YEAR

HIA Perth

WINNER – SPEC HOME OVER $500k

HIA Perth

WINNER – SPEC HOME OF THE YEAR

HIA Perth

WINNER – INNOVATION IN LIGHTWEIGHT HOUSING OVER $800K

HIA Perth

FINALIST – INNOVATION IN LIGHTWEIGHT HOUSING $550k – $800k

Design Matters

COMMENDATION – NEW HOUSE $500K-$750K

HIA Perth

INNOVATION IN LIGHTWEIGHT HOUSING PROJECT OF THE YEAR

HIA Perth

FINALIST – PERTH HOME OF THE YEAR

HIA Perth

WINNER – NEW BATHROOM $35k – $60k

AIA WA

SHORTLISTED – HOUSES (NEW)

HIA Perth

WINNER – WA BATHROOM OF THE YEAR

HIA Perth

FINALIST – CUSTOM BUILT HOME $650k-850k