About Us

McGuinn Architecture and Design Studio is a South Coast architecture and design practice with over 10 years of experience working in the area. We’ve successfully contributed to a broad spectrum of projects including new homes, multi-dwelling housing, aged care, community facilities and a wide array of education and training facilities.

We love working with South Coast families to design their forever homes. Equally, we are here to help developers and housing providers when it comes to diversifying housing design for greater inclusivity and affordability.

Our core services include both interior design and landscape design. MAAD Studio aims to provide a holistic approach to design, knowing that both interior and landscape aspects are vital to achieving a cohesive and well-thought-out project.

MAAD Studio is looking to partner with its residents, builders and developers to shape a stronger South Coast community through the built environment.

Our approach to design is holistic, with a focus on people-centred spaces both inside and out.

Over 10 years of experience working on the South Coast and Southern Highlands.

MAAD Studio owner and director Renee McGuinn has over 10 years of experience working across local government areas along the South Coast and Southern Highlands of New South Wales. She is a fully registered and highly experienced Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry.

Skilled in bespoke residential homes, sustainable design and contract management, Renee's approach to residential design is holistic with a focus on creating people-centred spaces both inside and out.

MAAD Studio is an A+ member of the Institute of Architects, with Renee herself holding a position as an active member whilst also sitting on the NSW Regional Committee and managing her duty as a founding member of the Regional Architects Association.

Why us?

We are local.

We have 10 years of experience working in the greater South Coast and Southern Highlands region. We understand our local social context, our varied climatic conditions and the local government authority requirements, ensuring we give you the right advice at the right time.

We are here for you.

First and foremost, we want your designs to be built the way you want them to be built. We work with you to make sure your project has a clear approvals pathway, to help meet your budget expectations and to find the right builder who can make your designs a reality.  

We offer cross-sector experience.

Our broad experience across building sectors gives us a breadth of knowledge to help with a vast range of building projects. If you have a project in mind that's a little out of the ordinary, feel free to reach out. We love using our knowledge and skills to get creative.

We are community focused.

Our vision is to always do our best to help strengthen communities through the built environment. Whether you need your home renovations made compliant or bathroom upgrades to your pre-school, church or community centre, MAAD Studio welcomes you.

We build strong industry relationships.

Keeping active memberships with the Australian Institute of Architects, the Regional Architecture Association and the Association of Consulting Architects Australia means we are always up to date with what is happening in the worlds of building compliance, building and design advocacy and design trends.

We trust our builders.

We have built MAAD Studio through lasting relationships with our local builders. They are the ones who bring our designs to life, so having a strong connection and good communication with them always provides the best outcome for our clients.