ekah was founded by Jasmine Richardson in 2016.
The studio is committed to providing high quality, personalized architecture and interior services to the community. Jasmine advocate's for good design focused on improving the health and lifestyle of the people who use it, with a strong commitment to the environment.
Jasmine grew up in Lake Macquarie NSW, and from a young age had a close affinity to the lake, beach and bush-land. Having seen and experienced the effect that our built environment has on health and wellbeing, Jasmine's design philosophy is driven by an empathetic commitment to create both beautiful and functional places that enhance our day-to-day life and are in harmony with their surroundings.
Jasmine is a Registered Architect in NSW and undertook her training at the University of Newcastle, graduating from the Master of Architecture Degree with first class honours, the Dean’s Medal + the AIA History + Theory Award. Jasmine established ekah studio after gaining over 10 years' experience working for a number of renowned architecture practices throughout Newcastle and Sydney.
Jasmine has also been shortlisted for the Glenn Murcutt Bluescope Steel Prize & the AIA Student Medal, by the Australian Institute of Architects.
ekah has a growing portfolio of quality residential projects, some of which are included in the Selected Projects tab above. Prior to establishing ekah studio, some of the key projects Jasmine has been involved with include:
Bar Beach Residence, Webber Architects
Hillside Residence, Webber Architects
Essential Ingredient, Webber Architects
Sydney Opera House foyer fit-out, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Wenona STEM Building, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Point Nepean National Park Masterplan, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Jasmine’s qualifications include:
Master of Architecture (Honours I)
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) w. Distinction
Diploma Project Management
Stuttgart Universitat, Passive House Design Studies
WEA Interior Design Certificate
TAFE Design Fundamentals
“This is the second project I have worked with Jasmine on now and I must say that she is one of the most thorough persons I have ever met in nearly 40 years in the trade, her attention to detail is spot on and she listen's and makes a sound judgement decision based on common sense. Jasmine's design flair was on display with the lakehouse project as she achieved what I did not think possible; just take a look at the before and after shots. The organization and flow of a job is another of Jasmine's strengths, not only are her clients needs attended too 100% but as a contractor I feel confident in the fact that Jasmine is at the helm, everybody is coordinated and their needs met...”
- Grant Sheldon, Sheldon's Timber Kitchens
"We engaged Jasmine to help us with some major home renovations. We knew we needed a new kitchen & bathrooms, but we also wanted to change the layout of the rooms i.e. dining, lounge, TV and improve the “flow” which wasn’t working for us. In addition, we needed advice on how to also improve & update external elements of the house as well.
From the very first meeting, Jasmine was very attentive and took the time to listen to what we wanted, what wasn’t working for us and then offered lots of suggestions & solutions as to what we may actually “need”, with plenty of ideas outside of the box.
Over nine months, Jasmine was able to build a set of comprehensive designs to turn our home into the place we wanted. Not only did she regularly keep us up to date with her progress & seek our ongoing input/comment as ideas were developed, she frequently went over & above what we were expecting to explore additional alternatives so that we could have a range of selections for our project.
As well as being an architect, Jasmine was also able to research & advise on interior design elements to complement the architectural designs she had created.
Jasmine was an absolutely delight to work with on our home renovation. Not only is she a superbly talented architect with extensive experience & excellent attention to detail, she is a very positive & friendly person which made the whole process very enjoyable.
We are thrilled with the designs Jasmine constructed for us and highly recommend her for any architectural & interior design projects."
- McClellan Family, Frenchs Forest NSW
"The lake house is a much loved holiday home. However having survived being the host for over three decades to four children and countless family and friends, it desperately needed some work. Despite several attempts to do it ourselves, living in Sydney made it essentially impossible. Bringing Jasmine onboard as the project manager changed all that. Jasmine was professional, diligent and understanding of what we wanted and what the house needed. She sourced reasonably priced quality tradesmen and oversaw each step of the process. Without being pushy, Jasmine provided ideas when we were stuck and identified items to consider that weren't initially in our scope but that significantly improved the final outcome. The completion of the works has been timely and we're still coming to terms with how amazing the place looks now! We will definitely be using ekah studio again and highly recommend it to others."
- Purcell Family, Mosman NSW