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


"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