People Oriented Design

POD provides expert, professional services in architecture, project management, landscape architecture, education, community engagement and research. We work with governments, non-government organisations, communities, and private clients.

POD works over a vast area throughout Australia and the Pacific. We are people-oriented, creative, tenacious, efficient and passionate about sustainable and appropriate development.



2016 The Boat House. Australian Steel Institute. Winner: Buildings- Small Projects.

2019 Gavin Street Residence. Australian Institute of Architects. Regional Commendation.

2019 Synapse Warner Street. Australian Institute of Architects. Regional Project of the Year.


'I would absolutely recommend POD architects. It can be very intimidating to walk into an architects office, especially when you have a modest budget to work with. However the architects at POD made us feel at ease and were very easy to work with. They were able to take our ideas, requirements and our budget, and then work creatively and collaboratively with us to produce the final house plans. The end result is a beautiful house of which we are the proud owners'. (Mrs Sally-Ann Goncalves, June 2019)

'Working with Shaneen and Belinda was a breeze. The POD team worked within our budget constraints and our desire to modernise but maintain the heritage look of our little red brick home (when it could have been easier to demolish). Our end result is a design that allows minimal use of air-conditioning and easy flow of living. Their design concepts and ideas exceeded our expectation for this property, which we love'. (Mrs K. Adams, August 2019)




POD operate with a certified quality management system to international standard, ISO 9001. The scope of the POD (People Oriented Design) quality management system is available on request.