A reflection of you.

Our Vision and Experience.

To be the most preferred building design practice because of our innovative, yet practical, design approach and creation of sound documentation that delivers a high council approval rate and a build within budget. Our 40 years’ experience and continuous focus on global trends in innovative design and building materials and techniques allows us to push our clients’ vision and budget further to a unique value proposition. We take client service and communication very seriously, ensuring that we always deliver on brief, on time and on budget.

Product / Services.

Core services:
Concept Design
Town Planning Drawings
Working Drawings
Electrical Plans
Interior Design
Tender Liaison
Contract Administration

Ancillary services
Site Analysis
Fire Engineering
Structural & Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Reports
Mechanical, Electrical & Hydraulic Engineering
Landscape Design
Arborist Reports
Thermal Performance Assessors
Consulting building surveyors
DDA compliance


  • Developers of multi-use and multi-residential projects
  • Developers of commercial, medical and childcare properties
  • Small-time developers of small multi-residential projects
  • Home owners looking to renovate the family home
  • Home owners looking to build a new home
  • Companies looking to build new premises
  • Developers, corporate and home owners seeking resolution services
  • All of the above in regional Victoria
Making dreams happen.

Our Team.

  • Jahan Trevena
  • Les Serin
  • Steve Guiney
  • Paul Nicoloff
  • Jimmy Kiu
  • Khristiana Feehan


Rob McLauchlan founded McLauchlan & Associates, Building Design Consultants in 1979. Rob was a respected leader in the building design industry and a Fellow and Past President of BDAV. He was a judge for industry Housing Awards and, on many occasions was called as an expert witness at VCAT. Rob’s wide hands-on experience with residential and commercial projects enabled him and his team to deliver a creative, analytical and problem-solving approach to projects. The company contributed to social causes and Rob was Chairman of the Board of Habitat for Humanity (Victoria), a non-profit organisation which assists low-income families to achieve the dream of owning their own safe, secure home through becoming partners with Habitat. In January 2018, the business was acquired by Jahan Trevena, an experienced Building Engineer, draftsman and Building Surveyor. His vision is to build on the business’ strengths by working with the long-standing team to create a practice that is truly innovative, agile and competitive, that gets the detail right the first time round, saving clients hassle, time and money.
A history of style and practicality.
© 2018 McLauchlan Building Designers