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We are an Architecture & Design studio based on Bangerang Country in regional New South Wales, Australia.


Our focus is on delivering meaningful, thought-provoking and sustainable design outcomes for Rural and Regional communities and their inhabitants.  

We firmly believe that good design makes for good citizens and consequently we are involved in Government, Community and Private (Domestic and Commercial) project work.


Design Director Phillip Nielsen is a Registered Architect in NSW, Victoria and Queensland who has a unique, collaborative style which spans many disciplines and project types. An avid believer in hand-drawn sketches to build ideas, Phillip has worked in large and small practices across Australia and is often called upon to review the work of peers as part of his connection to respected industry editorials - an immense privilege in itself.


Director of Business Aaron Nicholls was born in country NSW and has regional family ties stretching back as far as 1860. Aaron brings to the team extensive industry experience in Business Development, Project, Client, Product and Brand Management, having worked in the Architecture & Design industry both here and abroad.​

The Regional Design Service brand is supported by passionate and professional team members who do not see living and working in a Regional or Rural context as a barrier to the enrichment of either their personal or professional lives - something many large urban practices or institutions often (incorrectly) assume.

We feel being 'on the ground' for rural and regional clients of all scales and types to be a distinct advantage - and often results in reduced projects costs, increased long-term community engagement and well-resolved design outcomes.

Regional Design Service is a proud A+ member of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.