Stephen Lumb Architect was established in 2005 and is based in Castlemaine. I work in Central Victoria including the towns of Castlemaine, Bendigo, Maldon, Daylesford, Kyneton, and Woodend. Additional to working in Central Victoria I also work in Melbourne and Central Australia.

I am a registered architect in Victoria and the Northern Territory, and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.

I have extensive architectural experience in design and management of architectural projects including residential, education, childcare center’s, health facilities, community facilities, public housing and other public infrastructure programs. I have been practicing architecture since the early 1990s and my experience includes designing for the different cultural, climatic and industry contexts of Victoria, Central Australia and Tasmania. My experience includes working for Tangentyere Design in Alice Springs from 1997-2005 including three years as the practice manager.

Central to my work is the development of architectural design that explores environmentally and culturally sustainable design including:

  • client-focussed consultation processes
  • exploring the potential of site-specific design including careful consideration of the site and climate and how they interact with building orientation, location and local cultural/ historical factors
  • specific attention to passive heating and cooling solutions
  • appropriate use of thermal mass in walls and floors
  • incorporation of materials with low embodied energy
  • careful selection of materials including the use of local materials and products, recycled timbers, finishes and fittings for serviceability, longevity and low / no toxicity


Architectural services include project brief development, feasibility studies, master planning, sketch design through to documentation for tenders and construction, and management of construction contracts.

Planning services include preparation of development applications for planning approval and management of planning applications for sites with fire overlays and environmental overlays.

Additionally I work with Usethings’ Deb Taylor and Tim Preston to offer clients a comprehensive design service including interior design and fit out for residential and commercial projects. In the past we have collaborated informally on projects including furniture design and residential interiors sharing our ideas and complimentary skills. Visit Usethings web site, usethings.com.au.