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.

What we have Learned.

We put our clients first. We know that your investment in your house or development is of paramount importance. You want to get this right........ and so do we.

Application of our knowledge is key. We know that connection & a good relationship is key to unlocking and exploring your ideas and helping you come up with something that:
* Works for you
* Fits your budget
* Will get planning approval (first time)
* Simplifies the building process and diminishes the risks
And mostly ..... that you will want to invest in or live in or both


A Design process that works. Together we can create innovative, individual designs that work. 
* Work with you to realise your vision and objectives
* Work with our specialist consultants to achieve the best result works with council for approval
* Works for your builder to give you assurance on budget (both money and timeline)
* Works for your investors as they see a quality, innovative design that means a return on investment and something that appreciates in value
* Works for you as you move in or ask others to invest in a team, process and result you have total confidence in.

We deliver value, we are invested and offer a wider perspective.

Product / Services.

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

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

Services.

  • 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.

History.

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.

Our Team

Jahan Trevena

Jahan Trevena, Managing Director/Business Owner an experienced Building Engineer, draftsman, Building Surveyor and Carpenter in a previous life.

Steve Guiney

Senior Designer/Office Manager with 33 years experience in the Building Industry & 22 years with McLauchlan's

Les Serin

Senior Designer with over 50 years experience in the Building Industry & 26 years with McLauchlan's

Jimmy Kiu

Jimmy started with us in 2016 and has 15 years experience with qualifications including - Bachelor of Architect (hons)
Bachelor of Env. design
Dip. Interior Architect

Paul Nicoloff

Paul started with us in 2015 and has 4 years experience with qualifications of Adv. Dip Building Design (Architectural)
TEAM/PROFILES