He managed over 250 property subdivision permits and led the town,planning and design teams which secured planning approval from from most councils across Melbourne. He graduated as an ,architect and belongs to the peak bodies of the planning and architecture professions.

AuArchitecture are specialists in property subdivisions, dual occupancy, unit developments and more. You can benefit from that experience. 

You benefit from our team of Registered Building Practitioners, a HIA Platinum Builder, an Architect,  BIM technicians, Town Planner and an experienced Cost Estimator.

We know what type of development will work  at Council and what won't. And testing options and trying till the end to maximise yield is our mission.

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  • Dual Occupancy and Townhouse developments: Full design and documentation services to take your project to building stage. View how our effective Workflow.

  • Property Subdivision Services: With 250+ planning permits managed, we can provide all the services you need for your dual occ or townhouse development. We do it all for you. From Site assessment to property subdivision end result. Two or fifty lots. We know how it works. Read more...

  • Home Extensions:  It is your home and we want to maximise the functionality of the home extension. Smart, clever and practical design solutions to give it that Wow factor. Start with a low cost sketch design and progress on to working drawings. We do it all for you. Read about our next steps....

  • Industrial and Commercial projects: We design, make changes, obtain planning permits and get your project ready for the next stage. We can design from scratch or add to existing buildings. Our founder has worked on large scale industrial and commercial projects including Headquarters for well known brands. See examples of projects he managed.

  • Town Planning or Compliance problems. We trouble shoot these issues with utmost care and a high level of professionalism. Council issues? We sort them out for you. Design problems? We come up with solutions that work! Read more..

Duplex dual occupancy design
Property Subdivision is the design and town planning skills used to create multiple lots from one block of land
A wow Home Reno-from ugly duckiling to princess
Town Planning skills are enhanced through killer designs married to planning policies

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AuArchitecture Founder.

Invest in his experience. Get the best property subdivision advice. He managed over 250 town planning approvals for dual occupancy, town house, multi unit and other residential developments across Melbourne and some regional areas. Call him 7 days.


Long before dual occupancy and subdivisions became a buzz word and way to create wealth, Swarup developed his First Home into his first property subdivision long before most others entering this subdivision profession.

It was even more difficult then as the subdivision idea in a high end leafy suburb threw cries of  anxiety with the neighbours.

But the land was large and persistence paid despite the whole council opposing the Application.

To complicate matters there was a "heritage listed" tree in the front yard where the dual occupancy was located. And on either side were grand Victorian mansions with ball rooms, tennis courts and more- even a cricket pitch!

Persistence, good design and town planning knowledge underpins his drive for success.

Swarup graduated from University with a degree in Architecture, studied for his Masters  and belongs to the Planning Institute of Australia, the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association and the Institute of Architects as Aff Member.

He was trained  by a Master Architect and associate of the legendary Le Corbusier. His fond memories of seeing hand drawn sketches by Le Corbusier (The Raven) will never leave his thoughts.

There were rolls of the old butter paper with the typical Corbu style of sketching a concept.

While his thesis was a live home project, he has worked on exciting projects both internationally as well as in Sydney and Melbourne. Projects from high density with a back lane in the sky to luxury water front homes, industrial parks and health and education projects. The list goes on...

Managing 250+ planning permits over a relatively short period required more than just Human Resources skills.

The key to success lay in managing a team of drafting staff, admin support and producing designs that delivered planning approvals.

A significant amount of time was dedicated to strategy and negotiations with council's planning officers who were  responsible for issuing the planning permits. 

There were external parties like Councillors, the Mayors, General Manager of Planning, the referral parties like the CFA, VicRoads and others who would have a say in whether the permit should be granted or refused. Each one had to be managed well.

AuArchitecture Melbourne

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AuArchitecture will gladly donate  design and planning services  to charitable organisations worldwide. 

We would love to serve you through smart and beautiful  designs for your dream house, dual occupancy, townhouse or apartment projects or commercial and industrial buildings which makes  a difference.

I recall doing a

  • large multi unit  residential design with a sky-street on the fifth level for the kids to play in safety while  creating  a real sense of community living and  

  • a modular home design which grew with the family budget rather like a series of plug in components and 

  • the windmill house with views where each stair landing led to a different view and function and

  • right down to designing and obtaining planning permits for practical traditional designs to meet the family  or developer's budget and objectives.

Our Founder has  worked on hundreds of development sites for dual occupancy and townhouses. He worked on commercial, health, education, retail and leisure projects to name a few other disciplines.

Our professional designs are flexible to suit your vision and realistic to meet your budget.

We advise you must seek legal and financial advice prior to making a commitment on any property development venture. The opinions we provide are general in nature.

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