design lab

Architectural Design and Drafting

Building Design & Plan Drafting

  • Building Design for council approval
  • Designing for your environment, year-round light and shade studies
  • 3D Perspectives and Virtual Reality walk-throughs
Building Energy Rating Service

Building Energy Rating Service

  • BASIX & NatHERS for residential building approvals. Section J reports
  • Qualified NatHERS energy rating service
  • Registered with the Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA)
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Lighting & Luminaire Design Studio

  • Architectural lighting calculations and advice
  • Bespoke feature lighting design and manufacture
  • Special events / Artistic projections / Technical support
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Media and Publishing Design Services

  • 3D visualisation, animations, visual communication
  • Desktop publishing, books and publication layout
  • Custom interactive digital interfaces, websites, innovative user experiences


JWHIDA design lab facilitates and initiates design projects ranging from architecture through to public art, lighting, and digital interactive installations.

Projects and Services are realised for clients through a process of consultations, R&D, iterative testing/simulating and refinement through to delivery.

JWHIDA provides buisiness to business services and also to the public.

JWHIDA has been delivering and facilitating innovative creations for over 20 years.

I found John to be reliable and really innovative. I had some good ideas but he certainly added great scope to my renovation project. My wife and I had talked about it for years and John helped us to clarify the vision and gave us the necessary technical advice and designs to carry it through.

John Crawford, owner builder, Brunswick Heads, NSW

My ideas for lighting in my gallery were pretty industry standard I suppose, I had a friend recommend John and made the decision to get some design advice. John sees beyond the stock standard and just makes things become a real stand out. He’s personable, clever and a pleasure to work with.

Penny Stokes, ledlight artist, Dandenong Ranges, VIC

There’s not much the JWHIDA design lab can’t do, John has real vision, I think that’s pretty rare. If you want something excellent I’d see him as a go to.

Tony Hykes, Architect, Sydney NSW

I’m really impressed by the way JWHIDA designs let me visualise my plans. I had it all in my head but after only one conversation and a few details John designed a full 3D model of my ideas, I don’t know how he does it but his 3D modelling is really impressive and helps enormously to see what’s possible. It was only after showing the 3D model to my stakeholders that I was able to secure some decent investment in my project. I’d definitely work with John again.

Contact JWHIDA design lab

Feel free to email us to discuss your projects


Phone: 0406 802 037