About Us

SKETCH is a Melbourne based, multi-award winning building design practice.
Our philosophy is simple: “We listen and work with you to create your dream, not ours.”
We encourage strong collaboration with our clients and celebrate individuality.
For us, no two projects are ever the same.

Established in 2006 by co-directors Darrin Albert and Andrew Brown, Sketch is a passionate collective, dedicated to creating innovative, meaningful building design.
We continue to expand on our current diverse body of work which encapsulates all disciplines of residential design.

Proficient in working in any architectural type, we like to understand the unique requirements of each project with an emphasis on our client’s needs, desires, style and budget. This is combined with a respect of the site context to identify the constraints and focus on the opportunities.

Our designs’ holistically merge these elements together to create meaningful solutions which inspire, excite and positively reflect the purpose for which they are created. Our designs are thoughtfully considered and continue their relevance over time. As a specialised residential design and documentation consultancy, we take the stress out of design, building and town planning permit requirements for our clients. You can rest assured that your project is being handled by an experienced team who are dedicated to make your journey an enjoyable one. We provide a personalised, tailored service which values honesty and transparency.
We encourage open dialogue in addressing any queries or questions relating to our work or the services we offer.

Andrew Brown

Principal Director

Andrew Brown
Principal Director

EXPERIENCE

As Sketches’ co-founder and Principle Director, Andrew plays an integral role engaging with our key clients and major company stakeholders. He brings a wealth of knowledge to each project with a particular focus on our multi-residential portfolio.
Andrew has a unique ability of balancing a client’s vision with the best practical design solution which focuses on delivering a specific commercial outcome. He works seamlessly through all stages of the process and values transparent communication with our client’s, being up front and open about the realities of the process.

Darrin Albert

Principal Director

Darrin Albert
Principal Director

EXPERIENCE

Darrin is the founding director of Sketch and brings over 20 years of professional experience to the group. His key role is to maintain the companies vision and work closely with the team. Darrin has guided the steady growth of the practice through his passion for design, business and respect for the people surrounding him. He has a thorough knowledge of the building industry and is a registered building practitioner with the Victorian Building Authority.
Darrin is highly involved with our clients at briefing stage and has developed the company’s design and procedural standards. He is responsible for quality assurance to provide certainty around project outcomes.

Chris Walker

Senior Associate

Chris Walker
Senior Associate

EXPERIENCE

Chris joined Sketch in 2010 and plays an integral role as our experienced lead designer. He overseas all design projects and provides strong management direction to the design team.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Environments majoring in Architecture from Melbourne University.
Chris believes in fostering a creative relationship with our clients and achieves this by understanding the purpose of the project, listening, sharing ideas and personalising the design process to suit the client’s individual needs.
With a highly considered approach, Chris brings experience, knowledge and a creative mindset which guides our clients through the journey from concept to completion, opening their minds to options that may have not been previously considered.

Chris Walker
Senior Associate

EXPERIENCE

Chris joined Sketch in 2010 and plays an integral role as our experienced lead designer. He overseas all design projects and provides strong management direction to the design team.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Environments majoring in Architecture from Melbourne University.
Chris believes in fostering a creative relationship with our clients and achieves this by understanding the purpose of the project, listening, sharing ideas and personalising the design process to suit the client’s individual needs.
With a highly considered approach, Chris brings experience, knowledge and a creative mindset which guides our clients through the journey from concept to completion, opening their minds to options that may have not been previously considered.

Marlene Muir

Senior Associate

Marlene Muir
Senior Associate

EXPERIENCE

Joining Sketch is 2008, Marlene plays a critical role as our town planning co-ordinator. She has a thorough knowledge of town planning processes and procedures and provides leadership and clear direction to the planning team. She is highly organized with strong communication skills. Marlene collaborates with all our departments and enjoys working closely with our client’s, consultants, council and authorities to ensure the optimum result is achieved.

Marlene Muir
Senior Associate

EXPERIENCE

Joining Sketch is 2008, Marlene plays a critical role as our town planning co-ordinator. She has a thorough knowledge of town planning processes and procedures and provides leadership and clear direction to the planning team. She is highly organized with strong communication skills. Marlene collaborates with all our departments and enjoys working closely with our client’s, consultants, council and authorities to ensure the optimum result is achieved.

Jessica Shegog

Senior Associate

Jessica Shegog
Senior Associate

EXPERIENCE

Jessica has been an important part of the Sketch team since 2009. She has many years of practical, industry experience and possesses a thorough knowledge of the building industry. Jessica has strong leadership and management skills and heads up our building / drafting team. She is a highly efficient multi-tasker with strong organisational and communication skills. She has a solid understanding of construction principles which enables her to work closely with our builder clients. Jessica is committed to ensure that her team perform at their maximum capacity and deliver clean, accurate documentation in a timely manner.

Jessica Shegog
Senior Associate

EXPERIENCE

Jessica has been an important part of the Sketch team since 2009. She has many years of practical, industry experience and possesses a thorough knowledge of the building industry. Jessica has strong leadership and management skills and heads up our building / drafting team. She is a highly efficient multi-tasker with strong organisational and communication skills. She has a solid understanding of construction principles which enables her to work closely with our builder clients. Jessica is committed to ensure that her team perform at their maximum capacity and deliver clean, accurate documentation in a timely manner.